NCLEX Question Traps!
We are back to address those NCLEX question traps so that you can pass the NCLEX in 75! Be sure to catch this session, especially if those NCLEX questions trap you.
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So hey guys, what’s going on as Jon Haws RN with special guests, what’s guest star guest chants. We’re gonna, we’re gonna do this session together today. So we’re going to be talking about some [inaudible] stuff. So tell me where you are in your journey. Tell me how close you already are in cliques, uh, and why you decided to attend an in clicks question trap tutoring session today.
Yeah, turn it around. I got in that Mug one your way because it’s never too early. Exactly. Sophia. Right on. I started taking like 102 hundred questions a day, my entire last semester. I think just crushing it. What’s up? Break. I remember getting very frustrated, like early on, I remember I found an email the other day. I was like, I’m sold these questions. They’re like the wrong, Stacy’s taken in September or good. This’ll be really helpful when you guys take an in cliques, another September. Cool. So we’ve got a couple people that are August, August 14th. Cool. We got to October. A lot of people take it in the fall. Awesome. So you guys just graduated in the summer or just graduated spring probably. And you’re prepping to get that RN. That’s awesome. And just married. That’s Maria. Mary. Mary M is married and Ms Mary. Yeah. Alright, cool. Well we’re going to roll into this. We’re going to see, we’re going to talk about several inklings question traps. It is married Mary from Atlanta, Georgia. Yup. Tammy and I were out there in November in Atlanta. Stayed right downtown. It was nice my first time to really stop in Atlanta. I’d always stopped at the airport but never, and the airport’s disgusting. But Atlanta was nice. So was Detroit’s. I’ve never been to Detroit airport. Cool.
Oh, got that. Three Ott. Cool guys. So we’re going to talk in class question traps in specifically. This comes from our test taking course. So after we’re done with this, after you guys have had a chance to kind of have us talk you through these different intellects question traps, go back to the test taking course and watch the uh, the module over in class question traps. Cause I go into more detail there and you take your time and you can take some practice questions and kind of see where some of these questions reps happen. My beard is growing into my mouth.
All right, so let’s, I want to flip over to, um, let’s flip over to the, to, can you flip it over? How do we get over to this screen? Yeah, here’s, Oh yeah. So I’m going to share the screen with you guys and we’re gonna, um, which one of those number two. That one? Yeah. Cool. And do it. All right guys. So this is a picture of me and my wife Sandy and our children, Taz and Chi out along the Oregon coast in uh, in Oregon. It’s one of my favorite places to travel. Uh, and one thing they do along the Oregon coast, something called crabbing where they go out into the ocean, they drop all of these traps around in the ocean. They just leave them there and inside the trap they put some bait and you can see right here they got a big hole.
And inside that hole they have two little prongs that open and close. So they just drop these down at the bottom of the ocean floor. And what happens is these crabs start crawling along and they see this bay and they can’t really see the wire and they’re like, oh, that looks really good. So they crawl right in and once they get in there, they can’t get out. These two little prongs track them inside. They’re in, they’re confined, and eventually the fishermen come back and they grab them out of there. This is what the hidden collects does with a lot of it’s different question types. What it does, it’s going to throw you this big fat, juicy question that looks just perfect. Everything looks too good to be true and the fact matter is, guys, it is too good to be true. And they throw you this trick and you bite on it, you jump on it and then you’re stuck and you get that question wrong.
So what we’re going to cover today, guys, we’re going to cover six of these different question traps. Now all these different questions traps line up with other tutoring sessions I’ve given. And this is generally the last slide that I share in the last module in our entire test taking course. Because what we do throughout the rest of the test taking courses, we give you all these strategies, these tips, these tricks, and then we say, okay, now here’s where this doesn’t apply at all. So these are the five question traps. And again please go back and watch the rest of the test taking course a chance. You will talk about share trap number.
