So, will YOUR finals be in the new NCLEX format??

  1. I found out just today that mine will be. Well, I guess we've got to get used to that format somehow....

    School is officially over for this semester! Woohoo! (Except for three finals on Monday [19th])
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  3. by   johnnrachel
    We have had the new format since I started (Im a first semester) they are hard but I guess we all have to get used to them, however, only 4 out of 50 usually get them right. Good Luck
  4. by   ItsyBitsySpider
    All of our tests and finals have been in NCLEX format since the beginning. It does take some getting used to but once you do you'll be a pro.
  5. by   klone
    So what is this "new NCLEX format" I keep hearing about? I've heard about how the test is administered (asking progressively harder questions until you get one wrong, then asking an easier question until you get it right, and shutting off somewhere between 85-200something questions). Is the new format that you're referring to something different?
  6. by   Jen2
    Our instructors are going to start testing us on the new NCLEX format starting next Tuesday. There will be our usual hard questions, fill in the blanks, diagrams, and multiple answer questions in which if you don't mark one of the correct choices the whole thing is wrong. I just hate the thought of it because we only have 50 questions on our exams, and they are going to try and cram all of this in 50 questions, and we only have an hour to take our exams. I am very curious to see how many of these types of questions one may get on the NCLEX.
  7. by   jenrninmi
    Quote from klone
    So what is this "new NCLEX format" I keep hearing about? I've heard about how the test is administered (asking progressively harder questions until you get one wrong, then asking an easier question until you get it right, and shutting off somewhere between 85-200something questions). Is the new format that you're referring to something different?
    Instead of being all multiple choice and only having one choice for an answer it now has multiple guess (more than one answer may be right and if you don't pick both of them, you get it wrong), fill in the blank, matching and so on.

    Hope this helps!
  8. by   johnnrachel
    Our tests are usually only 20-25 questions long and we are only allowed 1 minute per question, including the new formatted question. We will have 4 packets to study with only 20 questions and one will ALWAYS be the "new format" usually you can bank on getting that one wrong With the grading scale at 78% (like most schools) there is little room for error. You study, and study for 20 questions but the problem is you dont know which info they will test on so you have to study it all. Alright Im just venting. I truly love nursing school. Good luck to all
  9. by   jenrninmi
    Quote from Jen2
    Our instructors are going to start testing us on the new NCLEX format starting next Tuesday. There will be our usual hard questions, fill in the blanks, diagrams, and multiple answer questions in which if you don't mark one of the correct choices the whole thing is wrong. I just hate the thought of it because we only have 50 questions on our exams, and they are going to try and cram all of this in 50 questions, and we only have an hour to take our exams. I am very curious to see how many of these types of questions one may get on the NCLEX.
    Our exams only have 35 to 40. Not the final though. It will have 50 - I think.:uhoh21:
  10. by   christinemj
    We have been getting new NCLEX style questions thrown in on many tests. The last test had about 4 of these questions, and them they threw in a "short answer"..read: ESSAY! question. I would MUCH rather have the new NCLEX style than the surprise essay questions!
  11. by   Megsd
    I think having questions on tests in the NCLEX style is an EXELLENT IDEA. In high school I was in the International Baccalaureate program (similar to AP, but international) where we had to take exams at the end of the year. When we had chapter exams in my history class, he took the questions from past years' tests so we'd be familiar with them. I did better on that test than on those whose teachers didn't do that.

    Meghan
  12. by   LeesieBug
    Goodness, NO! We don't have the new format...that would mean giving up BUBBLE SHEETS ...heaven forbid!
  13. by   lilbiskit78
    Yes, yes, at my school we are "enjoying" the new format questions. They started them last semester (my first), but at least they are good practice for the NCLEX. LOL my heart starts pounding when I read them b/c I think "EEK, I have to know the answer, there is no 1 out of 4 chance if I have no clue!". But overall, they haven't been too difficult. Looking forward to finals (4 more weeks)..not really finals, more the end of the semester and SUMMER!!!
  14. by   Ruylupez
    In my school they try to make all of the tests as close to NCLEX style as they can. They say this should help us be more comfortable when we are actually taking the NCLEX. They added the new format questions this semester but only one or two per exam. From what I have heard this is about what you would expect on the actual NCLEX.

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