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265 questions is almost guaranteed if your a male.

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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. 

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I passed with 75

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jamiejammer has 11 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU CVICU NTSICU Certified CCRN.

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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. 

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myoglobin has 11 years experience as a ASN, BSN and specializes in ICU, trauma, neuro.

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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.  

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StrwbryblndRN has 9 years experience and specializes in CMSRN.

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Well stated myoglobin. 

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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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adventure_rn is a BSN and specializes in NICU, PICU.

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image.thumb.png.7c308761116a59d7ddc6a7e0f6f1d7c6.png(where my gen z folks at?)

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anchorRN has 12 years experience and specializes in ICU, Military.

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Dude here.  I passed at 78 questions.  That was back in 2004 though

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organichombre has 32 years experience and specializes in critical care, med/surg.

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Male, passed at 75, 30 years ago. Don't look for gremlins when there are none. How many grads took state boards last year...65,000, 15,000 of them repeaters. That's nationally. Some states do better overall with NCLEX so as you see...too many variables to accuse the NCSBN of fraud. And really, failed twice at 265 should tell you something.

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The number of questions you answered is an indication of how close you were to the passing standard. Only those candidates whose performance was close to the passing standard had to answer the maximum number of questions (265 for NCLEX-RN; 205 for NCLEX-PN). For candidates whose performance was further away from the passing standard, fewer items were required before a confident pass or fail decision could be made.

https://www.ncsbn.org/1223.htm

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FolksBtrippin is a BSN, RN and specializes in Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Public Health.

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Soooo.... the moral of the story is....???

Ask for a female nurse because the men all barely passed?

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myoglobin has 11 years experience as a ASN, BSN and specializes in ICU, trauma, neuro.

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39 minutes ago, FolksBtrippin said:

Soooo.... the moral of the story is....???

Ask for a female nurse because the men all barely passed?

There are st least two presumptions in that statement. First, we don’t in fact know that men have a lower pass rate or threshold on the NCLEX all we have are a couple of “ point estimates” not good data. Second, we don’t know that NCLEX performance actually equates to factual nursing knowledge. I for one sometimes felt that getting the correct answer on the NCLEX required one to lower their level of thinking to a less holistic perspective. Stated differently the NCLEX answer may not be the best answer in a real world context.

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