NCLEX-New Format ?s

  1. [font="comic sans ms"]hey everyone. i've heard alot about the nclex and its material...but i was curious, have they really started using new format questions? example: fill in the blanks, diagrams and charts, multiple-response multiple choice. i first thought it was all just multiple choice, choose one answer. now i'm hearing it's a bit of everything. i had heard that they were changing the format of the questions this year but wasn't sure. i take my test at the end of the month and i'm extremely nervous. it's a bit confusing with 'everyone misses about 50% of their questions" and "just because you missed alot doesn't mean you failed" but i think i have the concept down. thanks for any help guys, and good luck to all other test-takers!

    candice
    college station, tx
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  2. 15 Comments

  3. by   Herk's mom
    They are using alternate questions. I took mine today (dont ask), and had a good number of "select all that apply". Hope that helps ya a little! And good luck!
  4. by   theblondeaggie
    thanks herk's mom! i hope you did well on yours!! how many questions did you get to? let me know how it went.
  5. by   TheCommuter
    I took NCLEX in December of last year and received no new-format questions; however, some of my former classmates did receive a few of these.
  6. by   concorde
    i took the nclex-pn last aug.17 and just found out today that i pass! praise GOD! i would suggest that u be familiar with the new questions format...i got a lot of select all that apply q"s....who do u see first..what task do u
    assigned to ur CNA....and a lot of pharmacology q's ....there is a book published by lippincott that deals with alternate item questions u can look
    it up...it would also help to be familiar with clinical procedures ie..inserting
    foleys etc...i hope this will help u good luck!
  7. by   dijaqrn
    Buy Lippincott's 250 alternate item questions book!!!!!!!!!!!
    My NCLEXRN had around 15 select all that apply type questions. I wanted to cry and I would have failed except that that book covers these questions well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good luck.
  8. by   suebird3
    I was told in early '04 that they were starting this in April or May of '04. I missed out on it, as I took Boards in March.

    Suebird
  9. by   charebec65
    Quote from dijaqrn
    Buy Lippincott's 250 alternate item questions book!!!!!!!!!!!
    My NCLEXRN had around 15 select all that apply type questions. I wanted to cry and I would have failed except that that book covers these questions well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good luck.
    I agree with dijaqrn. My Saunder's study guide didn't have new style questions but our instructors had told us about them so I bought the book about the new style NCLEX questions. I took my NCLEX last Wednesday and passed. I had about 10 of the check all that apply questions but none of the others. The practice CAT I took at school before graduation had them all.

    I think the main thing with the NCLEX is really reading the question and answering it and not reading anything into it. Analyze the question and answers and don't jump too quick. I was sure I failed as it was incredibly hard.
  10. by   bamagrl
    hi,
    I had one fill in the blank (thank god I knew the answer!) and 3 select all that apply
    Best Wishes to you:wink2:
  11. by   luvmy2angels
    yes they are, I got a ton of check all that apply, one diagram and a couple of fill in the blanks. Good luck!!
  12. by   shannonibellen
    I took my NCLEX-RN at 9am today (my fingers are crossed) I had 75 questions three were select all that apply and all the rest were multiple choice. Most of my questions were in regards to knowing what patients to "bunk" together and which pt should have a private room, some ped questions, one chemo question and a few delegation questions. I did study but nothing I studied was on the exam...lol. Good luck and I hope I helped.
  13. by   crb613
    I had a lot of select all that apply & one ekg strip to identify.
  14. by   EricJRN
    Quote from theblondeaggie
    hey everyone. i've heard alot about the nclex and its material...but i was curious, have they really started using new format questions? example: fill in the blanks, diagrams and charts, multiple-response multiple choice. i first thought it was all just multiple choice, choose one answer. now i'm hearing it's a bit of everything. i had heard that they were changing the format of the questions this year but wasn't sure. i take my test at the end of the month and i'm extremely nervous. it's a bit confusing with 'everyone misses about 50% of their questions" and "just because you missed alot doesn't mean you failed" but i think i have the concept down. thanks for any help guys, and good luck to all other test-takers!

    candice
    college station, tx
    good luck, candice! i'm glad you took the time to understand the '50 percent' concept. i'm always shocked at the number of students who go in without this kind of knowledge. if you haven't read it yet, the 2006 candidate bulletin at www.ncsbn.org has a lot of good info for candidates.

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