What # of questions did u pass the NCLEX with? - page 4

HI, I took the NCLEX yesterday and think I failed. The computer stopped at 105 or 106 questions and I felt it was pretty hard. I came home and looked up some of the "easy" questions I remembered and... Read More

  1. by   geekgolightly
    Originally posted by Monica RN,BSN
    This computerized test still boggles my mind.... as back in the day when I took boards we spent two full days written paper test... I think it is odd how some can pass with 72 and others getthe opportunity to continue on to 250+ This is such a wide variance. it seems that the test goes on and on until the "right " number is achieved. Gives alot of opportunity to keep on going until you pass. I guess though, there are many who do not pass, and then it would seem that they "triggered" the specific questions wrong that shows unsafe nursing or incompetent practice levels. At Least there are MANY questions to be allowed to answer, Imagine if it were, say a flat 100 questions, and you needed 75 correct, or equivelent to 75%. This would make it straight forward, rather than the pass rate being "what ever number it takes to pass"
    Just my opinion..... Good luck to those of you who are taking the boards
    I would much prefer your exam. I don;t know if you know this, but one of the things baout this new type of exam is the computer figures out which areas you are weak in and gives you THOSE questions. You are not graded by your general knowlege. You may very well be graded in your competence of your least well understood subject. Say you know everything there is to know about oncology, respiratory, GI Hepatic, OB, Pedi nursing but are weak in burns. If the computer throws a burn question at you, and you get it wrong, it hones in on that like a heat seeking missle. If you continue to get those questions wrong, you are SUNK.

    Truly frightening.
  2. by   Ari RN
    Took NCLEX-RN May 4th and passed. Computer shut off at 75 questions. :hatparty:
  3. by   VivaLasViejas
    Congrats to you, Ari! :hatparty: WOOOOOOT!

    I'm another one who got the minimum # of questions and passed. It took me four years to complete my education, and it was almost disappointing to have it all boil down to about 20 minutes in front of a computer.

    I've gotten over it though. :chuckle
  4. by   ?burntout
    I passed with 75 questions.
  5. by   MambutzRN
    i wasnt really counting. i think 84 or 94.. took me 1 hour and 15 min.- long prayers before and after included..
  6. by   suzanne4
    Everyone gets 50% right and 50% wrong. It depends on how hard the questions are that you get as it looks more at how well you are able to respond to a certain situation. They want to make sure that your skills meet a certain minimum level.

  7. by   angelintrauma
    I took the NCLEX yesterday. It shut off at 77 questions. (What is that all about?!) When it didn't shut off at 75 questions my heart just plumetted. I don't even remember what the last 2 questions were. I have spent about 7 months practicing questions and was praying for a 'confident' 75 shut off.
    Anybody ever hear of getting 77 questions and passing? I can't find out if I passed until tomorrow morning but I'm afraid I'll throw up before then! I'll die before I go back to being a tech!
  8. by   NurseDixie
    I passed with 75 questions.
  9. by   lovinghands
    Passed with 75 - got my license in the mail 4 days later!
  10. by   lady_jezebel
    passed first time with 75
  11. by   leraern
    Passed First Time With 101 Questions.
  12. by   Zar
    Quote from teresab_2000
    HI, I took the NCLEX yesterday and think I failed. The computer stopped at 105 or 106 questions and I felt it was pretty hard. I came home and looked up some of the "easy" questions I remembered and got them wrong. Just wondering cause everyone seems to pass with 75 or 265 questions.

    Had 75 questions and i failed it. Re taking it again. Number means nothing!
  13. by   anutmeg
    [font=Comic Sans MS]I passed with 75 questions and thought the test was hard. I left the exam feeling like i failed for sure. Some friends of mine had 75, 85, 90, 265 and they all passed. I dont think the number of questions really matter. Be positive and hang in there.