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Facts about NCLEX results

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Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

Here you go:

Fact: You can pass or fail with minimum or maximum questions. (Edited to add: or any number of questions in between. Average number of questions completed in 2012 before pass/fail was determined with statistical significance was 119 questions for RN and 117 for PN)

Fact: paying $8 for quick results after 48 hours is an accurate pass/fail result (but your BoN maypost results sooner and you can save $8)

Fact: if you attempt pay $200 to try the trick and the charge goes through there are no refunds if it turns out you passed. This has reportedly happened at least one time.

Fact: neither the new nor the old "trick" have any guaranteed accuracy they are/were exploited glitches in the registration process

Fact: the number of questions or types of questions (SATA, prioritization, etc) have no direct correlation to pass or fail

Fact: over 85% of US educated nurses pass the NCLEX on their first attempt.

Fact: once you get the blue screen and your test is over there is NOTHING that you can do to change the outcome of whether you passed or failed. The only way to alter the results of the NCLEX is in your preparation in the years and months leading up to the NCLEX. (Study hard in school, study question rationales, etc)

Fact: it's can be stressful waiting to test and results. This is expected. Try and do something nice for your self the day before and day of your exam. You deserve it.

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JustBeachy,

Awesome post! Everything you say is 100% correct. I would like to add to it however:

Fact: If your results are cancelled because you were caught attempting to cheat, no one hear can help you. You have the option of hiring an attorney but most likely you will not win. No nurse on this forum is going to extend much sympathy, we all managed to pass without cheating.

Fact: No two people are alike, so we cannot tell you how to study. We can and will make suggestions, but you have been through school, you know what works for you and we cannot give you a one size fits all answer because that doesn't exist.

Fact: A test ending with a SATA, prioritization, or 'X-marks the spot' type of question does not mean you passed, and it does not mean you failed. It means nothing.

Junebug14, ASN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg. Has 6 years experience.

Here you go:

Fact: You can pass or fail with minimum or maximum questions.

Fact: paying $8 for quick results after 48 hours is an accurate pass/fail result (but your BoN maypost results sooner and you can save $8)

Fact: if you attempt pay $200 to try the trick and the charge goes through there are no refunds if it turns out you passed. This has reportedly happened at least one time.

Fact: neither the new nor the old "trick" have any guaranteed accuracy they are/were exploited glitches in the registration process

Fact: the number of questions or types of questions (SATA, prioritization, etc) have no direct correlation to pass or fail

Fact: over 85% of US educated nurses pass the NCLEX on their first attempt.

Fact: once you get the blue screen and your test is over there is NOTHING that you can do to change the outcome of whether you passed or failed. The only way to alter the results of the NCLEX is in your preparation in the years and months leading up to the NCLEX. (Study hard in school, study question rationales, etc)

Fact: it's can be stressful waiting to test and results. This is expected. Try and do something nice for your self the day before and day of your exam. You deserve it.

I freaking love this post and I wish so wish everyone would read it. I am guilty of wondering about my outcome bc of the number and types questions I received, but really it doesn't matter. No clues or hints are given and nothing is guaranteed until your names shows up on the BON website and you get the license in the mail.

Meriwhen, ASN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in Psych ICU, addictions.

I'd amend the first one to let them know that they can pass or fail with the minimum, the maximum, and any number in between.

bsartor

Specializes in Neuro, Trauma, and Psych. Has 2 years experience.

THANK YOU!!! I did not know the percentage of people who pass on their first attempt. 85% is so reassuring to hear. I will breathe a little bit easier tonight :sleep:

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JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

I'd amend the first one to let them know that they can pass or fail with the minimum, the maximum, and any number in between.

Done ;)

I freaking love this post and I wish so wish everyone would read it. I am guilty of wondering about my outcome bc of the number and types questions I received, but really it doesn't matter. No clues or hints are given and nothing is guaranteed until your names shows up on the BON website and you get the license in the mail.

Ah, but they won't. MANY have written this information, posted FAQs, posted articles, and written informative threads. And ten minutes after a Pulitzer Prize-winning thread is put up, someone will write "but I got 89 questions, 18 SATA, 4 drag/drops, 3 med calcs, used Hurst and Kaplan.....so.....do you think I passed?!"

Truth.

CT Pixie, BSN, RN

Has 10 years experience.

FACT: A large amount of SATA questions does not indicate that you are doing well nor are the always 'higher level' or at/above passing level questions. They can be lower level or 'below passing' level questions or they can be at/above. The alternate type questions (SATA, X marks the spot, drag/drop etc) are just that..alternate types, not higher level.

You can get the majority of questions being SATA and fail, just as easily as you can get few if any SATA and pass. I have many friends who've passed/failed all combos of ways (lots of SATA and failed, lots of SATA and failed, etc)

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

FACT: A large amount of SATA questions does not indicate that you are doing well nor are the always 'higher level' or at/above passing level questions. They can be lower level or 'below passing' level questions or they can be at/above. The alternate type questions (SATA, X marks the spot, drag/drop etc) are just that..alternate types, not higher level.

You can get the majority of questions being SATA and fail, just as easily as you can get few if any SATA and pass. I have many friends who've passed/failed all combos of ways (lots of SATA and failed, lots of SATA and failed, etc)

I had maybe 2 SATA and one complicated drug calculation. I passed in (xx) minutes with minimum questions. Walked out having no idea if I passed or failed.

Nurse Leigh

Specializes in Telemetry.

This thread is already WAY down the line behind all those new PVT threads people are starting instead of realizing 523 people also started similar threads so I think this one is due for a BUMP. Sometimes I wonder what, if anything, some of these nursing programs are explaining about the ins and outs of NCLEX. :confused:

Junebug14, ASN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg. Has 6 years experience.

I know my program told us about the amount of questions, but they didn't tell us anything about it the fact that it doesn't matter how many the test shuts off at or the types of questions. They definitely should.

Just found out I passed this morning in FL. Exactly 48 hours after I finished the exam, my results on pearson vue became available for "Purchase." If you want to know if you passed, THIS is what you have to wait for. Still waiting on my licensure number. Don't panic if you're BON doesn't show you as licensed. These things take time.

I am posting here because this is the kind of comment I was looking for while I was waiting for my results. Those 48 hours are stressful, and it is reassuring to see people post what their situation was like. The glorious 48 where you can't be happy because you haven't passed, and you cant be sad because you haven't failed.

I had 32 SATA's and was cut off at 75. When people say SATA's aren't always difficult questions they are correct. Some of the SATA's were extremely easy... and of course some where the demon spawn of satan's nightmares. I am also fairly certain that the NCLEX invents its own drug names.

I also don't advise graduating in May and waiting 3 months to open a book again. Should you choose this fate as I did, stick to your notes, they will refresh you. Utilize the ATI modules if you still have them from school, and my weapon of choice was the Kaplan Premiere book.

Good speed and god luck to all future NCLEXERS.

Nienna Celebrindal

Has 12 years experience.

Fact: if you whine about waiting 48 hours for results those of us in the 7 states who don't have that option are going to think you're spoilt (well we're going to think something else but I can't say it polite conversation).

Shoot I wish California had 48 hour results. I'll just be waiting anxiously or become a mess before I receive the notice of pass or fail.

More people should read this post. so beeehump

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LadyFree28, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics, Rehab, Trauma. Has 10 years experience.

This thread is already WAY down the line behind all those new PVT threads people are starting instead of realizing 523 people also started similar threads so I think this one is due for a BUMP. Sometimes I wonder what, if anything, some of these nursing programs are explaining about the ins and outs of NCLEX. :confused:

My program explained the ins and outs of that testing; all the way to the four concepts, what to expect, how getting the minimum or maximum and everything in between could be a pass or a fail; when the best time to take the exam (within at least 2 months after completion of your classes and graduation), and the potential challenges of passing past the time period, as well as taking the exam repeatedly. My dean broke down the statistics of the exam as well as the passing statistics and repeat test taking; they even touched on ESL statistics to the cohort that were ESL.

They were VERY thorough. :yes: