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Took NCLEX this morning - 75 ques

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by rubyola rubyola (New) New

Hi all,

I took the NCLEX this morning and it shut off at 75 questions! I had about 4 SATA, 2 calculations and a TON of priority questions. At first I left thinking some of the questions were easier than the Kaplan review. Now...I keep stressing and second guessing myself. I've read a lot and it seems odds are in your favor of passing if the test shuts off at 75. What are your experiences?

MSrn2015

Specializes in ICU.

I took it this morning as well! Shut off at 75; had 14 SATA, lots of meds, and tons of priority, teaching and therapeutic communication questions. I left feeling it was pretty easy, definitely easier than Kaplan. Did the PVT when I got to my car and got the good pop-up.

should try the PVT. I am taking mine next week=)

More than 80% of US-educated candidates pass the NCLEX on their first attempt, so....yes, the odds are definitely in your favor.

People spend quite a lot of time keeping track of (and reporting here on) the types of questions, formats, etc.....and unfortunately for all that effort, it means nothing. Zero. Zipola.

SATA questions can be above the passing standard or below it. Myth bouncing around that they are indicative of a higher level question. Untrue.

Multiple choice, drag drop....doesn't matter in the least.

You can pass without seeing one EKG strip, or one obvious math question. The test is designed to assess the applicant in many ways and it's not always so obvious to the person taking the test ;)

Every exam undergoes a QA review at some point during the 24 hours following each exam. Doing the PVT in the car on your way home is a waste of time....you haven't allowed time for that Quality Assurance review. People do it all the time, and MOST of the time, when they do it prematurely, it doesn't matter because the results don't change. SOME of the time, people who insist on doing the PVT in the parking lot (or an hour later, four hours later, etc) are upset to find that "it was wrong", they ended up passing/failing when the pop up "said" something else! For those people, the QA review flipped the results. Should have kept their fingers off the phone until 24 hours had passed ;)

More than 80% of US-educated candidates pass the NCLEX on their first attempt, so....yes, the odds are definitely in your favor.

People spend quite a lot of time keeping track of (and reporting here on) the types of questions, formats, etc.....and unfortunately for all that effort, it means nothing. Zero. Zipola.

SATA questions can be above the passing standard or below it. Myth bouncing around that they are indicative of a higher level question. Untrue.

Multiple choice, drag drop....doesn't matter in the least.

You can pass without seeing one EKG strip, or one obvious math question. The test is designed to assess the applicant in many ways and it's not always so obvious to the person taking the test ;)

Every exam undergoes a QA review at some point during the 24 hours following each exam. Doing the PVT in the car on your way home is a waste of time....you haven't allowed time for that Quality Assurance review. People do it all the time, and MOST of the time, when they do it prematurely, it doesn't matter because the results don't change. SOME of the time, people who insist on doing the PVT in the parking lot (or an hour later, four hours later, etc) are upset to find that "it was wrong", they ended up passing/failing when the pop up "said" something else! For those people, the QA review flipped the results. Should have kept their fingers off the phone until 24 hours had passed ;)

Thank you! I'm glad to hear that the SATA myth is untrue. I definitely am NOT trying PVT, its honestly just something else that could possibly stress me out even more. I'll just sit it out until Sunday. Just hoping odds are in my favor :up: