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by Elven_RN Elven_RN, ASN (Member)

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So the day I've been waiting for - NCLEX day! I completed my exam in 75 questions, my heart starting to pound and wanting to cry because I felt I must've failed. I kept my composure as the proctor escorted me out of the room, did the palm vein scan, was good to go and she told me to get my things from my locker and I thought I heard her say something about getting my phone from the woman at the desk. It was a misunderstanding on my part because I figured she must've thought I left my phone with her, though it was actually in the locker. I retrieved my wallet and phone from my locker and proceeded to open the sealed bag with my phone in it in front of the woman at the desk. After I already ripped a hole in it, she tells me that she was supposed to do it. I told her I didn't know and she said that the proctor told me this. I said I didn't hear that and apologized. She then told me she needed to write me up. Okay, so I was absent-minded, I need to admit. I read the rules before taking the test, but must've missed this one. My brain was fried and nervous prior to and following the exam so I just wasn't functioning on optimal levels. Sometimes I just do really silly, embarrassing things that I "should've known better" before doing. Anyway, I got really worried. On top of feeling horrible like I failed, I felt like now I broke a rule, have an incident report against me and who knows if my test scores will be revoked? Anyway...that's what happened! I'd like some feedback if anyone has any idea what might happen or have been in a similar situation.

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gere7404 has 5 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Cardiac.

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I just had my results on review -- it feels terrible to not know if you passed or not but apparently when something like this happens they watch the videos and show that you didn't actually access your phone during the test. Might take a couple days more to get your quick review results back.

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2 hours ago, gere7404 said:

I just had my results on review -- it feels terrible to not know if you passed or not but apparently when something like this happens they watch the videos and show that you didn't actually access your phone during the test. Might take a couple days more to get your quick review results back.

I'm glad you were able to get your results and nothing bad happened! Yes, I didn't even leave the test room at all. May I ask what it was that happened that caused your results on review?

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gere7404 has 5 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Cardiac.

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After I had my results on hold I decided to research what kinds of things would cause such a hold, and I ended up finding the NCLEX Admin Book. In one section it shows a screen of different holds on candidates and one of them is for "exam time minimum exceeded."

You can literally test too fast and they put your results on hold to make sure there was no "testing irregularities." I finished in a little less than 30 minutes at 75 questions, to which they decided to reward me with making me wait an extra three days to see my unofficial results. 

Did you try the PearsonVue Trick? It will say if you are on hold or not. 

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35 minutes ago, gere7404 said:

After I had my results on hold I decided to research what kinds of things would cause such a hold, and I ended up finding the NCLEX Admin Book. In one section it shows a screen of different holds on candidates and one of them is for "exam time minimum exceeded."

You can literally test too fast and they put your results on hold to make sure there was no "testing irregularities." I finished in a little less than 30 minutes at 75 questions, to which they decided to reward me with making me wait an extra three days to see my unofficial results. 

Did you try the PearsonVue Trick? It will say if you are on hold or not. 

I didn't try the PearsonVue trick...I already decided I wasn't going to so as not to drive myself nuts. In your case though, you didn't do anything wrong. I technically broke a rule, so I'm praying and hoping that nothing comes of it. 

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amoLucia specializes in LTC.

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To OP - I took my Boards way back when nurses wrote on the cave walls with charcoal! I just find it so amazingly different because of all the bells & whistles you newer nurses face when you test NCLEX. I guess it's to be expected because of all the hi-tech possibilities for cheating.

I don't think I could do that level of testing if I had to do it again.

I truly wish you all the best luck. Please come back and let us know of your outcome. Many of us are prob rooting for you.

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36 minutes ago, amoLucia said:

To OP - I took my Boards way back when nurses wrote on the cave walls with charcoal! I just find it so amazingly different because of all the bells & whistles you newer nurses face when you test NCLEX. I guess it's to be expected because of all the hi-tech possibilities for cheating.

I don't think I could do that level of testing if I had to do it again.

I truly wish you all the best luck. Please come back and let us know of your outcome. Many of us are prob rooting for you.

I agree.  All the rules, regs, policies and procedures...!  I always tended to be a fast test-taker.  This had no bearing on my ultimate marks; I either got the answers right or not.  Interesting to find this would now put me under suspicion of cheating.

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What is the palm vein scan?  Like fingerprints?  Thanks!  

 

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gere7404 has 5 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Cardiac.

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Yeah, the palm scanner maps the blood vessels in your hands and compares them when you register, enter the testing room, and leave it to make sure a clone isn’t taking your place. No kidding.

OP, did you hear anything yet? Does your state do quick results for you to check?

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Hi everyone! Thank you so much for your comments. I found out this afternoon I passed and am now an RN!!! I was so relieved and in shock. The night before I was pretty sure I failed it! That may have been my longest 48 hours!

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Zookeeper44 has 8 years experience as a RN and specializes in Psych.

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Even with that being the rule, you said you opened it while she watched, so I don't get it.  Probably because she knew SHE was on camera and had to follow the policy to the letter of the law 😦

Congratulations on passing, it's all behind you now 🤪

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amoLucia specializes in LTC.

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Congratulations, Elven, RN

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