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

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    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 you were able to get priority questions, then you are near the passing mark. If you were given TRIAGE or more difficult questions towards the end of the exam, then you might have surpassed the passing level.

    If you were given basic nursing assessment, planning, implementation towards the end of the exam, then you might have failed it.

    If you answered more priority questions correctly towards the end of the exam, you might have passed or the other way around.
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    It seems like every person on this site has gotten priority and delegation questions same with what do you do first and who do you call first. I don't think going by these questions is any indication of how well you did lets face it no one can actually state they knew the difficulty level of the questions they were anwsering. and in nursing school they say that alot of the boards is leadership, delegation and so on so that is known before we go into it.
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    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 you were able to get priority questions, then you are near the passing mark. If you were given TRIAGE or more difficult questions towards the end of the exam, then you might have surpassed the passing level.

    If you were given basic nursing assessment, planning, implementation towards the end of the exam, then you might have failed it.

    If you answered more priority questions correctly towards the end of the exam, you might have passed or the other way around.
    You're trying to pin it down way too much, and you won't be successful at that.

    Yes, priority and delegation tend to be higher level questions because (for the most part) it assumes by a certain point that you have enough knowledge to answer them. Of course, you have to get them right, not just get them

    As far as WHEN you get them, doesn't really matter. You will have 15 pilot questions that are thrown out throughout the first 75 questions of your exam, so they will "throw off" any sort of "order' you may be looking for.

    When these questions show up isn't an indication of anything. Some pilot questions may well fall into the "easier" category and be sprinkled in between some of the "harder" ones.

    Triage questions are, essentially, priority questions. Don't read too much into it
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    I had priority, delegation, infection control, meds, triage, you name it! And they were all over the place. I had "easier" questions towards the end of my exam. It is what it is and there's just no way to rationalize it. I just tried to not even think about the questions I was asked and just told myself, "well, it's done." Then there was the 47 1/2 hour wait. That was the worst part! :trout:
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    No, there must be someway to rationalize NCLEX because NCLEX CAT is based on logic and reasons.
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    You are correct in that it is based on logic and reason. You are incorrect in your assessment of what that logic and reason is, for the reasons I gave you in my response.
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    If my assessment is incorrect, what would be the correct assessment? I assume you know to say mine is wrong.
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    Just because something is based on logic and reason does NOT mean that it's very amenable to analysis from the NCLEX candidates themselves. In other words, the correct assessment (as she said) is that you can't pin things down easily because there are too many unknowns.
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    Eric and RNsRWe are right. There was a thread here awhile ago that someone got 265 questions and had lots of priority BUT THEY STILL FAILED. Any priority question can be an easy or a hard question. Depends how you look at it I guess. But the NCLEX is just a big mystery....
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    Actually I am not pinning it down, it's all assumptions. But to say that the assumption is wrong is also wrong unless you know exactly the correct assessment.


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