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!