Hello fellow nurses!
I had to write on here because this site had me FREAKED OUT. I kept reading and hearing from others that you're doing well if you keep seeing SATA questions. Some people on hear say that they get 15-30 and pass in 75 questions. When I tested last Thursday, I was freaking out because I only had about 6-8. I didn't have many other alternate format questions either, 3 pictures and one EKG strip. That's it. When it turned me off at 75 I started crying. I thought there was no way I could have passed with so few SATA's, after everything that I had read on here.
I found out today that I passed! Please take my advice and DO NOT put all of your eggs into the SATA basket. If you do get them consistently, that's great! You're still probably doing well. But if you don't get them consistently it's not the end of the world. Like I said, I only got a handful and still passed in the minimum amount of questions.
I had to write on here so that others don't do what I did and start freaking out every time they click "next" on the exam and a SATA doesn't pop up. Breathe, calm down, and treat every question that it is passing level. Don't even consider the option that you'd be getting a below passing level question.
Very happy to focus on my new job now without the exam lingering over me like a raincloud.
Good luck to all!