Hurst Mock NCLEX

  1. I searched around and did not find this anywhere.

    Have any of you taken the Hurst Mock NCLEX?? If so, how did you score yourself?? I took 100 and divided it by 125 to get the value of each question. It came to 0.8 each. I counted the ones I got wrong and multiplied it by the 0.8 and then subtracted that from 125. I came up with a percent of 91. Does that sound right?? I read somewhere on here that someone got a 67 percent. Wow. So I guess 91 is pretty high?? It seemed high to me so that is why I wanted to ask.

    The blonde lady who does the narration (can't think of her name right now) said you want more right then wrong.. well I did that.

    Anyone else take this and try to figure out your percentage??? Anyone know how this correlates to passing NCLEX?? THANKS!!
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  3. by   LinzyRN
    Yeah, that's the formula. Those questions were pretty easy tho, nothing like the NCLEX in my experience. The thing that helped me from the Hurst review were her strategies.
  4. by   Epona
    Hmmm.... one of my nursing buddies just told me to take the number you have right over the 125 and divide it. Then take that and multiply by 100. Doing it that way I got a 66 percent. Ugh. So I am not sure which is the right method to figure it out.

    I am doing Kaplan too as I heard that was a good way to prep and I am holding my own with Kaplan. I am putting more faith in Kaplan then Hurst.
  5. by   GottaGetIn
    take how many you got wrong (multiply) by .8 and then subract from 100....not 125
  6. by   Epona
    Ok. Just asking... why are you subtracting from 100? There were 125 questions.

    This is how I got the 91. I took 100 and divided it by 125 to get the value of each question. It came to 0.8 each (which is what you got). I counted the ones I got wrong and multiplied it by the 0.8 and then subtracted that from 125.
  7. by   pers
    I think your math is off but it might be my reading comprehension You can do this several ways. I'll do the math assuming a total of 125 questions with 85 questions answered correctly and 40 questions answered incorrectly.

    If there are 125 questions, dividing 100 by 125 will give you a value of .8% per question. Take the number you got right and multiply by .8 to get your percentage correct. So 85 x .8 = 68%

    Or, you can multiply the number you got wrong by .8 and subtract from 100 (not 125 since we've already converted the value of each question into a percentage of 100). So 40 x .8 = 32% And 100 - 32 = 68%

    The method your friend gave will also work since it's the number correct divided by 125 and then multiplied by 100 which gives you the percentage correct. 85/125 = .68 And .68 x 100 = 68%

    Every method will give you the same percentage it's just slightly different ways of doing the math based on what makes sense to you.
  8. by   Epona
    Cool! I got it now. Thanks!

    From students in my class who have taken boards, several of them averaged around what I got and passed. So I think I am Ok. The Hurst lady says 'more right then wrong,' and I got more right then wrong... so hopefully I will be Ok.

    Thanks again!

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