CA 2018 NCLEX-RN PVT

  1. Hi all! Took my NCLEX-RN yesterday (2/9) in Southern California. The computer shut off at 75Q and when that happened, I thought to myself, "That's it?"

    There were so many questions I knew right away and so many that I had no clue. 21 SATA, no math, no hot spots. I felt so confident but as the day went on, I just felt like I had completely failed it.

    I tried the PVT (even though I swore I wouldn't) and after 24 hours, still the "good pop-up." Totally not convinced yet but holding on to hope!

    I was wondering for anyone who took their boards on a Friday, did you receive your results via breeze over the weekend? Or will I have to wait until next week? Also, did the PVT work for you?

    Thank you!
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  3. by   hopetopassnclex
    You might have passed.
  4. by   MadeinUSA
    No but I took mine. Had 265 questions. 30 minutes after tried the trick and it allowed me to completely register. I put in the wrong exp date and everything but was still charged the 200.

    Has anyone heard of that? I hadn't even received the completion email. Now I'm panicked waiting on the results.

    Anyone else pass when they tried the trick too soon?
    Last edit by MadeinUSA on Feb 14 : Reason: grammar
  5. by   Gml2095
    There have been false negatives on occasion but they are very rare. I think you most likely failed. But whether or not you did it too early, I'm not sure. I'm 95% sure though. But don't beat yourself up. Just keep studying and take her again. You were right on the line. Very close. But I'll pray for a false negative. Hope for the best but expect the worst. Good luck.
  6. by   Gml2095
    You def passed. Congratulations!
  7. by   rstone
    Yes, I did pass!!! @MadeInUSA did you get your results yet?
  8. by   Jmara56
    Took mine on Friday 16th.
    Felt like it was a blur.
    Got the good pop up day of, next day, and today. I've been told I have to wait till Tuesday to get my officially results (per my classmate who also took her exam on a Friday)
    I know everyone or most people feel like they failed. That's how I feel.
    Fingers crossed!
  9. by   nyqs81
    Quote from Jmara56
    Took mine on Friday 16th.
    Felt like it was a blur.
    Got the good pop up day of, next day, and today. I've been told I have to wait till Tuesday to get my officially results (per my classmate who also took her exam on a Friday)
    I know everyone or most people feel like they failed. That's how I feel.
    Fingers crossed!
    Your quick results should be up on Pearson. I took my exam Friday and they were up last night.
  10. by   Jmara56
    Quote from nyqs81
    Your quick results should be up on Pearson. I took my exam Friday and they were up last night.

    No quick results for CA! Sadly!
  11. by   Jmara56
    Update: saw RN license on breeze this morning.
    Passed
  12. by   Tinynery
    can You tell me how the PVT works? what is a good pop up. verses a bad pop up. Took the test Saturday, it stopped at 228 questions. Feeling stressed
  13. by   Jmara56
    Quote from Tinynery
    can You tell me how the PVT works? what is a good pop up. verses a bad pop up. Took the test Saturday, it stopped at 228 questions. Feeling stressed

    There are a lot of posts on the PVT trick.
    I'm definitley no expert, but I'll tell you how I did it. First wait until 24hrs AFTER your exam. This is key. Then you go on Pearson Vue site and attempt to re-register for the exam.
    You have to put in all your information again including payment information. And you submit it.
    I've read some people use gift cards instead of their debit cards or wrong expiration dates, or cards with insufficient funds so they won't get charged. (Just in case) I personally used all my real card information and took the risk.

    Once you submit payment (you need to press submit twice)
    You will get a pop up. Either it will let you re register for the exam and take your money (likely did not pass), or it will not. (Likely pass)
    The good pop up states, "our records indicate you have already registered for this exam. Another registration can not be done at this time."
    The "bad pop up" could be a declined card, or a Reciept saying you just paid to take the exam again. (Basically it let you re-register)

    There is also a possibility it will say a "hold" has been placed which means nothing, could be pass could be fail.

    If you do this before 24hrs it might just take your money regardless of pass or fail. So I suggest waiting.

    I got the good pop up and I passed. Also know that this could cost you $200.00 but from what I read and experienced as long as you wait the 24hrs it's doubtful you will get charged if you have passed.

    In short if your state doesn't have quick results like mine (CA) it was worth it to try.
  14. by   Alciugacr
    I know this is a RN thread, so keep in mind I took the NCLEX-PN. I want to share my experience in hopes it may help relieve those who were as anxious as I was when took my exam.

    Feb 14: took my exam, ended at 205. Hours after, did PVT and got the bad "pop up".

    Feb 18: tried PVT again, got the good "pop up".

    Feg 21: checked BreEZe. under the "manage your application" drop down, my options no longer included "retake exam and request and interim permit" but rather "vocational nurse initial application for licensure".

    I called BreEZe customer service to confirm if the information on my account was accurate, the woman stated: yes it is, it had just taken into effect and your letter was on it's way. I then asked if I could pay for my licensure without receiving my letter yet and she said yes! But to keep in mind they no longer send out the wallet cards, so it will take 4-6 weeks to show up on your account. I paid 150$.

    Now I am waiting for the formal letter that I passed and my licensure to become active

    Good luck to all!

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