Odds of failing nclex at 85 ?'s? - page 2

I took my nclex on Saturday and shut off at 85 questions. What are the posssibilities of failing at minimum questions? I read a post of someone who took it twice and failed twice at 85 questions. ... Read More

  1. by   MMARN
    I know the wait can be horrible, but in Florida, you receive results rather quickly compared to that of California. If anything, I'm gonna steal the advise of another poster in a similar thread, check the BON and see if your name is there. GOOD LUCK!!! KEEP THE FAITH!!!!! :wink2:
  2. by   luvbug
    Quote from chris69
    I hope you guys are right. Our family's future is riding on me passing, no pressure. I need to get a job now that we're expecting, we'll need the money. My friends are way more optimistic than I'm.

    Did you get the results Back?!
  3. by   Balder_LPN
    The actual number of questions doesnt really tell you anything. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) www.ncsbn.org , the people who write the NCLEX have the best most accurate info on NCLEX methodology/development (cause they are the ones who do it)

    For everyone who is worried about NCLEX the following is taken from their website and should make you all feel a little more confident.

    89.9% of US Educated LPN candidates pass NCLEX on their first try. (87% RN)

    So you see, just the fact that YOU TOOK THE TEST means your HAVE 9 OUT OF 10 CHANCES OF PASSING......WHOOHOO:hatparty:
  4. by   BigB
    balder,
    Most people on this site who's tests stopped at 85 passsed the nclex. Every lvn I know in person, which is a lot, has passed at 85, none have failed at 85. Statistically, the amount of question you get does indicate how well the person did on the exam . Of course you can pass at 205, but most people that get 85 pass and most people that get 205 fail... just the way it works out.
  5. by   nursemomruns
    Quote from BigB
    balder,
    Most people on this site who's tests stopped at 85 passsed the nclex. Every lvn I know in person, which is a lot, has passed at 85, none have failed at 85. Statistically, the amount of question you get does indicate how well the person did on the exam . Of course you can pass at 205, but most people that get 85 pass and most people that get 205 fail... just the way it works out.
    No, the number of questions does NOT indicate how well a candidate did on the exam. There is no way, statistically, to infer a pass or fail based solely on the number of questions. The number of questions indicates how many questions were needed to determine with 95% certainty that a candidate meets the passing standard. Candidates pass AND fail with any number of questions between 75 and 265 for the RN exam and between 85 and 205 for the PN exam. The candidates with the highest ability pass with the minimum number of questions and the candidates with the lowest ability fail at the minimum number of questions. But that doesn't mean that you can't pass or fail at any number of questions.
  6. by   nursemomruns
    Quote from Balder
    The actual number of questions doesnt really tell you anything. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) www.ncsbn.org , the people who write the NCLEX have the best most accurate info on NCLEX methodology/development (cause they are the ones who do it)

    For everyone who is worried about NCLEX the following is taken from their website and should make you all feel a little more confident.

    89.9% of US Educated LPN candidates pass NCLEX on their first try. (87% RN)

    So you see, just the fact that YOU TOOK THE TEST means your HAVE 9 OUT OF 10 CHANCES OF PASSING......WHOOHOO:hatparty:
    I am one of those people, Balder, and you are right about the pass rates. They are updated quarterly and are public information, and I encourage everyone to peruse the web site for information. Now, here is some more good news. The pass rates have increased in the past few years. Look at some of the pass rates from a few years ago - more people are passing now.
  7. by   BigB
    Quote from nursemomruns
    But that doesn't mean that you can't pass or fail at any number of questions.
    I never said you couldn't.
  8. by   nursemomruns
    Quote from BigB
    I never said you couldn't.
    The remark you quoted was a clarification of the statement I made. It wasn't meant to twist your words. My apologies for not making that more clear.
  9. by   nursediz
    If it is the same in everywhere else as it is in Arkansas......

    The number of questions you answer is not the issue...the amount you answer correctly is....in Arkansas, and i am sure in other states....they mix in the "survey" questions...meaning they put questions in there that do not reflect your score at all. they put them in there to test if it would be a good question to put on next years boards.

    I hope that makes since...i cut off at the bare minimum...which if i remember correctly was 85....and i passed.....Please post your results!!! GOOD LUCK!!!!:icon_hug:
  10. by   IdahoGirl
    My guess is that you PASSED! I don't know anyone who failed with the minimum amount of questions. Put your worries at bay and relax!!!!
  11. by   BigB
    he passed. its funny he got 85 and I was telling him don't worry ...... I got 85 questions and I am scared to death I failed.I don't think I bombed it , but I didn't ace it either..so only time will tell.
  12. by   Jhauserlpn
    I hope you all passed!!! I got 87 Questions I felt so stupid like I didn't even go to nursing school--- I have this gut feelings that all my angles left me that day--- I bet I am one who failed with the min HELP
  13. by   billy_thekid32
    it's funny to sit here a read some of these replies number of questions dont matter i had all of them and passed as i read earlier there are a few that do have all the questions the only thing you can do is wait for the results.:wink2: think positive

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