Yeah, so first the first one is no assessment. So the thing that you always have to remember about anytime you’re taking an in class question, anytime you’re doing anything nursing related, you always want to follow that nursing process. So you always want to do your assessment first, then your diagnosis, your planning, your implementation, and then you want to finally evaluate. So if there is no assessment done, you have to make sure that you get that assessment done. That’s going to be your first thing. You want to make sure that that’s the very first thing. And you don’t ever deviate from that process. So then the second one is going to be the incomplete assessment. So let’s say you’re on a med search floor and you walk into your patient’s room and, uh, let’s say, you know, they’re, they’re diabetic and you walk in, they’re diabetic and the first question or one of the answers is going to be go get d 50.
Well, we all kind of inherently know that we need to do d 50, but when it comes to the class, we have to make sure that we have to complete our assessment. We won’t, we don’t want to leave because the thing that we have to do is make sure we go get a blood sugar. Because if you’re giving d 50, you have to have a reason to do that. And if you don’t complete that assessment, that means that they’re going to trap in and they’re going to say, oh, hey, d 50 is, that’s the thing we think you should do. But you have to complete that assessment first. Um,
along those lines. So I think where you would see this happen, like with what Chance’s is talking about, is they’ll say, Mr. Jones is a 69 year old diabetic patient. You walk into the room and he’s, he’s, he’s sweating. You know what’s the first thing that you do and you’re going to bite on it. You’re going to say, well, we’ve got to Get d 15 minutes [inaudible] 50th blood sugar’s a problem. But what if all you had to do is say, hey Mr. Jones, how you doing? And he’s like, man, I’m just really cold. And all he had to do was get a blanket. So that’s what they’re going to do is they’re going to say, here’s the patient’s scenario, here’s a key word to try to throw you off diabetic. And here’s something you could do. But the first thing you gotta do is finish up that assessment and make sure you have enough information to implement something.
So the next one is going to be first. Doesn’t always mean assessment. So you have to figure it out in that stem. When you’re looking at the question, where are you in the nursing process? Let’s say that you’ve, you’ve gone through, um, the assessment, you’ve gone to the diagnosis, you’ve actually gone through planning. Well, if they say, what’s the first thing that the nurse needs to do, then the next part would be implement. You would have to implement what you’ve already done. Your first three steps. So first always doesn’t mean assessment. So just always keep that in mind. Action doesn’t always mean implementation. So remember, if we’re going to go give that, uh, you know, what is the, the nurses, let’s say we go back to Mr. Jones and they say, what is the, the nurses first action? Well, the first action is it going to be to go get the d 50 is going to complete, B, it’s going to be to complete the assessment. So you always want to keep that in mind. Where am I in the nursing process? Uh, and that action always does not always mean the implementation.
Yeah. So if you notice on these first four, and they’re all about the nursing process, and we’re really big about the nursing process here because it’s one thing that you learn in nursing school. Do you actually do carry with you into the field of nursing? The problem is what’s gonna hit. So here’s what’s going to happen. I’ll throw you guys a little scenario. What’s going to happen as you evolve as a nurse, and I think I have a blog post on this, but you’re going to, you’re in nursing school, right? Ya’ll, you’re like, oh I hate the nursing process is the dumbest thing ever. Cause they’re always asking us about it. And then you’re gonna graduate in nurse and be like, finally, I don’t have to worry about the nursing process. I can just do whatever I want. And then about six months or a year is going to pass and you’re going to be like, man, I finally got this nursing thing down.
And you’ll realize that what you’re doing is just doing the nursing process always. But you’re just not thinking about it anymore. That all this stuff becomes second nature. So that’s why we really try to beat in this nursing process and this is where the end clicks is gonna try to trip you up more than anything else is with the nursing process because they want you to be safe on that first day. They want to make sure that frank or Diane doesn’t kill somebody on day one. And so they’re going to try to trip you up with this nursing process, make sure that you’re always doing the right correction at the right times. Okay.
