took only 75 questions and got the good pop up!

  1. I took the NCLEX-RN in snowy PA this morning and I was in shock when the computer shut off at 75 questions. On the ride home I checked Pearson Vue and was SO scared I'd get sent to the credit card screen but then I saw the good pop up!! Now I can't wait to get my quick results to hopefully be one of many that had this trick work for them.
  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   isharRN
  4. by   rnaria
    Congratulations! How did you prepare? I test on Thursday and I hope to be in your spot.
  5. by   mamoli
    congratulation .
  6. by   wellcoachRN
    Congratulations!! Wishing you incredible success as a nurse!
  7. by   meghanlyn
    thank you all!
  8. by   meghanlyn
    Quote from rnaria
    Congratulations! How did you prepare? I test on Thursday and I hope to be in your spot.
    I mainly used Kaplan's review course to prepare along with a couple of books (Saunder's and Exam Cram). I'm sure you'll do great though! Just go in with confidence!
  9. by   ChazzW
    Hi meghanlyn, Congrats 2 happy for u. I just got my quick results today & now I am a RN (after 75 questions, like you), but I was a repeat test taker and I am so Happy & honored to be officially part of the Nursing community.
  10. by   ktenor
    @chazzW I am also a repeat test taker what did you do differently this time around?
  11. by   Tesfanurse
    Congratulations. You passed. My test also stopped at 75 questions.
    I did the pearson vue trick. I had the good pop up.
    Two days later my unofficial result said PASS.
  12. by   ChazzW
    @ ktenor - i do not recommend this, but i did not study more content, because months ago, I had studied the Hurst Review book so throughly, that to this day, I still remember the content in it. I did review EKG strips & treatments, infection control data and lab values, for 10 minutes the morning of the exam. I said to myself I was going to rely on my long term memory for content. The main difference in going into and during the exam is that I viewed the exam from a critical thinking and safety perspective. I kept this viewpoint in mind throughout the exam. By not having my mind clouded with so many facts, I was able to think clearly and critically and always focus in on the safest option.

    I wish you success, but you have to figure out what is best for your preparation. I say this, b/c my friend who failed twice, did 10,000 NCLEX styled questions, before taking it a 3rd time back in July 2013 and now he is working as an RN in a Step down unit. So, do what is best for you, relax and GO GET YOUR LICENSE.