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Guys, this is difficult.

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Specializes in L&D.

Hey! So I just took the NCLEX this morning.

I had 75 questions. 30-something of the questions were Select All That Apply.

WHAT AM I GONNA DO. I feel like I bombed it. Many of the questions seemed the same to me, too.

Are these bad signs?

I guess I'll find out in 48 hours!

Please tell me your experiences because I'm darn nervous.

yedwards42, BSN, MSN

Specializes in Maternal Newborn. Has 7 years experience.

Congrats on taking NCLEX! Many folks (including myself were uneasy/unsure) after taking NCLEX. While I felt some of NCLEX was easy (over-studied in some respects) I also felt some questions were a bit "obscure" or not so much nursing related though critical thinking type questions. Did you feel you knew or could determine answers for most of the questions? Overall, try not to stress, and hopefully you'll see your name on the BON website (or pay for quick results) soon.

Keeping my fingers crossed you're an RN!

I have never spoken to a single person who did not feel like they failed. Myself included. The test is set u so you get about half the questions wrong.

48 hours seems like a lifetime, but it isn't as long as it feels. I have heard that the BONs in some states put up license numbers much more quickly than the quick results come in. Start checking the BON online today a couple of times a day. You may get lucky and see your results sooner than 48 hours, but if it doesn't show up, don't get upset. Some states take much longer.

I was trying to find you as a user name, I wanted to tell you Scaredsilly, i was a silent admire-er of this website and I found your posts to be the MOST helpful! thank you so much!!! :) I passed my exam and to be honest, i took everything you wrote into high consideration

SATA = HIGH level! you will ACCEEEE it dont stress. i know its tough, just try and sleep or watch tv get your mind off of it.

I was trying to find you as a user name, I wanted to tell you Scaredsilly, i was a silent admire-er of this website and I found your posts to be the MOST helpful! thank you so much!!! :) I passed my exam and to be honest, i took everything you wrote into high consideration

This is so sweet! THANK YOU!! And congratulations, RN!!

did you have any drop and drag

Skips, MSN, RN

Specializes in L&D.

I only had two, I think. Maybe one. I can't recall now!

I did the Pearson Vue "trick" and it wouldn't let me register, so hopefully I passed. (: The wait begins.

did you take yours this morning, im getting the same pop up. i stopped at 95 on nclex pn. i feel horrible about it. i had 20 SATA, and then some questions felt like sooo easy!

Skips, MSN, RN

Specializes in L&D.

I took mine at 8 a.m. this morning. I'm crossing my fingers for you, too!

akulahawkRN, ADN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in Emergency Department. Has 6 years experience.

SATA's aren't always high-level questions, so don't bank on that as an indicator of how you did. The exam is designed to test your limits and at some point, you'll start getting about 50% right/wrong answers because that's your limit. Because that happens, you'll walk out of the exam feeling like you did horrible on the exam. If it were a traditional exam, that would have been true...

Since the exam apparently stopped at 75 and the new PVT would not let you pay (and probably gave you the "good popup" message we're used to seeing) that's a very good sign that you passed.

If you feel like you failed it, you probably passed it. Fingers crossed and big hugs to you.

I walked out of the testing center not feeling like I failed but feeling super confused. I got every type of questions. 150 question. 60 were SATA. I was like what the hell just happened. But I passed.

Skips, MSN, RN

Specializes in L&D.

That's exactly how I felt! SATAs were my weakness in school, and I felt like I couldn't really "prove" what I knew with it. I tried to critically think my way through it, though! We will see!

are you on fb?! we should totss be friends!

A SATA question is merely an alternative-format question. They can be above passing standard or below it. Not sure why this myth keeps circulating that SATA questions= high level questions...??

At any rate, here's the bottom line for those of you who get 75 questions only: you either did so well that the computer could determine your competency within the minimum number....OR....you did so poorly that the computer 'knew' that no matter how many questions it tossed out, you couldn't be considered competent at this time.

Based on your academic history, clinical history, how you studied for the NCLEX....which scenario is more likely?

Also keep in mind that the majority of test-takers who complete the test in 75 questions DO pass, making THAT result most likely.

Good luck :)