Quote from Sarah Hay
You failed at 85? Our professor has drilled it in our head that anything less than 85 is a failure but once you are at 85 you are safe. Wow.... I hope when you take the NCLEX in June you blow it out of the water! Our school just adopted the ATI program and we have our first 'major' test on the 1st to see how well we are doing. We are not going to be graded on it but if we do score a certain amount, we get extra points added to our final. My class thinks it is a big joke and no one is studying for it. I've tried reviewing the ATI information but my grades have dropped at least 10 points since I started studying ATI. I don't think it is at fault of ATI, but of my professor because her exams are dung. They aren't even stated like the NCLEX. Anywho, I'll look up some information about the NCLEX score.
:redpinkhe Sarah Hay, SN
your instructor is incorrect.
the NCLEX is a computer adaptive test that gives you easier or harder questions based on how you score on the previous question. once it determines a level of minimal competency, it will shut off. if the computer stays on the "easy" level questions too long and you do not answer enough of the "harder" questions correctly, it will keep going until you have been unable to prove minimal competency, or until you start answering the "harder" questions correctly to prove minimal competency.
the minimum number of questions on the NCLEX-RN is 75 and the maximum is 265.
the minimum number of questions on the NCLEX-PN is 85 and the maximum is 205.
there are 15 questions on both the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN that DO NOT COUNT. you do not know which questions these are, they are expirmental questions and do not go towards your competency score.
i passed my boards with 85 questions. my boyfriend passed with 265.
i know people who have both passed and failed at 75, 85, 110, 128, 205, 229....
you never know.
the number of questions you have is not a determination of pass/fail. tell your instructor to stop trying to scare you guys.