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I just finished my my rn exam and I totally failed it. I only had like 10 SATA whick is not a good indicator. It was really hard. I was on question 74 and I was really praying that it won't stop at 75 because if it did it omly means I did terrible but it did! And know I'm really scared to do the PVT.

I haven't taken mine yet but I'm really scared. I've seen people say the amount of SATA aren't a good indication of anything. I think that may be true only because they can easily be written on the Comprehension level as well as Application and Analysis. It's the content of the SATA that counts but I know no one who can remember more than a few questions in their entirety since the mind is in such a state. So my point is, since the content of the majority of SATA aren't able to recalled maybe not stress over that part?? I hope that helps you a bit!!

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Ndnrnbsn

Specializes in Labor and Delivery.

Do the PVT! I took my test last Friday and I had about 10 SATA, 2 drag and drop, 2 drugs, 1 EKG, and 1 math. I was also worried that i didn't get that many SATA questions. The computer shut down at 75 and I did the PVT right after because I thought I failed too!! But I passed!!

Thank you! I already did the PVT and it directed me to the cc page. I won't even bother paying for quick results. I think my attitude my a big part of my failure because I walk in there like it was just like an ordinary test. I may have taken it for granted but I promise myself I won't fail on my second attempt. Do you guys know when will they mail my results?

Most seem to get the mailed results in a week or two. Along with your results, you will get a CPR, which will tell you where your weakest areas were so that you can best formulate a study plan for the retake.

As for SATA questions, they are NOT an indicator of any type. None.

Unfortunately, failing at 75 questions does mean that you were below the passing standard either the entire time, or were far enough below at the time it reached 75 that there was no point in continuing. Typically, those who fail at this point need significant help with content; without the knowledge base it's difficult to get to the kinds of upper-level questions (delegation, prioritizing) that would be required in order for you to pass.

Take a look at the CPR, see what it says....then come back here. We'll do our best to help.

I'm just gonna have to wait for the CPR to arrive. I just don't know what do now. My mind's totally messed up right now. Most of the questions that I got are my weakest area. I totally flunked it. I won't be surprise if my CPR states below passing level on all aspect

DJAYS

Has 5 years experience.

Well try not to beat yourself up to bad. I thought that pharm was my weak area but I did okay with it. My weak area was aging stuff..health promotion and maintenance...I got below passing on something I thought I knew good

/username, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care.

Keep in mind that there is nothing definitive that says you failed. The amount of SATA you get has absolutely zero bearing on whether a question is passing level or not. If you dig a little deeper, you'll also note that there have been cases of people who have passed, but were still directed to the credit card page. This could be due to many factors including the state in which you're seeking licensure or the two scoring pearson vue model. You haven't failed until you either pay for quick results that indicate fail, or receive your CPR, which you have done neither yet.

Additionally, it is quite rare to fail with 75 questions. If you end up failing at 75, you'll need some content review, for which I would recommend Hurst.

I did Hurst online review. I watched and listened to it at least twice. I wrote on a notebook while listening instead on the given printable materials to make me understand better and it was a big help. I also did PDA by LaCharity. I wrote every rationale which is new to me on my notebook. I scored mostly 50's to 60's and read every rationale. I actually went in there feeling confident and prepared but went completely blank during the exam. I actually think that I made wild guesses most of the time. I didn't really do much Q&A because I wanted to focus on my content which I think I failed to do so. Now I'm planning to purchase the NCSBN to help me with Q&A. Any more suggestions?

/username, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care.

I did Hurst online review. I watched and listened to it at least twice. I wrote on a notebook while listening instead on the given printable materials to make me understand better and it was a big help. I also did PDA by LaCharity. I wrote every rationale which is new to me on my notebook. I scored mostly 50's to 60's and read every rationale. I actually went in there feeling confident and prepared but went completely blank during the exam. I actually think that I made wild guesses most of the time. I didn't really do much Q&A because I wanted to focus on my content which I think I failed to do so. Now I'm planning to purchase the NCSBN to help me with Q&A. Any more suggestions?

I don't. :( Have you paid for the quick results to find out for sure?

I haven't. I'm pretty sure I failed though I might pay for the quick results tomorrow. Can you recommend the NCSBN? I'm planning to take a week or two off before I start studying again so that I could rest my brain. One thing I learned is that I should not rush things and take things slowly this time

RubberDuckieLove

Specializes in Neuro Intensive Care. Has 1 years experience.

I was under the impression that you didn't get the "good pop up" until after the cc page....

I was under the impression that you didn't get the "good pop up" until after the cc page....

I didn't get tge good pop up actually. I was expecting it. When I was taking the exam I was actually hoping that I won't shut of at 75 unlike other nclex takers because I knew that if it did I totally failed

/username, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care.

I didn't get tge good pop up actually. I was expecting it. When I was taking the exam I was actually hoping that I won't shut of at 75 unlike other nclex takers because I knew that if it did I totally failed

You're really psyching yourself out unnecessarily. Please, for your own sanity, stop running around telling everyone you failed. You don't know definitively yet. It's extremely rare to fail at 75. Why are you dead set on thinking you failed?

because most of the time I did wild guesses. I spent less than an hour taking the exam. I just don't know what happened to me while I was taking the exam. It's okay. I've moved on already. I just need to bounce back and study again.

Hi,

Don't be disappointed but use that to overcome your flaws. I have taken my test twice and I have failed. I want to tell you that I passed but I have not.. not "YET". But I will and we will do this together. I also have graduated from the philippines and I took Kaplan. Twice. But i have to say that I really did not give my heart to reviewing. Now I am. I am taking Hurst. I am planning to finish Hurst and then go and answer as much questions as I can. I think the only way for us to pass is if we put ourself in an exam mode and challenge ourselves to answer these questions. When are you taking your test again?

I'm just gonna have to wait for the CPR to arrive. I just don't know what do now. My mind's totally messed up right now. Most of the questions that I got are my weakest area. I totally flunked it. I won't be surprise if my CPR states below passing level on all aspect

The PVT changed a couple of weeks ago, EVERYONE gets the credit card page, it is no longer a good predictor!

I would suggest you check your BON website a couple of times a day and if your name doesn't pop up in 48 hours I would do the quick results. It is only $8 and you could be pleasantly surprised! Remember everyone thinks they failed and the number of SATA means absolutely nothing!

Hi,

Don't be disappointed but use that to overcome your flaws. I have taken my test twice and I have failed. I want to tell you that I passed but I have not.. not "YET". But I will and we will do this together. I also have graduated from the philippines and I took Kaplan. Twice. But i have to say that I really did not give my heart to reviewing. Now I am. I am taking Hurst. I am planning to finish Hurst and then go and answer as much questions as I can. I think the only way for us to pass is if we put ourself in an exam mode and challenge ourselves to answer these questions. When are you taking your test again?

Do you like Hurst so far....i purchased it as well and so far so good. Now i just have to find a book that provide questions pertaining to the topics at hand.