Priority questions' level of difficulty is the passing mark!? - page 3

Everyone who took NCLEX, passed or not, has in some point of their exams encountered many priority questions. I am thinking that priority questions' level of difficulty is the passing mark. If... Read More

  1. by   FutureUSRN
    and another, David defeated Goliath not by mere chance, but by knowing his craft and at the same time, knowing his enemy. David had the skill and he knew where to attack his enemy, that why he's able to kill the giant.

    A lot of "A" students failed NCLEX. They have the knowledge and skills but they do not know the enemy.
  2. by   RGN1
    Quote from FutureUSRN
    I am saying here is that almost everybody I know or I heard of say they got a lot of priority questions than any other type of questions. The passing mark's difficulty must have been at that type of question, using logic if we know how to use it. Now, if you say verbatim that you got a lot of pharm questions than priority question, I will rest my case.
    Okay here goes - I got LOADS of priority questions from about the 5th one onwards. The vast majority of them were "which patient would you call first" & there were always 2 who were really hard to choose from & there were ones where airway was probably the red herring.

    I got 2 delegation types, 2 what was being done right/wrong by lower grade staff, about 5 infection control, several teaching & 7-10 "tick all that apply" which were mostly drug related. I passed at 75.

    This was my exam & it won't be yours but now you know.
  3. by   FutureUSRN
    Thanks....that's all I need to know for now! I know each of us will have or had different sets of exams based on how CAT predicts our competency. The probability of one having the exact exam of another is 11 x10^10000 x 60). I think that is more than the population of the earth...lol!
  4. by   DolphinRN84
    Quote from sunny2006
    I haven't read the rest of this thread, but in response to this one I am quoting, I got up to 245, and most of my ?'s were priority and delegation. I had no math, no meds, no labs, and a few infection control. That's it. Mostly all priority and deleg.

    I failed. My test print out from the BON said I came "near passing with all levels" ...Go figure. Hopefeully I'll have better luck retesting next week.
    I'm sorry you failed... I'm sure you will pass the second time around. Don't give up
  5. by   RNKay31
    Quote from FutureUSRN
    and another, David defeated Goliath not by mere chance, but by knowing his craft and at the same time, knowing his enemy. David had the skill and he knew where to attack his enemy, that why he's able to kill the giant.

    A lot of "A" students failed NCLEX. They have the knowledge and skills but they do not know the enemy.
    I had lots of priority questions, who do you see first and delegation questions, but guess what I am an A student and I did not fail because I did not know the enemy, but because I was very nervous and when I saw question 76, I frozed and evey question after that was a blind out of focus choice I had chosen, so now I fully know that no matter how many questions, you get, it means nothing, it's just a number. I think all of my questions were prioritizing to me, a few med-surg, but LOL, I guess the computer throwed those at me, when I was not doing too well, but take no offense, do not scrutinize an A student, just remember even someone who had never done nursing courses, if given the nclex exam might pass, some people are very good guessers per say, it is all about knowing your content and test taking strategies along with critical thinking, that's how it is in NCLEX hospital, all your supplies are there, no need to say what if, cause there is no what if, all the best, I know I will pass the next time around.
    Last edit by RNKay31 on Aug 31, '06
  6. by   JenNJFLCA
    The bottom line is practice, practice, practice, and practice some more.

    Kaplan had tons of priority/triage/delegation questions that helped prepare many of us for the NCLEX.
  7. by   JenNJFLCA
    Quote from FutureUSRN
    No, there must be someway to rationalize NCLEX because NCLEX CAT is based on logic and reasons.
    We don't need to rationalize it, let the computer do it. Take the test to the best of your ability. It is what it is.
  8. by   RNKay31
    Quote from JenNJFLCA
    We don't need to rationalize it, let the computer do it. Take the test to the best of your ability. It is what it is.
    I agree to that.
  9. by   DolphinRN84
    Quote from JenNJFLCA
    We don't need to rationalize it, let the computer do it. Take the test to the best of your ability. It is what it is.

    Most definitely!
  10. by   FutureUSRN
    Well, I agree! we must take the test to the best of our ability! Does it mean that A students who failed did not take the test to the best of their ability? How about average students who passed, did they take it to the best of their ability? Ofcourse, we may say "yes"!

    Over-analyzing a NCLEX question can also cause one to choose the wrong answer. Some A students are imagining scenarios not being asked by the questions (over-analyzing)! In my opinion, understanding each question and what actually it is asking for is critical to passing the exam.
  11. by   FutureUSRN
    I still taking the stand that there must be someway to rationalize NCLEX. It is just that NCSBN is keeping it secret!
  12. by   JenNJFLCA
    NCSBN is evil! They make us take a test that does not give you a set amount of questions. You have no clue how many you will have. That's just wrong!
  13. by   naijanurse
    i BARELY had any prioritization questions, which led me to believe that i had failed miserably. at most, i brobably had 7-8 out of 86-89 questions. i had NO math questions and only 2 select all that apply. but guess what, i still passed! who knows how this test works! u can spend the rest of your life trying to analyze it,and ull never know. my suggestion is just study hard and focus on trying to find the most IMPORTANT answer. u will definetely be stuck btw 2 answers that sound right, u just have to rationalize which one is the better choice. kaplan really helped me to break each answer down in order to find the best choice.
    GOOD LUCK!
    ~shakira

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