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And I Passed!!

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I took NCLEX the 2nd time this past Tuesday. It shut off at 75 questions & I started to cry because I thought I failed. I actually left, thinking I learned nothing from the last 4 years of school (BSN program) & that the studying I did the past 3 days, 12 hours a day was for nothing. Everyone was telling me that I passed if it stopped at 75 questions, but there was still doubt.

I got the quick results today & unofficially, I PASSED!!! I started crying, jumping up & down, screaming, etc. I am so happy right now!

If I can pass, you can too! Just stay positive, persistent, & if you need too, change your studying habits.

I took 20 minute breaks every 3 hours during those 12 hours study days, but I knew after the first time I needed to just sit down, focus, tune everything out, & study hardcore.

Good luck to everyone that is taking NCLEX!

congrats!! enjoy your weekend you definitely deserve it !

seanynjboy

Specializes in Medical-Surgical, Supervisory, HEDIS, IT.

I read these posts ALL THE TIME and I don't think I can ever get tired of reading them. It is just such an awesome and amazing time in the life of a nurse.

Congrats to you!!!

smontenegro23

Has 6 years experience.

I took NCLEX the 2nd time this past Tuesday. It shut off at 75 questions & I started to cry because I thought I failed. I actually left, thinking I learned nothing from the last 4 years of school (BSN program) & that the studying I did the past 3 days, 12 hours a day was for nothing. Everyone was telling me that I passed if it stopped at 75 questions, but there was still doubt.

I got the quick results today & unofficially, I PASSED!!! I started crying, jumping up & down, screaming, etc. I am so happy right now!

If I can pass, you can too! Just stay positive, persistent, & if you need too, change your studying habits.

I took 20 minute breaks every 3 hours during those 12 hours study days, but I knew after the first time I needed to just sit down, focus, tune everything out, & study hardcore.

Good luck to everyone that is taking NCLEX!

Congratulations!

-smontenegro23

Congratulations! I took the NCLEX 3 days ago and I don't know if I passed or not. I had a lot of SATA and medications that never heard of before. Since this is already your second time taking the test, what do you think is the difference between the difficulty level of this test compared to you first one? I feel like I failed because when i came home and researched some of the answers, I answered A LOT of questions wrong and I stopped coz Im freaking out already. However, I dont really know what is considered a high level and a low level question. Any input would be appreciated!

High level questions are SATA, priority (which patient would you see first), and delegation. The low level questions are questions you either know or you dont, lab values, basic kind of definition questions, questions that you can't really strategize on. Im not too sure where pictures, put in order questions rank but if you have the jist of high level and low level you'll know where you stand. I feel like I failed when I took the test and found out that I passed. They could either be giving you high level questions because youre not getting them right and your close to passing OR because you are at the passing level. Its hard to tell. Just as long as you stray away from low level questions and you know you can rationalize your answer then you should be okay. You just never know until you get those results! Good luck!

congrats!! today marks the 3rd week of waiting for results. CA does not have quick results. 3rd time taking. test turned off at 75. the wait is killing me

I apologize for not responding sooner....I have been at work the last few days. Thank you to all for the congratulations! Now, I need to find a job! I wish my husband & I could just pack up & move to an area that has a lot of RN positions, but financially we can't at the moment. I have been working as a CNA for the past 2 years at the local hospital but did not get hired on my floor or any floor for that matter. Oh well...I just think that not being hired was meant to be & I am destined for something else!

juliegrace: I knew what to expect this time around...I honestly thought that NCLEX was making up medications (I only had 1 medication) because nothing was making sense to me. I actually left the place feeling like I failed when the first time I didn't have that feeling. My friend told me that if I took the first test in 265 questions & this one in 75 questions, that I passed. I had to have a lot of friend reassure me the 2 days following my test. I would never go home & research the question/answer...that would just freak me out more. I thought of it like this: I took the test. What's done is done & there is no turning back. Just learn from your previous experience & change your studying habits if need be. I hope you passed!

Nursesabina: Try calling them! I called on the 3rd day after taking the test and they were able to tell me the status of my test, which at that time they said it hasn't been processed yet .. However 2 of my classmates called and the BRN told them they passed over the phone! Luckily my license posted on the 4th day at breeze. Good luck to you!

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juliegrace: I knew what to expect this time around...I honestly thought that NCLEX was making up medications (I only had 1 medication) because nothing was making sense to me. I actually left the place feeling like I failed when the first time I didn't have that feeling. My friend told me that if I took the first test in 265 questions & this one in 75 questions, that I passed. I had to have a lot of friend reassure me the 2 days following my test. I would never go home & research the question/answer...that would just freak me out more. I thought of it like this: I took the test. What's done is done & there is no turning back. Just learn from your previous experience & change your studying habits if need be. I hope you passed!

I actually found out I passed two days ago! I definitely thought i failed though. I guess they're right.. If you think you failed, it's a good sign! Thank you for your response!

anursedad

Has 8 years experience.

congratulatuons RN!

found out I passed after 3 1/2 weeks.!!! ;)