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WHat was the majority of questions on your NCLEX?

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Not asking for specific questions....not that anyone can really remember them anyway, :lol2: but what did you have the most of? Prioritizing, Pharm, OB, calculations etc???

Also, how many questions did you have with a pass or fail?

Thanks in advance...

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Everyone's NCLEX is different; however everyone's NCLEX questions are based on the Detailed NCLEX Test Plan. The stress of the exam, etc. makes it very difficult for the test taker to know with 100% certainty the specific NCLEX Test Plan category any question fits into. You have to expect that you will get tested on any "testable" content. All NCLEX candidates should review the current Detailed NCLEX Test Plan. You can access the current plan at https://www.ncsbn.org/454.htm Click on the specific NCLEX plan you are studying for (RN or PN).

Best of luck on NCLEX.

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Thank you for your response. I will definately check out the website.

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My Nclex I had a whole load of prioritizing questions, and delegating of task questions. I also had multiple drug calculation questions. I only had 90 questions total.

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I took NCLEX-RN 10 days ago and passed with 75 questions.

Most... maybe a half of questions I asked were Prioritization:balloons:

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Not asking for specific questions....not that anyone can really remember them anyway, :lol2: but what did you have the most of? Prioritizing, Pharm, OB, calculations etc???

Also, how many questions did you have with a pass or fail?

Thanks in advance...

Since the general idea of the NCLEX is to see if you are competent in all of the areas of nursing, any weaknesses you have will likely result in greater numbers of questions in that area. In other words, if you are weak in OB, you are more likely to incorrectly answer more OB questions and/or correctly answer ones below the passing standard. Therefore, the computer will keep giving you OB questions EITHER until it's "sure" you've met the passing criterion for that section, OR you have no hope of doing so (at which point your test ends).

If you are competent pretty evenly, you shouldn't see any concentration in any one area of nursing. "Prioritizing" questions cover all areas as well; they aren't an area of nursing but rather a type of question designed to see if you know how to apply nursing knowledge. And yes, seeing many of those types of questions tend to indicate you're doing well enough that you've moved beyond basic knowledge questions and into higher quality questions (that is, meeting or exceeding the passing standard).

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Since the general idea of the NCLEX is to see if you are competent in all of the areas of nursing, any weaknesses you have will likely result in greater numbers of questions in that area. In other words, if you are weak in OB, you are more likely to incorrectly answer more OB questions and/or correctly answer ones below the passing standard. Therefore, the computer will keep giving you OB questions EITHER until it's "sure" you've met the passing criterion for that section, OR you have no hope of doing so (at which point your test ends)..

I've heard about that too... I wonder how true is that... The test is supposed to test your knowledge in all areas, and all questions level should depend on previous question difficulty, not a specific area...

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if you're weak on O.B, the computer will likely give you more O.B questions.If that the case, it is not random.But i guess, the more you will answer correctly, the harder it is.

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I had lots of priority questions, delegation, lots of meds, no math at all...( I was shocked!) and even some questions regarding use of machines and trauma. Very tricky test....Thank God is over!!!

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gt4everpn is a BSN, RN and specializes in Licensed Practical Nurse.

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so many priority, '' if they nurse had has two patients... she should'', you know those types of questions. good luck!

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I've heard about that too... I wonder how true is that... The test is supposed to test your knowledge in all areas, and all questions level should depend on previous question difficulty, not a specific area...

It is true, according to the NCLEX's own information. Each question does increase or decrease in difficulty, but it's not as if you get all of one area of nursing at one time: it's random choice (mixed up), but testers will still see a greater number of questions in their area of weakness.

The test will not let you pass if you are below standard in a required component.

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