answered 265 questions failed with all near passing standard what does this mean

  1. i just recieved my nclex results and found out i failed. i have been out school for about 1.5 yr dont ask why i waited but there is a good reason anyway i answered 265 questions and my performance report says near passing standard in all areas any ideas on what this really means and how to study for the next one
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  3. by   DutchgirlRN
    I would think that means that you don't have any one particular weak area. You need to get, if you already don't have, a good NCLEX review book, or two, and study the questions and do the CD in the back of the book over and over until you're sick. I hope whatever kept you from NCLEX is now resolved and you can focus your attention on passing. Good Luck!
  4. by   ISM
    Hi there be of good cheer and don't give up. I am in the same boat. twise and near passing standard. I have used as many books and CD's and i too need guidance. well if ther is any way we can be of support to each other let me know.
  5. by   madwife2002
    My heart goes out to both of you keep trying you'll get there in end
  6. by   joemoe
    i am not all depressed or anything. it was 1 1/2yrs sincr i graduated. and since i got all the questions and near passing i think i am just a little off. meaning very close to passing. there was a lot of questions that i just didnt know or forgot. like 5-6 med questions were meds i never heard of and i have been working in the hospitals for about 3 years. and they had i am not kidding like 10 questions on lead poisoning. i knew the basics that lead replaces iron and those type symptoms but they asked different things like what antibiotic to use for prevention. huh, antibody for lead poison, no idea. and some of the other questions i know the answer but got the facts mixed in my head like there was a question or four on addisons disease, forgot most of it all i could remember is that is could lead too a crisis a htn crisis. so i am going to just study the same way but take more time not just 2-3 weeks and make flash cards of they basic patho of everything. i think that will help me focus if i can reconize the patho rightaway or the drug name and the type of drug class. since the test i have been going over it in my head and think the biggest problem was thinking about dease or the mech of action and not looking at it in a holisitc way. my focus was thrown off. if i did reconize or i saw a question that i wasnt sure what was going on like addisons i would start to try to remember all that was going on with the disease and not focusing on what was going on with patient. i do want to try mosbys cat test though. has anyone ever hear of someone doing good that test but still failed the nclex. again thanks for the imput and if anyone lives near l.a. or the redondo beach area and want to study togather let me know i would love to have a study buddy just to compare notes. i am planning to retake in mid may. o one more thing does anyone know how long it takes to get aproved when you reaply for the boards. and sorry for typos i really really suck at typing good thing when we become an r.n. we will have unit secretary
  7. by   LittleKate75
    Quote from joemoe
    i just recieved my nclex results and found out i failed. i have been out school for about 1.5 yr dont ask why i waited but there is a good reason anyway i answered 265 questions and my performance report says near passing standard in all areas any ideas on what this really means and how to study for the next one
    :stone
    Hey dont worry...the sooner you take it again the better off....I know you have probably heard this over and over again...just keep doing the nclex questions from the discs and the book...there are only so many ways they can ask a question...Hang in there....

    Katie
  8. by   pie123
    Quote from DutchgirlRN
    I would think that means that you don't have any one particular weak area. You need to get, if you already don't have, a good NCLEX review book, or two, and study the questions and do the CD in the back of the book over and over until you're sick. I hope whatever kept you from NCLEX is now resolved and you can focus your attention on passing. Good Luck!
    I too had all 265 questions, & all of my areas were 'near passing.' I would say that at least 95% of the content (not questions) on my exam was the content that is in my Kaplan Course Book. I agree with you when you say that you need to do these things over & over. I have heard a few successful NCLEX takers say that they reviewed content/questions over & over.
    Last edit by pie123 on Mar 5, '05
  9. by   georgieporgie
    How to study....who knows. You'll never get anything with any type of information on how to improve.

    It's a crap shoot. PULL....BANG...hope you got it right.

    Review classes, kaplan, lippincott...its all a scam. They all have different strategies, they all teach you content and the nclex throws curve balls and makes you feel stupid every single chance it gets. Practice questions don't seem help, because they are nothing remotely similar to what you get on the nclex, but I'm sure you figured that out when you were crying on your first scheduled break in the bathroom.

    Oh! I know this disease progress....look at the answers and wow, double-u tee eff. I must be stupid because that doesn't make sense.

    Best advice, keep doing what you're doing. Feed them their 300 bucks or whatever and keep taking it. You're bound to get 75 you know sooner or later.

    And I'm sure a high horse professor will have something to respond....I'd like to see you take the test 5 times I a row and see if you pass each time. Won't happen.
  10. by   georgieporgie
    Almost forgot to add.

    I used kaplan, saunders, ATI passed their predictor exam...and most other ones. Got my 65-75 range in getting practice questions right. Failed 265 twice, passed 265 3rd time. Laugh it up and just don't give a flying hoot when you take it. Because chances are you'll fail and guess what this is America pay your money and re take.

    And also plan on seeing all 265...everytime you test. Why ? Because you're that lucky of course! Happy clicking!

    Dont you people remember your binding contract not to speak of exam content ? Tisk Tisk you bad people Tisk......tiiiiissk. hope you have a sense of humor I'm sure the board members don't.
  11. by   caliotter3
    Doesn't matter how you look at it, as long as you are successful.
  12. by   Silverdragon102
    This is over 6 years so closing thread

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