1. I am freaking out! I just took my boards today and I feel like I totally failed. It shut off at 75 questions. My friends keep telling me if it shut off at 75 it is a pretty good sign. I don't know though. There is not 24 hour service in my state. I won't know for about a week. Any advice? Does anyone know many people that it shut off at 75 and they failed?
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    Joined: Feb '03; Posts: 6
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  3. by   Angelica
    A friend of mine took it last week. Her test stopped at 75 as well. She passed.
    I'm taking it in 4 days, so I certainly understand your apprehension. Good luck and relax (or at least try)!!
  4. by   LuvbabiesRN
    I took the nclex on monday and mine shut off at 75 questions and i passed- i think it is a good sign. when i took the test they told us that over 85% of first time test takers pass the nclex on the first try. I think more likely than not u passed!!!! GOOD LUCK!
  5. by   rosemadder
    Did the questions seem relatively simple or complex? If they were complex that is a good sign. I have also heard that if you get the last question right before it cuts off you usually pass. Good luck!
  6. by   PremmieRN
    You can check your results online at
    You need to wait 2 days before they are there. I am not sure but I would think if your 2nd day falls on a weekend you would need to wait until Mon.
  7. by   Nurse2BinNC
    Does anyone know many people that it shut off at 75 and they failed?
    That is a question I would love to know the answer to. I took my boards today and it shut off at 75. I wouldn't be so scared except for the friend that went with me is always an "A" student in everything that she does and she had 180 questions before she shut off. I was so relieved when mine shut off at 75, cause I have always heard that is a very good sign, but when she didn't come out for another 30 - 45 minutes I got scared. Most of my questions were on Prioritizing and delegating.
  8. by   Aly

    Mine also shut off at 75, that was on Friday the 13th!! I found out this morning that I passed. My questions seemed complex and I wasn't positive on a number of the answers. Don't stress, I am sure that you did fine.
    Good Luck.
  9. by   redwinggirlie
    Mine shut off at 75 and I passed. I drove myself nuts waiting for the results. I won't tell you to calm down, because I know it's impossible. Just keep busy......
  10. by   Gator,SN
    GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this has got to be the worse stress I have ever felt and I do not even have my ATT yet!

  11. by   jbgemmell
    OK, I have some news from a friend. There are people that take 75 and fail. :uhoh21: My questions just seemed soooo hard. I feel like I failed. I just feel like there is no way in the world that I could have passed it. I am making myself sick. But I took the TN state boards and there will be no way to know until this Friday or next Monday. YUCKY!!! I will just have to try and keep my mind off of it. Yeah, right! Wish me luck though. I will keep all of you in my prayers. We are all in this together....
  12. by   Katnip
    There may be some who fail at 75, but I haven't met one yet. Of course you CAN fail with 75. But, and don't quote me on this, I think you'd have to miss every single question of the 75 to do it.
  13. by   jbgemmell
    Thank you so much for your support. I am really making myself sick over this darn test. I really appreciate all of you.
  14. by   Katnip
    You watch. In a couple of days, we'll be seeing a post that said you passed.