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Failed NCLEX

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I took my NCLEX yesterday and got shut down at 75 questions and 15 special research questions with 30 SATAs, 3 drag and drops, and 2 math cals. What are my chances of failing NCLEX for the first time? I came out feeling like a complete failure. I knew absolutely nothing on the exam. I even used all of UWORLD testbank and self assessment and utilize the entire content of HURST. Did anyone feel that way when they came out? I felt like the NCLEX was a completely different ballgame from everything I studied. I tried the pvt and it gave me the good pop up, but I think it's too early to really know because my results are not available yet. I don't know my results until tomorrow, but can someone please pray for me and give me reassurance??

NICU Guy, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 5 years experience.

When the test stops at 75 questions means you either did very well or very poorly. If you did very well in school, it is very unlikely that an A/B student would perform so poorly that the computer would not continue to give questions beyond 75.

magnoliablush, ASN, RN

Has 2 years experience.

I agree with the above. I cried the entire way home. I passed, 75 questions! It’s okay. Just stay as calm as you can.

37changes, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC. Has 1 years experience.

Yep, the exam is designed to make you feel like you aren't doing well. That's its nature.

Mine shut off at 75 and I wasn't feeling great about how it was going so far, but I did my best on each question because that's all we can do. I knew at that moment (deep down) that I must have passed, because there's no way I did so badly that it wouldn't have given me more opportunity to prove myself.

Yep, I passed. It's over. 🙂 And I couldn't tell you how many I had of what type of question. And I couldn't even tell you what questions I had, to he honest. It's all a blur. Lol. But it's over. I have my license. And that's what matters.

Come back and give us an update!

Most likely you passed if you got a good pop up with 75 qns on the test. Come back and give us update!

I am pretty sure you passed Congratulations... 75 question shut down is a golden ticket sign. Good Luck in your nursing career.

emmjayy, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, CCRN. Has 2 years experience.

You passed.

I also got 75 questions. I only had 2-3 SATA'S and I know the conventional wisdom is that you need tons of SATA's to feel that you passed or whatever, but I got what I considered to be a lot of low level questions (side effects of lasix, expected electrolyte imbalances after long bouts of n/v/d) and I passed! I also remember feeling totally thrown by the test, because it was so extremely different from what I used for prep, but it turned out okay in the end! I'm sure you are fine :)

sweety_les07, BSN, RN

Specializes in Adult Critical Care and PACU Nursing. Has 10 years experience.

Do not get discouraged, I took mine multiple times as well in 2013. Now I am working in ICU and everytime I look back and think about my NCLEX failures, it taught me to never ever give up!!!!

pm me your gmail address if u have, I have some review materials that I can share to you online.

sweety_les07, BSN, RN

Specializes in Adult Critical Care and PACU Nursing. Has 10 years experience.

Do not get discouraged, I took mine multiple times as well in 2013. Now I am working in ICU and everytime I look back and think about my NCLEX failures, it taught me to never ever give up!!!!

pm me your gmail address if u have, I have some review materials that I can share to you online.

read my thread here....

sweety_les07, BSN, RN

Specializes in Adult Critical Care and PACU Nursing. Has 10 years experience.

Yes, I did! I’ve been a nurse now for 5 yrs 🙂 I work in the ICU 😊