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50-60 SATA questions on NCLEX??

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Ok, my whole body is shaking right now. I'm in my car outside the testing center. I'm too overwhelmed to drive; it wouldn't be safe!

I had my appointment at 3:45pm but arrived at 3pm. Once I checked in and started my exam it was almost 3:30pm.

So the computer screen shuts off at 75 questions, and I just freeze. My chest feels tight and I'm SOB. I sit there for what seems an eternity before I finally raise my hand to signal that I was done.

Am I supposed to feel like I failed it big time?? I did not feel confident with most of my answers. And to top it off, I'm pretty sure that I had over 50 select all that apply questions. I didn't think that was possible! Well, of course it's possible. I just didn't expect it.

I tried taking my time with the questions, but I was still out of there in just over an hour. I don't think I could go through this again. & now to wait the 48 hours or attempt the dreaded pvt...

This is such a bizarre feeling that I don't think anybody could understand unless you've gone through it yourself-Feeling relieved that it's over with but at the same time there's an overwhelming fear that it was all for nothing.

This may be my first post.. And although I'm not expecting replies, it was good to vent. I love AN.

I think I can drive home now. :)

I think having that many SATA is a good thing! It just means you were well above the competency line. My fiancé took it last week and pretty much had the same experience as you, 75 questions with a ton of SATA. She thought she failed for sure but did the PVT an hour after the test and got the good popup. Sure enough, she paid for the quick results 48 hours after and passed!

I take it in 2 days and I'm extremely nervous!

I think having that many SATA is a good thing! It just means you were well above the competency line. My fiancé took it last week and pretty much had the same experience as you, 75 questions with a ton of SATA. She thought she failed for sure but did the PVT an hour after the test and got the good popup. Sure enough, she paid for the quick results 48 hours after and passed!

I take it in 2 days and I'm extremely nervous!

Okay, so the pvt is "accurate" an hour after your exam? I thought it was 24 hours? Well, not that it matters. I'm forcing myself not to attempt that. I wouldn't want to get my hopes up and then final results come back with a big fat 'failed'. Yes, it's extremely nerve-racking...before, during , and after the exam! haha

Just stay focused and positive. If you're prepared, you will do well. I guess i'll find out on Thursday! :nailbiting:

Oh, and congrats to your fiance!

FlyingScot, RN

Specializes in Peds/Neo CCT,Flight, ER, Hem/Onc. Has 28 years experience.

Okay, so the pvt is "accurate" an hour after your exam? I thought it was 24 hours? Well, not that it matters. I'm forcing myself not to attempt that. I wouldn't want to get my hopes up and then final results come back with a big fat 'failed'. Yes, it's extremely nerve-racking...before, during , and after the exam! haha

Just stay focused and positive. If you're prepared, you will do well. I guess i'll find out on Thursday! :nailbiting:

Oh, and congrats to your fiance!

No. It isn't 100% accurate even after 24 hours although it is more likely to be correct then. Good on you for patiently waiting. Why risk $200? Think of all the better things you can do with that money.

Adele_Michal7, ASN, RN

Specializes in Pediatric. Has 5 years experience.

Hope you got home safe :) I remember that feeling. I wanted to throw up until I found out that I passed. Keep us updated. :)

No. It isn't 100% accurate even after 24 hours although it is more likely to be correct then. Good on you for patiently waiting. Why risk $200? Think of all the better things you can do with that money.

Well, I wouldn't say "patiently" waiting... Lol Honestly, I wish I could sleep straight through until Thursday to check my quick results.

But yes, you're right-$200 is a lot of money in my book. :yes:

Hope you got home safe :) I remember that feeling. I wanted to throw up until I found out that I passed. Keep us updated. :)

I did, thanks. haha Yes, awful feeling.. but I'm feeling better now. I started to panic a moment ago, because I remember the computer shutting off at 75 questions not AFTER. I don't know. Maybe the best thing for me to do is get off AN for a few days. Reading about people failing or thinking they passed and then failed is definitely not helping. :no::scrying:

Monica. Exact same story here except I think I was more dramatic since I cried so hard on the way home that I puked all over myself. I felt like I had 65 SATA and the computer shut off at 75. I took my test on June 2nd and was too afraid to check QR but prayed heavily for last 2 weeks as my results still showed pending on BON website. I finally broke down and called the BON today to find out that I passed! Im sure you passed too! :)

Monica. Exact same story here except I think I was more dramatic since I cried so hard on the way home that I puked all over myself. I felt like I had 65 SATA and the computer shut off at 75. I took my test on June 2nd and was too afraid to check QR but prayed heavily for last 2 weeks as my results still showed pending on BON website. I finally broke down and called the BON today to find out that I passed! Im sure you passed too! :)

Awesome! Congratulations!

I guess that's part of the reason why I'm okay with waiting for results-I'm terrified to find out the outcome.

hey, but how did you feel during the exam? SATA have never been my forte Lol. I really did not feel good about my answers.

I tested yesterday and feel the same way! I don't think we can understand the anxiety of waiting for the results until we are in the situation ourselves. Mine shut off at 75 and had almost 30 SATA.

Monica I felt like I didn't know a thing and I was getting them all wrong!

missmollie, ADN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Neuroscience. Has 4 years experience.

Everyone feels bad after the NCLEX. Keep checking your state's BON website, it may post there before you can even pay for quick results!

Mine shut off at the minimum and I had over 30 select all. I passed!

I think having that many SATA is a good thing! It just means you were well above the competency line.

Not to worry the OP, but it bears mentioning that getting SATA questions or not getting SATA questions has NO bearing, zero, on how you're doing.

SATA is merely an alternative format of question. They can be above the passing standard or below it. People can have a ton of SATA questions and fail miserably. They can have only one SATA question and pass easily. And everything in between. One of the greatest myths out there on NCLEX is that having lots of SATA formatted questions means....anything at all.

As for the PVT: please read the other threads on this, and even if it seems self-promoting, please read MY thread on it with the FAQ logo ;)

To the OP: the biggest indicator of how you did is the fact that you got the minimum number of questions and completed the exam. This DOES mean you either were doing very well and could prove competency quickly......or.....you were doing very poorly and there was no way, nohow you were going to pass that exam.

Given your student habits, grades received, prep for the NCLEX....which scenario is more likely? Now remember that approximately 90% of all US educated students pass on their first attempt..NOW how do you think you did? :)

I just took the NCLEX this morning, and I feel like well over half of my test was SATA. I had 3 drag and drop, 1 calculation, and the rest multiple choice, which didnt feel like very many, and my test stopped at 75 questions. I honestly have no idea how to feel... it seems so crazy! I only slept for about an hour last night, as I was too anxious about the test to sleep, and now I can't remember hardly at all what the questions were like, and it seems like a blur. Keeping my fingers crossed that I passed :) I hope you did too!

anie10

Specializes in TCU, Post-surgical, Infection Prevention. Has 2 years experience.

Well, I wouldn't say "patiently" waiting... Lol Honestly, I wish I could sleep straight through until Thursday to check my quick results.

But yes, you're right-$200 is a lot of money in my book. :yes:

You're lucky - California doesn't participate in quick results...

Never understood why people in states that have quickresults still freak out when they will have some semblance of their status in 48-72, whereas in CA we wait till the "wonderful people" of Sacramento come off of a break and slowly upload the information... lol

bevialbe29

Has 6 years experience.

Anybody here who passed at 75 having easy questions? I know they're at easy level coz they're just actually testing your content and memory. I dont think I got them all right esp on SATA. I cant believe I did so bad that it had to shut off at 75.. =( i dont know what to do now. This is my 2nd time. I still dont know the result. Just took it yesterday. I cant sleep and I feel so depressed right now...