Boards and the minimum

  1. Hello All,
    I was curious if anyone has taken boards, took the min. and still failed? I took boards yesterday.. It was hard... several I knew, several I didn't.. But I did take the minimum.

    Later,


    Demoking
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  3. by   carolinagirlRN
    I took it yesterday too and I also took 75?s. I've heard that if you take the min, then that's usually a good thing. Everyone in my class that's taken it with the min have passed. Good luck! Where did you take it?
  4. by   jsully13
    I took boards in December of 2004. After I was done , I went out to my car and cried because I thought I had done really bad! I had 75 questions, and I passed. Hope this helps!
  5. by   Mommy TeleRN
    The exam is set up so that you answer about 50% of the items correctly. I guess that is why everyone walks out feeling like they failed! Here is the detailed explanation from the NCSBN.
    https://www.ncsbn.org/452.htm
  6. by   heartICU
    FYI: The original poster is talking about CRNA boards, NOT RN boards. And yes, I do know someone who had the minimum number of questions, and still failed, but she didn't study except a few weeks (as in, two) before the exam. No one was really surprised.
  7. by   Mommy TeleRN
    oops sorry! I followed the link from the front page and didn't realize it was the CRNA boards.

    Good luck Demoking!
  8. by   Demoking
    Thanks...

    Found out on Friday I passed my boards!!!!!!!


    I am now a CRNA!!!!!
  9. by   TLC RN
    Congratulations!
  10. by   skipaway
    Quote from Demoking
    Thanks...

    Found out on Friday I passed my boards!!!!!!!


    I am now a CRNA!!!!!
    Congratulations.
  11. by   traumaRUs
    Let me add my congrats too.
  12. by   CRNABH2b
    If I may ask, how long did you guys study before taking the exam?
  13. by   Howie149
    Quote from crnabh
    if i may ask, how long did you guys study before taking the exam?
    i took the boards in feb 2004. it's been a while...but i think i studied the valley review...nothing else... other than what was required for the comprehensive exams for school of course. i probably put in 8 weeks or so....(i didnt attend the valley review, too expensive... i just coppied the study guide from someone).

    the valley review specifically prepped me for the board exam. 75 questions...in and out. keep in mind, the tougher the questions, the more likely you will pass.

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