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48 hours after NCLEX and still no quick result?

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Hi all! I tested Friday at 11:30am EST for NCLEX-RN... It is now 11:48 on Sunday and I still don't have quick results available!!! Is it just not before 48 hours or can it take longer? I'm freaking out as this is MAJOR! I tried the PVT and got the good pop-up 2, 6 and 24+ hours after testing... What was your experience? Did it take longer than 48 hours to get your quick results??


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You might get more responses if you post this in the NCLEX thread sub-forum in the "Students" forum.

NICUmiiki, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU/PICU Flight Nursing. Has 6 years experience.

It's 48 hours from the time you finished the test. Give it a couple more hours.

CT Pixie, BSN, RN

Has 10 years experience.

the 48 hrs is a general time frame. The time it comes up is not dependent on the time you started or stopped your test.

My NCLEX-PN and NCLEX-RN quick results were both available at times that were neither times that I started or stopped my tests. Many of my friends had their results at the 48 hr mark at a time they hadn't even started their tests, some came up after times they stopped their tests and like me, i had one that showed up in the middle of the time I had started and stopped the test, the other came up a while after the time I had finished the test.

Both my results took longer than the 48 hr mark (from both the start and stop times).

Its now 445pm, they should be up by now.

Good luck! let us know with your result!

Pearson Vue DOES say that the Quick Results option is available 48 hours after completion of the test, so that is where it comes from. That is why we DO say "after completion of your exam"; it is not wrong. Someone who takes six hours to test can well expect their results to come later than someone who takes thirty minutes. Happens, and is reasonable.

However, that does not mean there aren't variables. People have been able to get results as early as 45 hours after completing the test, but IF THERE IS NO HOLD PLACED, you would be able to get it no later than 48 hours after COMPLETION of your test.

A Hold placed upon completion of your exam CAN and sometimes DOES delay the release of your results (via QR, or to your State BoN). The most common length of time for a hold is 24-48 hours. However, 72 hours isn't unheard of, and there's even the anomaly that goes longer than that.

Until a Hold is lifted, Quick Results will not be available.

I think the point to get out of the "48 hours until Quick Results" thing is to not be so hyperfocused on the very minute you finished the test, it's going to make you FAR less crazy to consider it a general timeframe, like CT Pixie said. While it is true it is based on completion time, it's not a guaranteed Atomic Clock kind of definite time.

You will get it when you get it. Breathe. :)

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

Are you certain that your BoN participates in quick results? For example CA does not but I've seen people searching as to why their quick results have not yet posted and they are testing for CA...