Cut off at 75, feeling like I'm gonna cry

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by MrsCannibal MrsCannibal Member Nurse

Specializes in Cath Lab/Critical Care. Has 9 years experience.

I got cut off at 75 questions...I don't feel like I knew anything that was asked! I'm dazed, I'm depressed...I swear all I had was priority questions, a few "check all that apply" and some drug questions....WHY DON'T THEY TELL US OUR SCORE SOONER!!!! aaarrrrggghhhhhhhh!!!!!!:bluecry1:

RNsRWe, ASN, RN

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I got cut off at 75 questions...I don't feel like I knew anything that was asked! I'm dazed, I'm depressed...I swear all I had was priority questions, a few "check all that apply" and some drug questions....WHY DON'T THEY TELL US OUR SCORE SOONER!!!! aaarrrrggghhhhhhhh!!!!!!:bluecry1:

I just posted to you on the other board!

But I'll repeat :

I don't think I've ever talked with anyone who was sure she'd passed; everyone was sure she/he HADN'T! (and they'd all passed).

A friend of mine, someone who is just naturally great at exams,said the NCLEX was the most baffling thing she'd ever taken. She was clueless. But apparently not; she passed

Hang in there!

Tweety, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac. Has 30 years experience. 31,498 Posts

It's a dreadful exam and very few people feel good about it when they leave. Hang in there. Good luck!

EricJRN, MSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 16 years experience. 1 Article; 6,677 Posts

Lots of priority questions generally means good news! As Tweety said, this exam does leave most people feeling a little beaten up.

When I complained at work about the anxious 48 hours I spent waiting on results, several nurses told me about how the NCLEX used to be administered in separate sections over a couple of days, and would involve a wait of several weeks or months to receive results. That put it back in perspective somewhat.

Good luck! Try not to stress!

llg

llg, PhD, RN

Specializes in Nursing Professional Development. Has 45 years experience. 13,469 Posts

When I am faced with a situation like yours, I "pretend" that the bad thing has happened and I make a plan for dealing with. Having a plan in place decreases my fear of that negative possibility. "Yes, the outcome might be bad ... but if that happens, I know how to deal with it."

Then if the bad outcome DOES happen, I am ahead of the game because I already have a plan in place. If the bad outcome DOES NOT happen... well then that's no problem. That's cause to celebrate!

Take care,

llg

MrsCannibal

MrsCannibal

Specializes in Cath Lab/Critical Care. Has 9 years experience. 127 Posts

Thanks to all for the posts...I'm feeling better now, and just hanging in there waiting for my score...I will let ya know! Shannon

mercyteapot

mercyteapot, BSN, RN

Specializes in Dev. Disabilities, Health Disparities. Has 20 years experience. 2,756 Posts

Lots of priority questions generally means good news! As Tweety said, this exam does leave most people feeling a little beaten up.

When I complained at work about the anxious 48 hours I spent waiting on results, several nurses told me about how the NCLEX used to be administered in separate sections over a couple of days, and would involve a wait of several weeks or months to receive results. That put it back in perspective somewhat.

Good luck! Try not to stress!

Yes, indeed. We've actually discussed the ''old'' NCLEX on the board before. I took mine at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, PA in July. No air conditioning. Humidity in the 90%s. We were to bring several #2 pencils, ID and little else. Don't think we had bottled water back then, and if we did, no one drank it, but it for sure would've been a no-no. The best part was waiting 6 weeks for our results! And they would arrive by mail. Still, though, in the end, I am sure the primary emotion after the test is finished is the same... Good luck!

MrsCannibal

MrsCannibal

Specializes in Cath Lab/Critical Care. Has 9 years experience. 127 Posts

I PASSED!!!!! Thank you all for the kind words while I was sweating it out, and thank goodness I didn't have to wait forever for my results, the way my mom did 30 years ago !!!:balloons: :lol2:

mitchsmom

mitchsmom

Specializes in OB, lactation. 1,907 Posts

Congrats!!! Woohoo!!

Bspalacio

Bspalacio

29 Posts

Allright! Congrats!!! :balloons:

loveleyday

loveleyday

63 Posts

:balloons: cong[color=olive]ratulations :balloons:

Tweety, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac. Has 30 years experience. 31,498 Posts

I PASSED!!!!! Thank you all for the kind words while I was sweating it out, and thank goodness I didn't have to wait forever for my results, the way my mom did 30 years ago !!!:balloons: :lol2:

Woo Hoo! Congratulations! :)

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