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Only abt 50% to pass?--->"What percentage must I answer correctly to pass the NCLEX?"

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i have several nclex-related questions regarding the statement from this web. here's some quotations from https://allnurses.com/forums/f197/waiting-nclex-results-read-here-first-174503.html

some statements of #1:

"unlike standard nursing school exams, there is no grade on the nclex. the exam is set up so that both passers and failers tend to score around 50%."

"what determines pass/fail is the level of difficulty where the student is hitting the 50% mark."

"we aren't used to getting 50's on exams."

and now my questions are,

what is the 50% all about?

let's say the total questions are 100. since the nclex uses the cat adaptive test, then, what's the significant about the 50% mark here?

anybody explained us about the 50's mark, please?

though it's scarry, yet i still believe in the challeging 'unofficial statement' that suggests us that if you want to pass, you must have about 95%......

how about that?

thanks,

thev

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healinghearts84 specializes in ortho(med surg) and OB, mostly L&D.

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hey that sounds good to me! only 50% to pass, that makes me feel less nervous, seeing as how with my review class i have been averaging in the 50%-60% percentile based on the credentials of the class. however, i agree with you when you ask what does 50% mean, that could mean a lot of things. maybe it means you have to answer correctly each level of question (easy-hard) 50% to pass??? just my guess. hopefully someone has the answer

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healinghearts84 specializes in ortho(med surg) and OB, mostly L&D.

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p.s. i hope it isn't 95% that scares me, do newly graduated nursing students know or remember 95% of what they learned in nursing school? even with a review class that seems impossible. if that is the truth, then i better start studying harder!:chair:

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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If we had to score 95% on NCLEX, a whole lot of people would fail this test. However, 80 percent of people pass on the first attempt. Read below for the deal on the 95% number:

The computer will shut-down only when the program running the test has determined with 95% certainty that your ability is either above or below the passing standard.
If you read carefully, the computer will shut off when it is 95% certain that the test taker has either passed or failed. You do not have to answer 95% of the NCLEX questions correctly.

The exam software selects questions that it believes you will have a close to 50% chance of answering correctly – not too hard or too easy for the ability it believes you have.

http://www.nursingchoice.com/index.php?tag=nclex-examination

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Thanks, dear The Commuter for the information as well as the clarifications.

So now the "attractive" numbers here are no longer about 50% nor 95%, but 80% ......

....as TheCommuter informs us that "80 percent of people pass on the first attempt."

What an encouraging statement! What a challenge! I hope this 80% figure shall raise up our spirit in studying more, yet decreasing our nervousness at the same time.

Oh yea. 80 percent pass. But not only that--->pass on the first attempt.

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I just found out that I failed last week and I was very confused over the whole ordeal. I new I was getting the questions right!!!http://caring4you.net/advice.html I googled NCLEX failed and this is what I came up with. Now my failure makes a little more sense. Let me know what you think.....

http://caring4you.net/advice.html

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ohmeowzer RN is a RN and specializes in ob/gyn med /surg.

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i don't get nclex scoring at all.. i don't have my results yet.. tommrow.. i will get them.. if i don't have a stroke before then.... i only had 75 questions .. good luck to all who are waiting

bethany

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janey_RN has 2 years experience and specializes in neonatal intensive care unit.

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:smilecoffeecup:i'm from the philippines. and im planning to review in one of the review centers here in manila for nclex.. any suggestions where will enroll for a review in nclex??

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Everyone will finish with approximately 50% of their answers correct and 50% of their answers incorrect. What determines whether you passed or not was the level of difficulty at which you reached that 50% rate.

If question levels were rated 1-10 (just hypothetical here), you might start with a level 5 question. Pass it, and you'll get a level 6 question. Pass that one, and you get a level 7. Oops, now you missed. Back to level 6. And so on.

If you start with a 5 and miss, you'd go to level 4. Miss that, and now you're down to level 3. Miss that one, and you slip to level 2.

Up and down you go until the program determines the level at which you consistently find yourself. You can miss 50% of higher level questions and still qualify. But let's say that you keep missing easy questions. At some point, the program is going to determine that you are not well-equpped enough to handle the basics and it will shut off.

It isn't the number of questions you get right--as I said, that will be somewhere around 50% for everyone--it's the level of difficulty of the questions that you get right. If you don't do well on the foundational kinds of questions, the program deduces that you are not ready to be licensed.

Everyone walks out of testing feeling somewhat beat up. How can you feel otherwise when, by the very design of the test, you missed 50% of the questions. The determining factor, then, is how high did your proficiency level go before you reached that 50% failure rate.

It's like giving people pages of math problems. Some will get half right at a seventh grade math level. Others will get half right at the level of a junior in high school. Everyone is getting 50%, but the difficulty of the problems decides who are the more adept students.

Hope that makes sense.

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i don't get nclex scoring at all.. i don't have my results yet.. tommrow.. i will get them.. if i don't have a stroke before then.... i only had 75 questions .. good luck to all who are waiting

bethany

i think you passed most people who have the computer shut down at 75 questions pass. good luck anyway though! and congratulations! :balloons:

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Hi MIRANDA, What you've explained about the level of difficulty and 50% percentile sounds very detailed and possible. May I ask your source of Information for this ? Where did you read this ? And is it available for me to read as well ?

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