NCLEX question? READ THIS! - page 8
Hi, Newbies, and Welcome to AN! Since the forum is clogging up with a bazillion threads all asking the same questions, maybe we can streamline this. If your question is here....Yay! If... Read More
May 22, '15 by maj0079, BSNWhich is why I didn't do it! I wasn't going to take the chance, especially when I live in a quick results state. Got my results from my BON in less than 24 hours! Passed btw, totally stoked. It was hard but I can understand why those in non quick result states will do it! Good luck all!
May 22, '15 by RNsRWeQuote from maj0079Congrats, and welcome to the foldWhich is why I didn't do it! I wasn't going to take the chance, especially when I live in a quick results state. Got my results from my BON in less than 24 hours! Passed btw, totally stoked. It was hard but I can understand why those in non quick result states will do it! Good luck all!
Aug 13, '16 by Rose_Queen, MSN, RN GuideIt's that time of year again... bumping this one up!
Statistically, the vast majority of US educated grads pass NCLEX on the first try. So far of those who have taken it from January through June 2016, 85.71% have passed. (Source)
The type of question and how many SATA, fill in the blank, and whatever else has been added since I took the exam is 100% irrelevant. What is relevant is that the question is either above or below passing standard. There are questions of all types in both categories.
The number of questions given means that the taker has demonstrated minimum competency to practice as a novice nurse or not met that minimum competency within a 95% confidence level. What that means is if the computer shuts off at 75 questions, you will pass no matter how many of the 265 questions you answered or you will fail no matter how many of the remaining questions you answer. The same is true of every number between 75 and 265.
And now for the advice I give every person who takes NCLEX and posts about how stressed they are and how freaked out they are:
NCLEX is a life altering exam. It is extremely stressful. However, once you've taken it, all you can do is wait. You've spent years of your life preparing for this test. You took it. Now it's time to take some days for you. Have a spa day. Hang out with friends and family that saw less of you during school. Read a book. Participate in a hobby you haven't had time for. But don't sit around stressing about the results and trying the PVT every hour on the hour- you can't change the outcome and you might find yourself spending $200 that you didn't need to spend. Wait for reliable results, such as Quick Results if your state participates or for your name to appear on the license verification site. When I took NCLEX, I knew nothing of the PVT (and wouldn't have tried it if I did) and refrained from looking at the license verification site until 47 hours had passed (yeah, I caved an hour early). Instead, I curled up and started rereading my favorite series. I called friends and family I hadn't seen in a long time and made plans to meet up. In other words, I didn't let NCLEX consume my life. You shouldn't let it consume yours either.