Alternate format...NCLEX yesterday

  1. I took NCLEX yesterday. It was a very interesting test, to say the least!!! :chuckle :chuckle

    I don't know how to interpret it... but, you know those alternate format questions???? I got, not 1, not 2, not 3, of those, as I have heard from so many previous NCLEX-takers.

    No... I got FOURTEEN of those suckers!!!!!!

    All 14 were those "check all that apply" type.

    That is just CRAZY!!!! At one point, I got 3 IN A ROW!!! Several times, I got 2 in a row. When the test started and I got one in the beginning, like Q5 or so, I thought, "Whew, there's my (1)!!" Nope... I wasn't to be so lucky. I got another one on Q8(?)... and they just kept coming!!!

    You know things are bad when you are HAPPY to see a "which patient should the home health nurse see first" question!!!!!!!!

    Christine, GN in limbo!

    P.S.: Computer shut off at 75......nearly 20% of my test was alternate format!!!
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  3. by   skanded
    Wow, 14? Whew. I didn't get any.

    I also took the NCLEX yesterday, mine cut off at 90.

    You sound much more confident than I feel. I am nervous as crap.

    Good luck to you! Hope we are both celebrating soon. :hatparty:
  4. by   Jenn_RN
    I got 3, a friend of mine got 5, another got 8, and another got 10. We all passed.
  5. by   BSN2004NSU
    Best of luck to both of you! I'm sure you both did fine...I hope I sound as confident as christinemj when I take my test:chuckle . I guess I need to practice more of the select all that apply.

    BSN2004NSU
  6. by   MickyB-RN
    Christine, sounds like you did well. Can't wait to say congratulations!

    Kelly
    Quote from christinemj
    I took NCLEX yesterday. It was a very interesting test, to say the least!!! :chuckle :chuckle

    I don't know how to interpret it... but, you know those alternate format questions???? I got, not 1, not 2, not 3, of those, as I have heard from so many previous NCLEX-takers.

    No... I got FOURTEEN of those suckers!!!!!!

    All 14 were those "check all that apply" type.

    That is just CRAZY!!!! At one point, I got 3 IN A ROW!!! Several times, I got 2 in a row. When the test started and I got one in the beginning, like Q5 or so, I thought, "Whew, there's my (1)!!" Nope... I wasn't to be so lucky. I got another one on Q8(?)... and they just kept coming!!!

    You know things are bad when you are HAPPY to see a "which patient should the home health nurse see first" question!!!!!!!!

    Christine, GN in limbo!

    P.S.: Computer shut off at 75......nearly 20% of my test was alternate format!!!
  7. by   Chelle76
    I took mine today, got 2 of those questions, NO drug calculations, like 1 or 2 med questions, nothing was about disease process all managment questions Pt teaching and planning which you would THINK was simple but I just feel horrible and have started to study again...I took the PN and took all 205 DEADLY QUESTIONS I am not going to find results out until they mail them (ha ha) Too nervous..feel that everything has went down the tubes
  8. by   mk50
    Cross my finger you made it...........
    Quote from Chelle76
    I took mine today, got 2 of those questions, NO drug calculations, like 1 or 2 med questions, nothing was about disease process all managment questions Pt teaching and planning which you would THINK was simple but I just feel horrible and have started to study again...I took the PN and took all 205 DEADLY QUESTIONS I am not going to find results out until they mail them (ha ha) Too nervous..feel that everything has went down the tubes
  9. by   MickyB-RN
    Christine, I'm waiting to say congratulations!

    Kelly

    Quote from christinemj
    I took NCLEX yesterday. It was a very interesting test, to say the least!!! :chuckle :chuckle

    I don't know how to interpret it... but, you know those alternate format questions???? I got, not 1, not 2, not 3, of those, as I have heard from so many previous NCLEX-takers.

    No... I got FOURTEEN of those suckers!!!!!!

    All 14 were those "check all that apply" type.

    That is just CRAZY!!!! At one point, I got 3 IN A ROW!!! Several times, I got 2 in a row. When the test started and I got one in the beginning, like Q5 or so, I thought, "Whew, there's my (1)!!" Nope... I wasn't to be so lucky. I got another one on Q8(?)... and they just kept coming!!!

    You know things are bad when you are HAPPY to see a "which patient should the home health nurse see first" question!!!!!!!!

    Christine, GN in limbo!

    P.S.: Computer shut off at 75......nearly 20% of my test was alternate format!!!

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