NCLEX number of questions-clarification - ALL STUDENTS PLEASE READ - page 4

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I teach a semester long course to prep our grads for NCLEX. Please read this entire post carefully. The NCLEX adapts to your skill level. The first questions that are presented are determining your ability level. Once that... Read More


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    I agree- think good thoughts.

    By the time you read thismessage, I hope you have passed!

    The questions keep coming until you clearly meet or do not meet the passing standard, and the average number of questions presented is around 120.

    You can get 265 questions and pass, however. If that happens, it means that you were so close to the passing standard that they had to keep resenting questions until it could be statistically clear that you either met or did not meet the passing standard.

    No one feels like they aced this exam afterwards...it is challenging for all. 3 of my students who just took it had this to say before they knew theiy passed-
    it was brutal!

    Just know that you will not feel like you did well You WILL feel challenged.
    And you may also have passed!

    Welcome to nursing...
    Take care.

    Quote from luvnsg
    Think happy thoughts .....i know someone who answered 150 questions and passed....let us know how you did?..good luck.
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    Quote from jennijen56
    I had 130 questions today and I felt like they were so hard....is that a good or bad sign. I am going crazy right now. I just want to know. Is it true that if you go over the 75 questions that you are on the fence of passing or failing?

    JEnn
    I did 105 and it was very hard I couldnt believe it. Good luck
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    Thanks for all the awesome info everyone and good luck to those about to take the NCLEX. I myself will be taking them soon too however I have yet to schedule a date due to not feeling absolutely ready (I graduated Dec 18th '04).

    For those of you who have already taken the exam and passed CONGRATS! :hatparty:
    Do they tell you that you've just passed or do you get an actual score?

    Thanks again everyone!
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    ...is the NCLEX still giving both the trade and generic names of medications? The instructors at my program mentioned that NCLEX was going to begin giving only the generic drug names soon.
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    Quote from nurstudnt546
    Thanks for all the awesome info everyone and good luck to those about to take the NCLEX. I myself will be taking them soon too however I have yet to schedule a date due to not feeling absolutely ready (I graduated Dec 18th '04).

    For those of you who have already taken the exam and passed CONGRATS! :hatparty:
    Do they tell you that you've just passed or do you get an actual score?

    Thanks again everyone!
    Hi, to answer your question, I just took the NCLEX in December-- you don't get an actual score, only that you passed which in PA can be checked on the internet, then you just get your license in the mail about 2 weeks later. And, for med questions, they did give me the trade and generic name but the questions I had with pharm in it really weren't straight pharm questions- it was more inner related w/ the pathology of the pt. But, I passed in 75- and am quite relieved to be done and call myself an RN. Wow, what a priviledge after all the sacrifice- good luck everyone!! and be confident!
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    Thanks nursing04 for the info and congrats on passing boards and becoming an official RN. It must feel great. I will be in your shoes very soon ...
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    I just took the NCLEX on Friday and eleven of my 75 questions were Select all that apply. It was awful. I was told in nursing school that we only have two or three and I got eleven.
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    Quote from bellinaocchi
    I just took the NCLEX on Friday and eleven of my 75 questions were Select all that apply. It was awful. I was told in nursing school that we only have two or three and I got eleven.

    Maybe some of the 11 were some that didn't count. ?????

    Hope you found out you passed,
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    Quote from sagarcia210
    Does it make a difference if you "know" that the last question you answered on the NCLEX was right or wrong?


    Does anyone know the answer to this question?
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    I am taking my boards next tuesday.I have studied like a mad woman but still scared.I finished the Kaplan online review and keep getting 70 to 79 %.Does anybody know if this is a good score to take the test?please help


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