My nclex 2017 experience

  1. I completed all requirements and paid Pearson well before graduation on July 28th. My school took their sweet time sending out program verification. Finally received my ATT on August 11th. First available date was September 1st. Checked again at 5am the next morning and got August 26th. Checked again the following morning (Sunday) and got a date for today! (August 15th) suddenly anxiety set in. I couldn't sleep so I got about 5 hours off and on. I glanced over my labs and a few other 'basics'. I arrived at 7:30 for my 8am appt. Security is tight. I had to lift my sleeves, remove my watch, scan my palm like 4 times. We were videotaped throughout the test and told not to erase any notes we wrote. I finished 85 questions in under an hour. I did Pearson trick 3 hours after finishing and got the good pop up. I don't buy it. I feel completely in the dark. I should have my results Thursday morning and I will keep you guys updated. Feel free to ask me anything.
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  3. by   JennyLynne72
    I took my test on August 7th, I didn't think I was nervous at all until the night before despite a sleep aide I was awake all night. NO SLEEP. Went to the testing center for 8 a.m. and got there at 6:15 a.m. Still don't feel nervous, go into the test center and go through the same you did and sit to take the test. I go through the overview, still not nervous. Question one pops up and PANIC set in. I felt as though I would vomit, sweating, my heart is racing and pounding out of my ears. I proceeded to dry heave and had to leave the test ten times maybe more. I couldn't concentrate and actually don't recollect anything other than the fact that I sat for 265 questions plus the research questions that I didn't answer. It was by far in my almost 45 years on this earth the worst day of my life. I snapped at the proctor when I was leaving then I drove home. I have no recollection of the drive at all, then I came home and slept for about six hours. The next forty eight hours were a blur, my friend told me to try and re-register for the exam and if I got the message "you are already registered..." then I was good. I did it, the right pop up came up, twenty four hours later it said PASS. So now I am waiting for a license number. When I took my L.P.N. back in 1999 the next day I had a license number the next day. Good luck to you I am sure you passed. Sorry I rambled on but I felt like I needed to share that horror story.
  4. by   imhorsemackerel
    I just took mine for LPN. I'm hoping to get into the RN program for the spring. We will see!

    But my experience was a bit crazy.
    April 21 graduation.
    April 24 payment was sent.
    May 17 got ATT. I actually called Pearson VUE asking about the status of my application or whatever. At first they said they didn't receive my payment. I explained that the school had submitted it around the 21st. The representative said that they didn't get the OK from the BON. So I called the BON. They told me I didn't make a payment. I explained the situation, he transferred me to someone. This second rep was able to help. In less than an hour I got the email and my ATT. I feel like I should've done what the OP did... but...
    June 19 was the date. The night prior I studied until about 8pm since my test wasn't until that afternoon. I think like 2 or so. I woke up at 5AM, and couldn't go back to sleep. So I ate well and drank enough to be hydrated. By 8 AM I was feeling a bit anxious, so I did a practice exam on UWorld. It said I had an excellent chance of passing. Hmmm.. Anyway, I go to the site, and the woman at the desk said I didn't have a appointment. It turns out I did not get that confirmation email to hold my spot for that date.
    I go home defeated. I then find a new date that's about 2 1/2 weeks away. It's about an hour drive away, and starts at 4PM on Saturday.
    July 8 I had work. I worked because it kept my mind off of my nerves. By 1:30 PM, I leave. I actually arrive in the area my test would be around 2:30. So I go to the Dunkin Donuts and pray drinking my coffee and eating my sandwich. I go to the place and the woman asks if I wanted to start the test now. I tell her I'll use the restroom first. I come back, collected myself, they fingerprinted me and gave me a seat. I probably fumbled for about 5 minutes trying to get those headphone covers on.
    Questions 60-85 were simple, so I naturally thought I was failing. Since I took the LPN one, mine shut off at 85. My jaw dropped, and at that point I convinced myself I failed. I spent about 20 minutes texting my friend as he was at work. Then I made my way home. I didn't know what to think. I also didn't have the time to worry about the test as I was taking an online class that had an assignment due that night. Naturally, I procrastinated as the NCLEX was more important than one minor assignment. Let me tell you, I have NO clue what I wrote for that assignment. But I was guaranteed 1/2 of a point out of 3 based on the professor's prior grading habits. It turns out that he gave me a zero on the assignment. I wrote a decent amount to get that 1/2, and darn it I WANT MY HALF POINT. It took him probably 7 days to answer my email. He told me I did not submit the assignment. I replied about 2 hours (7PM Sundayish) after his email explaining that my assignment was underneath my case study (which he did give me points for). It took him about 5 more days to grant me points. He didn't provide an email or anything. I just saw my grade was edited, and he gave me 3 points for my lame answers and fried brain post-NCLEX.

