Took NCLEX today..stopped at 85 questions does this mean I failed?

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Took NCLEX today..stopped at 85 questions does this mean I failed?

I need some words of encouragement.. I am feeling pretty low My test stopped at 85.. It had a lot of the "check all that apply" doesn't that make the chances of getting it right lower? I hope I passed.. I am just really feeling afraid at this time. Help!


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Well.. all my nursing instructors told me that your computer shutting off at 85 is usually a good sign.. you need at least 75 questions right and the other 10 are usually free. My and my 2 of my friends computer shut off at 85 and we all passed.

A lot of nursing instructors have a surprisingly poor understanding of how the NCLEX works. This is a good example of it.

On the NCLEX, both passers and failers tend to score around 50%. What determines pass/fail is the difficulty level of those questions where you're hitting that 50% mark. Do they have to give you really hard ones or really easy ones? That's the determining factor.

Jcarro, 'select all that apply' questions are generally considered to be harder, which is good news for you. Good luck on your results. Let us know how it turns out.

Well.. all my nursing instructors told me that your computer shutting off at 85 is usually a good sign.. you need at least 75 questions right and the other 10 are usually free. My and my 2 of my friends computer shut off at 85 and we all passed.

But i def know the feeling you are going through.. even though my computer shut off.. i felt like.. "thats it?.. was i answering all the questions wrong???Im not ready for it to shut off!!" and "I didnt feel confident enough that i answered the questions correctly". LOL.. and then when i was waiting for my results.. i kept getting LPN/lVN nclex review seminars being mailed to me!! I thought for sure it was a sign LOL.. but it wasn't.

I say relax.. theres nothing you can do now but wait for the results. And i think there is a pretty good chance you did great! Good luck!

I know exactly how you feel...I took the NCLEX-PN last week (7/25), and had about 5-6 check all that apply ( I told myself these are a free for all, because I know I'm not getting these right)...When my PC shut-off @ 85 ques. I was like...NO, NO this is not happening, and then I got the survey...I was like I just freakin BOMBED THIS. The pearson proctor even said " Your finished already?", the exam actually only lasted about 1 hr and half.... I felt like, yeah she knows I bombed this! Then I went through, what your going through POST NCLEX Syndrome..LOL.... I checked pearson vue about every hour, even though the 48 hr waiting, had not even passed....Then finally, when it said my results were ready to view...I was like shaking, while I put my credit card info.....And then I saw those beautiful words: P-A-S-S ....I swear I've gone back to pearson vue and my BON at least 50 times just to check again....My opinion is that you also passed, you just have to wait till you find-out for yourself.....I don't know anyone that has received 85 ques and NOT Passed....A friend of mine got all 265 ques and she passed too....Just try to stay busy, until the waiting period is over....

I had 85 ques. and passed. You will too!

Getting 205 does not mean you failed. You cannot tell whether you passed or failed the NCLEX strictly based on the number of questions. For more good information about how the NCLEX works, go to www.NCSBN.org and click on the 2006 Candidate Bulletin.

I PASSED!

the pearson trick does work

What's the pearsonvue trick? I took my Nclex today and shut off at 85 questions too. Is this a good sign?

I PASSED!!

After a sleepless night, I checked on Ohio Board of Nursing like a million times checked at lunch (licensure verification) nothing just pending then one of my girlfriends from my class called and said I passed it said approved! now it says active.. Thanks to all of you for your support.. Now after I find a position I am going on to the College Network for RN!!

No rest for the weary!

What a relief!!

Yea! CONGRATS!!!!!

Congrats and good luck in your RN program

:o Ok, so, I had to answer all 205 questions today......I failed, didn't I? You can be honest....none of us know each other!
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:o Ok, so, I had to answer all 205 questions today......I failed, didn't I? You can be honest....none of us know each other!

Someone answer this question please! I'm curious too.

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