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Discussion in 'NREMT' started by Heavin, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. Heavin

    Heavin Forum Ride Along

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    So I just took my NREMT yesterday and I had 120 questions. Super nervous about it. I know the amount of questions doesn't necessarily matter. But will keep an update if I passed or not.
     
  2. MMohler

    MMohler Forum Crew Member

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    Brain is mush huh? Well good luck and do not get discouraged if you did not pass study more and get after it! Or you did and congrats!
     
  3. Heavin

    Heavin Forum Ride Along

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    So I passed my NREMT!!! yeahhhhhh. On cloud 9. Just goes to prove that the amount of questions does not matter.
     
  4. NomadicMedic

    NomadicMedic formerly DEmedic

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    As has been stated since the beginning of the CBT.
     
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  5. Heavin

    Heavin Forum Ride Along

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    You really felt the need to waste your time on that comment? Ha, okay. Good day.
     
  6. VentMonkey

    VentMonkey Crackpot Premium Member

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    Just like I felt the need to give it a "like". Congrats, have a good day also:).
     
  7. NomadicMedic

    NomadicMedic formerly DEmedic

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    Maybe this is better?
     
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  8. Akulahawk

    Akulahawk EMT-P/ED RN Community Leader

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    So you passed the exam and exceeded the minimum number of questions needed. That is a sign that you still have some area of weakness that needs to be addressed and I'm sure it'll show once you're working. Once you have exceeded the minimum, that means the computer wasn't able to determine that you were able to answer a sufficient number of questions at a level "above passing standard" nor was it able to determine that you weren't able to answer a sufficient number of questions "below passing standard" at that point to clearly pass or fail you. Instead, it was required to ask more questions of you to get a sufficient number of questions serially above or below passing standard to pass or fail you. In your case, that magic number was 120 questions. The exam tests for entry level/minimum knowledge and it took you 120 questions to "prove" to the computer that you possess at least the minimum level of knowledge to practice as an EMT.

    Now then I cannot say which area or areas you were demonstrating some weakness in, but I do know that as soon as the computer goes minimum +1, you have some area of weakness in your knowledge base. Ponder on that a while as to what I said.

    I passed the NCLEX at 75 questions. That's the minimum number for it. What I do NOT know about my answers is just how far above passing standard I was throughout the exam. I don't know if the level of questions were barely scraping by just above passing standard or if the level of questions was into the knowledge base level of medical practitioners, just re-worded for nurses. I honestly don't know. The only thing I know from my performance is that I passed the exam, which establishes minimum knowledge competency for a beginning RN, at the minimum number of questions.

    I also know that as an RN of 2 years in the ED, the knowledge I'd learned in school was just enough to get me started. While I might not pass the NCLEX cold right now, it's not because I don't know how to be an RN, rather I've specialized and some of the knowledge I learned in school hasn't been needed. Your learning curve will be somewhat steep in the beginning, and hopefully you keep learning so that you can provide better and better care. The minute that you think you've learned enough and there's no more to really learn, that's the day you should quit working in healthcare because that's the day you will become more dangerous than the noob that doesn't know anything.
     
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  9. EMT17

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    I took my basic yesterday . Stopped me at 80. And I know I got the last question right . I'm s****** bricks . That was the 3rd time timing it
     

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