TOOK NCLEX 2/3/05, had 265 !! - page 2

OMG !! I am speechless. I dont even know what to say, except I have NEVER in my entire life been through such a gut-wrenching experience. I had ALL 265 DANG questions !!! As most people feel, I am... Read More

  1. by   ashlynurse
    congrats sterling-rn !!!


    i am so excited to hear your good news. i hope mine is the same. have a wonderful weekend.

    :hatparty: :hatparty: :hatparty:
  2. by   abake003
    I have a friend who found out she passed last week, and she had 265 questions. Hang in there!!!
  3. by   webblarsk
    When my friend took hers she also passed with 265 questions. Hang in there!
  4. by   natawee
    I had 265 questions and i passed!! my friend that i went with had only 75 so i figured i had failed for sure....dont worry if i can do it so can you!!!
  5. by   Tweety
    Congratulations Mark, that's awesome!

    Best wishes Ashly, keep in touch.
  6. by   jaimealmostRN
    Congrats Mark!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    (((((((((((Hugs for Ashley)))))))))) You'll get thru this! Let us know as soon as you know!
  7. by   presC.
    Quote from sterling-rn
    guess what...i passed!!!!
    mark
    congratulations m a r k !
    :smiley_aa
  8. by   Mommy2Maddy
    Any news on your results Ashlynurse? I'm sure you did great! Let us know and best of luck!
  9. by   ashlynurse
    nothing yet.... i start orientation at my new job this morning. i am still waiting. from what i have heard and read nc is slow as molasses and takes there sweet time getting results out. i have been calling the number all weekend, as if they work on the weekends.

    i having a feeling i may know something by this evening. please keep praying. i will let everyone know once i find something out. thank you all !!!

    ashley:uhoh21:
  10. by   Sterling-RN
    Quote from ashlynurse
    nothing yet.... i start orientation at my new job this morning. i am still waiting. from what i have heard and read nc is slow as molasses and takes there sweet time getting results out. i have been calling the number all weekend, as if they work on the weekends.

    i having a feeling i may know something by this evening. please keep praying. i will let everyone know once i find something out. thank you all !!!

    ashley:uhoh21:

    i will keep praying for you, ashley. i had actually spoken with my boss about what i would be doing at work if i failed this thing--that is how much i thought i failed it. i really do believe that every tenth person or so gets all 265 questions--despite what some review instructor said in another thread. it makes too much sense. the test is validated that way, and so many people i have spoken with are passing at 265.

    finally, think about this: by 3.5-4 hours, do you really think that if we are still in the gray zone, that magically we do well enough in the end to pass? what i mean is, by the 4th hour, and the 250th question, i could not concentrate at all...just wished it was over, and was praying to god that nclex likes the answer "c." lol.

    anyway, i could be way off, but i really think that there is a random number of people who get 265, so hang in there.

    mark
  11. by   z's playa
    Quote from Sterling-RN
    Guess what...I PASSED!!!! And with 265 questions!!! I can't even believe it. I am still waiting for the board of nursing to issue an apology for making a mistake...LOL. I am so elated that all I want to do now is sleep. Take care, I hope your news is just as good as mine!!!!

    Mark

    Way to go . :hatparty:
  12. by   nrschris
    Congrats on passing! Must feel damn good - now go get drunk and celebrate~ j/k. Don't know my results yet - keeping my fingers crossed - praying for both Ashly and myself! Hope our news is as good as yours...Have an excellent Week! [/SIZE]

    Christy

    :Melody: :Melody: :hatparty: [/SIZE]
  13. by   trvlnRN
    Quote from ashlynurse
    OMG !! I am speechless. I dont even know what to say, except I have NEVER in my entire life been through such a gut-wrenching experience. I had ALL 265 DANG questions !!! As most people feel, I am sure I failed. I cannot believe it. I went into feeling okay, after I hit 175 I just knew I'd be taking the entire thing. I have heard of people passing with 265, but I am SOOOOOO.... scared. I am supposed to start my new job on 2/7/04, and I will be so upset if I dont pass.
    I had 3 check all that apply, no math, approx. 10 OB, and 7 PEDS. I had NO idea there would be so many priority questions. PLEASE someone give me some hope and get me thru the LONGEST weekend of my life.



    Because dang it I have worked SO hard and deserve to be a

    Well, I took the NCLEX years ago...but it was the computer system. My school did something really great to prepare us. They had us take a special course (I wish I could remember the name)...it not only refreshed nursing knowledge needed for the NCLEX but most importantly it taught us how the NCLEX works. It basically gives you a more difficult question if you answered the prior question correctly or an easier question if you missed the last question. You are basically opperating on a grid line (above the line = pass, below the line = fail). For this reason, it is very important to GO SLOW, Read & REread each question. Throw out the first two answers you know are wrong, reread the question, rephrase the question then answer the question. If you are answering a lot of difficult questions correctly, then you are prooving your competence as a nurse...the computer can pass you as early as 70 questions. You go along until you either convince the computer you pass or not...and it turns off. If you are operating along the grid line rather than above it or below it....the computer keeps giving you more questions. The most questions you can have is 265. And whether you pass or not depends on how you answered the very last question. I had a friend that passed at 265 and one that failed. I continue to tell everyone taking the NCLEX to go slow....It is a trick test. They are really testing to see if you read and intrepreted the question correctly...and love to throw in trick answers for those speedy test takers to miss. They love priority questions...ie: which patient room should you go to first: and like to include abnormal values for a COPD patient (trick: COPDers lab values are always abnormal but they've adapted and that is normal for them) thus, that is the trick....don't choose that answer as they would not be the priority patient to see first as they are fine. If you watch for this and go slow you should be fine. Good luck to you.

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