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NCLEX-PN: 37 SATA and 8 put in order questions

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I took my NCLEX today and was shocked at how many SATA questions that I had on my test. My test shut off at 85 questions and so far, I have the good pop up on Pearson Vue. I left the testing site feeling good but now I'm starting to worry. I know the Pearson trick shouldn't be trusted until 24hrs after. Is it true that the more SATA questions, the better?

if we base on blooms taxonomy the sata questions are of the passing rate .. means you have created more correct responses. we hold unto that and believe you made it..

just rechannel your thoughts as of the moment to life and soon you will receive the outcome

all the best ;)

Sounds like you killed it !! Please share what you used to study.!

DJAYS

Has 5 years experience.

Well it's hard to say...when I took mine a few months ago I had about 20 to 30 sata questions it stop at 105 questions but I failed the test. I was getting sata question back to back, but I was happy it went to 105 ..like I said I failed the test. Good luck and I hope you passed it. What did you used for your nclex pn study?

if we base on blooms taxonomy the sata questions are of the passing rate .. means you have created more correct responses. we hold unto that and believe you made it..

I'm sorry, but the format the questions are in are not relevant to Bloom's Taxonomy, so not sure where you're getting that...?

In any event, SATA questions are merely an alternative format, just like drag/drop, multiple choice. ANY format of question can yield an above-passing-standard question or a below-passing-standard question. SATA may be below passing, and multiple choice may be above. It means NOTHING whatsoever which 'type' of question you get.

To the OP: the fact that it shut off at the minimum number of questions means you either did very well and proved competency quickly, or very poorly and the computer recognized you could not prove competency no matter what.

Given the kind of student you were, how you prepared for the exam, etc....which scenario is more likely? Then take that answer and match it to the fact that the greater majority of first-time testers DO pass the exam.....and you'll know where you are :)

Wow, 20-30 SATA is crazy. It is almost impossible to get those right. I had only 15 and always assumed it was because I got all the early questions correct. Good luck and let us know!

I used virtual ATI, some of Saunders, and the NCSBN learning extension. I received my ATI green light on Jan 31st and on Monday, my school switched me over to the NCSBN question bank. After getting on the NCSBN site, I was bummed that I would only have a few days with it before I tested. I knew content but this site REALLY taught me how to read those critical thinking questions. On the actual NCLEX, I had 2 questions that were almost identical to questions from the NCSBN question bank. Advice that I have given classmates that have not taken the NCLEX is to make sure you're able to spend at least one full week on the NCSBN learning extension site.

Sounds like you killed it !! Please share what you used to study.!

I used virtual ATI, Saunders, and NCSBN learning extension.

Well it's hard to say...when I took mine a few months ago I had about 20 to 30 sata questions it stop at 105 questions but I failed the test. I was getting sata question back to back, but I was happy it went to 105 ..like I said I failed the test. Good luck and I hope you passed it. What did you used for your nclex pn study?

Like you, I took the test yesterday and the vast majority were SATA. I've been able to recall that I got at least 20 assorted questions correct with absolute certainty, maybe another 15-20 that I'm fairly sure I got right, and the rest were iffy.

The test shut off at 85 questions.....and I finished rather quickly, as I tend to be a quick tester, picking my answer and sticking to it!

Now for the awful part: my classmates who tested with me both got their results, and I received an email from my states BON telling me that Pearson will not release my result for 24-48 hrs because my exam is on hold for a technical problem. I am NOT happy.

All we can do is wait I suppose.....:(

DJAYS

Has 5 years experience.

Yeah I tried ncsbn it was great.But they didn't have sata only a few of them. I am hoping I pass this next time to much money over $1000 with no pass yet..

Yes, you're correct about NCSBN not having much SATA. I actually did not see any but that's were my Saunders came in handy - their test bank had 171 SATA's that I used to practice.

Yeah I tried ncsbn it was great.But they didn't have sata only a few of them. I am hoping I pass this next time to much money over $1000 with no pass yet..

Its been 24+ hours (27 to be exact ;)), and I'm still getting the good pop up!

How do you practice for these SATA questions?!!! can anyone give me some tips?? I always get them wrong!!

The day before I took my NCLEX, I went to my Saunders question bank and got through about 70 of them, and I got less than half of them right. For me, it seemed like the NCLEX ones weren't as hard. My NCLEX seemed to have a pattern - when I knew I answered a question correct, it would go to a SATA and stay at those until I got it wrong, then it would go to a put in order question, and if I got that wrong, it would go back to the multiple choice. This pattern seemed to repeat to the point where I kind of knew what my next question type would be.

How do you practice for these SATA questions?!!! can anyone give me some tips?? I always get them wrong!!