FYI, I'm not sure if it works in other states, but in Minnesota you can find out if you passed 10 minutes after you take your NCLEX. As soon as I finished the test, I left the test center for home. It takes approximately 5-8 minutes to get home from my test center.
When I got home, I jumped on the Pearson Vue website and tried to register to take the test again. Keep filling out information. If you've passed the test, there will be a pop up message that clearly states "This candidate has previously passed the exam for this license. An additional test cannot me scheduled at this time."
BINGO! No fees, no worries, IMMEDIATE RESULTS!
BTW, If you're putting off the test because you're nervous or scared you're not ready, go test right now! It's not as bad as people make it seem. Go in with confidence and you'll do fine. Remember, you've passed some really hard exams over the past few years while in nursing school
. You've learned a lot and you will know the answers when asked.
GO DO IT! It's an awesome feeling to have finished!