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265 questions is almost guaranteed if your a male.

The amount of males who get all 265 questions is alarming and needs to be looked into. I have a friend who failed twice at 265. I passed at 265. Another friend got all 265 today. 3 other male classmates got all 265. I work with 6 male coworkers. 5 of them got 265. The amount of men in nursing is already a fraction, but the percentile that goes all 265 has to be alarming. In 20 years I am gonna see a commercial saying "If you're a male and took the NCLEX and received all 265 questions you may be entitled to financial compensation."

Let me just grab a seat before this thread gets underway.

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I'm legit curious now. Hopefully some other guys can chime in and rid me of my new tinfoil hat, but I literally just asked every guy I know or work with and kept getting the same answer. So odd. Apparently only 15% of people get all 265.

This is only anecdotal information. However, both off the males I know who recently took it passed at 75 and 130.

54 minutes ago, 203bravo said:

I wonder how the computer knows if it is a male or female testing.....

I hope you know you have to resister for the nclex lol

Lovethenurse2b25, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in CCRN, Geriatrics.

10 hours ago, wilderness47 said:

The amount of males who get all 265 questions is alarming and needs to be looked into. I have a friend who failed twice at 265. I passed at 265. Another friend got all 265 today. 3 other male classmates got all 265. I work with 6 male coworkers. 5 of them got 265. The amount of men in nursing is already a fraction, but the percentile that goes all 265 has to be alarming. In 20 years I am gonna see a commercial saying "If you're a male and took the NCLEX and received all 265 questions you may be entitled to financial compensation."

Same applies for females i know many who have taken the nclex and have gotten all 265.

I also know many who have taken the nclex male and female who have gotten 75.

If they did a survey for how many people received between 75-265 the numbers would be all over the place.

myoglobin, ASN, BSN, MSN

Specializes in ICU, trauma, neuro.

Not at union facilities where pay is based on a set scale. Also I passed in 75.

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TitaniumPlates

Specializes in ED.

ok ok. i'll got ahead and say it--y'all want to but nobody wants to be the first.

OP---what you're implying is not that the test is biased against men.

What you're actually implying is that men aren't as intelligent as women when taking the NCLEX.

It's insulting. Should we dumb it down for the male test taker so that they can pass under the 265? maybe we should filter the test for age. and ethnicity. and race.

good golly. you have what---4 friends that say they needed 265? I have students that I tutor---FEMALE students---that have come to me sweating bullets because...

drum roll....

they got all 265.

Be grateful that you passed. Remind me why you are upset that you passed? You're not one of those "stacy" and "chad" guys are you?

ellisjl, BSN, RN

Specializes in MedSurg, ICU.

I’m a guy who passed with 75.

23 minutes ago, TitaniumPlates said:

ok ok. i'll got ahead and say it--y'all want to but nobody wants to be the first.

OP---what you're implying is not that the test is biased against men.

What you're actually implying is that men aren't as intelligent as women when taking the NCLEX.

It's insulting. Should we dumb it down for the male test taker so that they can pass under the 265? maybe we should filter the test for age. and ethnicity. and race.

good golly. you have what---4 friends that say they needed 265? I have students that I tutor---FEMALE students---that have come to me sweating bullets because...

drum roll....

they got all 265.

Be grateful that you passed. Remind me why you are upset that you passed? You're not one of those "stacy" and "chad" guys are you?

No no no lol. I’m legit curious. The click bait was to increase my sample size. 10 out of 12 guys I know including myself have hit 265 after today. It’s fascinating to me. Obviously I’d need an insanely larger sample size to ever come close to proving a point or raising an eyebrow (which isn’t even my goal because ultimately it doesn’t matter), I am legitimately just curious if anyone else had found themselves in this same pattern. When all of your classmates are taking the nclex and the guys are almost all reporting back with 265 it’s a tad odd lol.

I passed with 75

jamiejammer, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU CVICU NTSICU Certified CCRN.

Literally adaptive testing. Questions get harder and easier based off your answers. The more you miss the more questions you take. The test wants you to pass and there is literally and algorithm and line in which you will pass. Unfortunately there is probably an area(s) you are weak in. Was there a category or questions that seemed similar to you.

The people you have conferred with, did they take a review course prior to taking the test? Did you? Sex literally has zero bearing on the number of questions. Just preparedness of those taking it, and the 15% that the computer mandates.

myoglobin, ASN, BSN, MSN

Specializes in ICU, trauma, neuro.

Sex may correlate with weak areas of study and hence weak areas on the NCLEX or sex could be a proxy for "higher level correlates" such as ethnicity. For example many male nursing students in this area are from PR (relative to where I was from in the United States). It could be since they are taking the NCLEX essentially in their "second" language that they tended to struggle more (often the questions are poorly worded anyway, and the extra hurdle of doing it in your second best language can make a difference, a fact revealed by NCLEX statistics that show a lower pass rate for those who are English as a second language). "Higher level or second order correlates" may explain many things. Thus, it's not that "red cars" are more likely to crash because they are red (if indeed they are this is just an example) it is that those who tend to drive red cars may be more prone to drive aggressively.

StrwbryblndRN

Specializes in CMSRN.

Well stated myoglobin.

I wonder if myoglobin is on to something with his hypothesis.

My NCLEX experience is from quite a while ago but was the full 265 questions. More surprising was the number of calculation questions on my test. I stopped keeping count after 20 but I'd guess it was double that. The calculation questions also became increasingly more elaborate - I can't say more difficult because the math involved for nearly all nursing calculations is generally pretty basic.

I was convinced that I'd somehow managed to fail, and so was surprised when a couple of days later, a number of my friends congratulated me on becoming an RN. (An aside: in many states, NCLEX scores must be reported to the BON in 2 business days and you can simply check the state's nursing website to see if you're listed as an RN - without paying Peason Vue extra for early results.) As for the calculation questions, my hypothesis is that I was getting the correct answers and the NCLEX algorithm was simply selecting more challenging questions as the test progressed.

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