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How many questions did you pass the NCLEX with?

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by shanell85 shanell85 (Member) Member

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I'm curious to know.

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quiltynurse56 has 3 years experience as a LPN, LVN and specializes in LTC and Pediatrics.

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People pass between anywhere from the minimum to the maximum. You can't base how many questions you might receive based off of how many questions other people had. In the end, it is the passing or failing that counts. No on has asked me how many questions I had to answer to pass the NCLEX. All they care about is that I have a nursing license.

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chevygirl1987 has 10 years experience and specializes in Stepdown, PCCN.

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There are, I'm sure, about a hundred threads about how many questions people got and how they studied. Since it has been thoroughly discussed, you might find some really good information if you search it.

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics.

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Statistical average is around 120 for US educated applicants. All statistics are readily available on the NCSBN website.

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Thanks and yes, I know that the important factor is passing. Of course a person wouldn't just take a test for the number of questions it had. I was just curious to know about the questions. I do understand that regardless of the questions, if you don't get the license you haven't got squat. I hear so many people say, "I only had 76 questions" or "I had 126 questions." So, uh, yeah...I asked.

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AJJKRN has 6+ years experience and specializes in Medical-Surgical/Float Pool/Stepdown.

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75...and I was sweating it and thought I failed miserably!

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That's great! I'm glad you got through it. I pray I can do the same.

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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NCLEX-PN, 2005: I passed with the 85-question minimum.

NCLEX-RN, 2010: I passed with the 75-question minimum.

I entered both exams well-prepared to lessen the chances of having to sit at the testing center in front of a computer screen for several hours.

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ruralnurse84 has 3 years experience and specializes in LTC, Rural, OB.

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76 in 45 minutes...got to go back to my hotel room and nap for a few hours before I had to check out and drive 3 hours home.

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sirI has 30 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB.

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Thread moved to NCLEX forum.

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emtb2rn has 21 years experience as a BSN, RN, EMT-B and specializes in Emergency.

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75 in 41 minutes with 23 sata. Well prepared, thought it was easy, knew i passed when the screen went black.

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Having followed this board for years, I bet I've seen someone who could say they had every possible number of questions. For PN, that would be 120 people with every quantity of questions between min and max, and for RN, 190 people with every quantity of questions between min and max.

I'll save the trouble of all of them posting, LOL, and say that much :)

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