Took the NCLEX today...and balled my eyes out. - page 2

i took my exam today. I honestly feel like i failed. the computer shut off at 75 questions and i could tell you of only 4 questions that i knew for sure. I had atleast 10-15 SATA. I made stupid... Read More

  1. by   lcd65
    I am in th same boat! I took mine yesterday too. Got so many SATA, bizarre pharm questions (I'd never heard of the meds ever!) if I had to guess I would say I failed but my pop up is good (all eight million times I've done it&#128513 and I'm hoping that all the other threads are true and it is accurate. So I'm hoping the quick results 48 hr work in Sunday do that 8 am tomorrow I can know for sure. Good luck and let us all know tomorrow
  2. by   donsterRN
    And just so you know... it's "bawled", not "balled". The latter means something completely different.

    I took NCLEX a couple of years ago. The vast majority of questions were about prioritization and delegation. Two questions about a drug I'd never heard of and a couple of "list these in the order in which you do them". 75 questions, then the dreaded blue screen that told me I was done. I was horrified. I knew I failed, because I was sure I got the last question wrong. I wanted desperately to have more questions, just to prove I could do better.

    I passed. I made the phone call to whomever it was I was supposed to make the call to, got the "Congratulations" response, and received my license a couple of weeks later.

    The point I'm trying to make is that it doesn't really make any sense to worry about it now. The test is over, you likely did well enough to pass, and since there isn't anything you can do about it now anyway, you might as well relax and enjoy the fact that this exam is behind you. You successfully graduated nursing school; that is a huge accomplisment. But I know what you're going through. I truly hope for the best for you. Congratulations!
  3. by   Scarlettz
    This may be a dumb/newbie question, but what does SATA stand for?
  4. by   donsterRN
    Quote from Scarlettz
    This may be a dumb/newbie question, but what does SATA stand for?
    Select All That Apply
  5. by   Scarlettz
    Haha thank you! Oh, they are my worst!
  6. by   MeghanHeartsWVU
    I will! In WV we don't have the option to get our results early, but since we took it Friday, I'm hoping that it will be up on the board's website by Monday or Tuesday. Best of luck and think positive. =)
  7. by   nurseprnRN
    "and just so you know... it's "bawled", not "balled". the latter means something completely different."

    oh, i dunno. maybe that's how she coped after she went home. always worked for me.
  8. by   jhunting
    I was in the same boat as you. I am terrible at SATA and got nearly 30 of them during my 82 questions. I spoke with a couple of my professors who all said they could tell by the pattern of what they were hearing from people is that the SATA questions from this year's exams were more than likely part of the research questions and that they will be adding more of them in future tests! And guess what, I passed!