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Just passed at 130 (max due to covid) Pearson Vue Trick didn’t work.

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Hey everyone, I want to share my story because some of you may be in the same situation. I took the NCLEX with the new COVID rules: 60 questions min, 130 max. After 60 questions, the test kept going. It went all the way to 130 questions. When I got home, I received the email from Pearson, waited an hour, and tried the Pearson Vue Trick. I got the bad pop up message in which the site allowed me to register for another exam. I tried the trick several hours later and got the bad pop up again. I was devastated. Two days later, I got the Quick Results and found out that I had actually passed. Apparently, there is a gray area for the Pearson Vue Trick: if you take the exam and make it all the way to the end, the trick may not be accurate. It wasn’t accurate for me. If you’re in the same situation, keep your head up. All is not lost.

Also, my state board did not post my license number before my quick results were available. I understand it’s cheaper, quicker, and more accurate to check your license status on the state board, but this is why I did not do so.

Good luck everyone!

dalgo11, ADN, CNA, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg. Has 13 years experience.

Congratulations to you! Now go on out there and do your best...Stay safe.

Siriusly29

Has 5 years experience.

Congratulations! I graduate in about a week from my LPN-ADN bridge program. Did it take a long time for you to be able to test due to COVID and less testing sites?

Drzzy, BSN, CNA

Specializes in MedSurg.

OMG I just took the test today and I am losing it. It shut off at 60 😬😬😬

Thank you everyone! I graduated in February, but couldn’t take my exam until last week due to closures of Pearson testing centers in my area. If you can only schedule for openings in July, I’d recommend checking the Pearson testing centers frequently. I was scheduled to take my exam in June after my original date was cancelled, but then April dates opened again.

Also, I’m not sure if this helps, but I subscribed to UWorld to prepare. I went through all 2,300+ questions. It was good and I recommend it, but I also recommend going through at least one other NCLEX prep guide. I used the Saunders book and the ATI comprehensive book.

On 4/24/2020 at 7:41 PM, CP2016 said:

Congratulations! I graduate in about a week from my LPN-ADN bridge program. Did it take a long time for you to be able to test due to COVID and less testing sites?

It's takes you a month to test regardless minimum depending on how quickly you get your paper work in. When I scheduled mine a few weeks ago.. there was a gap in there not because of c-19 it was because there were no slots... It takes 10-15 days for your state to process your paper work and another 10-15 days for pearson to process

What people don't tell you the testing center isn't all NCLEX.. people are in there taking ..GRE, mcat, lsat ,regular test for what ever college they go to online. You don't start and end as a group. People are constantly coming and going in the room

So basically the testing center is renting out seats. When you finally get your att...a calendar is going to pop up and if it's not greyed out you can pick that day and choose the time.

Get what ever date is available and check every day and you can switch your date ,because days open up. Some one taking a mcat may decide they arent ready and cancel one day and you can get thier slot

Siriusly29

Has 5 years experience.

35 minutes ago, Astronomical 1 said:

It's takes you a month to test regardless minimum depending on how quickly you get your paper work in. When I scheduled mine a few weeks ago.. there was a gap in there not because of c-19 it was because there were no slots... It takes 10-15 days for your state to process your paper work and another 10-15 days for pearson to process

What people don't tell you the testing center isn't all NCLEX.. people are in there taking ..GRE, mcat, lsat ,regular test for what ever college they go to online. You don't start and end as a group. People are constantly coming and going in the room

So basically the testing center is renting out seats. When you finally get your att...a calendar is going to pop up and if it's not greyed out you can pick that day and choose the time.

Get what ever date is available and check every day and you can switch your date ,because days open up. Some one taking a mcat may decide they arent ready and cancel one day and you can get thier slot

Yeah I remember that from my NCLEX-PN. I was the only one there for NCLEX. My teacher had made a comment that we may have to wait until August to test and I hadn’t heard of anyone having to wait THAT long yet. They did say we’d have temporary RN licenses, but most hospitals around here aren’t very happy with that. I see why because with a temp license an RN has to be with you pretty much all the time. It’s probably more of a hinderance than a help to employers.

17 hours ago, CP2016 said:

Yeah I remember that from my NCLEX-PN. I was the only one there for NCLEX. My teacher had made a comment that we may have to wait until August to test and I hadn’t heard of anyone having to wait THAT long yet. They did say we’d have temporary RN licenses, but most hospitals around here aren’t very happy with that. I see why because with a temp license an RN has to be with you pretty much all the time. It’s probably more of a hinderance than a help to employers.

Yeah because in Texas it's only good for 45 days and if you fail the NCLEX they remove the temp license from the website and you cAnt practice until you pass. So a job isn't gonna train you and fail and then hold your spot for 45 days while you retest

Soon2B-MGrn

Specializes in RN. Has 6 years experience.

Hi, CONGRATS nurse!

I did my exam yesterday 8AM, received the email 1 hr later and tried the trick in the evening. I got the bad pop up too... I only did 60 questions but it was a mix of questions this time, kind of diff to my other exams; trying to stay positive! Well, after reading your post I see a light at the end of this damn tunnel called NCLEX LOL. Fingers crossed!

Congratulations.. that is awesome. I also took the test yesterday 130 questions and received the "bad pop up" what did it say for you? I put in a Visa gift card with no funds and it said your card is declined please contact your credit card company. Wondering if yours did the same?

Soon2B-MGrn

Specializes in RN. Has 6 years experience.

It said something about contacting my bank also. But I just purchased the quick results and said Fail. So it was right....

Hi, CONGRATS nurse!

I did my exam yesterday 8AM, received the email 1 hr later and tried the trick in the evening. I got the bad pop up too... I only did 60 questions but it was a mix of questions this time, kind of diff to my other exams; trying to stay positive! Well, after reading your post I see a light at the end of this damn tunnel called NCLEX LOL. Fingers crossed!