Pearson Vue Trick RN

  1. Wondering if anyone has gotten a good pop up, but failed?
    Took NCLEX-RN today, Feb 7th, 2018 at 3 pm. I'm going to pay for the quick release. But I'm very anxious.

    I got the good pop up, "our records indicate that you have recently scheduled this exam. Another registration cannot be made at this time".

    Has this trick worked for those who have tried? ?
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  3. by   Kristiemscott
    Pretty sure that you passed!! I am waiting to take mine. I am so nervous
  4. by   hopefulRN'17
    Quote from hmmaiii
    Wondering if anyone has gotten a good pop up, but failed?
    Took NCLEX-RN today, Feb 7th, 2018 at 3 pm. I'm going to pay for the quick release. But I'm very anxious.

    I got the good pop up, "our records indicate that you have recently scheduled this exam. Another registration cannot be made at this time".

    Has this trick worked for those who have tried? ?
    Congratulations!!!! - You passed
  5. by   Chazzie_Made_It
    I took NCLEX on the 7th - did the PVT and got the "good pop-up". Checked our Board's website this morning and there was my license number next to my name!!
  6. by   thompsoncandace
    I took exam yesterday on the 8th and just got the "good" pop-up when I tried.
  7. by   ~♪♫ in my ♥~
    Regarding the PVT, all the positive affirmations are meaningless.

    In 2017, 87% of US-educated, first-time takers passed. For the diploma and BSN students, it was over 90%. In other words, you should expect the vast majority of people responding to this should, in fact, have passed. And human nature being what it is, there's likely to be a selection bias in favor of those who passed raising the response rate even higher.

    The only meaningful responses would be from those who received the "bad pop up" and yet still passed. And even then, there are certainly other factors that might provoke one pop up or the other... namely issues with the PV website, payment means, or errors in data entry.

    Arguing most strongly against the validity of the PVT would be that it cuts into a profit-making feature for Pearson and/or NCSBN in which they charge for early release of unofficial results. This so-called "trick" has been around for many years. In its early days, perhaps it was an overlooked bug in their programming which could be exploited by test takers. Now, though, it's hard to imagine that Pearson Vue hasn't long been aware of this and long ago made the quick and simple fix to their processing software to render it invalid.

    Considering that a small percentage of people end up taking the exam more than once (and even small number after that), the numerous positive affirmations are to be expected and shouldn't be considered at all confirmatory.

    Regarding passing after the "bad pop up," there are certainly feasible explanations pertaining to the website itself and data entry... not to mention the ever-present trolls who derive some sort of perverse pleasure in yanking people's chains.

    If the PVT makes you feel better, I guess it's harmless. If, however, it increases your stress or, even worse, falsely elevates your hopes... not so much.

    Personally, I'd take solace in the actual data... if you're a first-time test taker from a US BSN or diploma program, your overall odds are >90%; if you're from an ADN program, you're still over 84%.

    Repeat takers and foreign students... well, the odds aren't so much in your favor. They would be the two categories of testers whose experiences could have more bearing on the validity of the PVT... though I'm still skeptical due to its common knowledge for so long and the ease with which it would be fixed by PV.

