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Just took my NCLEX this morning. 60 questions, thinking that I failed.

I am so beyond nervous. The whole time I was taking the test I felt like I was between two answers and just guessing. I didn’t feel 100% confident on hardly anything. I did not expect the test to shut off at 60, I honestly expected to get more questions. Now I’m feeling like maybe I failed. I didn’t have that many SATA.. maybe 10-12? Where as my other friends who have passed have had upwards of 20-30...However the main reason I think I could’ve failed is bc I also had a math question toward the end of my exam. It was a multi step math problem, but I’m wondering if this is a bad sign because the math questions are typically not considered high difficulty level. I’m upset because I was a 4.0 student in school, I usually don’t struggle too badly with tests however sometimes I do get in my own head. I used UWorld to study, was in the 86th percentile and got very high chances of passing on both of my assessments. ATI Comp predictor gave me a 99% chance of passing.

What do you guys think? Is having the math question at the end and very few SATA a pretty bad sign for me? I am so so so anxious. I haven’t done the Pearson VUE trick yet because I am so scared. Would appreciate any advice because I’m losing my mind 😞 Should I try the trick? Is it accurate?

You studied, you did your best and got high chance of passing on UWorld! As of now, try to relax, give yourself a break! If I were on your shoes, I wouldn't do the trick since its not accurate and it won't help me at all.

I hope you pass! 🙂 Let me know as soon as you have your result! Try to think positive too, law of attraction and pray! 🙂

I didn't have alot of SATA on my exam either and it shut off at 67, I wasnt going to do the trick but I literally have no self control so I did 😂 I got the good pop up and then found out I passed 48 hrs later. No one has the same test, it formulates to how u are answering the questions so in my understanding if u were getting SATA questions wrong u probably would have gotten alot more of them.  Try and relax..I know thats easy to say...this is the longest 48 hrs of your life ❤❤❤ positive thoughts to u!!

NICU Guy, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU.

17 hours ago, tina323 said:

I’m upset because I was a 4.0 student in school

It is extremely unlikely that a 4.0 graduate would fail NCLEX so poorly that the computer would not give them additional questions. The reason it stopped at 60 questions is that you did very well that it stopped at 60 and you passed.

I'm in the same boat.  I took my NCLEX-RN yesterday and it shut off at 60 questions.  I only had one SATA and the test overall seemed too easy. Then 2hrs later I did tge PVT and got the bad pop up! I retried 2 more hours later and got the bad pop up again. Now I'm hoping I passed like others that got the bad pop up. 

I failed. I will try again mid September. I will devote 8hrs daily 6 days a week to studying. 

On 8/5/2020 at 6:54 PM, Stevo40 said:

I failed. I will try again mid September. I will devote 8hrs daily 6 days a week to studying. 

Dear Stevo40:

I had failed my 1st attempt. I had underestimated the test, and had anxiety along with pumping 3 uptime energy drinks prior to the test which did not help. 2nd time around, prior to taking the test I took a 2 day Kaplan NCLEX refresher course to help me with my strategy. Most of us students in the Kaplan classroom were getting most of the answers to the mock questions wrong. The teacher showed us how the test works. It was this strategy instruction, and anxiety management that put me over the edge to pass, as my content was still on the weak side. Even with strong content (which I did not have), you will need to have the strategy end of things sorted out here. It is one thing to study strategy over and over and think you have it down, it is another to come up often with correct answers to the difficult questions. Strong strategy translated to me being able to manage anxiety much easier, which wass necessary. I normally do not get anxiety during any test, but there will be some anxiety with this test as the answers often do not glaringly stand out, as well as the idea that there is so much riding on ultimately slaying this monster. I have wrote what I have wrote here to help you, and in hopes that you will see the seriousness inherent with this exam and make necessary adjustments. 

1 hour ago, Nurse_Mike said:

Dear Stevo40:

I had failed my 1st attempt. I had underestimated the test, and had anxiety along with pumping 3 uptime energy drinks prior to the test which did not help. 2nd time around, prior to taking the test I took a 2 day Kaplan NCLEX refresher course to help me with my strategy. Most of us students in the Kaplan classroom were getting most of the answers to the mock questions wrong. The teacher showed us how the test works. It was this strategy instruction, and anxiety management that put me over the edge to pass, as my content was still on the weak side. Even with strong content (which I did not have), you will need to have the strategy end of things sorted out here. It is one thing to study strategy over and over and think you have it down, it is another to come up often with correct answers to the difficult questions. Strong strategy translated to me being able to manage anxiety much easier, which wass necessary. I normally do not get anxiety during any test, but there will be some anxiety with this test as the answers often do not glaringly stand out, as well as the idea that there is so much riding on ultimately slaying this monster. I have wrote what I have wrote here to help you, and in hopes that you will see the seriousness inherent with this exam and make necessary adjustments. 

I thank you for the encouragement and advice. I am diligently studying now and will buy a testing strategy course to further assist me in reaching my goals to slay the NCLEX Dragon 🐲  I will prevail the second time around. There will be a positive and motivating update to my story. Stay tuned😉

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