i need your input... 75 questions??

  1. Hey all I am new here though i've been a lurker for the past two weeks since i felt the dread of the nclex coming upon me. I took the nclex RN today and it stopped at 75. the only question i am positive i got right was the first one

    my question is... i keep reading on here that people got A LOT of priority... i got my fair share of these, especially towards the end... but i did see a lot of simpler questions... is this a bad sign??

    also.. are meds considered analysis/application or are they lower level (non-passing) questions??

    and one more.. are the alternate format also application/analysis level questions or are they also lower level questions?

    i am so happy i live in a quick results state so now i'm just trying to keep busy for two days... i wonder if saturday & sunday count as the 48 hrs?
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  3. by   EricJRN
    Saturday and Sunday count for Quick Results.

    Keep these things in mind:

    - There is no way we can know the level of difficulty for individual questions. Those are assigned after they are pre-tested on many students, just as some of your questions were being pre-tested (and those are unscored).

    - People pass and fail the NCLEX at all numbers of questions.

    - The NCLEX is designed so that passers and failers both get 50% right and 50% wrong.
  4. by   abundantjoy07
    Well, first of all I wish you the best. I know you've already taken it, but it's never too late to wish someone well!

    I haven't taken mine yet, but the 18th is quickly approaching.

    I don't know the answers to your question about the simpler questions...but if you thought they were simple and you answered them correctly, I would not worry too much about that. It's when you don't answer those simple ones right that I would be concerned!

    I believe med questions are a mixture of application and analysis. You really could go either way based on what the question is asking. I mean, meds conver instruction, knowledge of disorders, and being able to interpret lab results that those meds are supposed to effect.

    Alternate format...not sure. But I hate those kind of questions! You miss a part of it you miss the whole thing. Booo.

    I see you live in Texas which is a wonderful place! Quick results are fantastic! I was also wondering about the 48 hours for mine as well. I'm not sure what they consider a full 2 days. Take it on Monday...does that mean Wednesday or Thursday results? Eh.

    If it really really bothers you, I'd call the BNE and see what the 2 days qualifies as since you took it on Friday.

    Good luck!
  5. by   TexasGrrl
    I can only tell you that from my NCLEX exam eight years ago, I had 75 questions and I passed.

    Good luck to you!
  6. by   RNinJune2007

    We test the same day and QUICKRESULTS should be ready around the time we finished testing (from what I've heard although I've heard a few around the time they STARTED testing) on Wednesday.

    And to Betty, the OP, GOOD LUCK! You should be finding out your results soon.
  7. by   bettyTX
    I FOUND OUT 10 minutes ago that I PASSED!!! WHOOO HOOO no words can explain how happy i am! i guess even though i felt i was getting easy questions.... i must've answered enough of those priority ones on top of those... yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!
  8. by   RNinJune2007
    Congratulations!!! Now go RELAX!!