    Those next two days I didn't know what to do with myself. I did the other assignments for my class, and my answers were a bit better, but I was still worrying quite a lot. I did treat myself to some netflix bingeing, which helped to ease my feelings.
    July 10 5PM on Monday my results were up on the quick results that I passed. It was a long 48 hours.
    July 18 Finally I get my license number on the BON for NY.
    July 21 Finally get the registration and certificate. Potential employers and the program I'm interested were asking for this.

    One thing I was never told was how much waiting I would need to do. It's hard to preoccupy yourself. But do the best you can. When I would binge, I could only stomach like 10 minutes at a time. It's not that I found the show boring, but I'd get antsy. And I felt if I attempted to do something productive like cleaning, I would get even more antsy. Hoping for the best! Fingers crossed!
  5. by   Lapishsunsmile
    This whole day went by soooo insanely slow. I have had this odd peace about me though. Until now. I'll have my results in less that 12 hours. I hope can fall asleep quickly.
  6. by   Mrembo22
    did you check your results.
  7. by   Mrembo22
    I'm doing my exam on August 31st. I'm using uworld to study. I find this site so helpful just reading what others have done in the past.
  8. by   Lapishsunsmile
    I passed! No license number yet.
  9. by   nadu13
    Quote from Lapishsunsmile
    I passed! No license number yet.
    Congratulations
  10. by   PearlGrey
    Quote from Lapishsunsmile
    I passed! No license number yet.
    Congratulations!!!!
    Please can you share study tips? I take mine soon.

    Thanks
  11. by   famz_codee08
    Quote from Lapishsunsmile
    I passed! No license number yet.
    omy! congratulations! can i know, what you did to find out you passed?
  12. by   tALLI91768
    I also took my Nclex pn on Aug 15, at 8am. I didn't like the fact that they start the timer while they are showing you how to test, I am a slow test taker so I used all of my 5hrs up and got to 152 questions. I think I got like 26 SATA 2 math, a lot of priority and educate patient question. I am in the horrible/wonderful state of California that don't have the quick results. I did the PVT and got the good pop up, but still very very very very nervous, anxious. I have been checking breeze every day nothing. Just so nervous cause I ran out of time, haven't heard of anyone doing that I feel like I failed.
  13. by   DaniTheEnchanted
    Yes please. Can you share your study materials and habits and tips?
  14. by   PhatRN
    Quote from JennyLynne72
    I took my test on August 7th, I didn't think I was nervous at all until the night before despite a sleep aide I was awake all night. NO SLEEP. Went to the testing center for 8 a.m. and got there at 6:15 a.m. Still don't feel nervous, go into the test center and go through the same you did and sit to take the test. I go through the overview, still not nervous. Question one pops up and PANIC set in. I felt as though I would vomit, sweating, my heart is racing and pounding out of my ears. I proceeded to dry heave and had to leave the test ten times maybe more. I couldn't concentrate and actually don't recollect anything other than the fact that I sat for 265 questions plus the research questions that I didn't answer. It was by far in my almost 45 years on this earth the worst day of my life. I snapped at the proctor when I was leaving then I drove home. I have no recollection of the drive at all, then I came home and slept for about six hours. The next forty eight hours were a blur, my friend told me to try and re-register for the exam and if I got the message "you are already registered..." then I was good. I did it, the right pop up came up, twenty four hours later it said PASS. So now I am waiting for a license number. When I took my L.P.N. back in 1999 the next day I had a license number the next day. Good luck to you I am sure you passed. Sorry I rambled on but I felt like I needed to share that horror story.
    wow..what a story...but I guess your clinical experience as LPN helped you big time.

    May I know what are the materials you used to pass Nclex? I am planning to take the test maybe a month from now but I graduated 9 years ago and it's been 7 years that I did not work in the clinical area.

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