Took NCLEX-RN today...keep getting good pop-up...still feel numb!

Nursing Students NCLEX


Good is soooooo good! i literally thought I failed! I pray that this pop-up is an accurate indication, because Jesus KNOWS I can't sit through that again! My test was so damn hard...and yet some of it was simple....with bits and pieces of "huh" and "what" and "yeah right"!! I really felt like I knew nothing on it....after question number 10, I wanted to cry! I didn't even take a break!! Got 75 questions and the screen went blue! It took me maybe 1 hour and 30 minutes!!

Everyone's test is different, but my test was all OB and Meds and therapeutic communication and only 5 SATA (which had me freaking out because they were literally spaced out the entire test and I only had 5 of them...yes FIVE!! smh)....ish was CRAZY!! But God is so, so, so good and He was with me the entire time....even when I wanted to cry!! I couldn't even take a break because I knew if I went to the restroom I would start balling tears!! So I just kept going and prayed that after 75 I would be put out of my misery - and He answered my prayer with a blue screen!!

I pulled out my ipad when I got to the elevator and by the time I was to my car, pearson vue was loading and I got the pop up!! I literally fell to my knees next to my car and started crying and thanking Jesus!! I still feel like I'm in a daze! I just don't know what to think!

My advice to those of you studying is go over everything - I literally dreaded OB and Meds during my studying and neglected them and that is exactly what was on my test (I literally wanted to attack the computer screen when I hit next and would get another OB question!!)

Did I say that God is good??!! Try Him and see for yourself!!

I know some of you may want to know what I used to study and I did Kaplan for questions and Hurst for content. My scores are below. I hope this helps!! Keep doing questions, reading the rationales, and praying!! And when you're done praying, pray some more!!

Kaplan Scores

Diagnostic 49% (which sent me into a panic and led me straight to Hurst for some content)

QT 1 69%

QT 2 69%

QT 3 53% (another panic moment)

QT 4 62%

QT 5 65%

QT 6 69%

QT 7 67%

Readiness 61%

Qbank (100% complete) 61%

Kaplan Sample NCLEX tests

Test 1 72%

Test 2 58%

Test 3 80%

Hurst Sample Tests (only did 3 out of the 6)

Test 1 64% (80/125)

Test 2 69.6% (87/125)

Test 3 74.4% (93/125)

Also used Lacharity and the study guide (not endorsed by you know who). I only did about 10 chapters and scored anywhere from the 60s-90s!!

And I studied for about 5-6 weeks.

SATA - Select All That Apply (the devil of NCLEX questions....hahaha....j/k....but I hate them because I'm either one off or one too many).

But the ones that I did get on the test were the easiest out of all of my questions and by far the easiest SATA that I've ever come across, even compared to my practice questions. Like it was obvious which ones were the right answers (when applying the true/false strategy to each one). Which is why I was hoping that I would get more. But I guess NCLEX assessed my compentency via the other questions they gave me.


I took mine yesterday and found out today that I passed. I had 75 questions, and half of my questions were SATA as well put in order. I also heard the same thing about getting the harder SATA questions meant you were doing well. I finished in a little over an hour. When I left, I cried and was sure that I had failed. The Pearson trick also worked for me. :-)

congrats mya

are the kaplan sample tests found online the same as the paid ones?

and for the questions that had things you never heard of, how did you solve those?

and were the meds that were asked, did you know any?

congrats mya

are the kaplan sample tests found online the same as the paid ones?

and for the questions that had things you never heard of, how did you solve those?

and were the meds that were asked, did you know any?

Thank you Oztizz184 ( I thought of you and made sure to include exactly what I used for studying hahaha ;))!

The Kaplan sample tests are located in the QBank - when you click QBank it should be the last tab below Cumulative Performance and it states NCLEX-RN Prep Sample Tests.

For the questions that I had never heard of I just took my time to really figure out what they were asking and which answer seemed the safest and matched the scenario and what it was asking of me to do as the RN. For the meds, surprisingly, most of them I knew...I think hahaha....but few I didn't. But I just wasn't expecting to have a test where it seemed like every other question was a drug question. That was my worst nightmare realized!!

LOL I know, lolol when I read it, I was like omg shes talking to me LOl :)!!!

i don't have kaplan, but I came across some sample tests online and was just wondering if they are the same as the ones in the program :)

thanks and CONGRATS! X100000 RN!!!!!

Thank you!! And yes, I think the sample ones that are out there floating online (I think maybe even the qtrainers as well) are the exact same ones! So do them and read the rationales! Good luck!!

From your mouth to God's ears! I hope you're right because having to prepare for this test again would make me go postal LOL. :uhoh3:

Congrats new RN! It's a wonderful feeling isn't it?!?! I'm still in shock that I have a title behind my name. Its a wonderful feeling to see ur name POP up on the board of nursing website!

" i feel like i just memorized a lot of the info for the tests, and once i was done with the class, i purged my brain for the next class. we learned memorization more than we did critical thinking, so i feel like that will put me at a disadvantage for the nclex."

and not just for the test. this is not another test that you can study for, pass, and then "purge your brain." put that attitude behind you for good. you are quite correct: it would put you at a disadvantage. for being a nurse.

now that you have your license, you have to take personal responsibility for your ongoing learning. you have not bought your last book, attended your last class, taken your last exam. this is something you'll do all of your working life. nursing and medicine are always moving forward; if you're not, then you're falling behind. the tests? those are your patient care days, every one of them.

good luck! and welcome to the profession! :nurse:

Hey @applejacks36, you said that your proctor gave you a high five after your exam, so does that mean they know if we passed or not? I got the good pop up too after my exam but after I took it on Tuesday my proctor asked how I did and then said "I'm sure you did well" lol idk maybe it's just me. BUT PRAISE GOD!!!! WE ARE ALL RNS NOW!!!!!!!!!!

According to the NCSBN, for quality control purposes, every NCLEX is scored twice; once by the computer at the test center and then the result is verified after the examination record has been transmitted to Pearson VUE.

They state on their website that the proctor doesn't know if you passed, but I make a bet that they do know. The results are immedatly available, the only reason why they don't release them to us is to cross check the results to make sure you really did pass. I was thankful for the glitch in their system which creates the Pearson Vue trick, otherwise I would have gone bonkers waiting 2 days for my results. Well, I still kind of did until I saw my name pop up on the Texas Board of Nursing site, but at least it took some of the edge off. Lol!

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