Someone please calm me down. (I took the NCLEX today)

  1. I took the NCLEX today. It shut off at 75.

    That's good, right?

    I would know if I failed, right?

    I'm going crazy waiting and I'm about to cry, because I already have a job and the thought of having to go to them and tell them that I failed is so unbearable!

    Please give me information!!!!!! :smackingf


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  3. by   TazziRN
    Relax!!! Shutting off at 75 does not mean you passed or failed, it means that you got enough right or too many wrong. No way to know until you get the results.

    I know, no consolation, but all you can do is wait.
  4. by   tylrk0811
    I can't say relax because I'll be you in a few days. But think positive.
  5. by   lalrn
    I took the NCLEX almost 1 year ago ...when it shut off at 75 I just knew I had failed....panic....and I did cry. Thankfully I did pass. The best advice I've heard is if the questions got progressively harder you probably passed. Good luck!
  6. by   TraumaICURN
    I've never heard of anyone coming out of NCLEX thinking they've passed. You will just have to wait and see. Don't believe someone when they tell you that all people who cut off at 75 pass. That's just not true!
  7. by   GingerSue
    hopefully your results will be positive

    plan a strategy for yourself, just in case
  8. by   Ginger35
    Even with the 2 day written exams - (4 exams total) - You didn't know if you passed or failed.....Atleast that was how it was back in 1994
  9. by   TazziRN
    Quote from Ginger35
    Even with the 2 day written exams - (4 exams total) - You didn't know if you passed or failed.....Atleast that was how it was back in 1994

    Yeah, but on those tests there was no stopping at a certain number....we had to finished the entire exam, every question!!!

    Not to mention waiting 12 weeks for our results.............and today's newbies think they have it rough........
  10. by   whiskeygirl
    Hey LilPeanut!

    Congrats on taking the exam! I procrastinated for 3 months and took it on the very last day allowed.

    Anyway, not to perpetuate a myth here but, what were the last types of questions that you had on the exam?
  11. by   facetoface
    you have done your best in taking the test, now put everything in his hand trough prayers.... god bless you always remember his word:
    "my grace is sufficient for you,for my power is made perfect in weakness" 2cor 12:9
  12. by   honeylet_1710
    If you think that your answer on the last question was right then you probably passed. Think positive I took last Oct 2006 and I also feel the same way I waited for a month for the results and the waiting time is the most horrible part anyway i did passed and you will also.
    Good luck
  13. by   Sabby_NC
    The waiting is the worst but relax you are now on THIS side of the NCLEX. You will find out soon enough. Remain positive hon you have no reason not too eh? Cheers
  14. by   angel o' mercy
    I was absolutely physically sick after the NCLEX. My anxiety was physically affecting me. I wound up calling the State Dept of NSG the day after I tested and told the woman I spoke with that she would be reponsible for whatever happened to me if I didnt get my results NOW. She laughed and said "Dont worry sweety, you can breathe, you passed." I dont know if they are allowed to do that, but she probably heard the fear and desperation in my voice. I have developed such test anxiety since NCLEX. Before I was always cool as a cucumber, now I panic. Its like post traumatic test disorder.