The other thing I want to pick it back up that on is you’ll find yourself doing the nursing process all the time, even in nurse, non nurse related things. So for instance, the other day, um, I was driving to work and I saw that, uh, I had a nail on my tear and I’m actually in a rental right now. So just thinking about how am I going to deal with this. All right, well first thing I knew, the first thing I saw was that my, the tire pressure was low. Okay, cool. I was, I’m going to go out and take a look at it while I found the nail. So I did the assessment walk and the diagnosis then was I have a nail on this tire. I have to figure out now what do I do about it? Well, if you have your own car, you can either go like the discount tire or not uplift for discount tire, but you can go to any one of these places and get the tire fixed.
But for me it was a little bit differently. It was different because I had to go ahead and talk to the rental company. I had to figure out what the next step was. There was my planning, well I can just find out there’s a place down the street. I took it down there and implemented that plan and then when I got it back I made sure it was fixed. So you just, you learn to do these things. You recognize that you do these things all the time. Just not, uh, not only nurse related, but you do it just all the time.
Do you guys, what are the steps in the nursing process? Type of minute. How do you stop sharing?
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Gotcha. Ad Buy, assess ad buy at ty. Cool, good. There’s a couple other places where they teach like AAPI e but essentially it’s all the same thing. It’s, it’s what’s going on. What do I think is going on? Let me make a plan. Let me do something. Let me see if it works. It’s the scientific process. We just tried to fancy it up for nursing honestly. Yup. Cool. You guys got it. Cool. The last step guys is to determine the outcome of each answer option. So when any in class question, you have an in class question, it’s called an item, you have the stem and then you have your answer options. So with each answer option, what you need to do after you read the stem is you need to say, okay, if I do answer option a and then I badge out, I go home, what’s going to happen?
The little Ms. Jones in room two oh four you have to determine the outcome of each answering. You have to determine that that patient’s going to be okay. If I go home and I don’t think about her for another three days, is she going to be okay? Do that with answer option a answer. Option B, c, d all the way through. And if any of them are questionable, if Ms. Jones is going to be okay, then you can’t do that answer option. Like if, if you can’t do something that’s gonna damage your patient or that’s going to leave them in a state where if you’re not there, they’re not going to be okay.
And to piggy back on that, and the reason that’s so important is because the purpose of the NTSB and the people that the people that put this test out there is what they say is they want to make sure as you take the test, that if they say you can, you’re on a pass, we’re going to pass you, you can go and then you’re going to be a safe proof nurse on the floor. So that’s why, that’s why that, uh, you know, when John says, Hey, if I leave and I give a report to, uh, you know, Nicole on Ms. Jones and I walk out, can I trust that what I’ve done has been well-rounded, efficient, safe care and that they’re going to be okay.
Perfect. So those are, those are the five biggest question traps we want you guys to watch out for. And like I said, most of them tie back to assessment, either no assessment done in complete assessment and then semantics first doesn’t have to been the first step in the nursing process, know where you’re at in the nursing process and begin their action does not have to be doing an action. It can be a gathering data, which I guess is an action. And then the last one is determined the outcome of each answer. Uh, and really, really focused on that, especially as you begin to work as a nurse as well. One thing that I didn’t understand going into nursing and because you know, you watch like Grey’s anatomy or scrubs or whatever, I used to watch a ton of scrubs. You think to like you’ve got all this team around you all the time?
Well, I worked nights, uh, in a big hospital even. And when things went wrong, it wasn’t always easy to get somebody to help. So getting a physician on the phone, uh, getting a, another nurse to come help you isn’t always as easy as it looks in the movies. Um, so yeah, you can’t just leave your patient, you can’t leave your patient to go call a position. You’ve got to get your, your, your patient within your nursing duties in a place that they are safe. And then you can go call a physician or call a provider cause that whole process can take an hour or more, especially at nighttime. So yeah, make sure patients are okay.
Yeah. Yeah. Uh, I remember my first big code was in the hospital I was in. If you are like at one end of the hall and you have several pairs of patients, your next nurse may not be very close. So you had to learn, hey, um, I need, uh, I need some help. I remember the patient’s blood pressure was like 70 over 40 and he was going to be breathing. And I was like, I need some help, but I couldn’t leave the patient. Like that was nothing I could do. So I’m literally like kicking chairs out of the room to get other people’s attention. And Yeah, I have a pretty loud voice, so I got people in there pretty quick.
Do you guys know what guppy breathing is? How did, how did the patient turn out? Just short answer. Live or die? Dead. Yeah. So, well, sorry. That’s gotta be breathing’s one of these impending signs of death, um, chance you on demonstrate.
Yes. It looks literally looks like a fish. It’s because they can’t get like a long expansion. He, he went into something called, um, acute respiratory distress syndrome. And when that happens, uh, there’s just, there’s this increased permeability of fluid across the membranes inside the yard. There you go, um, across the, the Abiola and they just start to fill with fluid and because now you have decreased expansion. He’s trying to, he’s trying to take these big breasts, but he couldn’t do it. And he also had some, um, he had abdominal surgery so he already had some increased abdominal pressure. So his dye firm’s way up here so we couldn’t even get really good expansion. So we just
And is baffled literally like this and he was going to end with, so that was rough. That was a longest code ever.
Um, so let me give you guys a pro tip now that we’re, I guess we’re kind of on this little tangent about getting people to help you. Here was my pro tip, cause some hospitals do that most Sarah thing, but look, usually your hands are filthy. Uh, you’re working on patient, you don’t want to be touching that and you can’t get to it. I used to have my phone down here and my pager, but you can’t get to them very easily. So what I would do is I just slammed the call. I as hard as I could because someone’s always going to answer the call light. They have to like call lights are timed, they’re monitored. Your CNO, your chief nursing officer’s going to monitor that. So nurses will always respond to call lights. And there’s usually a unit secretary, so I had slammed that they pick it up the second I help you. I say, get me Gaylene or give me this nurse or give me this person to my room now. And they would run somebody down there pretty quick cause like chance at it, especially at night, it can be really lonely down in the back corner of what they call. So then the unit secretary to call all the nurses I needed or she could overhead page and get somebody down and be really quick. But I didn’t abuse that. I’m like, don’t use that to change sheets. Use that for problems. The emergency, the quaint Polo Case Code Brown ice. Yeah,
no. Uh, yet. So a lot of those, uh, those call lights will actually, when you unplug them, it’ll send a message too. We had that where it’d be like, especially, and I was, I mean, I was notorious for doing this on the floor when I would do a transfer. Um, they, I would hit the call line to call the, the oncoming and they wouldn’t do it to punch.
Yeah. Yeah. Hey [inaudible] go for it, man. Yeah. Uh, let’s see. All right, so we kind of, let’s see. Jumps. Okay. What John and chance, what part of the nursing process would you say is a little more challenging to decipher, uh, within cliques such as assessment versus diagnosing? Let me think about that for a second. What w w I think, I think plan and implement in my opinion can be really hard to, uh, do separately. And so I think you can get really stuck cause it’s, it’s easy to know what assessment is. Assessments, gathering data, looking at labs, doing a head to toe, looking at a chart. That’s assessment, right? That’s easy diagnosis. Here’s my problem. Okay. So that’s easy. But then plan and implement. Where do you draw the line between, this is when I started planning, this was when I finished planning and this is when I actually do something. So look for key words with planning. Like there’s a, one of the lectures too, I talked through a question that goes over like during the nurses, uh, morning plan. Like, look for planning plan, um, a plan of care. Look for those types of words for planning versus implementing, which is, I’m no longer thinking in my head or writing down or reporting what I’m going to do or calling somebody I’m doing, I’m touching the patient, I’m doing something, I’m giving a medication, I’m drawing a lab.
There was, there was a question that I went over and don’t let them trip you up either. So like one of the things you can do with each one of the answers is what stage of the nursing process is this question talking about? So like, uh, the question was, uh, something that affected your giving. Um, you’re doing morning care for your patient. You notice they become dyspneic and their, uh, their OT stats drop when planning care for the next day. Uh, what is the next, what, uh, what should you include in the, in the patients plan and the way that the answers were worded, it was, uh, the answer was like, um, plan, frequent breaks, but because people automatically think I’m giving frequent Blake breaks, you’re not recognizing that that was actually part of the plan and that was the right answer. The other ones were like,
well yeah, like raise that a bit or do this or that. It’s like all those are implementing plan to do something is still planning. So just identifying that.
I think the other place, uh, go back to Frank’s question, I think that another place that people get tripped up is the diagnosis because people forget that diagnosis should be, what the hell is wrong with my patient? Like I’ve assessed my patient, what do I think is wrong with my patient? That’s all diagnosis means it’s not a medical diagnosis. Um, don’t let Nanda get you tripped up. I know that they’re moving more away from Nanda. Um, I know that a lot of, uh, programs really still hammer on it, but just think what is wrong with my patient? What, what do I think is wrong, my patient? Because that will help guide you in your next, because if you’re, if you’re thinking risk for decreased perfusion related to the it, you’re going to, you’re using too many words.
No, they got pressure ulcers. I gotta get the hills up, you know? Yeah. Cool. What questions do we got guys? We got a good group here. Amen.
So if you guys do, look, I don’t know if you guys realize, but we just launched a nursing care plan course. So for those of you who haven’t seen that yet, go ahead and check that out. And what you’ll notice as Nicole goes over those care plans, we don’t use Nandos and Nixon knocks and all that stuff. Um, because I think it’s too easy to get caught in. Well, is this a risk or is this a, so what we actually do guys, we take physiological processes like, uh, asthma and we say for asthma, here’s I would do, um, and then we worked through, uh, outcomes and interventions and, and subjective objective data. Those things are all important. So don’t get so turned off nursing Kerrick plants because of this Nanda crap. Um, realize that that has a place if you’re required to do it, but like chance to what is the problem and how do I know it’s a problem? How do I address that problem? How do I evaluate that it was resolved? Let’s see what else? The question.
No, first, because I needed that. Maybe you think that, let me tell you. So from a, well, let me tell you practical experience again. I work nights, so we almost never discharged people at nights. Uh, the only discharge I would have were when the night nurse was just going off an ambulance was about to come pick him up. Um, but from a real life, and this maybe won’t help at all in the in clicks, but from a real life standpoint, does the patient have any issues? The patient I would just charge first would be no ID medications, no need for continual assessment, uh, and no need for ongoing interventions. Um, now that doesn’t mean, so if it’s an asthma patient going back to that, can they go home and have they been taught to administer their inhaler on their own? Um, if it’s an asthma patient and I, and we a VQ scan and things, there’s different ways we can kind of test how well profusion is happening. Do they, are they perfusing while, are they breathing right? Do, are they still on oxygen? If they’re still doing all those things, I can’t send that patient home yet. Um, the Christian, yeah. I think the first place to start is ABC’s and then move on like that. Okay. Let’s say the ICU needs a bed and then you do your patient hours would be the best descendant. At least most of them. Yeah. The, at least the most stable is the way to do it. Without a specific example, it’d be hard to work through. But, um,
yeah. The other thing I would also consider is let’s say, let’s say I have two patients. One is a Foley, the other one doesn’t have a fully, um, both or with it both can have their medication. Both have been educated. Uh, they’re ready to go. But the difference between the two is that one is a foley. It’s not necessarily that the fully has to come out is that they can urinate on their own because we have to make sure that they, there are other processes, so it makes sure that they can, they have to eliminate by themselves. They have to be able to feed themselves. Uh, they have to be able to the later mobilize in some way. Like those are kind of the big three things. A set of question traps. We actually have a whole another, a tutoring session on those, on the side of questions.
