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Anyone have these feelings?!?!

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Is it normal to feel absolutely dejected after taking the NCLEX? I was holding my breath as I answered the 75th question and pressed the next button. It turned off!! I am feeling like I just wasted $200!! I have been a basket case since 0900 yesterday. I don't want to get my hopes up and think that I passed. Any advice to this stressed, freaked out, and now nearly bald and fingernail-less BSN?

No advice but I do wish u luck!!! Good luck!! Oh and stop biting your nails!! Lol

I don't start school until Monday, but I can imagine that having the computer shut off at 75 questions can be a huge anticlimax. You have spent years working towards this day and then suddenly it's all over. The computer decided that you either know your stuff or you don't and you didn't get a chance to fight your case. Have you tried the PVT? Perhaps that will ease your anxiety a little?

I thought about doing the PVT but I don't want to get my hopes up. I don't want to get the cc screen and feel worse than I do.

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 41 years experience.

((HUGS)) We have ALL been there...thread moved for best response. I say do the pvt view at least you can stop torturing yourself

Good Luck

unicoRNurse

Has 3 years experience.

I'm in the same boat. Took it yesterday, shut off at 75, felt like I failed it, got to my car and cried. Then drove to Walgreen's and cried again in the parking lot. Then drove home and cried a little more. Did PVT, got the good one and felt a little better, but I had a wicked h/a the rest of the day. I've been checking Pearson and BON q 15 min, nothing yet. So much for "quick view." I'm exhausted, and pretty sure I'm forming another ulcer with each passing minute...

Hi all,

newbie here. What's the PVT? I'll be scheduling for 7/22 once I receive my ATT. I heard something from classmates that if you pay an extra $8 to Pearson (?) you can get your grade immediately?

Also heard something about checking the MA board of nursing website to see if I am approved for RN licensure ?

please advise.

-spoonie

unicoRNurse

Has 3 years experience.

PVT = Pearson Vue Trick. It's like an unofficial, "back door" way of determining whether you most likely passed NCLEX (or not) before your results are available. Do a search on here and you will find thousands of threads. If you google it, you can find a YouTube video showing you exactly what to do.

My state has "quick view" -- so, when Pearson states my results are available, 24-48 hours after testing, I can pay $8 to see them. I tested yesterday and I am still unable to see quick view results.

My state's BON has licensure verification available online. I'm told they will have my status/license up around the same time Pearson has my "quick" results available, so I am checking both Pearson and BON, anxiously awaiting the official news that I (hopefully!) passed yesterday.

Hi all,

newbie here. What's the PVT? I'll be scheduling for 7/22 once I receive my ATT. I heard something from classmates that if you pay an extra $8 to Pearson (?) you can get your grade immediately?

Also heard something about checking the MA board of nursing website to see if I am approved for RN licensure ?

please advise.

-spoonie

I'm in the same boat. Took it yesterday, shut off at 75, felt like I failed it, got to my car and cried. Then drove to Walgreen's and cried again in the parking lot. Then drove home and cried a little more. Did PVT, got the good one and felt a little better, but I had a wicked h/a the rest of the day. I've been checking Pearson and BON q 15 min, nothing yet. So much for "quick view." I'm exhausted, and pretty sure I'm forming another ulcer with each passing minute...

I hear you!! At least I have slowed down from yesterday checking q5 minutes!!! My state (IL) has a separate website that usually has results faster than PV. Classmates have gotten results by 5 pm the next day. :::crosses fingers::: here's to hoping.

unicoRNurse

Has 3 years experience.

Classmates have gotten results by 5 pm the next day.

That sure would be nice, huh?

I can't believe you didn't do the PVT. I would probably still be melting down in my car if I hadn't.

That sure would be nice, huh?

I can't believe you didn't do the PVT. I would probably still be melting down in my car if I hadn't.

Maybe I will...I don't know...

unicoRNurse

Has 3 years experience.

Maybe if you don't have the official result by 5 pm...?

Yes, that is COMPLETELY normal!!!

I took NCLEX on June 26. I walked in feeling confident, and walked out 90 questions later feeling awful!!!! So I did try the PVT, and got the "good pop-up." Less than two days later, my RN license posted on the CA BRN website!!!

I know it's HARD, but try to relax and just let it go. :-)

Thank you all who replied! I PASSED!!!!!!! AHHHHH!!!!!!! Eric (Last Name), RN, BSN!!!!!!!!!

unicoRNurse

Has 3 years experience.

CONGRATS, NURSE! :)

It is absolutely normal to walk out of there absolutely convinced you failed... regardless if you actually did or not. I took mine and was convinced I failed. I mean absolutely, positively, certain that I failed. Those thought you mention... well, I had all those same thoughts and more... such as "why didn't I study more?"

Luckily for me (and I'm sure countless other RN's) TX participates in the quick results, so it was a comparatively short (compared to the folks in states that don't participate, e.g. California) 48 hours.

I swear that there should be research into the affect the time period immediately post-NCLEX has on the incidence rate of gastrointestinal distress and ulcers in the RN candidate population... In all seriousness, you would think that with a computerized test, that the results could be tentatively provided to the tester with the stated stipulation that "results could change based on a review of the examination, but that the preliminary results are: [insert pass or fail]"...

Good luck and I hope you the best,

Don