Calling all nurses!

posted 2 years ago in Career
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

When my NCLEX shut off after 75 questions, I was sure I had failed. I knew it. I felt like I guessed on all of my answers and I didn’t feel confident with any of my answers. For most questions, I had no idea what the question was even asking about. I also had a lot of “select all that apply” which are ridiculously hard. I also had a lot of lower-level thinking questions, which I knew was a tell-tale sign that you weren’t doing well. I was prepared to accept my fate about retaking the test. When I found out I passed I was absolutely astonished. I had PASSED in 75 questions?!

Everyone thinks they failed. EVERYONE. But chances are you passed. Most people who quit after 75 questions pass. Just try to relax and not think about it, treat yourself with some shopping or a nice dinner, and don’t stress. I’m sure you did fine and are just being hard on yourself!

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Everyone thinks they failed! Try to relax and enjoy the rest of your day. Have you tried the pearsonvue “trick” yet? 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Being on hold is not a bad sign, it is just a neutral sign from what I understand. Please don’t let that worry you! Does your state allow you to call for early results? If so, you will have your answer soon enough. If not, try to use this time to relax and enjoy yourself. You worked hard in nursing school, and on this test. Your brain needs a break. You can figure out your next course of action when you have your results.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I echo what PP said. Everyone feels like they fails. I had 75 questions too and passed. Good luck!

Post # 10
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289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

WeddingTime18:  I am not sure where you live, but in Florida, there was a trick that you could try to reregister for the test. If you are unable to register and it tells you to check with the nursing board, then you most likely have passed. If you are able to, then probably not.

I had 77 questions, I lost count after 20 select all that apply. Gosh, I hated the NCLEX and really glad I never have to take that test again. Good luck!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

When you can, try the trick, it works!  I won’t say try to relax, because you can’t after that, but definitely try the trick as soon as you can.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

WeddingTime18:  Ugh I am a nervous wreck too! Fiance took his NCLEX yesterday and had to answer all 265 questions. I’m not a nurse so I honestly don’t know how bad of a sign that is. Hopefully he can get his score tomorrow. I’ve come to the realization that the test has happened, if he passed then great but if not then he can take it again. It won’t be the end of the world. I’m mostly nervous because he has a job but its obviously contingent on him passing the test. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

WeddingTime18:  Hrm, did you try it today or just yesterday? Do not freak out about the handwashing/PPE question, just because I believe my last questions were really easy. I had a lot of infection control questions that were easy. I am hoping that you pass 🙂

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