My 2013 NCLEX Experience. Worth a read. - page 2

Hello! I took my boards here in western PA this past Thursday, January 24th, 2013. I graduated Dec 7, 2012 and within days of completing the NCLEX Prep workshop, I had my ATT in hand. I studied,... Read More

  1. Visit  emptyboxcars profile page
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    Congratulations! And thanks for sharing your story! Extra kudos to you for getting through school and passing the NCLEX with three kids!
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  2. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
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    Congrats from a fellow PA nurse!!!

    Honestly, I used the PVT AFTER one my classmates strongly encouraged me to do it, lol...She actually guided me through the process. I got the good pop up on the credit card page. I never heard it until fellow cohorts were talking about it who were on AN and in our fb pg. I took the NCLEX-PN in 2005, and rode it out and found out I was a nurse in about 2 business days...we just kept looking at the BON, so when I took the NCLEX-RN, I was set on waiting until the BON posted. The best thing about hearing about the PVT is getting back on AllNurses.com lol . I agree with a PP about tricks...I say study hard and look to the BON. Pearson doesn't license, the BON does.
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  3. Visit  AZMOMO2 profile page
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    Did your test say "delivery successful" when you got the cc page when you were trying to re-register?

    Not sure if you were too nervous to notice or not when you went through the process, heck I couldn't even remember my login or password when I was attempting it after my test, but this is usually the error people have when they don't get the good pop-up and still pass. OR your scores were on the edge the whole time and the second review of the test is what helped you pass.
  4. Visit  hazlenut88 profile page
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    Actually within minutes of taking my NCLEX on the way home I checked on my iphone and it had said delivery successful. I wanted to check there first and it still took me to the cc page. Even the next morning before I checked the State board website, I did the "trick" again and it took me to the cc page. So in the end, I was "tricked" into thinking I failed. Lesson learned! lol
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  5. Visit  chicagonurse89 profile page
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    You story is very uplifting and of course inspiring! Congratulations and wish you all the luck in your RN career!
  6. Visit  AZMOMO2 profile page
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    Quote from hazlenut88
    Actually within minutes of taking my NCLEX on the way home I checked on my iphone and it had said delivery successful. I wanted to check there first and it still took me to the cc page. Even the next morning before I checked the State board website, I did the "trick" again and it took me to the cc page. So in the end, I was "tricked" into thinking I failed. Lesson learned! lol
    Wow... well at least you passed!! So scary! Congrats!
  7. Visit  ecaldwell2012 profile page
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    Quote from hazlenut88
    Hello! I took my boards here in western PA this past Thursday, January 24th, 2013. I graduated Dec 7, 2012 and within days of completing the NCLEX Prep workshop, I had my ATT in hand. I studied, reviewed and did anywhere from 100-200 questions per day,taking weekends off.

    Wednesday night came, I got a good night sleep, felt really prepared for the NCLEX the next morning in Pittsburgh. I was confident. I didn't struggle in nursing school, scored a 98% on my NCLEX predictor in school - I HAD THIS!

    Sat down, 4 EKG strips, many ordered processes and I swear at least 20 select all that apply. Waiting and waiting for the questions to get harder. Thinking, this cannot be good, why aren't they getting harder - aren't they SUPPOSED to get harder?! The computer shut off at 160. I was devastated at this point. But I also knew in my gut (trust your gut, by the way) that I had gotten the very last question correct. That was a good sign, right?!

    Until I got home, that is. I did the Pearson Vue "Trick". Well the screen came up for me to put in my credit card information. That isn't a good sign, they said. It means you failed, they said. I felt like the world was ending. And let's face it, to a new graduate nurse – IT WAS! The PVT is almost 100% accurate, afterall. I checked that site I know 20 times and had a friend of mine check it from their computer miles away – still showing a cc page to purchase a new exam. How could I come this far and FAIL. The dreaded F word.

    I kept telling myself, well I can retake it in 45 days. But what do I tell my three children who had helped me along the way through school. What kind of example is being set? By midnight Thursday night I had resigned myself to the fact that I was retaking the NCLEX. I had a game plan in mind and the next morning I was going to the bookstore and buying a Kaplan book.

