Just took the NCLEX, have questions

  1. Ok, I know that there are a lot of threads about the NCLEX, but everyone seems to be giving such great support and advice that I hope I can get help with my questions. I took the exam on thursday and like most people, I forgot to breathe until I was halfway in and things started getting fuzzy. The exam shut off at 75 questions and I remember thinking I either did fine or I just embarassed all of my professors by failing so badly. I'm leaning toward the latter. I can't tell if I was answering 50% of the harder questions correctly or 50% of the easy ones because the few hard questions that I do remember seem easy now. I do know that I guessed on a bunch. I studied for close to 3 months nonstop with all of the Lippencott, Saunders, Mosby, and Kaplan books (scoring 72-84%), and all of the advice in those books went out the window when I sat in front of the computer screen, I was shaking like a leaf. The questions I can remember answering dealt with priority, and a few meds. I know that there is no relationship between how well you did and the number of questions you answered, but I was wondering if anyone has taken the exam since the changes in april (and felt the same as me) and passed with 75 questions. I don't think that I could take this exam again, I still have 4 more months of OR orientation to go through. It would also be nice to give my mom a belated mother's day present by telling her that I passed, but we'll see. Also, if anyone in PA could let me know how long it takes ot get results, I'd appreciate it. Thanks for listening everyone.
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  3. by   suzanne4
    You probably did just fine. Every nurse will answer correctly only 50% of the questions, it is not 50% of the easier or 50% of the harder ones.
    Everyone that I know of that has taken the "new" exam, that had only 75 questions, has passed.

    Good luck and please let us know how you do.

    Welcome to Allnurses.com.
  4. by   kelseybel
    HI, just wanted to tell you that my test shut off at 80 and my last 5 questions after the 75 were wicked easy so I FREAKED thinking that I was being given a second or something. I think I even missed my last question and I honestly felt as if I guessed on 90% of the questions or more. NO LIE!!! And I found out today I passed so have faith and don't sit there and analyze each question, you'll give yourself a serious migraine. What's done is done!!! Good luck to you.
  5. by   suzanne4
    congratulations on your passing.

    just a little note, the above post was from may, 2004. :spin: