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Passed NCLEX - but felt like you failed?

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Even though you passed, did you feel like you failed the NCLEX?

  1. 1. Even though you passed, did you feel like you failed the NCLEX?

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      Yes. It wasn't what I expected!
    • 7
      No. It felt familiar to me!

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I took my NCLEX on Monday, June 15th. I finished at the current minimum, 60 questions(thanks, covid!) and walked out of the Pearson Vue testing room feeling like an absolute and utter mess. It was far more difficult than I'd expected, in that the questions provided less information for me to go off of. I just KNEW I'd failed the most important test of my life.

I sat in a dark corner of the building, waiting for my friend to finish his test, barely containing a full-blown meltdown. However, when he walked out he said the same thing I was thinking. "I know I just failed that test."

He got the current maximum amount of questions, 130.

Our other friend, who was taking her test at the same time but at a different center, texted us when she finished and said the same thing; "I just failed that test."

The thing is, we've always been top of the class students - I even scored the highest on the Exit HESI out of nearly 50 students - but we all felt blindsided by the NCLEX.

Much to our relief, the PV popup trick gave all three of us a good indication, and the next morning at 8AM - our names were listed on the GBoN/SoS website. We all passed!

So, if you've taken the test and passed, did you feel like you failed? Despite knowing that you were fully capable?

H to the R dizzle

Has 4 years experience.

10 hours ago, Casey_93 said:

I took my NCLEX on Monday, June 15th. I finished at the current minimum, 60 questions(thanks, covid!) and walked out of the Pearson Vue testing room feeling like an absolute and utter mess. It was far more difficult than I'd expected, in that the questions provided less information for me to go off of. I just KNEW I'd failed the most important test of my life.

I sat in a dark corner of the building, waiting for my friend to finish his test, barely containing a full-blown meltdown. However, when he walked out he said the same thing I was thinking. "I know I just failed that test."

He got the current maximum amount of questions, 130.

Our other friend, who was taking her test at the same time but at a different center, texted us when she finished and said the same thing; "I just failed that test."

The thing is, we've always been top of the class students - I even scored the highest on the Exit HESI out of nearly 50 students - but we all felt blindsided by the NCLEX.

Much to our relief, the PV popup trick gave all three of us a good indication, and the next morning at 8AM - our names were listed on the GBoN/SoS website. We all passed!

So, if you've taken the test and passed, did you feel like you failed? Despite knowing that you were fully capable?

Any tips I take it Friday

13 hours ago, Casey_93 said:

I took my NCLEX on Monday, June 15th. I finished at the current minimum, 60 questions(thanks, covid!) and walked out of the Pearson Vue testing room feeling like an absolute and utter mess. It was far more difficult than I'd expected, in that the questions provided less information for me to go off of. I just KNEW I'd failed the most important test of my life.

I sat in a dark corner of the building, waiting for my friend to finish his test, barely containing a full-blown meltdown. However, when he walked out he said the same thing I was thinking. "I know I just failed that test."

He got the current maximum amount of questions, 130.

Our other friend, who was taking her test at the same time but at a different center, texted us when she finished and said the same thing; "I just failed that test."

The thing is, we've always been top of the class students - I even scored the highest on the Exit HESI out of nearly 50 students - but we all felt blindsided by the NCLEX.

Much to our relief, the PV popup trick gave all three of us a good indication, and the next morning at 8AM - our names were listed on the GBoN/SoS website. We all passed!

So, if you've taken the test and passed, did you feel like you failed? Despite knowing that you were fully capable?

Congratulations. I’m taking mines again

Casey_93, ASN

Specializes in ICU/Critical Care. Has 2 years experience.

12 hours ago, H to the R dizzle said:

Any tips I take it Friday

The best advice I can offer to you, besides doing practice questions and reviewing content that you know you struggle a bit with, is to do your best to stay calm.

