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by Kimmi_1993 Kimmi_1993 (New) New Student

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So I took my NCLEX Exam today and frankly I just need to vent because nobody understands what I’m doing through. So I my exam cut off at 85 questions. I got approximately 23 select all that apply, 3 drag and drop, 1 picture, and about 4 calculations.. I honestly don’t know how I did but I can feel it in my bones that I failed that exam. It wasn’t hard to be honest but I think I was too nervous to think through the questions and relax. The questions were so tricky that almost every questions had two possible answers. I know it’s too late now and it makes no sense dwelling on it but honestly I just needed to write how I am feeling. Sigh, I need all the prayers I can get. Also, I can’t do the Pearson’s view trick because for some reason I wasn’t able to register online I had to call them. So here I am a bundle of nerves, worrying my self into a tailspin. 

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I know that it's easier said than done, but before you start worrying, wait until you receive the results. I've heard that it's normal to feel like you failed after taking NCLEX. I felt like I failed after taking it, but I passed. Remember that there are a handful of future questions sprinkled into the actual exam that don't count. This is their indirect way of testing questions before actually making them count. 

If you do receive results that you failed, let it sink in, then let it go, and start studying again. Think about your study habits and if they really worked to prepare you based on what you saw on the NCLEX. There's no possible way to fully get every question correct no matter how much studying you do. How did you study? For me, I used UWorld as well as Kaplan. I only used Kaplan because we were required to pay for it through school, but it also helped me to prioritize and learn techniques on answering the questions. 

Whatever you do, don't give up! Since you passed nursing school (and that's not an easy thing to do), you can get past this board exam. Keep your chin up and believe in yourself! You've got this!

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I used uworld along with Mark Klimek audios, I listened to other videos on YouTube. I didn’t finish them though. I also used nclex-RN app. I read the packet that was passed around and the cram sheets. I’m trying to remain positive but when I’m reminded of what is at stake I start panicking all over again. The last couple questions I was getting I felt they weren’t that difficult but for some reason I feel I was getting them wrong. How was your exam?

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It sounds like you used good material along with UWorld. I know that it can be hard knowing what's at stake, but unlike nursing school, you can take NCLEX again. I went in prepared to take all 200+ questions. I got to question 73 and I started freaking out so I took a 5 minute break to re- center myself. When I clicked next and the exam went to question 76, I did a lot of self talk saying it was ok. I clicked next and the exam shut off. After the exam, I walked out feeling that I missed a lot of questions because it came down to 2 answers that sounded correct and I had to guess with a couple of them. I honestly felt like I failed it, but many of my questions were: correct, incorrect, correct, correct, incorrect. When I was at question 60-something, I stopped seeing SATA questions and got really nervous.  Apparently priority questions are similar to SATA questions. I want to say that my last 5 questions were single answer questions. Don't freak out just yet. And, like I said, you have a chance to take NCLEX again if you don't pass. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you. Hang in there. This board exam does not define who you are as a nurse. It's just another bridge and we all cross that bridge eventually. 

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12 minutes ago, BSNStudent2020 said:

It sounds like you used good material along with UWorld. I know that it can be hard knowing what's at stake, but unlike nursing school, you can take NCLEX again. I went in prepared to take all 200+ questions. I got to question 73 and I started freaking out so I took a 5 minute break to re- center myself. When I clicked next and the exam went to question 76, I did a lot of self talk saying it was ok. I clicked next and the exam shut off. After the exam, I walked out feeling that I missed a lot of questions because it came down to 2 answers that sounded correct and I had to guess with a couple of them. I honestly felt like I failed it, but many of my questions were: correct, incorrect, correct, correct, incorrect. When I was at question 60-something, I stopped seeing SATA questions and got really nervous.  Apparently priority questions are similar to SATA questions. I want to say that my last 5 questions were single answer questions. Don't freak out just yet. And, like I said, you have a chance to take NCLEX again if you don't pass. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you. Hang in there. This board exam does not define who you are as a nurse. It's just another bridge and we all cross that bridge eventually. 

Thank you so much, you have no idea how much courage you are supplying me with. Even if I don’t pass it means a lot that you responded and is trying to offer words of encouragement. It was the same for me, I stopped getting select all that applied and got plenty of priority question. I started panicking when I wasn’t getting select all that applied because it probably meant I wasn’t doing good. That’s how I felt. When it passed 75 I was relieved because I didn’t think I was doing well so it meant I had a chance to make up for it. But when it cut off at 85, I didn’t know how to feel or think because the questions weren’t that difficult but I didn’t feel I was getting them right either. 

