I took my NCLEX on Monday, June 15th. I finished at the current minimum, 60 questions(thanks, covid!) and walked out of the Pearson Vue testing room feeling like an absolute and utter mess. It was far more difficult than I'd expected, in that the questions provided less information for me to go off of. I just KNEW I'd failed the most important test of my life.
I sat in a dark corner of the building, waiting for my friend to finish his test, barely containing a full-blown meltdown. However, when he walked out he said the same thing I was thinking. "I know I just failed that test."
He got the current maximum amount of questions, 130.
Our other friend, who was taking her test at the same time but at a different center, texted us when she finished and said the same thing; "I just failed that test."
The thing is, we've always been top of the class students - I even scored the highest on the Exit HESI out of nearly 50 students - but we all felt blindsided by the NCLEX.
Much to our relief, the PV popup trick gave all three of us a good indication, and the next morning at 8AM - our names were listed on the GBoN/SoS website. We all passed!
So, if you've taken the test and passed, did you feel like you failed? Despite knowing that you were fully capable?