    The next morning as I readied myself to go to the bookstore and put my plan in action. I sat at the computer, figured I'd check the PA Board of Nursing site and confirm what PVT had told me the day before. Well guess what folks, PVT was wrong. As of yesterday,January 25, 2013, I am indeed a Registered Nurse in the state of Pennsylvania! I'm happy, my husband is happy and my three kids are just so tickled to see Mom accomplish this goal. So please, be wary of the PV Trick, it's not 100%.
    Wow it worked for me I found out on the 25 here in Texas. But hey as you say be careful.Congrats
  8. Visit  Runningonfancy profile page
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    Congratulations! Learning more and more on here every day. I guarantee this post will be helpful to many!
  9. Visit  kidzr1st profile page
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    I took the NCLEX on January 25th. The test stopped at 75 questions - that is usually a good sign or a really bad sign. I went to my computer and tried to register for a new exam. It asked me for my credit card info - I was devastated, so I call my friend who passed the week before. She said you have to put all that info in, including your cc info, verify your address, the school you graduated from, etc. and THEN when you click next, you get the pop-up that you cant reschedule. If she didnt tell me that, I would have thought I failed too. Hope this helps


    Quote from hazlenut88
    Hello! I took my boards here in western PA this past Thursday, January 24th, 2013. I graduated Dec 7, 2012 and within days of completing the NCLEX Prep workshop, I had my ATT in hand. I studied, reviewed and did anywhere from 100-200 questions per day,taking weekends off.

    Wednesday night came, I got a good night sleep, felt really prepared for the NCLEX the next morning in Pittsburgh. I was confident. I didn't struggle in nursing school, scored a 98% on my NCLEX predictor in school - I HAD THIS!

    Sat down, 4 EKG strips, many ordered processes and I swear at least 20 select all that apply. Waiting and waiting for the questions to get harder. Thinking, this cannot be good, why aren't they getting harder - aren't they SUPPOSED to get harder?! The computer shut off at 160. I was devastated at this point. But I also knew in my gut (trust your gut, by the way) that I had gotten the very last question correct. That was a good sign, right?!

    Until I got home, that is. I did the Pearson Vue "Trick". Well the screen came up for me to put in my credit card information. That isn't a good sign, they said. It means you failed, they said. I felt like the world was ending. And let's face it, to a new graduate nurse - IT WAS! The PVT is almost 100% accurate, afterall. I checked that site I know 20 times and had a friend of mine check it from their computer miles away - still showing a cc page to purchase a new exam. How could I come this far and FAIL. The dreaded F word.

    I kept telling myself, well I can retake it in 45 days. But what do I tell my three children who had helped me along the way through school. What kind of example is being set? By midnight Thursday night I had resigned myself to the fact that I was retaking the NCLEX. I had a game plan in mind and the next morning I was going to the bookstore and buying a Kaplan book.

    The next morning as I readied myself to go to the bookstore and put my plan in action. I sat at the computer, figured I'd check the PA Board of Nursing site and confirm what PVT had told me the day before. Well guess what folks, PVT was wrong. As of yesterday,January 25, 2013, I am indeed a Registered Nurse in the state of Pennsylvania! I'm happy, my husband is happy and my three kids are just so tickled to see Mom accomplish this goal. So please, be wary of the PV Trick, it's not 100%.
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  10. Visit  pmabraham profile page
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    Congratulations and thank you for sharing your experience!
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  11. Visit  seanynjboy profile page
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    CONGRATS!

    I read stories about the PVT not always being correct, so when I took my LPN exam, it made me smile to get the "pop-up" but I still had that feeling in the pit of my stomach that I knew I wasn't out of the woods yet.

    I graduate from an ADN program in April and can't wait to take the NCLEX-RN.

    Congrats again!
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  12. Visit  AlessaRose profile page
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    Quote from seanynjboy
    CONGRATS!

    I read stories about the PVT not always being correct, so when I took my LPN exam, it made me smile to get the "pop-up" but I still had that feeling in the pit of my stomach that I knew I wasn't out of the woods yet.

    I graduate from an ADN program in April and can't wait to take the NCLEX-RN.

    Congrats again!
    When did you take your NCLEX pn? Congrats! I'm taking mine on Thursday. Where are you taking your ADN program at? Just curious cuz I'm thinking on going back right back to school when I pass my test.
  13. Visit  benBELLA94 profile page
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    Congrats hazlenut88, good job. You did not labor in vain. Your sacrifice has borne fruit, juicy luscious fruit. Thanks for the motivation.

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