NCLEX yesterday

  1. Hi all!

    I took the NCLEX yesterday and the computer shut off at 75 questions. I was fine up until the computer shut down...THAT's when I started shaking! All questions except one appeared to be at least application or analysis level questions. None of them seemed like "recognition/recall" or "knowledge." I wasn't sure about a single answer - on most questions I could get it down to 2 possible answers right away, and from there, who knows....

    The waiting is just a killer!

    Stuck waiting in Iowa
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   debblynn13
    hi,
    I know just what you are talking about. I took mine on the 16th, it shut down at 85 (LPN) and I swear I flunked. I had quite a few prioritization and delegation, 4-5 medications. My score was on the Pearson site 2 days later. I about had an anxiety attack as I put in my credit card info so I could get the results. I was shaking and even had some tears of happiness when I saw that pass... Aren't we glad we can check in two days in Iowa? I would hate to be those poor people that have to wait till the results are sent out.

    So where did you test? I tested in Dm.

    You didn't say how you did in school, but I figured if you were close to the top of your class and the computer stopped that early, you probably passed.

    Good Luck, I"m sure you did great.
    Debblynn
  4. by   pkallen61
    Quote from debblynn13
    hi,
    I know just what you are talking about. I took mine on the 16th, it shut down at 85 (LPN) and I swear I flunked. I had quite a few prioritization and delegation, 4-5 medications. My score was on the Pearson site 2 days later. I about had an anxiety attack as I put in my credit card info so I could get the results. I was shaking and even had some tears of happiness when I saw that pass... Aren't we glad we can check in two days in Iowa? I would hate to be those poor people that have to wait till the results are sent out.

    So where did you test? I tested in Dm.

    You didn't say how you did in school, but I figured if you were close to the top of your class and the computer stopped that early, you probably passed.

    Good Luck, I"m sure you did great.
    Debblynn
    Congratulations to you!!!

    I'm in Iowa City and took the test at the Coralville testing center. I just graduated from the University of Iowa, and I did pretty well in the nursing program. I know of two people who graduated last semester and did very well in the program, but didn't pass NCLEX on the first try (I think they psyched themselves out). I had a friend who took it on a Tuesday this last January, though, and got her license in the mail by Friday - I thought that was amazing.

    Yup - we sure are lucky to be able to check the Pearson site in two days. The BON website is updated Wednesday mornings, from what I understand, and I intend to check that tomorrow morning, too!

    PK
  5. by   Love-A-Nurse
    pkallen61, all the best to you!
  6. by   Love-A-Nurse
    debblynn, congratulations!
  7. by   pkallen61
    Quote from love-a-nurse
    pkallen61, all the best to you!
    thank you!
  8. by   pkallen61
    i passed!!!!!

    just found out from the state bon site. what a relief.

    thanks everyone for your good thoughts and encouragement.
  9. by   purplemania
    Good for you!!! We older nurses like to hear about success stories. Congratulations.
  10. by   Love-A-Nurse
    way to go, congratulations!
    Quote from pkallen61
    i passed!!!!!

    just found out from the state bon site. what a relief.

    thanks everyone for your good thoughts and encouragement.
  11. by   debblynn13
    Congratulations, sure feels good to know the results isn't it.



    Debblynn :hatparty:
  12. by   SDcowgirl
    :chuckle Congratulations!!!!!!!! I hope I can tell the same good news tomorrow.
  13. by   SookeyRN
    Quote from SDcowgirl
    :chuckle Congratulations!!!!!!!! I hope I can tell the same good news tomorrow.
    Let us know!!!

    {{{{SDcowgirl}}}}

    SookeyRN (or pkallen61 after name change)
  14. by   Thebeeguy
    Quote from debblynn13
    hi,
    I know just what you are talking about. I took mine on the 16th, it shut down at 85 (LPN) and I swear I flunked. I had quite a few prioritization and delegation, 4-5 medications. My score was on the Pearson site 2 days later. I about had an anxiety attack as I put in my credit card info so I could get the results. I was shaking and even had some tears of happiness when I saw that pass... Aren't we glad we can check in two days in Iowa? I would hate to be those poor people that have to wait till the results are sent out.

    So where did you test? I tested in Dm.

    You didn't say how you did in school, but I figured if you were close to the top of your class and the computer stopped that early, you probably passed.

    Good Luck, I"m sure you did great.
    Debblynn
    Same here when I took my LPN. It shut down at 87. I was ready to tell my IV class I flunked and drop out the next day. When I got my result, I looked at the word "Pass" and could not believe it. I yelled I PASSED and my wife was wondering what happened. The RN was the same so I was less apprihensive about not knowing the answers and shutting off at 78. Good Luck.

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