What is the passing score for NCLEX ??!

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    Hi every1 ,,

    This is my 1st post in allnurses.com .. I am excited to be here ..

    Anyways ,, I am working on a paper in my graduate school.. I am trying to look for the passing score for the NCLEX examination ?! How do students know they passed the NCLEX ?! is it like the TOEFL or GRE scores ?!


    Thanks ,,

    Waiting for your reply ?!
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    actually there is no passing score. you can go to www.ncsbn.org
    that website should be able to answer most Q's about the examination
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    This website will tell you all you need to know about the exam and how it is scored.

    NCSBN
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    The passing "score" is that point in the exam where the test taker has either met or not met the minimum standard. This can occur after the minimum number of 75 questions or the maximum number of questions, or any point in between. For each test, it is an individual point in the test, based upon the questions provided and those that are answered correctly to that point. Read the info provided in the NCSBN link.
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    Actually, a passing score is 50%.

    And a failing score is 50%.

    And everyone will get as close to 50% as the computer can get. WHERE your 50% is (above passing standard or below passing standard) is what determines if you pass or fail.
    pers likes this.
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    SShannon81 & Silverdragon102 Thanks for providing the website .. That was very helpful !!

    caliotter3 & cardiacRN2006 Thanks for enlightening me with your knowledge .. I will do some more reading on the issue...

    Thanks @ll ..

    HAve a good day !
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    Quote from cardiacRN2006
    Actually, a passing score is 50%.

    And a failing score is 50%.

    And everyone will get as close to 50% as the computer can get. WHERE your 50% is (above passing standard or below passing standard).
    How did you determine that 50% is the passing criteria?? Is that on the NCSBN website? or do you have inside info? Thanks!
    Last edit by TheCommuter on Jun 18, '10 : Reason: added quote blocks
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    your very welcome glad to help
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    [QUOTE=cinqly;3713039]
    Quote from cardiacRN2006
    Actually, a passing score is 50%.

    And a failing score is 50%.

    And everyone will get as close to 50% as the computer can get. WHERE your 50% is (above passing standard or below passing standard). [endquote=cardiacRN2006;3712499]

    How did you determine that 50% is the passing criteria?? Is that on the NCSBN website? or do you have inside info? Thanks!
    It is on the NCSBN website
    cardiacRN2006 and I_<3_ICU_RN like this.
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    Passing score is when the computer can determine with 95% certainty that you're performing at or above the required minimum which is 75%; if the computer can determine this at the minimum 75 questions then the computer shuts off and you pass. By the same token, when the computer can determine with 95% certainty that you will not meet the minimum 75 percent regardless of the number of questions it can possibly give you (max 265), then the computer will shut off and you fail.

    Hope this somewhat clears it up! Go to NCSBN website for more details.


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