Yeah. Vital signs. Normal limits. Yeah. Just all this kind of safe care. So sad questions. We do something called the sat success.
Here’s three steps we offer. I’m going to set that down. But him until he, you go check the nursing, the test taking course ads. Yeah. Um, so, so we’ll see what uh, yeah,
it goes back to the determining your patient’s outcome. If I leave this patient, if I transfer them to the floor, are they going to be okay?
Yeah. We dropped this lady off with a full, she going get a UTI immediately me back. You know. Uh, so check out the care plan course that just went live. We just put a video up on youtube today about vital signs and normal limits, how to know normal. So check that out. Uh, there’s some new cardiac course lessons that just went live recently on monitoring and assessing patients. They’re in the cardiac, uh, course. Uh, what else? What are the other goings on? I think the big ones. Yeah. And then obviously the care plan. The question regarding getting the obligation. Yeah. I mean are they should do the initial assessment. I don’t know. That would be a facility thing. Yeah. Honestly, yeah. The artists do. The initial assessment for brain collects orange to do initial assessment. You have telescope is part of that
in which patients are safe to share the same hospital. So that’s one of the things you can ask yourself is what are the risks of, um, so I know this category is going to be safety and infection for sure. So if I put a patient that has a cough in a room with another patient, there’s at risk for infection. So those patients should be separated. So you have to look at like what’s going on with each patient. Um, are they a risk to each other? Are they a risk to themselves? Do they pose a risk of infection? That’s, that’s what that’s going to be. It’s going to be the,
Which shouldn’t be a factor.
Here, here’s the thing, Mo there, there’s not very many hospitals at all that are really even going to have shared rooms anymore for in clinics. Um, if there’s, if you have an option between a melon, a female I would do uh, same gender. Yeah. If it’s not an option and the only reason you would put two patients together is cause you don’t want to include mixed gender. You’re going to need to mixed gender cause we care about the physiological wellbeing first before we care about that stuff.
If I have, if I have three patients and oh like two females and a male and one of the females has TV, the male female go together. Sorry.
Yeah I’m Marie. Yes that’s exactly right. Start with different precaution levels and start with the kind of disease processes and like, like I said, you will want to include someone with pneumonia, with someone with leukemia cause you’re going to kill a leukemic patient. You know, to read the answers first. Read, read the question first. Always.
Yeah. The the problem, Stacy, the problem with with that strategy, cause I’ve done that strategy a lot of times, is then you start looking for data points that support each of the different answer options. So you get into that trap that I think a lot of nursing students get into a, well a could be, right? But also B could be right in seat, can be right. Pretend like there is, there are no answer options and read the question only and then from that question say, okay, I’m being asked x, then read the answer options and say answer eight answers, you know, x. If you read the question or the answer options first you’re going to say, okay, cool, cool. All right, so that one could work because of this. This one could work, but which one’s most? Right? And you get yourself into that whole trap.
So I would try to avoid that. A lot of math calculations, it’s pins. I think it’s a, I think the percentage is, I think it’s the, I think the pharmacologic and current oral therapies is like, yeah, it’s like 10 I can go to. So yeah, by percentage you’ll probably be asked a total of eight to 10% pharmacology questions. But not all those are going to be math questions. Yeah, they’re not going to be dimensional analysis and maybe like how many tablet or whatever, what would drugs or what medication or risk for extra, extra visitation. So if you guys go and take a sim cliques, you guys all know how to take a sim collects inside your account. Okay. Inside your account, under uh, the practice questions tab, there’s a simclex dropdown. Take a sim clerks. What we’ve done with simclex that’s different than anybody, any other, uh, nursing company out there is that we’ve matched the categories exactly to how the intellects is going to test you.
