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Crystal Balls, Dirty Tricks, and the Facts of Life

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NCLEX RN can be a pass or fail at any number between 75 and 265 (PN is 85-205). No one can help guess if you passed based on the number of questions. Don't even try!

The number of SATA, EKG Strips, Calculation problems, prioritization, Medication, OB, Peds, blah blah, etc are not an indication of passing or failing. The computer is going to ask whatever it needs to ask in whatever way it needs to ask to determine if you know your stuff. I am curious though about how the heck people have time to tally that stuff up? Why keep track? Don't you have better things to do during the test?

The PVT is dead! Really quite completely dead. Sorry! Everyone gets the credit card page. From what people are posting, EVERYONE then gets the former good popup when trying to put in info. No one has yet said it lets you pay....repeat: NO ONE. If it did let you pay, you are risking $200.00 on the possibility of a false fail, so don't do it.

It is awful to have to wait for results, we all get that. I admit, I was grateful for the trick...but even though I got the good popup, the wait was miserable until I got my quick results because we knew the tick was not completely reliable.

Locate the website of your state BON. Check daily-more than once a day if you want! I have heard of people seeing their license anywhere from a couple of hours after the test to a couple of weeks. NOTE: If you do not see your name within a couple of hours it doesn't mean you failed!

Everyone thinks they failed. It's a normal reaction. We spend years in school knowing that we have to get above 80% on tests to pass our classes and no one gets 80% on the NCLEX. As a result we all leave feeling like we got way way too many wrong to even think about passing. Here's a fact--you are expected to miss about half the questions and over 90% of us pass!

Really guys, we are NURSES! We are the elite that got into school, got through school and have just one more test to go before we can put all this knowledge to work. We are smart, we are educated! We are (most of us) going to succeed! We all have succeeded already or we wouldn't be here! So (no offence meant--really) why are we so doggone goofy with these silly questions? I know it's horrific, I know it breaks your spirit, I know it feels awful---but you are a nurse! Act like the strong professional you have trained to become. You can do this!!

SeattleJess

Specializes in None yet..

Bowing down in awe to the wisdom of scaredsilly!

I'm a career changer from the age when dinosaurs roamed the earth. When I took my professional exam, we wrote our answers with pens in notebooks and waited THREE MONTHS to get notice of whether we'd passed. I'd been working under a conditional license for more than two months before I got that envelope in the mail. Who needs a pop up? You are getting FAST results, young 'uns!

SeattleJess, thanks for the compliment.

Three months would be close to impossible in states that don't do provisional licenses and nowadays I don't think many do because the results are so fast. We would all be bankrupt! :-)

You guys had it rough for having to wait, but I bet it was easier for new grads to find jobs--was it?

Yikes, I'm not that wise, I just noticed I spelled Crystal wrong in the title of the post! Oh well, I'm a nurse, not a spelling Bee winner! Sorry guys!

I thought one post about the same subject by the same poster was sufficient.

Thank you. I won't bother with the PVT trick when my time comes. Perhaps I could take up an interest in surfing. Or visit family and friends that I have purposely neglected for school's sake!

B00P-wow, ya know, I never see you post anything that isn't so negative. If you really feel that way, why are you here?

Summer Days-All great ideas to keep your mind off of it!! Great attitude! You can check your BON several times a day online. Some states update daily, some once a week. You may get lucky and get your license before the 48 hours is up. Lots of people do.

B00P-wow, ya know, I never see you post anything that isn't so negative. If you really feel that way, why are you here?

Does that mean that you always think I post positive stuff? Sorry, I am having a hard time deciphering triple negatives... But I'm not being negative, just pointing out that you have shown your take on the subject, I don't know why you would post an entirely new post on the same subject.

Post freely as you would like to, I am not saying you can't, I just don't know why you would.

If you lost your first one, here, let me help you out: https://allnurses.com/nclex-discussion-forum/pvt-dead-dont-944322.html

B00P WOW! One post was an alert that pvt is dead, this one is to answer the persistent questions that get asked 100 times a day. But then if you had bothered to read them, you would know that.

Interesting that a post to get rid of silly questions gets your kind of comment. Hmmm...Ironic!

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

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

SeattleJess, thanks for the compliment.

Three months would be close to impossible in states that don't do provisional licenses and nowadays I don't think many do because the results are so fast. We would all be bankrupt! :-)

You guys had it rough for having to wait, but I bet it was easier for new grads to find jobs--was it?

Provisional licenses we the norm because of the long wait time. It made it more difficult though if you failed because you had been working as a new grad/RN anfd instantly you are an CNA.

Great post!!!

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

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

Yikes, I'm not that wise, I just noticed I spelled Crystal wrong in the title of the post! Oh well, I'm a nurse, not a spelling Bee winner! Sorry guys!

All fixed....LOL

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

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

Does that mean that you always think I post positive stuff? Sorry, I am having a hard time deciphering triple negatives... But I'm not being negative, just pointing out that you have shown your take on the subject, I don't know why you would post an entirely new post on the same subject.

Post freely as you would like to, I am not saying you can't, I just don't know why you would.

If you lost your first one, here, let me help you out: https://allnurses.com/nclex-discussion-forum/pvt-dead-dont-944322.html

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