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Curious--anyone absolutely confident they passed when walking out of NCLEX?

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darthsunshine has 9 years experience and specializes in OR.

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Hi all, I'm new here.

I took my NCLEX-RN today--it shut off around 95-100 questions (honestly don't know, looked at the #84, kept plugging along and about 10 minutes later it shut off).

One thing RNs have told me was they all walked out to their car after the exam CERTAIN they failed it...and then found out they passed. Thankfully TX has quickresults, so I should know by Thursday...but *SHEESH* I honestly think I could have failed it...or maybe passed it?

Ugh :uhoh21:

How many felt the same way?

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mrmike has 5 years experience and specializes in ICU/ER.

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Took it today and feel devasted. 200 questions and will be amazed if I passed. I was top 25% of class, passed exit hesi with no problem, but my test was extremely difficult, many class mates say they thought it was easy and passed with 75 questions???

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loricatus specializes in ED, ICU, PACU.

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Hi all, I'm new here.

I took my NCLEX-RN today--it shut off around 95-100 questions (honestly don't know, looked at the #84, kept plugging along and about 10 minutes later it shut off).

One thing RNs have told me was they all walked out to their car after the exam CERTAIN they failed it...and then found out they passed. Thankfully TX has quickresults, so I should know by Thursday...but *SHEESH* I honestly think I could have failed it...or maybe passed it?

Ugh :uhoh21:

How many felt the same way?

Was actually making plans to work as a tech because I was absolutely sure I failed with 75 questions [2 years ago] and knew that my GN would expire upon receiving my failing NCLEX results....With my preceptor & half the floor staff looking over my shoulder when I hit the button for the quick results 48 hours later (with my eyes closed and telling them that there was no way I could have passed,) the little blurb saying I passed was on the screen. No bells, whistles, large bold type-----I didn't even realize that I had passed it was so understated!

I'm sure you made it. I have only known the ones that came out confident they passed (not the after-the-fact type of confident) to fail. So far, it has been a 100% pass rate for the ones I have known that are sure they failed at the completion of the test. Best Wishes. 7.gif

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Last year when I took the NCLEX I walked away from it with no idea whether I passed or failed. I wasn't even sure what number I got to, I think around 85. I had no calculations, a few multiple choice - multiple answer questions, and felt numb walking away.

2 days later, I checked online and I did not have a nursing license issued to me -- in Virginia, you check the BON site to see if you have a license. If you do, then you passed. I went to work, and the first thing my new hire coordinator asked was "so, did you pass?" -- in front of everyone. Talk about feeling bad, when I had to tell her that I did not have a license issued to me yet. She told me I could call the BON when they opened at 8 to ask. When I took my break at 9 I called, and after waiting on hold forever, was told that I did have a license that was issued the night before :balloons: . The online system just wasn't updated yet. Of course, I didn't believe it until I saw with my own eyes that I had a license -- but I was very relieved to go to my manager and tell her that I was licensed and could continue to work!

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I took mine yesterday and quit at 133. I feel awful. I know I paniced after about 100 thinking that "I'm not getting these right". I'm pretty sure I failed just because I lost control of my anxiety. I also did well in class and on the HESI. Still had plenty on the test that I could'nt give a clear "right" answer on. Very depressing. Anyone know how fast the results come up in your account on the Pearson Vue website?

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moongirl specializes in OB.

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I took mine yesterday and quit at 133. I feel awful. I know I paniced after about 100 thinking that "I'm not getting these right". I'm pretty sure I failed just because I lost control of my anxiety. I also did well in class and on the HESI. Still had plenty on the test that I could'nt give a clear "right" answer on. Very depressing. Anyone know how fast the results come up in your account on the Pearson Vue website?

results are available at Pearson in 48 hours after test

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EricJRN has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

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The reason that no one should feel confident:

The difficulty level increases or decreases so as to keep the candidate at ~50% right and 50% wrong. With numbers like that, it's going to feel like a rough test.

Check out www.ncsbn.org and the 2007 Candidate Bulletin for more information about the unique test structure of the NCLEX.

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prmenrs has 42 years experience as a RN and specializes in NICU, Infection Control.

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Ya' know, it's been 39 years, and I still remember walking into my parents' house after my "boards", and telling my dad he'd wasted his $$, and I certainly wasn't going to take that thing again!

I passed. (Much to his relief, no doubt!)

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DutchgirlRN has 33 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in OB, M/S, HH, Medical Imaging RN.

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we "all" worry whether we got 75 questions, 265 questions or anywhere inbetween. we "all" worry whether we did or didn't have priority questions, medication questions, whether we think we got the last question right or wrong. there is truly absolutely no way to guess. the only absolute opinion is the answer you get from the board. all we can do is worry and try to handle it constructively

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pagandeva2000 is a LPN and specializes in Community Health, Med-Surg, Home Health.

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I walked out of there bewildered and shocked to the bare bone. To this day, I don't know how I got home in a rain storm...I just remember turning my key into my door, coming to my bedroom and crying before my poor, confused husband. But...I passed.

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Ok.. now that I found out my results I can actually comment here. I didn't want to jinx myself. When I walked out I was smiling but I felt guilty about not crying, whining or anything. So I tried to be discreet about it. I was good in nursing school so I figured 75 questions either indicated that I was good or I was really really really dumb that the computer gave up on me so fast and didn't even give me a chance to do more questions. So go figure.

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