I'm so nervous.. Shut off at 75 and my application on BON says "approved-retest"

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I did my NCLEX on October 19th, 2021, had a lot of SATA questions, and I felt very confident after I got shut off at 75 questions. I thought if you got shut off at 75 it means you passed, but then I remembered it could also mean that you answered so many questions incorrectly to the point where there's barely any chance of passing. I've been feeling very sick ever since I walked out of the test center. I don't know what I'm gonna do if I failed the NCLEX, I've studied so hard for this.

I've been checking my Texas Nursing Portal and a few minutes ago my application status was updated from "Processing" to "Approved-Retest", is that an indication of failure or is it the same for everyone?

Zenica_blues, RN

Has 27 years experience.

Hello, 

Have you tried the Pearson Vue trick?

44 minutes ago, Zenica_blues said:

Hello, 

Have you tried the Pearson Vue trick?

Hi, no I haven't.. I'm too scared to try it. I will have to wait for quick results and see what I can do from there. 

I hope the "approved-retest" is a false negative though.. 

Zenica_blues, RN

Has 27 years experience.

On 10/20/2021 at 11:07 PM, pioneer_MD said:

Hi, no I haven't.. I'm too scared to try it. I will have to wait for quick results and see what I can do from there. 

I hope the "approved-retest" is a false negative though.. 

Any results yet?

ClaraRedheart, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg. Has 7 years experience.

It's been seven years since I've done this. When my mom did it about 22 years ago, she called 16 year old me crying after testing and asked "Are you still going to be proud of me if I fail?? About 15 years later I called her crying asking a similar question after taking the NCLEX. I think we all think we failed at first. I hope you didn't! Best wishes! ❤️ 

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