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Can you see your exam if you fail?

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I was just reading the pamphlet they give you before you take your exam. You know the red one from NCSBN. It says in the back that if you fail, some boards of nursing allow you to view your exam to see the questions you got wrong.

I am unable to contact Michigan's board of nursing d/t the holiday.....has anyone out there done this?

~ Melissa

I was just reading the pamphlet they give you before you take your exam. You know the red one from NCSBN. It says in the back that if you fail, some boards of nursing allow you to view your exam to see the questions you got wrong.

I am unable to contact Michigan's board of nursing d/t the holiday.....has anyone out there done this?

~ Melissa

This is the first time that I have heard of a nurse being able to review the questions. Usually, you will receive a letter whcih will tell you what areas were your weaknesses.

Good luck........................

DutchgirlRN, ASN, RN

Specializes in OB, M/S, HH, Medical Imaging RN. Has 33 years experience.

This is the first time that I have heard of a nurse being able to review the questions. Usually, you will receive a letter whcih will tell you what areas were your weaknesses.

Good luck........................

DITTO

I called the Michigan State Board of Nursing today and they told me I can see my test..for $400.!! What should I do?? How much money do I have to spend to get my freakin license. I am so frustrated, but I feel like seeing what I got wrong would help. What would you do...........

why do you need to see it? If you are repeating the test you will get totally different questions anyway. I'll bet you know the information but are having trouble with the language of the test and determining the "best" answer. There is no secret formula for passing, but I recommend taking practice tests over and over and over. Good luck!

I want to see it b/c I would really like to look at the areas that said I was "below passing". One of the areas was pharmacology which of course includes the med math questions. I thought those were super easy...but since I was "below passing" what if they were wrong? The other 2 drug questions I had were about pancrealipase and I'm pretty sure I got those right too...so I want to see what's up. Also.....why wouldn't I. I think it will help to see if I truly didn't know they answers or if it was my anxiety level.

When I took the Kaplan review course I was the only one who was in the passing range for the readiness and I also got in the 70's on all of the CD tests. I really want to analyze my test taking with this exam b/c I have never had an issue w/ school or tests before.

SKM-NURSIEPOOH, BSN, RN

Specializes in LTC/Peds/ICU/PACU/CDI. Has 25 years experience.

i was just reading the pamphlet they give you before you take your exam. you know the red one from ncsbn. it says in the back that if you fail, some boards of nursing allow you to view your exam to see the questions you got wrong.

i am unable to contact michigan's board of nursing d/t the holiday.....has anyone out there done this?

~ melissa

drop the notion to *see* your test questions. you'd do much better in reviewing the *areas of weakness* instead. like someone else stated above, you'll be given a whole new/different set of questions than that of the first exam. why wait precious time milling over exam questions missed? you'll only look for those questions the next time out & that might hinder your performance.

your $400.00 dollars would be better spent on review courses like kaplan (preferably their online with q + bank test questions); or better yet, spend $50.00 up to $150.00 on ncsbn's review (the very nclex people who write the exam questions).

if you have the funds, i'd recommend the kaplan course cuz they tell you how to read each question, analyze/decipher, & how to make intelligent decisions based on the information provided.

i'm sorry that you didn't accomplished your goal the first time out. once you've had the chance to review your area of weakness, work on that, i think you'd do much better the next time out! one thing i took away when i did the kaplan review was that in the world of nclex, everything is perfect! so if you worked as a gn, nurse extern, or as a lpn prior to taking the nclex & you didn't take a review course like kaplan, you probably took the exam with the idea of what you done & seen done in the real world (kaplan stressed what a huge problem this was & still is). these people (& others) tend to answer questions with their gut feelings instead of what they know to be correct.

hope this helps you somewhat ~ cheers!

moe

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