Happy NCLEX thoughts for txspadequeen921!! - page 2

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  1. by   changeofpaceRN
    I know a few people who passed after taking all the questions.. I'm still rooting for ya! *** positive vibes~~***
  2. by   Raggedy Ann
    sending you hugs as you await results and prayers that you feel better soon. take care! traci
  3. by   Luv5Cats
    Hope you are feeling better today. Hugs! :icon_hug:
  4. by   meme048
    I hope your feeling better today, no matter what happens with your test, you've gone through the hard part and made it through. You'll get through this. I found this on the internet about how the NCLEX is scored. Hope this helps.

    The NCLEX determines a nurse's safety to work by comparing her/his
    performance to an established standard of competency. NCLEX determines
    what that standard is. If your performance is at or above that level,
    you pass. If not, you fail. You have 265 questions within five hours to
    "convince" the "computer" that you are "safe" to be let loose on a unit
    with sick and dying patients. NCLEX uses a method called C.A.T., or
    Computerized Adaptive Testing. When you answer a question right, the
    computer "adapts" to your level of competency based on that correct
    response, compares it to it's "standard", then asks you a HARDER
    question; thus moving you either farther up toward the standard (if you
    are below it), or farther above the standard. Conversely, if you
    answered it wrong, your next question would be EASIER, moving you either
    down toward the standard (if you are above it), or farther below it. THE
    COMPUTER IS GOING TO ASK QUESTIONS UNTIL YOU ARE STATISTICALLY GETTING
    HALF RIGHT AND HALF WRONG (50/50), CONSTANTLY COMPARING YOUR STANDING
    TO IT'S NCLEX STANDARD OF COMPETENCY. In other words, you are basically
    going to reach a point where your statistical performance allows the
    computer to STATISTICALLY PROJECT that, based on questions already
    answered, you are at a level relative to the NCLEX standard (either
    above or below), and that additional questioning will NOT change that
    level. After all, if you are MAINTAINING ABOVE the standard consistently
    answering 50% of the questions right, it doesn't make sense to keep
    asking you harder questions because you are going to stay above the
    standard. And, if you are MAINTAINING BELOW the standard consistently
    answering 50% of the questions WRONG, it doesn't make sense to keep
    asking you easier questions because you have already statistically
    indicated you are going to STAY below the standard. At THAT point the
    computer shuts off. You either passed or failed. Now the KEYS!! The
    first key is the FIRST question. If you get the first one right, the
    next is harder, if that is right , the next is harder and so on, moving
    farther above the standard. The 50/50 method does not apply with the
    first 75 because the first 75 questions are MANDATORY, but only 70 count
    because 5 are "experimental". Therefore, if you get 70 out of the
    MANDATORY 75 correct, each harder than the previous, you are so FAR
    above the NCLEX standard that it makes no sense to ask additional harder
    questions, YOU PASS! Likewise if you get 70 wrong, YOU FAIL!! That is
    why people pass and fail after only 75 questions. However, if you are
    hovering around the NCLEX standard, right-wrong-right-wrong-etc, the
    computer will continue asking questions until you demonstrate a
    statistical 50/50 right/wrong performance level either ABOVE or BELOW
    that standard, allowing the computer to make the statistical projection
    that NO change in your performance level would occur with additional
    questioning. That can continue up to question 215. If by 215 the
    computer has NOT shut off, it has not been able to determine a
    statistical 50/50 right/wrong performance relative to (above or below)
    the NCLEX standard. In THAT case the computer is programmed to THROW OUT
    your question 1 through 215 performance, and grade you on the last 50
    questions. That is why some go to 265 and pass and others go to 265 and
    fail. ALSO, you have 5 HOURS to do this in!! IF TIME RUNS OUT and the
    computer shuts off because TIME RUNS OUT...YOU FAIL!! REMEMBER, you
    have 5 HOURS or 300 MINUTES to answer 265 questions!!! that is about a
    minute per question. Since throughout the exam some questions will be
    answered within a few seconds, it is advised to give the FIRST 75 at
    least 2 MINUTES EACH!! The second KEY is the LAST question. If you can
    remember if you got it right or wrong, you can predict your outcome. If
    you got the last question right and the computer shut off it is because
    it "felt" no need to ask any more harder questions, and that would only
    be the case if you were ABOVE the standard, and passing!! However, if
    you got the last question WRONG and the computer shuts off, it felt no
    need to ask an EASIER question because at that point, given your 50/50
    performance, the computer statistically projects that you are STILL
    going to remain BELOW the standard regardless of additional easier
    questions, and failing. I hope this helps. Now, can you remember
    whether you got the last question right?
  5. by   caliotter3
    You know what we say to others who have taken the test, "Give yourself the benefit of the doubt and relax until you get your results." Hope you are feeling better today and wishing you the best of luck.
  6. by   txspadequeenRN
    i think my last question was a easy one but at the same time i thought i had to go to 275 and it shut off at 265... now i could tell when i got one wrong cause the computer would go from questions about priority all the way to brain surgery....