So like chance just said, he says, I think pharmacology is like eight to 12%. Well, that’s because the NC SPN is going to deliver every student eight to 12% of their questions about pharmacological therapies. So we’ve matched those percentages in the simplex. So when you take a same clutch, you’re going to get eight to 12% about pharmacology. Some will be medication calculation, some will not. But they’re going to be about pharmacological therapies. And so you’ll get a chance. So those of you that are within like three weeks back to a couple months away, go take a sim cliques, take one today, take one tomorrow. When you have a couple of hours you can set aside, take one because it’s going to give you that feel.
So jazz asks, can you talk about why the Sim clicks is going to be limited to three tests now? So there’s a lot of reasons why I was going to happen. So Chaz, the same for unlimited members. We’re giving a total of three additional tests starting on July 30th the reason for that Chaz is, is pretty big. So number one, the, the, the algorithm used to run the same collects as now patent pending. So we are the only computer adaptive test that does exactly the similar algorithms to the inclax. So that’s happened. We’ve also greatly revamped the entire dashboard. We’ve really ramped the questions so it’s a much more accurate, a much more, um, realistic experience to the actual end clicks. So that’s all the products reasons why. We also went and looked at how many times are people taking the same click. So we looked at every single user, uh, and how many times every single user took the NCLEX.
Most people only took it one or two times. So there were some that there was one user who had taken it 600 times. So if you’re watching right now, stop sharing your account at 600 times, uh, we did cut that access, but most people took it, um, one or two times. And so we want to push that a little bit further to say, well maybe the first time you take it, it wasn’t a super helpful. Um, maybe the second time you took it, you know, you scored a lot closer, maybe the third time. So for most people, three was kind of the, the range Christian says he’s taking or they’ve taken about 12 times. The reason we’re doing it, three as well as to limit, uh, to help people kind of plan more toward in collects. Cause if you take simclex on day one of nursing school, it’s not going to give you a very good view of how you’re going to do.
Uh, so we really want people to plan to move closer to when they’re about to take this and the actual end clicks beginning on July 30th, you’ll have three more attempts of the simclex current asks. Yeah, that’s good question. Collect 75 questions or more. It’s up to the legitimate 265. So just like we put the percentage of questions, uh, that are the intellects uses, we’ve also incorporated that algorithm. So if freight takes us in clicks, he might get 80 questions and pass. If Corina text when she might get 75 questions and pass, if frank takes one, he might get 120 questions and paths. So it’s all different based on the user when you come in. So I just did a video actually that that should go up tomorrow. So tomorrow we’re going to do, we should release a youtube video where I talk about the algorithms use a, do you guys want me to share a little bit about that really quick?
I can. It can’t get a little confusing. Cool. Okay, so the way the inplex works is it starts with every user comes in and there’s a passing standard and in order to pass the in, you must score above the passing standard. If you score below, you fell. The way they determine where you’re at is something called a 95% confidence interval, which means that if this is your interval, they’re 95% confident that you can answer a question within this difficulty. Correct. All right, so if that confidence interval lands above the passing standard, you pass the end clicks. If it lands below, you fail the in plex. So when everybody starts, imagine there’s a line right across the middle of the screen that’s the passing standard. At that point, the collects is 95% sure you can get a question right within this range, zero to 10 difficulty.
