Quote from urcina
If I can tell the post is about someone passing or failing based on a "number" I dont even readt
If you're among the large number of people who are bothered by these posts, not reading them is really the best thing to do. We've taken some steps to cut down on the need for these posts. Among them:
- Posted a sticky at the top of the NCLEX Discussion Forum entitled 'Waiting for NCLEX results? Read here first!' It discusses a large number of widely-held myths about the exam, especially in regard to the divining of one's results.
- On any thread which makes a reference to a correlation between the number of questions and the pass/fail result, the moderators try to add a note (often in bold letters) that the number of questions does not predict pass or fail.
In the end though, no matter what we do, we're dealing with a very frustrating exam where both passers and failers tend to score around 50%. It's natural that there are going to be quite a few anxious testers out there. While it takes 48 hours or less to find out results in many places, I'm glad that they identify us as a place they can come to vent among friends during that wait.
Also, along the lines of correcting erroneous information, it wouldn't be accurate to say that there is no rhyme or reason to passing the NCLEX. The result is based on objective factors related to nursing knowledge, even if we can't take a person's description of their own exam and predict the result.