Not passing at 75?

  1. I took the test today, and like I expected from everyone's blog...I feek very unsure about how I did. Do many people not pass at 75? I am so nervous! :uhoh21:
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  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   Leilah75_RN
    theres always a 50/50 chances of passing or failing. whether its 75 or 265. enjoy the wait and i hope you pass. good luck
  4. by   Sheri257
    Quote from leilah75
    theres always a 50/50 chances of passing or failing. whether its 75 or 265. enjoy the wait and i hope you pass. good luck
    Actually, that's not true. For one thing, the first time nationwide NCLEX pass rate is 85 percent give or take so, it's not 50/50.

    Basically ... the odds of passing are higher at 75. You can still fail but the percentages are a lot less. The chances of passing doesn't drop to 50/50 until you go as far as 265.

    The reason is: the test is looking for you to put a string of right answers together for the more difficult questions ... which are the ones they are looking for to pass.

    If you do that early in the test then, it shuts down early. If you don't ... one of two things have happened. Either you've dug a hole so deep that the test determines you can't pass and it shuts down. But, chances are, even though you can certainly fail at 75 most people don't.

    The second and more likely scenario is you're still on the borderline between passing and failing ... meaning: you've gotten some difficult questions right but not enough to pass so ... the test keeps giving you chances to put that string of right answers together for the more difficult, passing questions.

    Generally, if you shut down early you have a better chance of passing. However, the chances aren't bad if you still have to keep going either because a hellava lot of people still pass after 75. Even at 265 ... which is, sort of the worst case scenario ... 50/50 isn't bad odds.

    :typing
    Last edit by Sheri257 on Feb 15, '07
  5. by   NKL39
    Thank you! I really appreciate it. The waiting is SO hard!
  6. by   Sheri257
    Quote from NKL39
    Thank you! I really appreciate it. The waiting is SO hard!
    Well ... have a cocktail. That's what I'm doing. Not sure if it's on the "things to do while you're waiting for NCLEX results" thread ... but, it works for me.

    :chuckle
  7. by   onduty23
    think positive
  8. by   NKL39
    Cheers to that!
  9. by   Sheri257
    Just FYI: there was a poll on this board where 300 people who got 75 questions voted on whether they passed or not. The results?

    264 or 88 percent passed at 75

    36 or 12 percent didn't.

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f118/75-...-159484-2.html

    Not a scientific poll but, odds are ... you probably passed.

    :typing
  10. by   NKL39
    Thank you Lizz!
  11. by   BeHappy!
    Well, when I graduated nursing school, two of my friends both ended at the 75th question. One passed, one failed...so who knows...don't stress it too much. Go do something fun after all that hard work! I'm sure you did great!
  12. by   NKL39
    I passed! Thank you everyone for your support...it really helped! I am so excited to be an RN! :roll
  13. by   onduty23
    congratsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss ssssssssssssssssssss
  14. by   BeHappy!
    Yipee! Good Job! Congrats!!!

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