Hi, all. I signed up for an account just to share my info in hopes of possibly encouraging others the way I was encouraged before my test. I spent hours reading threads about Hurst and PVT and such.
First, let me just get this out - I passed!!! Woohoo! I am finally an RN.
Just like all of you the journey was hard and trying. Took boards Jan 3 - had 75 questions. Went to my car and sat for a long time, then did PVT from my phone and got the good pop up. I found out from quick results Jan 5 (today) that I did in fact pass! So, I believe the PVT is true and accurate! Thanks to the thousands of threads on here, I was able to have some stress relieved by doing that immediately! I did, however, think it was money well spent for the peace of mind of seeing those words pass via quick results. Just like everyone else, I thought what if I'm that one unlucky person it doesn't work for.
I also wanted to address Hurst and Q reviews. I stand behind Hurst. It was very helpful and simplistic. Now, the Q reviews were nice too, but I was panicking because I wasn't scoring high percentage-wise. My scores were 84, 91, 92, and 94 (so percentage wise that was a range of 67.2%-75.2%). I was comparing that to standards of my school, and even the 75.2% wouldn't have been passing on a test. So, I was really freaking out, but it must have been good enough. With the help of God, I passed the first time!
I'll leave you with this: study hard, utilize Hurst if possible, trust what your teachers have taught you and what you've already learned, read rationales for practice questions, remain calm during the test, and when it's over relieve yourself of some anxiety and do the PVT. It works! You've got this!!! You've made it through nursing school, and that was hard for most all of us. This is just one last hurdle, and you already have the information to pass it! Be confident in yourself. You aren't expected to remember or know everything! Good luck!