Took the NCLEX yesterday and I can't HANDLE not knowing...

  1. I graduated from the #1 nursing school in the state, which happens to have a 100% pass-rate for the past few years. Yeah, no pressure, right? WELL, I took the exam yesterday and had the FULL 265 questions. Oh yes. It figures. Not only did it SNOW (it never snows here) the day of the NCLEX, but I also got the full 265 questions. So I know that I got the last question right and the questions were pretty difficult (application/analysis, no straight knowledge). I passed the ATI in the 85th percentile, which SUPPOSEDLY predicts that I'm 99.7% sure to pass the first time, but I can totally see me being the 0.3%. There was stuff on there I had never SEEN. It took me about 2 hours and 15 minutes to finish. I didn't get a break till #235. I went to the bathroom and almost started crying. I pulled myself up by my bootstraps and went in to finish it. I feel pretty good about the last 30 questions and DEFINITELY know I got #265 right... BUT I cannot HANDLE the WAITING game. What does all of this MEAN and is anyone else in my boat? I'm so glad that I discovered this forum. I hope to hear from ya'll soon!!! I can't do ANYTHING right now. Ineffective Coping r/t stress secondary to NCLEX aeb vegetative state and "emotional rollercoaster".
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  3. by   zebkaiku
    If it makes you feel any better, all of us go through that emotional rollercoaster while waiting for grades. Its crazy, but think of it as a right of passage... no worries there was some things on the NCLEX that i had never seen before either... and i did 4000 questions before i went in. First thing i did was look it up after i got out.. and guess what.. it wasn't even in my med surg book.. now that is pathetic~
  4. by   Nurse2BAndiLynn
    How many questions did you have??? I'm just really nervous because I took the MAX number.
  5. by   jayann
    hi, all of us i guess has the same feeling of anxiety esp waiting for the result. the thing is Ca BON doesnt participate in QR, so my anxiety level is tooo high..after the exam ive scanned all my reviewer but i cannot find those questions/answers...anyway, my pc stopped at 75..
  6. by   kellshi
    I just found out that i passed today. I took 130 questions and it was my second time. I could not do anything for the past 48 hrs. I was just waiting to see my results. I read many posts on here and found out that it does not matter if you get the last question right or wrong. Pass/fail is determined by the level at which the question was asked. The first time I had many medication questions, no math, no priority and failed. The second time i had several math questions, a ton of priority questions, and only a couple medication questions and i passed. Good luck to you i totally understand what you are going thru...the waiting is horrible.
  7. by   jayann
    Quote from kellshi
    I just found out that i passed today. I took 130 questions and it was my second time. I could not do anything for the past 48 hrs. I was just waiting to see my results. I read many posts on here and found out that it does not matter if you get the last question right or wrong. Pass/fail is determined by the level at which the question was asked. The first time I had many medication questions, no math, no priority and failed. The second time i had several math questions, a ton of priority questions, and only a couple medication questions and i passed. Good luck to you i totally understand what you are going thru...the waiting is horrible.
    thanks a lot..you gave me hope, since i am still waiting for my result..i got similar questions from what you mentioned...congrats to you.
  8. by   kellshi
    Thank you very much!!!! I'm sure you will be feeling this excitment soon. Keep your head up high:smiley_aa I loved your nursing diagnosis by the way
  9. by   Nurse2BAndiLynn
    I had a TON of prioritization questions. Some management, delegation, etc. But a LOT of the questions were "which patient would you assess first" or "which situation would you intervene first". I had some meds, some therapeutic communication, a lot of disaster questions ("which patient would you discharge first to make room for victims")... I'm pretty sure I had the higher difficulty level... Now it's just WAITING. Thanks so much for the kind words and advice, all. The board is either posting today or Tuesday, but I can get my quick results on Monday... PRAY FOR ME!!!!!!!
  10. by   kellshi
    Yeah it sounds as though we had similar tests. I had a lot of disaster questions as well. I'll be praying for you Think positive
  11. by   Nurse2BAndiLynn
    Thanks, Ms. RN! Congrats on passing!!!!! I'm trying to think positive. It's hard to when I can barely think! Thanks soooo much for the good thoughts. I'll let you know when I hear something!!!
  12. by   Tweety
    The number of questions and the fact that you got the last question right is not an indication of whether you passed or failed and doesn't "mean" anything. You're just going to have to wait.

    Maddening isn't it.

    Good luck!
  13. by   Lucious P
    Well I took 105 and I still do not know if I passed or failed......
  14. by   Leilah75_RN
    u will pass. enjoy the waiting game. good luck!

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