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- Jun 16, '12 by maaggieCongrats. I am a firm believer in the PVT. It worked for me when I took it and passed on 3 tries too. First 2, CC page, 3rd GPU msg.
- Jun 16, '12 by Patti_RNNot to dash your hopes, but the pop up merely says something to the effect that you are not eligible to take the exam. Most people see this pop-up when they passed; they are ineligible to retake the exam because they passed. Another reason a person may be ineligible is because they failed the maximum number of times. In some states there is a limit (usually 3 times) a person can take/fail the test without completing a formal remedial course; if this is the case in your state, you may have exhausted the number of opportunities to take the test without passing, so the pop-up is telling you you are ineligible to take the test--not because you passed, but because you failed the third time. If this is the case (and I hope it's not!), that pop-up won't change until you are eligible to retake the exam (either by completing a refresher course or waiting a period of time before reapplying).
OK... I'm not telling you this to crush you or spoil your celebration, this is just a caution that you should not rely on that pop-up for any real prediction of your success or failure. I know of people who each failed a couple times, took the exam again, did the Pearson VUE trick, got that 'good' pop-up and celebrated madly for days, then found out they didn't pass, after all. It was truly awful for both of them.
Hold tight. Don't celebrate, but don't dispair, either! You'll find out semi-officially on Tuesday or Wednesday, then officially from your BON in a couple weeks. (The 'unofficial' results are never wrong, it's simply a disclaimer.)
Good luck. If you really prepared this time, had success on the Kaplan practice exams, and took the test with the same strategies you were taught, you probably passed. I certainly hope so!
- Jun 16, '12 by barbie76Pvt tricks works, I took my NCLEX PN shut off at 80 questions ..... went home and tried the trick and I kept getting the pop up .... two days later I found out I passed
- Jun 16, '12 by barbie76Have any Canadian RPN/LPN bridged into RN stateside if so please fill me in ...... hard in Canada to bridge, I just wanna know if it's worth it ..
- Jun 16, '12 by Patti_RNBy the way, to anyone who failed once, twice or even more times (and to those who passed on their first attempt and are smug about it) once you pass, you are an RN. It doesn't matter how many times you took the test, how many questions you answered, how much time it took to complete the exam. Once you pass and the state issues your license, you're a Registered Nurse, just like the rest of us. No one's license indicates they passed on the first try--or the fifth, no one's license states they passed after 75 questions, or after 250 questions. You pass, you're a nurse! Period. Don't let anyone try to belittle you for not being successful the first (or fourth) time. Some people are good test takers, others get anxious and mess up (not because they don't know the information, but because they either second-guess themselves or they panic on 'official' tests).
I happened to have been one of the fortunate ones who passed with 75 questions on my first attempt, so this isn't 'sour grapes' on my part. I just recognize that test-taking abilities and clinical abilities are two completely different skills.
Good luck to all!
- Jun 17, '12 by jeuulnieOMG, patti, I am in NJ.........................;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; i know nj has max of 3 tries and u need to take refresher course if you fail 3 times.......;; if sunday quick result works, i will know by today afternoon.......... OMG;; cant breathe..
- Jun 17, '12 by Patti_RNTake a deep breath! You truly have no idea whether you passed or not. I've tutored grads to prepare them for the NCLEX, some who were taking it the second or third time. I tell them NOT to do the PVT trick for this very reason. The trick works for first and second time test takers (usually, but there are probably rare cases of wrong pop-ups; Pearson doesn't endorse this 'trick' for that reason). There could be nothing worse for a person retaking the exam than to believe they passed, then later getting horrible news. Go for a walk, see a movie, clean your house, do SOMETHING to distract yourself. Yep, it'll be agony to wait, but worrying, rereading that pop-up, and reviewing test questions in your mind will do nothing but get you more and more distraught. And assuming you passed (or failed) won't do anything to change the reality. I'm really hoping you passed--now shut down your computer and try to put this out of your mind until you get dependable news!
- Jun 17, '12 by drbettnerI did the pvt the first time and it came up the good pop up, and I just could not take that as the truth. I agree with Patti, keep busy, I pushed mowed my yard (over an acre and a half) I would start then once the test thoughts left my brain I would stop and do other things. Once I started to fret again, I would fire up my push mower and start again. I did finish my yard with about 7 hrs of wait time left. Thank goodness my daughter had Tball so I took her to that and we played at the park afterwards. We got home with 3 hours to go. I prepared my family lunch, my husband took the 3 kids swimming outside, I sat inside and said a small prayer, cleaned up the house a bit, then around 1 I started refreshing the Pearson Vue page. I called a friend and talked with her. At 159 still no results, at 200 I hit refresh and there it was quick results are available. So I went out had my family get out of the pool and come in for reassurance in case it said failed. It said PASS! It sure was the longest 48 hours of my life! Good luck to you and to all who read this post!
- Jun 17, '12 by jeuulnieyes, it is the LONGEST 48 hours i am still experiencing.......... i guess this is how you feel like during anxiety attack. Let me go do something else *sigh* BTW, congratulations 'drbettner'!!!!!!!!! Hopefully i can pass on the same message back!!
- Jun 17, '12 by elle604It was definitely the longest 49hrs for me! I literally checked both BON and PVT for option to pay for quick results which finally came at 49hours post exam appt. Its all worth the wait!