Took NCLEX today with 75 questions! What does that mean? I think I flunked.

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    I just took the NCLEX today in CA and I was in there for about
    1 3/4 hours and it shut off at 75 questions. I got a few pick all that apple, a few calculations, some mass casualty, but very few Pharm questions. I studied my butt off since Christmas for this test and did Kaplan. Doing the Kaplan Question Trainer questions at my own computer really simulated how the NCLEX works (font was the same too!). Anyway, Kapln helps a lot, so take it if you can (some hospitals where I live will now pay for Kaplan for you and Kaplan gives you a money back guarantee if you fail the test). I did Lippincott and Saunders questions and they helped. I did ATI in my RN program and it told me both times that I have a 98-99% chance of passing. I scored above 65% on all of the Kaplan practice tests and passed the Readiness exam at the Kaplan center when I took it a few weeks ago. But, when I was in there, it kinda hit me that THIS IS IT, THIS IS THE DAY YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR! But, it was still a shock to be actually sitting for boards today.
    I also had lots of trouble sleeping last night, which was sucky, since I got a nice, quiet hotel room so I could sleep in and rest. Haa! That didn't happen, I was so nervous and kept waking up with my stomach in knots (even after taking 2 Tylenol PM's to sleep easy). Anyway, I walked out of there smiling and happy it was over, but now I'm really doubting myself. I looked up the answers to the questions I remembered. My friends that took it in 75 questions all passed, but I think I'll be in the small percentage that failed at 75. Is anyone else in the same boat?
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    The NCLEX is designed to make you think you failed......I'd bet you passed with flying colors!! I know how scary it is when that computer shuts off at 75, but that usually means it's determined that you have met the minimum requirements to be a safe beginning practitioner. Don't worry so much; you more than likely did just great!!
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    congrats! i bet u passed! i passed in 75....knew i'd failed but was happy to get the good news. most people who get 75 pass.
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    Quote from starshinely
    I just took the NCLEX today in CA and I was in there for about
    1 3/4 hours and it shut off at 75 questions. I got a few pick all that apple, a few calculations, some mass casualty, but very few Pharm questions. I studied my butt off since Christmas for this test and did Kaplan. Doing the Kaplan Question Trainer questions at my own computer really simulated how the NCLEX works (font was the same too!). Anyway, Kapln helps a lot, so take it if you can (some hospitals where I live will now pay for Kaplan for you and Kaplan gives you a money back guarantee if you fail the test). I did Lippincott and Saunders questions and they helped. I did ATI in my RN program and it told me both times that I have a 98-99% chance of passing. I scored above 65% on all of the Kaplan practice tests and passed the Readiness exam at the Kaplan center when I took it a few weeks ago. But, when I was in there, it kinda hit me that THIS IS IT, THIS IS THE DAY YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR! But, it was still a shock to be actually sitting for boards today.
    I also had lots of trouble sleeping last night, which was sucky, since I got a nice, quiet hotel room so I could sleep in and rest. Haa! That didn't happen, I was so nervous and kept waking up with my stomach in knots (even after taking 2 Tylenol PM's to sleep easy). Anyway, I walked out of there smiling and happy it was over, but now I'm really doubting myself. I looked up the answers to the questions I remembered. My friends that took it in 75 questions all passed, but I think I'll be in the small percentage that failed at 75. Is anyone else in the same boat?
    I am sure you have passed!! Prayers with you!!!
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    Good luck! I'm sure you passed!
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    I'm sure you passed with 75 . .. I did too although I think it was 76 . .

    That is the lamest "pick the least stupid answer out of a bunch of stupid answers" test I've ever taken.

    Think positive . even though it is hard.

    steph
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    Congratulations!!!! Cutting off at 75 is a good sign. :hatparty:
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    I'm sure you passed. If you can score over 65% on all the kaplan practice tests you should be fine! And cutting off at 75 is a very good sign!!
    Just be positive and keep logging on the CA BON website once in a while. I waited for over 12 days till I saw my name on the website and know I passed.
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    My test shut off at 75 & I passed.. I'm sure you did great!!!! Treat yourself well the next few days!!
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    Quote from mjlrn97
    The NCLEX is designed to make you think you failed......I'd bet you passed with flying colors!! I know how scary it is when that computer shuts off at 75, but that usually means it's determined that you have met the minimum requirements to be a safe beginning practitioner. Don't worry so much; you more than likely did just great!!

    But why is it deseigned to make you think you failed? Thats so mean ! :chuckle


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