I sat for my NCLEX on Tuesday Jan 16th, 2018 at 2:00pmEST in Pennsylvania. For 47 hours, (none of which included good sleep), I panicked and tried to remember NCLEX questions and my answers. My exam stopped at 77 questions. #76 was a SATA and #77 was a 'place in order'. I was certain that I had answered both incorrectly and that was the reason the exam cut off at 77 questions. After about 23 very restless anxiety ridden hours, I tried the PVT. I went all the way up to page where it asks for credit card information, and submitted my credit card with a false expiration date. My card expired 2/19 so I put 1/19 in the box. The response read, "Our records indicate that you have recently scheduled this exam. Another registration cannot be made at this time". That gave me a little bit of hope, but I still continued to check for my license on the Bad Request
page. In the 47th hour, my results were FINALLY available to view in quick results. Thankfully they say I passed. FYI, I graduated in May 2017 but due to PTSD from being a full time working mom of 3 and wife wife in nursing school
I opted to wait to take my test. I studied using ATI, UWorld and some random NCLEX review books. I probably did about 2000 questions over the past 3 weeks, carefully reading rationales. I also memorized the lab values for things like Potassium and HgB, etc. So while I can't tell you not to panic after you take the exam, I can tell you that the PVT worked for me in 2018. I just wanted to give everybody that comes after me an update. Good luck to everyone.