265 questions on nclex bad or good? - page 2
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Jun 28, '07Occupation: Home Health Private Duty Nursing Specialty: 12 year(s) of experience in ED, Hospice, ICU, Trach and vent ; Joined: Jun '07; Posts: 27; Likes: 9I took the test 12 years ago when computer testing was fairly new and rumors about # of questions going wild. I was with another girl from my class and we both finished about the same time (the first 2 finished) and walked outside. When she said she got only 75 questions I burst out crying...I had gotten all 265. I knew then I had failed if I had taken the same amount of time to answer 265 that she had answered 75. I had to wait 11 days for my results at that time and then she got her results before me and she passed. It's a long story, but my results were LOST IN THE MAIL!! The BON would not tell you at that time if you passed or failed so I just had to wait. I went to the post office and dug through lost mail and everything I could think of. FINALLY 4 days after she had gotten her results, I got mine and had PASSED... I can think of no other time in my life that I had felt so awful and helpless, and just downright SICK. I know what all of you are going through, I remember the feelings all too well. Do not worry about the number of questions you get, I know lots of nurses who passed the first time with 75 and with 265. Congratulations to all of you new nurses and welcome to the field, it is a wonderful career.
Aug 30, '07Joined: Aug '07; Posts: 1I took nclex today for the first time and had all 265 as well. I don't know what to think! My friend had 265 and failed, but from all I've read on here, 265 is a good thing! I passed my Hesi with 967, but that doesn't mean anything... It was ALL priority, which pt would you see first. I am so nervous!!! AHHHH!!!
Feb 18, '08Occupation: Just got a job contingent upon my boards as a med/surg nurse at Methodist Hospital Specialty: Long term care ; Joined: Feb '08; Posts: 2Yea I just took mine this morning and walked out of there sobbing! It was so terrible but I feel better knowing that it is possible to pass.......we'll have to wait and see.....
Feb 18, '08Occupation: Just got a job contingent upon my boards as a med/surg nurse at Methodist Hospital Specialty: Long term care ; Joined: Feb '08; Posts: 2God I hope I pass, my story is similar to yours. I also got 265 questions this AM but no results til Wednesday. I am PRAYING that I passed! Anyone else feel like they completely bombed the test and ended up passing?
Feb 19, '08Occupation: NIP Specialty: Emergency Department ; Joined: Feb '08; Posts: 1:heartbeatHey, i also took my test yesterday. I had all 265 questions. I feel like crap. I walked out out there with my head still spinning. I will not get results till wednesday. So i guess we just have to wait for the results. The way Im trying to look at it is that once we take it we have no more control over what just happened. I have to leave it up to god. I tried to do my best. And at the end we are still almost RNs. We have made it this far. Its just one more mountain to climb. Good luck to all of us and hope to hear from you soon.
Feb 19, '08Occupation: Registered Nurse Specialty: Medical and general practice now LTC ; From: CA ; Joined: Feb '01; Posts: 63,798; Likes: 14,813Quote from alycia032Welcome and good luck:heartbeatHey, i also took my test yesterday. I had all 265 questions. I feel like crap. I walked out out there with my head still spinning. I will not get results till wednesday. So i guess we just have to wait for the results. The way Im trying to look at it is that once we take it we have no more control over what just happened. I have to leave it up to god. I tried to do my best. And at the end we are still almost RNs. We have made it this far. Its just one more mountain to climb. Good luck to all of us and hope to hear from you soon.
May 19, '08Joined: May '08; Posts: 30; Likes: 31I just took mine this morning and got 265 questions. This was my second attempt. It's so scary leaving the testing center knowing other friends have passed @ 75 questions while I had 265 today...can't help but thinking I know NOTHING about nursing...but as now-RN's have posted on this forum...it IS possible to pass @ 265...
Congratulations to all the May 08 NCLEX PASSERS!!! I was a failed April 08 but hopefully I'll be a May 08 passer, too!!! I'll updated on Wednesday...=)
May 30, '08Joined: May '08; Posts: 3; Likes: 1[quote=surgeryrn;811744]265! I'm going to lose my mind any minute! anyone get that same amount...
