Want to schedule but NO AVAILABLE DATES?

  1. 0 Okay, I am totally freaking out here. My ATT will expire on Aug. 5, 2013. I am planning to schedule now via telephone but I've tried checking out at pearsonvue.com to see what dates they have available and I can only see there Aug 19 as an available date. I'm very scared right now that if I place a call to schedule they will tell me I cannot take anymore because they are no available dates. Anyone here that can assure me that I don't have to worry?
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  3. Visit  elievalkyrie profile page

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    Joined Jul '13; Posts: 13; Likes: 2.

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  4. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    Is there any way you can travel to another PearsonVue testing center that has available appointment times?

    If you insist on taking NCLEX at your local testing center, then yes, you definitely need to worry because you might not get a testing date before your ATT expires. I would find another testing center that has available dates and arrange to travel there, if possible.
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  5. Visit  elievalkyrie profile page
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    OMGosh... I've tried to look for other testing centers that are near my location. I've looked at about 5 of them but I was not able to see any that have the available dates that I needed. I was not informed that this could happen, isn't this pearsonvue's problem? Can't they rectify it?

    I mean c'mon, why give you the EXPIRY DATE when you can't even take the exam BEFORE that date expires?!? This is so unfair. I'm pretty upset.
  6. Visit  Stride profile page
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    When you applied for your ATT, you were given that expiration date. You should have planned ahead to schedule a testing date according to your ATT expiration dates. This is not PearsonVue's problem. They are limited to so many NCLEX testers per session.
    serenity1, KimberlyRN89, MBARNBSN, and 5 others like this.
  7. Visit  Love81 profile page
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    Quote from elievalkyrie
    Okay, I am totally freaking out here. My ATT will expire on Aug. 5, 2013. I am planning to schedule now via telephone but I've tried checking out at pearsonvue.com to see what dates they have available and I can only see there Aug 19 as an available date. I'm very scared right now that if I place a call to schedule they will tell me I cannot take anymore because they are no available dates. Anyone here that can assure me that I don't have to worry?
    Call pearsonvue or check online every day. People tend to change their testing dates often. Good Luck!
    mmc51264, elprup, teacher08, and 1 other like this.
  8. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    Quote from elievalkyrie
    I was not informed that this could happen, isn't this pearsonvue's problem? Can't they rectify it?
    It is not PearsonVue's fault that masses of nursing students graduate in the late spring and early summer months, and therefore, will be taking NCLEX all at once during the middle and late summer. The testing dates are basically first come, first serve.

    I would travel to another testing center by plane, train or automobile.
    MBARNBSN, BSNbeDONE, and elprup like this.
  9. Visit  EmeraldStar profile page
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    How often have you checked Pearson Vue for test dates? New dates can become available daily as people reschedule their exams so don't lose hope.
  10. Visit  elievalkyrie profile page
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    Thanks EmeraldStar, I really appreciate what you said. I've checked it last week but since I don't have the necessary means to pay for the $150 fee I wasn't able to schedule. Not everyone here have the money, you guys. We get by with what we can.
    Last edit by elievalkyrie on Jul 26, '13 : Reason: Added some words
  11. Visit  elievalkyrie profile page
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    I did planned ahead...but not early enough. Was still saving some money since international test takers are required to pay $150 fee for scheduling. Guess it was my fault for not being rich enough. I've payed so much already just to take this exam.
  12. Visit  RileyRN2013 profile page
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    Isn't the ATT good for 90 days? It seems like Pearson gives a pretty big window...you can take the test in a different state, too. It all depends on far you are willing to travel.
  13. Visit  teacher08 profile page
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    Try to take a deep breath. Check online EVERY HOUR or two for available test dates. There are test takers who cancel and dates become available within a blink of an eye. The entire month of July was closed in my city, three adjacent cities, and the closet state. I continuously check for three days, 2 am, 5 am, 8 am, 11:30 am, 3:15 pm, 10:30 pm, etc. You get the point. At least three dates with various times became available in July.

    I dare not tell you you should have planned better, its not Pearson Vue's fault, blah, blah, blah. How therapeutic would I be as a near future RN to someone who is panicking.

    Unfortunately, you were not completely aware of the policy regarding the ATT expiration date. Its ok. WE ALL make small mistakes or misinterpret language, directions, policies, etc. Just diligently keep reviewing Pearson Vue website. You may just find an available date where someone canceled. Best wishes!
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    Last edit by teacher08 on Jul 26, '13 : Reason: Omitted comma
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  14. Visit  elievalkyrie profile page
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    In my SBON, it's 75 days.
  15. Visit  elievalkyrie profile page
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    Quote from teacher08
    Try to take a deep breath. Check online EVERY HOUR or two for available test dates. There are test takers who cancel and dates become available within a blink of an eye. The entire month of July was closed in my city, three adjacent cities, and the closet state. I continuously check for three days, 2 am, 5 am, 8 am, 11:30 am, 3:15 pm, 10:30 pm, etc. You get the point. At least three dates with various times became available in July.

    I dare not tell you you should have planned better, its not Pearson Vue's fault, blah, blah, blah. How therapeutic would I be as a near future RN to someone who is panicking.

    Unfortunately, you were not completely aware of the policy regarding the ATT expiration date. Its ok. WE ALL make small mistakes or misinterpret language, directions, policies, etc. Just diligently keep reviewing Pearson Vue webitsie. You may just find an available date where someone canceled. Best wishes!
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    Thanks a lot, buddy. I'll be doing what you suggested. You're comment helped a lot in calming down my nerves. Hey you should try Mental Health Nursing as a profession.


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