I just took the NCLEX yesterday and am completely freaking out about whether or not I passed. My machine shut off at 75 questions so I can't tell if that is a good thing or not. We were told by one of our professors that there was a Pearson Vue "loop hole" so naturally I tried it and I got the alleged "good pop-up". So my question is, is this real?? Has anyone else tried this and have it been truthful??
A friend of mine who is a practicing nurse practioner told me to also check the Board of Nursing's "licensee look-up" and that if my information was there and read "pending" under status it means I passed. Anyone know if that is reliable??
Thank you in advance, I know I should wait for the quick results from Pearson, I'm just so anxious!
Jun 30, '12
Pending does not mean that you passed the NCLEX in NJ, it just means that your application has been entered into a database and you were eligible to take the NCLEX (classmates of mine who failed the NCLEX still have their license numbers listed as pending)
Unless this is your third try at at NCLEX (NJ requires you to take an approved refresher course after your third fail so you would not be sent to the CC page whether you passed or fail since if you passed you don't need to take it again and if you failed #3 you need to prove you took the required refresher course before registering), it appears that the good pop up is accurate, though unofficial. NJ does participate in quick results from Pearson Vue.
NJ takes 3-6 weeks to post/issue license numbers once you pass the NCLEX and state/federal background check. It's my understanding from the BoN that all licensees must be approved by committee before license number is issued (after all requirements are met).
For most people testing this time of year, it takes closer to 6 weeks for a license number to be posted/issued due to the large number of nursing school graduates in May and June thus a backlog of applications. Once your license number is posted you are good to go, you don't have to wait for the pass letter and later the hard copy of your license.
For me, I graduated in July & applied right away, got ATT first week in August and tested later the same week on August 9, fingerprinting couldn't be scheduled until August 28 due to a backlog of appts at vendor, license issued Sept 19. Hard copy & letter received about 2 weeks after license showed up online.
Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Jun 30, '12