Hey everyone, now maybe some of you can give me some encouragement..I too had 265 questions- yikes!! I havent been able to sleep or hardly do anything worrying about this- I find out tomorrow. Wish me luck
May 30, '08Joined: May '08; Posts: 3; Likes: 1Quote from mandycatcongratulations!!! :hatparty:
i had a feeling you would be posting good news!
yes, i really do know how you feel! getting 265 questions was the worst. i was there for 4 hours. i was definitely not expecting that. when i took the lpn exam last year i got the minimum number of questions (85) and was out of there in 45 minutes! but the rn test really kicked my butt. i had to keep reminding myself that as long as the computer kept throwing questions at me i was still in the game. i had a cold, couldn't breath, was trying not to disturb the other test takers by coughing, and they had to bring in tissues for me, only 2 at a time. my head was so congested it felt like it was in a vice. not the ideal test taking experience! yes, i tried to reschedule the exam, but all the test dates were booked through july and i'm supposed to start my new job on the 19th (no stress there!) i was so down in the dumps when i left. i drove to the cemetery to spend some time "with" my mom. she got to see me get my lpn, but not my rn and i was sobbing. that's a whole other story. my stupid cold was getting to me and i went through a whole box of kleenix at the cemetery!
i was so scared to check the pearson site that i had my son on my lap so i could squeeze him for comfort upon seeing the bad news. i was wondering how i would be able to get through taking that test again. and then when it said "pass" i still burst out crying. then i thanked god.
my whole body was so worn down from the experience that it took a couple of days to actually be able to enjoy the news.
anyway, congratulations to the both of us! hope you get to celebrate like you so deserve! you're an rn now!
you sound exactly like me. i had the worst sinus infection ever!! i oculd not reschedule either bc i start on june 16th and there were no more dates. the whole test i felt as though i was guessing and had learned absolutely nothing in nursing school- any words of encouragement.
May 31, '08Occupation: Theatre Nurse Specialty: 7 year(s) of experience in Theatres, Scrub/Scout ; From: PH ; Joined: Dec '07; Posts: 111; Likes: 32i took the nclex-RN (my first take) last may 28, 2008...gosh! i also reached til 265! even duing my review, i set my mind that i will be taking 265 questions that's why i had built & readied my stamina for it.
i had a friend who recently took the nclex, stopped at 265 as well, but failed.
i was thinking of it even before taking the exam that if i got 265 & failed, i would still be proud of myself since until the end of the game i was still fighting & into it unlike if i stopped earlier then failed. 265 is actually the proudest failure we could ever get in nclex..well, just a thought.
i just hope i could pass..still hoping & praying as advised to me by the other members in other threads...
i can actually get my result through phone call to northern mariana, my state where i applied in, because it's already the third day since i took the exam..nevertheless, im still not ready for the sad news if ever..
awww...but still with a flicker of hope..thanks to this thread & all its people in it..
i'll just keep you guys posted once i received my result. we all did our part as we studied very well. let us just all leave the rest to God.
God bless us all..
May 31, '08Joined: May '08; Posts: 3; Likes: 1Just wanted to say thanks for all the support these past couple of days... Having the 265 questions and being sick on top of that was a nightmare. Just wanted you all to know that 265 questions are possible,I found out I passed about 1030 this morning. So if you get the 265 questions dont get up- its def. doable!!!
May 31, '08Occupation: Med Surg/Telemetry Specialty: Telemetry/Med Surg ; Joined: Jan '03; Posts: 8,773; Likes: 1,503Quote from hoping2banurseCongratulations!!! I had 265 and passed (two years ago)Just wanted to say thanks for all the support these past couple of days... Having the 265 questions and being sick on top of that was a nightmare. Just wanted you all to know that 265 questions are possible,I found out I passed about 1030 this morning. So if you get the 265 questions dont get up- its def. doable!!!