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by TNUp2Jen TNUp2Jen (Member)

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After Pearson made me wait for 45 minutes because they didn't see that I was registered (when I was)...

I had all 265 questions this morning in DC...5 hours from house.

Shouldn't have scheduled my exam 12 hours before I was to take it.... :trout:

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Did no one else have the full exam??? Now I'm REALLY worried!

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WolfpackRed specializes in Nurse Anesthesia, ICU, ED.

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Jen,

The number of questions has no way of determining your pass/fail status. I know many that had the full number of questions and passed. I suspect that having to wait 45 mins after a 5 hour drive did not put you in the best mood to test however.

My only question is why you scheduled the test as quickly as you did?

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So far there has been two of my classmates that got all 265 and they both passed! And one of them said she knows she got the last three questions wrong because she looked them up.

I know it's hard to do because I took mine as well this am, but relax, I would have felt better if I had 265 or 75 but I had 91. I feel like the oddball out!

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I took mine yesterday and I also had 265 questions. I'm really worried because it was the hardest exam I have ever taken. I'm even affraid of checking my results tomorrow. :angryfire

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EricJRN is a MSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

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It's supposed to be hard. It's designed so that both passers and failers are getting 50% right and 50% wrong. I suspect you haven't made many 50's in nursing school exams, so that's part of the reason it is so overwhelming.

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If it makes you feel any better I had 263 and passed.

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Wolf: you might remember that my school delayed in getting our transcripts sent...this, combined with a problem with my board of nursing not entering my transcripts into the database, created a bigger problem than I expected. As I searched test sites in my area to schedule my exam, EVERY appt for the next six weeks was completely full for test sites throughout NC - aside from one in early July in Raleigh, and another the second week of July in Greenville. I have an internship that is to begin in July...

I searched outside of NC and the ones that pulled up were also late June/Early July in South Carolina, and one appt. for DC today.

In hindsight, my "critical thinking" wasn't so good - I was thinking, "if I don't take the NCLEX before my internships start, I'll forfeit it". Now I realized, "if I don't pass the NCLEX, I'll forfeit ALL OTHER JOBS as an RN as well!". It was poor judgment, for sure - not easy to admit after just taking an exam that is supposed to test that very skill.....

It makes me upset that there were no testing appts. in the ENTIRE STATE. In DC, I met four others from NC who had made appts there weeks ago because of the same reason. No appts. in NC.

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It's supposed to be hard. It's designed so that both passers and failers are getting 50% right and 50% wrong. I suspect you haven't made many 50's in nursing school exams, so that's part of the reason it is so overwhelming.

I've heard all of these logical explanations - and they make sense. I'm doubting that many people feel that mastered this exam for these reasons...however, I think that no matter how many questions you answered or how well/poorly you think you did, there's still no easing the anxiety!

I'll keep remembering that no one comes away thinking, "man, I aced that!". You are right - getting 1/2 of the questions wrong makes us A and B students feel like they bombed...but I wish there was a better way!

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Oh - and I drove up half way last night, stayed in a hotel, and drove the rest of it this morning. The drive was the nicest part of the whole experience because I was relaxed!

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Anyone know the percentage of questions on the nclex you have to get right in order to pass the test...I am taking it Thursday in Charleston SC and was wondering...

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Anyone know the percentage of questions on the nclex you have to get right in order to pass the test...I am taking it Thursday in Charleston SC and was wondering...

It's not about the percentage you get right, it's about at what ability level you start getting half right and half wrong....

the point of the NCLEX is to see if your ability is above the mininum level. The questions start off easier; they get harder as you get them correct. At one point, you start getting questions wrong, and then they back off and get easier again. The goal is for you to be getting half wrong and half right. Once that line is reached, the computer figures out whether you are "above the bar" so to speak. If you are, you pass.

Google "CAT TESTING" for more explanation. Hope this helps!

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