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Did I fail NCLEX????!!!

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Hello

I took the NCLEX yesterday and it was 100% worst than I expected. I've been going crazy and would appreciate any advice from anyone. My test stopped somewhere between 110-112, and I had about 30-40 select all that apply which I thought was crazy. Almost sure I got a lot of the select all apply wrong however they kept showing up. Even my last question was a select all that apply but I'm pretty sure I got the last question right. What does this mean, are these good signs or I have failed? I would really appreciate anyone sharing their experience and if they had a similar experience as me and what happened with their results.

Thank you

I think your chances are good. How and when do you find out? In my city, we get emailed a license copy and can check the registry less than 24 hours after testing. I won't hear right away if I officially failed but...no email and my registry is blank over 48 hours later. It's such a weird way to inform people. It's either a humane and quick affirmation or brutal uncertainty. Don't despair, I think you're in a good place. Seriously.

Let us know.

In Florida, you can go to the Florida Health website and your license number will be posted the next day at 9am if you passed. I took my test Monday and it also shut off at 110 questions. I felt terrible about the whole test, but I knew that I got the last question right. Did the Pearson trick 15min after my test and got the good pop up. The next day I found out that I passed.

Katsam2 said:
In Florida, you can go to the Florida Health website and your license number will be posted the next day at 9am if you passed. I took my test Monday and it also shut off at 110 questions. I felt terrible about the whole test, but I knew that I got the last question right. Did the Pearson trick 15min after my test and got the good pop up. The next day I found out that I passed.

Hi kat! Just wondering what part of the website will they show that you passed? I took my nclex today at 2pm and Im trying to find out where and when will they post it. :D

NurseElizabeth13 said:
You probably passed. I heard SATA are good signs during the test. Did you do the Pearson vue trick?

SATA is a format of question, meaning nothing more or less than multiple choice, drag/drop, fill in, etc. It's a very long running myth that SATA questions are a higher level of question (they are not) or that not having many means you did badly (it does not). Right up there with having a lot or a little calculations or a lot or a little med questions, it doesn't mean anything at all. It's just a variation of testing.

I feel sorry for people who are upset because they don't know that none of these myths means anything :(

HDHRN specializes in LTC, HH, and Case Mangement.

Whether or not you got the last question right is not what determines if you passed. You have to be above the line to pass.

Do you work for BON? Do you write questions for them? I'm almost positive you don't so whatever you may think or say is a myth as well.

Of course there are no absolutes, but the test isn't going to shut off and fail you if you're answering questions right. It's just not logical. Unless you're talking about the very last question (#265) in that case you have to be above the line whether or not you get the question right.

Do you work for BON? Do you write questions for them? I'm almost positive you don't so whatever you may think or say is a myth as well.

HDHRN specializes in LTC, HH, and Case Mangement.

Katsam2 said:
Of course there are no absolutes, but the test isn't going to shut off and fail you if you're answering questions right. It's just not logical. Unless you're talking about the very last question (#265) in that case you have to be above the line whether or not you get the question right.

Yes, that's what I mean. Sorry for the confusion. And to the pp, if you are talking to me, no I don't, sorry lol. Not my type of job anyway, lol. Have a good one and I mean that. I am not one to start things in these forums.

NurseElizabeth13 said:
Do you work for BON? Do you write questions for them? I'm almost positive you don't so whatever you may think or say is a myth as well.

If you want to be wrong, that's fine. But at least don't insist on spreading myths. See, it actually was confirmed by the BON that SATA is only a format and means nothing regarding the level of difficulty. This information, which again, IS confirmed by the BON is on the nclex website. Also, they state it makes no difference if your last question is right or wrong. The only thing that counts is if you're in passing territory. So what you're arguing isn't really debatable.

NurseElizabeth13 said:
Do you work for BON? Do you write questions for them? I'm almost positive you don't so whatever you may think or say is a myth as well.

I think this might have been meant for me, as I was the one who told you that you are providing misinformation by telling people that SATA are "good signs" regarding the test. And while I do not work for any Board of Nursing (there is one for each state) the correct information can be found entirely on the NCSBN (and I do not work for them either, but that's also not relevant).

The information regarding the NCLEX is provided in much detail by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. They are the creators of the NCLEX and therefore in a position to be 100% certain of how the test works and how students should approach the NCLEX for the best chance of success.

Every person who is preparing for the NCLEX would do well to READ that information ON that site so they aren't swayed by the many myths that are out there. All that perpetuating myths does is create even more anxiety in test takers and who needs that?

I read a thread here where someone was flipping out because she counted something like two or three SATA for her entire exam, and someone else told her that meant she was doing badly. Couldn't be more wrong, so why go through all that? And believing that you must be doing well because you are getting a lot of SATA questions is also crushing to the test taker who fails "even though" she got a ton of those format questions.

People also put a lot of weight (wrongly) in how "hard" a question is. They think that since their test was very hard (to them) they must have been above the passing standard. Sometimes they are, sometimes not. Same with "easy" questions, what is easy to one may be difficult to another.

Take away: Having a certain number (whether few or many) of any kind of question or any format of question does not predict in any way whether you will be passing or failing that exam. And unless you are an expert in Bloom's Taxonomy, the CAT system used for determining pass/fail on NCLEX, you also don't know if the questions you have answered ultimately were above the passing standard or not.

Don't believe me. Believe NCSBN.org .

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