Thanks everybody!! Such a relief to know now.
MelissaCT, the nature of this kind of testing is really bizarre, and I am actually thinking about writing a letter to the board of nursing just to let them know my opinion about it. See, it's not about the number of questions you can get right. Everybody who takes the test generally ends up getting approximately 50% of the questions right because what they are looking for is the level of difficulty at which you can answer questions right about 50% of the time. That's why the test is set up to give you questions based on your previous answers. If you answer a question correctly, your next question will be a more difficult one, and if you answer incorrectly, your next question will be an easier one. When they find the level at which you can answer about 50% of the questions right, that level is compared to the acceptable passing level. I found this information from a link on the Missouri Board of Nursing web site. If I can locate the site again, I'll send you the URL.
It's a strange way of doing things, I think, and although I understand why they do it that way, I think it is very disheartening to test-takers to know that they are having to guess at so many questions. It really undermines a person's confidence I think.
Hope you hear good news soon, Melissa.
Louise, RN (hehe.....that does look cool huh. . . )