PVT, NCLEX- Aug 2017! #USRN

  1. Disclaimer: this post is too long to read




    I took the NCLEX last May 2017, consumed the whole 6hrs and was really anxious and was so pressured (by myself). I had a bad feeling I failed that time so when I found out I was right when I purchased the Quick Results, I was so hurt (in denial) but 4 days after I re-registered. I believe I can so I did go for it.

    I waited for 45 days for my ATT and when I got it I wanted to take it ASAP but there was no more available early date so I ended up scheduling it for the 7th of August.

    While waiting for my ATT, I enrolled myself in a 5-week-study plan of NCSBN Learning Extension, bought the books:
    Lippincott NCLEX-RN Alternate-Format Questions 6th edition and

    Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment by Linda A. LaCharity, Candice K. Kumagai & Barbara Bartz

    They all helped me. The 5-week study plan was worth it and the books were really useful. Everyday I read & understand content and answered several questions. I take a break when I feel tired or sleepy then go back to reviewing when I have recharged. I also put laboratory values, therapeutic levels, ABG values in posters and posted them on our bedroom walls so I can always see them when I get up. It helped me remember them.


    A week before NCLEX we went out of state and just enjoyed it there. Relaxed my mind and repeated to myself that this time I will make it and I will believe in myself.

    A day before NCLEX, I did my normal routine. Prepared what I have to bring for the exam. I tried to sleep early but I guess I was a little excited so I ended up falling asleep a little late.

    Day of NCLEX, I woke up on time. I had a well-balanced breakfast because I was preparing myself for another 6 hours. I kept myself well hydrated too. I arrived 40 minutes early at the testing area so I utilized 10 minutes to use the restroom and did some deep breathing exercise and prayed really hard. I checked in and it kinda took me longer than the last time because the palm scanner cannot detect my palm (which was weird) so we had to do it a lot of times. I was already in and sat on my chair and started the tutorial. Before I started the exam proper, I prayed again and told myself "god is great. I am smart and i shall pass". I have repeated saying that before every question. I took the scheduled break but it took me longer because of the palm scanner again, that day it just seemed that my palm was invisible to the scanner. Anyway I drank some water and munched on some chocolate then went back in. I can't remember how many questions I have answered before I answered the RESEARCH QUESTIONS they have though I can remember by the time I was done it was already around 130 something. I didn't know I can skip some of the questions, I answered them all.


    I think it took me 2.5hrs. So I went out the building feeling somewhat positive and apprehensive but I just lifted it up to him because I have done my part, my best. I did the Pearson Vue trick the next day, 24hrs after and I got the "good pop up" I was glad but didn't celebrate yet because it is not an assurance and it is just a "trick" anyway. I didn't purchase Quick Results this time and I just patiently waited. Everyday I do the PVT and check the state board's website until TODAY 11th of August, I found out I am officially a REGISTERED NURSE!!!


    So all glory goes to the great big guy above. I believe in him and I believe in myself that I can make it and I really did!!!! So PVT was accurate for me and it worked!!!


    To those who are about to take the exam, be really prepared mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically! Do not take it when you are too anxious. Be positive! Believe in yourself that you can!
    Last edit by Em.Es on Aug 12 : Reason: Correction
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  3. by   Sour Lemon
    I blew off studying, went to Disneyland instead, and still passed on the first try. Maybe I should write one of these, too? I have no idea what I ate for breakfast, what kind of snacks I had, or how long I spent in the bathroom, but does anyone care?
  4. by   Em.Es
    Quote from Sour Lemon
    I blew off studying, went to Disneyland instead, and still passed on the first try. Maybe I should write one of these, too? I have no idea what I ate for breakfast, what kind of snacks I had, or how long I spent in the bathroom, but does anyone care?
    Good for you, you made it on the first try!
    Yeah go write if you feel like it. Does anyone care? Maybe. Or maybe none but who cares :-)
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    Moved to the NCLEX forum

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