At RegisteredNurseRN.com, we offer various quizzes to help students test their knowledge on topics, learn to think critically, and retain key concepts. Our quizzes are very popular, and thousands of people take them each month.
However, some viewers get confused by the way our quizzes display the results, and they sometimes think the quiz contains an error. We will occasionally receive an email from someone saying, “I think your quiz is wrong” or “Your quiz changed my answers and marked them wrong!”
In 99% of cases, either people have misread the question, or they are misreading the quiz results page. Therefore, on this page we’ll explain how our quizzes work so that you can avoid any confusion. Nevertheless, if you do see a genuine error, please do not hesitate to let us know. Any time we receive a question about a quiz, we always review it to ensure it is accurate, and if necessary, we make corrections or clarify the question to avoid confusion.
Your Quiz Changed My Answer or Graded it Incorrectly!
When you take a quiz on our site and click “Submit,” the page will refresh, and your quiz grade (and question results) will be displayed on the page. If you chose the right answer, the option will be bold and have a green check mark beside of it, like this:
If you select the wrong answer, your answer will be marked wrong with a red “X,” and the correct answer (that you should have chosen) will be marked bold. Here’s an example:
Many people become confused by the way the quiz software marks answers wrong, and they assume that the quiz glitched and changed their answer or that we entered the information into the quiz incorrectly. In the example above, I purposely chose the wrong answer (Radius), but the correct answer was “Humerus.” Thus, the quiz correctly marked “Radius” wrong, and it marked bold what I should have chosen (Humerus).
Select All That Apply NCLEX Questions
Like the real NCLEX, some of our quiz questions contain a “select all that apply” format. If you choose one of the correct answers but miss others, it will mark it like this:
Most of our quizzes contain a rationale, which should help you understand all of the options you should have selected. As the rationale states above, B, D, and E were the correct answers.
Did You Accidentally Click the Wrong Answer?
In addition, some students may choose the correct answer, but as they scroll down the page, they may accidentally click their mouse button near a question, which changes the answer they originally chose. This can also lead to the appearance that the software has changed the answer.
To remedy this, you can always review your answers at the end to make sure you didn’t accidentally click a different answer as you scrolled down the page.
Misreading Quiz Questions
Another common problem that people experience is that they will misread a quiz question. Nurse Sarah develops all of our nursing quiz questions, and she makes them tricky on purpose. We know that nursing school exams (and the NCLEX) can be tricky, so we want you to be prepared to think critically and to read questions carefully.
If you think we’ve made a mistake, please read the rationale (if available), and re-read the quiz question carefully. Pay attention to phrases such as
- “which option is NOT”
- “all of the following are symptoms EXCEPT”
- “which statements are INCORRECT”
In addition, some of our dosage calculations quizzes may be rounded differently than what your school teaches. We recommend that you round according to what your professor suggests for your homework or exams.
If You Do Catch a Mistake in a Quiz, Please Let Us Know
Although 99% of the emails we receive regarding perceived quiz errors are due to students misreading questions or misunderstanding the way our quiz software displays results, it is certainly possible that we made a mistake on a question. For example, perhaps there is a typo or spelling error on the quiz. Or perhaps we accidentally selected the wrong answer as we input the quiz into the software. Or perhaps there has been a change in nursing protocol that we haven’t caught yet. We’re human, and we certainly do make mistakes.
In any case, we are very grateful when viewers bring potential mistakes to our attention. We investigate every claim of potential error on our quizzes (or website or videos in general), and we try to correct any issues as soon as possible.
Due to the large volume of messages, emails, and comments we receive through our website and social media accounts, we are unable to respond to all quiz questions or correction requests. However, we review all of them and take them seriously, and we want to THANK YOU for helping us keep our content accurate and up-to-date. Our mission is to provide useful resources to students and nurses, all at no cost to them.