Hey everyone, I just found out today that I passed the NCLEX at 75 questions. I am quite happy right now
but also wanted to pass some advice on to those who are preparing. As far as the priority questions go, I got lots of those on my exam and probably the best information I was given on how to answer those came from the review course I took. The instructor said that to answer priority questions, you should always ask yourself which patient is experiencing s/s that are UNEXPECTED for the diagnosis. For example, a patient recovering from a bronchoscopy who is complaining of a sore throat is less of a priority than a patient who is post-op from a TURP and having red blood in the catheter.
Also, someone was talking about percentages they are getting on their practice exams. In the same review (which was taught by a man who used to work for the big-name review companies, so I trust his word) I mentioned before, the instructor said that Lippincott is one of the hardest NCLEX review books to use. He said that students who achieve 67% or higher on their practice Lippincott exams are NCLEX-ready. So, 70-80% is a great score in Lippincott! That's what I used and the highest score I got was an 87% once and I passed the first time with 75 q's! So, I say go for it and get the NCLEX over with - I bet you'll pass w/ flying colors!