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Just took the NCLEX, what are the odds I passed in 60?

So two months after my "graduation", I finally took my NCLEX. I wanted to take it sooner,  but I ended up getting jaw surgery in May. In order to give myself enough time to recover from surgery and prepare for NCLEX, I scheduled it for today (July 13th). 

As soon as I felt normal after surgery I started studying (about 30 days prior to my test date). My university had used ATI during nursing school, and while I appreciate the large amount of practice questions, I felt that I needed a more comprehensive review. I asked around and finally decided on Hurst. I spent one day on each subject, going through and taking my own notes while watching the lecture videos online. After finishing a subject, I would take the provided quiz and then 4 more practice quizzes, both to test my comprehension of the information I just watched and to get more familiar with NCLEX questions/rationales.

I did this every day for 30 days (in the beginning I took a few extra days off in between each subject, or spread the 'heavier' topics out over a few days instead of one) and ended up finishing all the lecture videos with 7 days left before my test. 

I took all four exam simulations (I took the first one before moving to the specialty topic lectures, but I just wanted to see where I stood) and got scores of 72, 84, 88, and 94 (the last three were done after I had finished all the content). The days before my test I took practice quizzes, both on Hurst and ATI, and read rationales.

I took the NCLEX today and I felt that the questions weren't as confusing/vague as I expected them to be. Although I did have a tough time choosing my answer after narrowing it down to two, I felt I got questions with content I was familiar with. The test shut off at question 60 and I immediately broke down into tears. While I felt that I definitely got some of the questions right, there were majority in which it was a 50/50 shot between two answers and I just went with my gut and what I remember from the practice questions I did. 

Basically I am having a hard time staying positive. I know its either a really good or really bad thing if your test shuts off at the minimum, and with the amount of questions I was 50/50 on, I can't help but think I ended up choosing the wrong answer. What would you say my odds are of seeing my name on my state board license page tomorrow?

I am sure u did great, u followed your gut on the questions and u were probably correct. Your study technique was great, u would've had to of done really poor to fail at 60, given your study scores u know your stuff. U can try the PVT, some people do, some don't.  Tomorrow will be here before u know it!!😊

I think you did well! You're really more likely to pass in 60 than fail in 60. Plus, don't feel bad that you felt 50/50 on majority of questions. The NCLEX is designed to do exactly that. It will keep throwing questions at you that it thinks you have a 50% chance of answering correctly. For me, I did UWorld and felt I could anticipate answers before looking at the answers. On the NCLEX, no idea. I guessed on majority of questions. Did not feel confident walking out, but it shut off at 60 and I got about 13 SATA so that made me feel a little better. And I did pass! You will too.

17 hours ago, katy8301 said:

I am sure u did great, u followed your gut on the questions and u were probably correct. Your study technique was great, u would've had to of done really poor to fail at 60, given your study scores u know your stuff. U can try the PVT, some people do, some don't.  Tomorrow will be here before u know it!!😊

I did, unfortunately, try the PVT. I got the bad popup and spent the rest of yesterday inconsolable. I checked this morning and I passed!! I have to now apologize to my parents for the mess I was last night!!

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