Let’s say as you take your first question, it’s getting more and more narrow of your ability. If at 75 questions, you’re above that passing standards, you passed in 75. If it’s 75 questions, it’s still straddling that line. You keep taking questions the moment you end above or below you pass or fail. If you get to two 65 it looks back at several of your questions and says, well, there’s no way, no matter how many questions we get, this person that they’re gonna do well enough to get it above here. We’re so sure that they’re just super close and they’re going to fail you. So we’ve actually taken that logic and built it into in clicks or civic lights. Um, and so that’s Kinda how it works. And so that’s what we do. When you take a Sim Klux, your first question is just kind of a right in the middle and then we kind of gauge your for you. All Right, Marie, Mary, Mary. After the change, what happens if you take it three times than fell in place? Will you be able to take again after reviewing again? So first of all we do, Mary, is if you take it three times, so all right, if you’re a current user, which you are, if you take it three times and don’t pass, we refund you 200%
after the 30th if you’re a new member, if you take it and pass it the same clicks, then fail the NCLEX, we refund you 100% of that cost. So there’s a couple of things that are going to change with that on next week. But for all your current members, if you take a 3 cent clicks and Feldene clicks, we pay you back 200%
So I think that answers your question Scotty.
Sophie has a question so you can take a time or for, yeah, so she’s asking if we, if she takes it a couple of times before the 30th and then after the 30th shouldn’t her do this? If you’re re flooded, will you lose your lifetime membership? Nope, we’re pretty nice. So Maria, if you’re married, Mary, Mary married, I always struggle with those. With Mary, if you’re a lifetime member, a Angie gets a refund, you continue to maintain your lifetime membership. So that’s a small percentage again. Yes. So, and concepts. Yeah. So the influx like chance was saying delivers questions on about eight categories. We also track you on another about 14 categories. So in total you’re gonna get this big report of how you did on cardiac, but also how you did on safety and infection control. So you’re gonna see I’m this good at this and I’m this good at this and it will allow you to go back and uh, focus on those courses are focused on those concepts.
Uh, do you have any doubt on how well the some place passing national in clicks? So today, eight, since we’ve launched NRSNG since 2014 or so, those people who take the NCLEX or Simclex, excuse me, take the same collects and take the intellects. We’ve had a 99.42% correlation of pass rate. Zoe, if you pass a simplex, you have a really good chance.
The other thing that I want you guys to do when you take your sim clicks is kinda treat it like you’re going to take the NCLEX. I think. I think some people may struggle with that as they sit down and, oh, I want to take a sim clips to see what it’s like. No, literally prepare yourself like, I’m not going to do anything else for the rest of the day. I’m going to sit down, I’m gonna dedicate my time. So yeah, you don’t want, you don’t want any new sort of other distractions because when you walk in, it’s totally nuts. I remember walking in and I was like, oh, I did. I definitely did not expect fingerprint you. And they knew our palm. They do a palm vein scan, which is really intimidating if you’ve never done one. And I don’t get weird,
but uh, yeah, it’s nuts. Nerve wracking.
Yeah. So I mean, the thing is we want, we want to mimic that as much as possible. So a little bit of that comes from, from your, your side is we want you, we, we’re giving you the tools to do it. We want you guys to my palm vein scanner. Do Sequester yourself in a room for 15 minutes before you walk in.
No. Yeah. Do all this. Do what you can. Yeah. [inaudible] cool. Any other questions guys? We uh, really appreciate you guys hanging out with this for 30 minutes or so. Um, great. Yes. Okay. Uh, I know you guys, your time is valuable. I know you guys have so much going on. A lot of you have the intellects coming up. Some of you guys are still in summer, somebody who are in school, so taking an hour, 30 minutes, 40 minutes out of your day in the middle of the week is means a lot to us. So really appreciate that fee as question. All right, let’s be the last Sophie’s question. I go back. I got back.
It looks like we did it. Oh yeah, we did. Yeah, we did.
Can I say yes? Yeah. Cool. All right guys, if you have any other questions, there’s a chat bubble down here below. You can email us. You can hit us up on social media. Tammy, we’ll talk to you there. Sandy. Ken. Yes. Indiana. They’ll talk to you over on email. Anything else? You know, we’ll chat with you guys here every weekday, so we love you guys. Thanks so much for all you do. And as always, happy nursing. Well, that was the rock [inaudible].