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General questions about nclex

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by RN2Be85 RN2Be85 (New) New

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I am a new graduate about to take my nclex. I've been hearing the nclex consists of 75 questions, but for some people they get more than 75 questions. I was confused about this. When you take your nclex and the computer ends at 75 questions, does it mean you passed? and if you answer more than 75 questions, you fail? also, do they tell you right away if you passed?

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Altra is a BSN, RN and specializes in Emergency & Trauma/Adult ICU.

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I would hope that somewhere in your nursing program you were directed to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing ... which develops and administers NCLEX, or other appropriate NCLEX prep information. Here's a link to the website, specifically the page which describes CAT (Computerized Adaptive Testing).

https://www.ncsbn.org/1216.htm

Briefly ... the NCLEX consists of a minimum of 75 questions, maximum of 265. How many questions you receive depends on how many questions are required for the algorithm to reach the "95% confidence interval", or 95% certainty that your ability as demonstrated on the exam is either above or below the passing standard.

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KelRN215 has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pedi.

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No, no and no. You can fail with 75 questions and you can pass with 265.

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