NCLEX-PN exam shut down at quest 85?

  1. I took my PN exam yesterday and my computer shut down at 85. I was started crying b/c i felt i had done so bad! I studied like crazy, a million nclex books but I didn't see anything on the exam i recognized. Does anyone know of anybody that computer shut down at 85 and didn't pass?
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  3. by   EricJRN
    You can pass or fail the NCLEX at any number of questions (between 85 and 205 for PN) - but most people do pass! Let us know how it goes.
  4. by   ninenineteen
    hi. twanab. you know what, im feeling the same way too. i studied the book for 2 straight months, and i studied the CD for 1 1/2 months. so all in all, i studied for 3 1/2 months. i thought i was all ready, but when i was in the testing area it seemed like i forgot everything i have studied, i didnt even get to use the Maslow's Hierchy, ABC, or anything that would help you eliminate the right answer; i was mental blocked. when i looked at the time on the computer screen i started to panic because i was only around 60 questions and i already spent an hour and couple of minutes so i was thinking what if i get all 205 questions and i ran out of time, so what i did was, i tried to hurry, i tried to answer as much questions as i can, and the computer stopped at 85, if i only knew the computer would stop at 85 i should've taken my time!!! my last question was very easy, BUT i dont even know if i had it right, it was about OUTPUT! (not intake and output, it was only OUTPUT!) and when i answered it- clicked next, the computer shut off. i wanted to cry so badly, i wanted more questions, because the more questions you get the more chances to pass, so i was thinking why didnt they even give me a chance to prove myself; and after the questions stopped at 85, the survey appeared on the screen, so i had to hold my tears until i left the testing area. i felt like i did really really bad, and that during those times that i'm answering question i felt like i was just dreaming, like i was just really out of my mind. so i sat in my car for couple of hours because i couldn't drive i felt like if i drive right away i'm gonna get into an accident. i cried and cried all day long, i keep on having these dreams about the board exam, the questions on my exam keep on popping out of my head when im sleeping, so i wake up in the middle of the night writing everything i could remember, and i tried to look it up, BUT my answers were all wrong!!! i'm just really praying that there will be a miracle . I know for a fact that EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON. i'm not stressing about the wait time because i have a friend who took it the day before i took my test and she still hasnt gotten any results yet, by the way she stopped at 89. so we're just thinking that the techinician is very busy.

    anyway, i took my boards on the 17th on MARCH, and until now i havent gotten any result yet. i keep on calling bvnpt to follow up about my result and they finally gave me an answer, they said that they will be mailing it on friday (the 13th of APRIL) it's gonna be almost a month now. im just really praying and hoping that i pass it. i hope this waiting time will be worth it. everybody keeps on asking me if i'm already a licensed nurse; i can't even go to my boyfriend's house anymore because i dont want all of them to ask me same questions (his family including all of his relatives know that i already took my board exam a long time ago but until now there's still no result); because when my boyfriend's sister and his cousin (which is unfortunately we all went to same nursing school) took their exam, it only took them 2 weeks to wait for the results, and so now they're thinking whats taking mine so long... so now, i'm trying to look for a job so that i can keep myself busy.
    Last edit by ninenineteen on Apr 10, '07
  5. by   itzkristen
    I know how you're feeling. I took the PN exam in February and my computer shut off after 85 questions as well.

    I sat there in shock and wanted to hit the computer to see if I could shake a couple more questions out of it. I went home convinced that I had done terrible but, much to my relief, I found out two days later that I had passed. =)

    Good luck!!
  6. by   ArielleLVN
    Dear Ninenineteen,
    two of my friends took NCLEX March 22 and they both had 85 questions, no answer yet from the board.
    Good luck!!!
  7. by   suzanne4
    If you take the PN exam for CA, you will only find out that you passed when you get your letter in the mail. You have not paid for the license, so they will send you a bill and that will need to be paid before you will see your name on their website.

    Average wait time is about three weeks plus to get the letter. Sometimes you will see someone post that they had received theirs in about ten to twelve days, but that is not the norm.
  8. by   ninenineteen
    yeah. i think March takers (people who took their board exam in March) don't get their result until after one month. oh! unless if they took it in the 1st/2nd week of March, because my other classmate took it on the 5th of March and she recieved her result after 10 DAYS!!! she stopped at 118, and she passed it! i know- that is so unfair, she doesnt have to go through this waiting period.
  9. by   ninenineteen
    =( im so nervous, and sad, and... ugh, i dont know... =(
  10. by   ninenineteen
    i know umm... 2 people who took their board exam, stopped at 85, and failed! they are two intelligent people! but then they failed it. im soooo nervous.
  11. by   Alleluhjia
    Hi I'm new here. Took my NCLEX-PN this AM. Boy, it was indeed hard! I studied a lot and prayed hard but the whole process is stressing me out until this point. I don't know if I will have the courage to check on my result this Saturday. The computer gave me a prompt that I can take a break after the 84th question and then shut off at 85. Anybody knows what this means? Please enlighten me. Many thanks...
  12. by   ninenineteen
    atleast you could find out your result this Saturday. on my situation, i have to wait for a month for my result, and unfortunately california dont participate on the QuickResult.

    here's a verse from a Bible that i would like to share with all of you:

    1) Pray Regularly God wants to hear our prayers throughout the day- not just in times of crisis or before meals.
    see Acts 10:2

    2) Pray without Hindrance Sins and other distractions can negatively affect your prayer life.
    see Luke 22:39-46

    3) Pray Expecting to GET answers The Bible gives us guidelines to follow so that our prayers will be answered
    see John 5:14-15

    4) Pray Effectively Prayer can work powerfully in the face of a crisis when God's people come together and call out to him
    see Acts 12:1-17

    5) PRAY PERSISTENTLY GOD HONORS PERSISTENT PRAYER.
    see Luke 18:1-8

    So let us NOT lose hope! Let us keep on PRAYING, because i believe that Prayer makes Difference.
    Last edit by ninenineteen on Apr 12, '07
  13. by   ninenineteen
    Quote from Alleluhjia
    Hi I'm new here. Took my NCLEX-PN this AM. Boy, it was indeed hard! I studied a lot and prayed hard but the whole process is stressing me out until this point. I don't know if I will have the courage to check on my result this Saturday. The computer gave me a prompt that I can take a break after the 84th question and then shut off at 85. Anybody knows what this means? Please enlighten me. Many thanks...
    ohh pls keep me updated about your result. my prayers are with you.
  14. by   sjbrian
    Quote from Alleluhjia
    Hi I'm new here. Took my NCLEX-PN this AM. Boy, it was indeed hard! I studied a lot and prayed hard but the whole process is stressing me out until this point. I don't know if I will have the courage to check on my result this Saturday. The computer gave me a prompt that I can take a break after the 84th question and then shut off at 85. Anybody knows what this means? Please enlighten me. Many thanks...

    I also took the PN this morning, but the difference is, I only studied for 4 days. I'm i a program that requires you to get your LPN while continuing in an accelerated program to get your RN. So there was no break offered to study for the test. I got all 205 questions. I'm so extremely nervous! Here in Utah, the passing rate for the NCLEX-PN is 98% state-wide. So the results of today's tests will be available Saturday? They told me 2 business days....so do we have to wait until Monday?

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