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RNNPICU has 13 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in PICU.

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You do realize that SATA questions are not the hardest questions, nor do SATA indicate that you are doing better. SATA questions are just that, a different format.  Priority questions can come in all forms. 

Just wait.  IT won't be long before you can get your results. It sounds like you were prepared and used appropriate study tools. 

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Just to update you everyone. I passed, paid for the quick results this morning and it said I passed!!! I’m so relieved!! This website has helped me tremendously. My name hasn’t been put up on my state BON, so I’m waiting for that. Does anyone have experience with New York BON, how long did it take them to put your name on the website? I’m so happy and relieved! If anyone wants to ask me any questions feel free. 

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It sounds like you used good material along with UWorld. I know that it can be hard knowing what's at stake, but unlike nursing school, you can take NCLEX again. I went in prepared to take all 200+ questions. I got to question 73 and I started freaking out so I took a 5 minute break to re- center myself. When I clicked next and the exam went to question 76, I did a lot of self talk saying it was ok. I clicked next and the exam shut off. After the exam, I walked out feeling that I missed a lot of questions because it came down to 2 answers that sounded correct and I had to guess with a couple of them. I honestly felt like I failed it, but many of my questions were: correct, incorrect, correct, correct, incorrect. When I was at question 60-something, I stopped seeing SATA questions and got really nervous.  Apparently priority questions are similar to SATA questions. I want to say that my last 5 questions were single answer questions. Don't freak out just yet. And, like I said, you have a chance to take NCLEX again if you don't pass. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you. Hang in there. This board exam does not define who you are as a nurse. It's just another bridge and we all cross that bridge eventually. 

 

I am so so happy for you!!! Thanks for keeping us posted. I know that waiting for results can be daunting and I remember walking out of the testing site feeling doubtful like you did, but you passed! Congratulations! I'm in California so I'm not sure how long NY takes to post to the BON. I sat for my exam on a Monday and I saw my name on late Wednesday evening.

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For me it took approximately 1.5-2 weeks before my name was posted on the NYS Office of Professions website.

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On 10/4/2019 at 11:42 AM, Kimmi_1993 said:

Just to update you everyone. I passed, paid for the quick results this morning and it said I passed!!! I’m so relieved!! This website has helped me tremendously. My name hasn’t been put up on my state BON, so I’m waiting for that. Does anyone have experience with New York BON, how long did it take them to put your name on the website? I’m so happy and relieved! If anyone wants to ask me any questions feel free. 

Hey I’m also in NY, I test in a few weeks. I am also a repeat tester. I think it takes like 6 weeks. That’s how long it took my friend’s name to be on there. How are jobs looking for you in NY?

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23 minutes ago, Clover123 said:

Hey I’m also in NY, I test in a few weeks. I am also a repeat tester. I think it takes like 6 weeks. That’s how long it took my friend’s name to be on there. How are jobs looking for you in NY?

Good luck to you. It hasn’t been as productive as I thought it would be, it’s been very difficult. They all want me to have experience. The only response I’m getting are from agency that are going to place me in long term care facilities. To be honest that wasn’t my first choice. However, if by the time I get my license in the mail and I don’t hear back from any of hospitals that I have applied I will be forced to take the agency’s job offer..

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On 10/7/2019 at 12:14 AM, Kimmi_1993 said:

Good luck to you. It hasn’t been as productive as I thought it would be, it’s been very difficult. They all want me to have experience. The only response I’m getting are from agency that are going to place me in long term care facilities. To be honest that wasn’t my first choice. However, if by the time I get my license in the mail and I don’t hear back from any of hospitals that I have applied I will be forced to take the agency’s job offer..

Thank you! I am trying to remain positive and not have fear. Yes that is soo true! I really didn’t expect that finding a job will be soo draining. Mainly LTC being available but working there as a new grad doesn’t give you any hospital experience when you try to transfer. I have a job offer at a hospital upstate NY. I really don’t want to go up there because I’d have to pay rent when I live freely at home, plus they start you off very low $25-26/hr. But again the cost of living up there is low as well as tax so I guess it balances off. If I don’t get anything then I’d take it, work for a year and apply in the city. 

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