    Just my thinking on the whole thing. Oh yeah, I also got the good pop up; though I took more comfort in completing the exam in 50 minutes and 75 questions.
  8. by   hmmaiii
    Girl, I just found out that I passed!! <333 I'm guessing it really does work, I hope you pass too!
  9. by   hmmaiii
    Wow I'm still in disbelief, I checked the quick results today &&& I did in fact pass! Thank you so much <3
  10. by   hmmaiii
    Yes I did! Best of lucks! Hope you do too!
  11. by   missfl07
    I took my NCLEX RN yesterday, unfortunately on a Friday, so I have to wait until Tuesday to check either quick result or BON to get my result! I graduated from a State College with a 4.0 GPA, and a Summa Cum Laude academic award, so I was not really sweeting the NCLEX. Our school have HESI added to our GPA, but not mandatory to pass to be able to graduate, we had to take HESI for every class and 2 exit HESI, I score 1100 on the first one and 1250 on the second, so I can't complain about my lack of study! I did u-world for 3 weeks and took the test 2 days before NCLX, and it was predicted 91% and very high chance of passing. Now, my NCLEX experience, I decided not study too much the day before, so I did not, I did reviewed some of my week points, like endocrine, CKG, Peds and lab values. When I stated the test, I was given question most on critical care, EKG, labs, community nursing, managements, and at least every other question was select all that apply. I was adamant from the beginning that I will not look at what number of question I am at, but after one hour I was exhausted, I did not get any easy question so far and thought I must be over 100 question, but when I looked I was at 69th question, so I was counting....and it went blank after 75 and wanted to start the research question section, I did the research section and let me tell you, I felt like I am taking the MCAT, for medical school. Every question have 3 parts and gave me client situations, they want me to highlight the critical data, that I need to address and my rational, discharge teaching, referral and on and on, I was so exhausted after 2 hr and the computer asked me if I want a break after 2 hr, but I kept on going, I finished after 2 and half hr with the PV survey. I could not predict how I did, because I did not have any sure or obvious question that I know I did answer correctly, all my questions were on critical thinking on client situation. Now I can't wait till I know my result, I think I passed, but still hesitant to do PVT as that would be a easy way out and not reliable! So, friends what do you think I should do? Help!!!
  12. by   ~♪♫ in my ♥~
    Quote from missfl07
    Now I can't wait till I know my result, I think I passed, but still hesitant to do PVT as that would be a easy way out and not reliable! So, friends what do you think I should do? Help!!!
    I think you should relax and actively work on not thinking about - let alone perseverating on - the results until you have the opportunity to know.

    The odds are better than 90% that you passed... and given your excellent academic record and 75-question test, they're probably much better than that.
  13. by   KrCmommy522
    Quote from ~♪♫ in my ♥~
    Regarding the PVT, all the positive affirmations are meaningless.

    In 2017, 87% of US-educated, first-time takers passed. For the diploma and BSN students, it was over 90%. In other words, you should expect the vast majority of people responding to this should, in fact, have passed. And human nature being what it is, there's likely to be a selection bias in favor of those who passed raising the response rate even higher.

    The only meaningful responses would be from those who received the "bad pop up" and yet still passed. And even then, there are certainly other factors that might provoke one pop up or the other... namely issues with the PV website, payment means, or errors in data entry.

    Arguing most strongly against the validity of the PVT would be that it cuts into a profit-making feature for Pearson and/or NCSBN in which they charge for early release of unofficial results. This so-called "trick" has been around for many years. In its early days, perhaps it was an overlooked bug in their programming which could be exploited by test takers. Now, though, it's hard to imagine that Pearson Vue hasn't long been aware of this and long ago made the quick and simple fix to their processing software to render it invalid.

    Considering that a small percentage of people end up taking the exam more than once (and even small number after that), the numerous positive affirmations are to be expected and shouldn't be considered at all confirmatory.

    Regarding passing after the "bad pop up," there are certainly feasible explanations pertaining to the website itself and data entry... not to mention the ever-present trolls who derive some sort of perverse pleasure in yanking people's chains.

    If the PVT makes you feel better, I guess it's harmless. If, however, it increases your stress or, even worse, falsely elevates your hopes... not so much.

    Personally, I'd take solace in the actual data... if you're a first-time test taker from a US BSN or diploma program, your overall odds are >90%; if you're from an ADN program, you're still over 84%.

    Repeat takers and foreign students... well, the odds aren't so much in your favor. They would be the two categories of testers whose experiences could have more bearing on the validity of the PVT... though I'm still skeptical due to its common knowledge for so long and the ease with which it would be fixed by PV.

    Just my thinking on the whole thing. Oh yeah, I also got the good pop up; though I took more comfort in completing the exam in 50 minutes and 75 questions.
    Does the Pearson Vue Trick Still Work in 217? - QD Nurses
  14. by   Txgal25
    Hi missfl07! Some of my friends took the NCLEX on a Friday and their Quick Results were available on Sunday. So maybe you should check tomorrow.

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