Published Mar 17, 2009
What do you need to score to pass NCLEX?
That is undetermined if your talking about the NCLEX. If your talking about a review course related to the NCLEX, I was always told at least a 70% or better.
I heard the same thing in regard to review course books but someone told me that the NCLEX requires a 52percent or higher to pass.. not to sure if thats true?
cardiacRN2006, ADN, RN
The score you need to get, and WILL get is 50%.
The level at which you get 50% right is what determines if you pass or not...
I would suggest a good read in the NCSBN website https://www.ncsbn.org/1200.htm
Review books usually explain the process and answer your questions about the NCLEX at the front of the books, another source for this info. You need to pass approximately 50% of the questions at the complex difficulty level. Pass/fail is determined by difficulty level, not number of questions. If you show that you are getting 50% of complex level questions right at 75 (or 85 for PN) then you will pass. If it takes you 147 questions to show that 50% number of complex questions right, then you will pass at 147 questions. If however, you go through the entire number of questions or use the entire time allotted without reaching that 50% correct rate, then you will fail. You can fail at 75 questions if the computer program shows you are not reaching that 50% of complex level questions. I would spend time studying the concepts and answering questions rather than wasting any time on the mechanics of the test. Good luck.
spongebob6286, BSN, RN
if you are getting easy questions it means you are failing?
Are you sure? We have had members post they got what they felt was easy questions and that they failed when in fact they passed. They may be easy because you know the answer.
oh my! when i was reading the question, i thought it was easy but when i am about to choose the answer it became hard! i can eliminate atleast 2 but i was really having difficulty choosing between the other 2.. sigh!
I found it easy to eliminate 2 of the questions. The remaining ones you need to look and assess. Use tools like ABC, Maslow etc
Just found out that I passed the nclex test that I thought failed miserably! Here's what I ended up getting on 2 different NCLEX softwares.
Saunder's NCLEX -RN 4ed.
Kaplan's Question Trainer
Hope that helps to ease your mind.
Well I know I feel better after reading your scores. I have been making 60-80% on average. Some areas less some 100%. I see it going up a little each day.
Create well-written care plans that meets your patient's health goals.
This study guide will help you focus your time on what's most important.
Choosing a specialty can be a daunting task and we made it easier.
By using the site you agree to our Privacy, Cookies, and Terms of Service Policies. Dismiss