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Bad Pop-up and Still passed??

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deimysvigilRN has 3 years experience and specializes in BLS, ACLS,PALS.

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Hello Nurse friends, I am totally devastated today. I am in Colorado for starters, and took the NCLEX-RN examination today. I was wearing a religious bracelet today so when i told them i couldn't take it off, they made an incident report and i was even advised that it would not delay my results. Went in at 0805 and got out at around 1030 witha total of 120 questions or so. Off course when i passed the 75 question mark i started to freak out and also wanted to cry but tried to keep myself together.

As soon as i walked out and got my phone, I checked for that "PVT" nothing!!! Took me to the page to put in my cc and everything, so i was completely devastated then.

I got home and i tried the PVT again and I got the following "results are on hold, cannot schedule at this time" or something like that, my husband thought that was some hope and started to yell and get all happy, and at one point, so did i.

I called the BON and they said it could be for suspicious activities, or something they had to manually check. I was keeping hopeful, then after i come back from working out, i logged onto the computer again and there was no message anymore, there was just that evil page with the cc and the $200 i would have to pay again.

So tonight i am sitting on my bed still sobbing and wondering what went wrong, why was i on hold, and then now it shows i may have failed ?????

Does someone have a similar case to mine and have you still passed after you found out your results? It is Thursday July 31st 2014 in Denver, CO and i wont get the results until Monday, therefore i am a roller coaster of emotions right now and i want to cry my night off.

Anyone who had the same experience and still ended up passing? Or do I not stand any hopes and i just plain out Failed?

Thank you

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics.

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Hold does not mean pass or fail. It means your results are on hold as a result of your incident report. Depending on the decision related to your refusal to remove your bracelet, your results will be released or invalidated. If released, you will then find out if you passed or failed.

Does your state participate in quick results? The trick is a trick. There is no guarantee though an unofficial poll on this site it seems to be about 90% accurate

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akulahawkRN has 5 years experience as a ADN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in Emergency Department.

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From what I understand, you took the NCLEX today and you got the CC page, then you got a "hold" popup, and then the CC page again? I would suggest that while you may have failed, it is possible that you haven't. You should wait until about mid-day tomorrow and then check again. This allows time for your exam to be scored a second time. It's that second scoring that is definitive. Once that has happened (the system won't tell you), the PVT will be 100% accurate. It's only a very few that are right on the pass/fail bubble that may have their results flip. While I hope this is the case for you, the vast majority of the time, the "flip" doesn't happen.

The hold was probably because of your bracelet and they may have needed to be certain that you didn't use it to cheat.

The best advice I can give you right now is to simply wait because of that possibility of "the flip" happening. If you feel so inclined to pay the $8 for the quick results, that's OK because that is released after the 2nd scoring and you'll have some peace of mind. After that, you'll need to take some time off from studying and worrying about the next exam and really just don't do anything NCLEX related until you get your Candidate Performance Report. That CPR will give you a very good insight into what you need to work on. Given that it didn't shut off at 75 or even all that close to it, I suspect that the majority of areas will be near passing standard. Since you said you started to freak out a bit after the 75th question, it very well could be a contributing factor.

Here's to hoping your results "flip" on you!

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deimysvigilRN has 3 years experience and specializes in BLS, ACLS,PALS.

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Thank you both - I did get the hold pop up at first then about 2 hours later it was no longer there Now it takes me all the way to the credit card page.

I did have the lady check my bracelet it was a metal bracelet- so you can't write anything on it. I even asked the lady "if it was going to delay my results then I would remove it"

She said it wouldn't but they still had to make an incident report.

It did shut off at about 120 questions - so I don't know. I'm so worried and horribly sad at the same time, and feel so much shame!

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akulahawkRN has 5 years experience as a ADN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in Emergency Department.

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Thank you both - I did get the hold pop up at first then about 2 hours later it was no longer there Now it takes me all the way to the credit card page.

I did have the lady check my bracelet it was a metal bracelet- so you can't write anything on it. I even asked the lady "if it was going to delay my results then I would remove it"

She said it wouldn't but they still had to make an incident report.

It did shut off at about 120 questions - so I don't know. I'm so worried and horribly sad at the same time, and feel so much shame!

It's absolutely OK to feel sad about not passing. The computer only shuts off at 75 if you're definitely passing or failing. Anything beyond that means that you were near passing... whether you passed or failed. So, that in and of itself is a good thing.

There is no shame in having failed. This is usually the most difficult exam that you'll ever have to take for licensing. It just means that on that day, at that time, you weren't up to the task. And that's OK. Yes, it was expensive, but on the other hand, you've been given a very good look at how the NCLEX will test you. Be prepared mentally to go the full 265 and 6 hours, in fact, expect it. If you only expect to go 75 and be done and it doesn't, that can throw you off mentally. You could be randomly chosen to go the 265 regardless of how you do. That happens.

For now, just relax, wait for the results and (probably) the CPR report. There's nothing you can do that will change the results of this exam.

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deimysvigilRN has 3 years experience and specializes in BLS, ACLS,PALS.

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Thank you, I appreciate it. Idk where to start so I guess I will wait for that report and see where I lacked. I am truly truly devastated

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It is all going to work out for you. You may not have passed this time but that does not mean you will not pass it when you take it next time! Not to mention you are in good company because there are many of us who did not pass the 1st time. My 3rd time is coming up. Give yourself a little time to chill out and get over the heartache before you dive back in to studying. You will get this done. I keep telling myself to just look at all the tests I have passed to get to this one final test. So this is the grand daddy of them all and once we pass it that's when we begin our future as registered nurses. I've come too far to just give up on one test, especially one I can take over until I do pass. Right? We will get this done. Hold on to that knowledge and don't give up.

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rob4546 has 6 years experience as a ADN, BSN and specializes in ICU.

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Colorado test taker here as well. The quick results are usually available 48 hours after the testing time, no matter the day of the week. If you took the test on Thursday at 8:00 then check for the quick results at 8:00 on Saturday (unless you are still getting the results on hold status). Sorry about your experience, but have hope. The bad pop up doesn't 100% mean fail.

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deimysvigilRN has 3 years experience and specializes in BLS, ACLS,PALS.

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Thank you everyone. I do still have hope but I have come to terms in case it does show that I have failed indeed. I start work next week and will make time to study and get it done. I have to stay positive. Best of luck to all of us!

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deimysvigilRN has 3 years experience and specializes in BLS, ACLS,PALS.

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Alright, got my early results. The credit card page never lies.

I failed :-(

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rob4546 has 6 years experience as a ADN, BSN and specializes in ICU.

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That is too bad, but not the end of the world. Take some time to grieve, kick the cat or something, and then get back on the horse and start studying again. You can do this, this can be completed!

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Please don't kick the cat ;)

Ok, OP, time to formulate a new study plan. Go to the NCSBN website and see how to tackle this again....and good luck!

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