    Quote from meme048
    i hope your feeling better today, no matter what happens with your test, you've gone through the hard part and made it through. you'll get through this. i found this on the internet about how the nclex is scored. hope this helps.

    the nclex determines a nurse's safety to work by comparing her/his
    performance to an established standard of competency. nclex determines
    what that standard is. if your performance is at or above that level,
    you pass. if not, you fail. you have 265 questions within five hours to
    "convince" the "computer" that you are "safe" to be let loose on a unit
    with sick and dying patients. nclex uses a method called c.a.t., or
    computerized adaptive testing. when you answer a question right, the
    computer "adapts" to your level of competency based on that correct
    response, compares it to it's "standard", then asks you a harder
    question; thus moving you either farther up toward the standard (if you
    are below it), or farther above the standard. conversely, if you
    answered it wrong, your next question would be easier, moving you either
    down toward the standard (if you are above it), or farther below it. the
    computer is going to ask questions until you are statistically getting
    half right and half wrong (50/50), constantly comparing your standing
    to it's nclex standard of competency. in other words, you are basically
    going to reach a point where your statistical performance allows the
    computer to statistically project that, based on questions already
    answered, you are at a level relative to the nclex standard (either
    above or below), and that additional questioning will not change that
    level. after all, if you are maintaining above the standard consistently
    answering 50% of the questions right, it doesn't make sense to keep
    asking you harder questions because you are going to stay above the
    standard. and, if you are maintaining below the standard consistently
    answering 50% of the questions wrong, it doesn't make sense to keep
    asking you easier questions because you have already statistically
    indicated you are going to stay below the standard. at that point the
    computer shuts off. you either passed or failed. now the keys!! the
    first key is the first question. if you get the first one right, the
    next is harder, if that is right , the next is harder and so on, moving
    farther above the standard. the 50/50 method does not apply with the
    first 75 because the first 75 questions are mandatory, but only 70 count
    because 5 are "experimental". therefore, if you get 70 out of the
    mandatory 75 correct, each harder than the previous, you are so far
    above the nclex standard that it makes no sense to ask additional harder
    questions, you pass! likewise if you get 70 wrong, you fail!! that is
    why people pass and fail after only 75 questions. however, if you are
    hovering around the nclex standard, right-wrong-right-wrong-etc, the
    computer will continue asking questions until you demonstrate a
    statistical 50/50 right/wrong performance level either above or below
    that standard, allowing the computer to make the statistical projection
    that no change in your performance level would occur with additional
    questioning. that can continue up to question 215. if by 215 the
    computer has not shut off, it has not been able to determine a
    statistical 50/50 right/wrong performance relative to (above or below)
    the nclex standard. in that case the computer is programmed to throw out
    your question 1 through 215 performance, and grade you on the last 50
    questions. that is why some go to 265 and pass and others go to 265 and
    fail. also, you have 5 hours to do this in!! if time runs out and the
    computer shuts off because time runs out...you fail!! remember, you
    have 5 hours or 300 minutes to answer 265 questions!!! that is about a
    minute per question. since throughout the exam some questions will be
    answered within a few seconds, it is advised to give the first 75 at
    least 2 minutes each!! the second key is the last question. if you can
    remember if you got it right or wrong, you can predict your outcome. if
    you got the last question right and the computer shut off it is because
    it "felt" no need to ask any more harder questions, and that would only
    be the case if you were above the standard, and passing!! however, if
    you got the last question wrong and the computer shuts off, it felt no
    need to ask an easier question because at that point, given your 50/50
    performance, the computer statistically projects that you are still
    going to remain below the standard regardless of additional easier
    questions, and failing. i hope this helps. now, can you remember
    whether you got the last question right?
  7. by   txspadequeenRN
    i can no longer access my gn status in the texas bon so i guess that means i am a failure for sure...
  8. by   Pixie.RN


    Either that, or you're an RN now. I'm hoping for option B!
  9. by   txspadequeenRN
    no rn license .......no gn permit......no nothing........i'm going back to bed.....

    Quote from lunahrn


    either that, or you're an rn now. i'm hoping for option b!
  10. by   changeofpaceRN
    I'm sorry.. if that IS the case, I'm sorry I'm still hoping for the best!
  11. by   txspadequeenRN
    how long does it take the texas bon to post whether you have a rn license number or not....i have made my self physically sick over this and truthfully and just ready to give up all together...
  12. by   Pixie.RN
    What time did you test yesterday? *hugs* Hang in there ... I know how much the waiting can mess with your head. I was a wreck from Wednesday evening after getting home from my test until the Virginia BON posted my license info that Friday morning. Thursday was a total wasted day for me -- I didn't do much but obsessively reload the database. The only other person with my last name had a first name that looked like "suck many," so at least I laughed. A little. Ha ha.
  13. by   changeofpaceRN
    From what I've seen, even with TX, it is about 48 hrs. I would think your BON would have a license number in the AM. Mine, since it was the weekend when the 48 hrs was up, did not appear until that Mon but I had paid Pearson for unofficial results because I couldn't wait. You should have less than a day left of wondering!

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