Don't overwhelm yourself with last minute studying the day before. It's okay to do some, but doing practice questions up until the moment you take the test is only going to put you at a disadvantage by a) exhausting you and b) making it more difficult to recall the content you've studied.

You don't want to walk into the testing center more nervous that you're already going to be. Just be calm, take a deep breath, and take your time. You've got plenty of it.

Good luck!

10 hours ago, Mystery_nurse93 said:

Congratulations. I’m taking mines again

That's okay. You'll get it the next time!

Yes I took my NCLEX RN exam on June 15, and it shutdown after 60 questions. I swear I thought I failed. As soon as I got in the car I started crying and called my husband. He said I need to just relax and wait for the result. My sister in the other hand asked me to do the PV trick, I got the good pop-up! Checked on BRN website Tuesday evening about 10:30pm and my name was there!!

H to the R dizzle

Has 4 years experience.

1 hour ago, jhoanne08 said:

Yes I took my NCLEX RN exam on June 15, and it shutdown after 60 questions. I swear I thought I failed. As soon as I got in the car I started crying and called my husband. He said I need to just relax and wait for the result. My sister in the other hand asked me to do the PV trick, I got the good pop-up! Checked on BRN website Tuesday evening about 10:30pm and my name was there!!

Any tips

H to the R dizzle

Has 4 years experience.

On 6/17/2020 at 7:29 AM, Casey_93 said:

I took my NCLEX on Monday, June 15th. I finished at the current minimum, 60 questions(thanks, covid!) and walked out of the Pearson Vue testing room feeling like an absolute and utter mess. It was far more difficult than I'd expected, in that the questions provided less information for me to go off of. I just KNEW I'd failed the most important test of my life.

I sat in a dark corner of the building, waiting for my friend to finish his test, barely containing a full-blown meltdown. However, when he walked out he said the same thing I was thinking. "I know I just failed that test."

He got the current maximum amount of questions, 130.

Our other friend, who was taking her test at the same time but at a different center, texted us when she finished and said the same thing; "I just failed that test."

The thing is, we've always been top of the class students - I even scored the highest on the Exit HESI out of nearly 50 students - but we all felt blindsided by the NCLEX.

Much to our relief, the PV popup trick gave all three of us a good indication, and the next morning at 8AM - our names were listed on the GBoN/SoS website. We all passed!

So, if you've taken the test and passed, did you feel like you failed? Despite knowing that you were fully capable?

I just finished how soon did u try the pop up trick and how many select all u get I only got 3-4

On 6/18/2020 at 10:21 AM, jhoanne08 said:

Yes I took my NCLEX RN exam on June 15, and it shutdown after 60 questions. I swear I thought I failed. As soon as I got in the car I started crying and called my husband. He said I need to just relax and wait for the result. My sister in the other hand asked me to do the PV trick, I got the good pop-up! Checked on BRN website Tuesday evening about 10:30pm and my name was there!!

How soon did u do Pearson bye trick

I checked the PV trick after I got the email form pearsonvue, prolly about 30 mins after and I got the good pop-up.

I got 13 SATA questions, 1 calculation, 1 drag and drop, and a bunch of prioritization and delegation questions.

H to the R dizzle

Has 4 years experience.

I’m still At on hold for my results:(

I think that means they are still reviewing the result, and that you can check back at a later time. Think positive!

10 hours ago, H to the R dizzle said:

Yea for sure 🙂

I took the NCLEX on the 16th and my results were on hold. I did the PVT 2 hours after receiving the email and I got the same message you did. I tried the trick 3 more times after that and eventually received the good pop. I finished around 12 and I didn’t get a good pop up until around 5 that evening! I’m pretty positive that my results were on hold due to how quickly I finished. My test cut off at 60 and I completed it in about 45 minutes give or take. I have 13 sata and 1 calculation.

Edited by AB3614

Casey_93, ASN

Specializes in ICU/Critical Care. Has 2 years experience.

12 hours ago, H to the R dizzle said:

I’m still At on hold for my results:(

I did the PV trick after I got my Pearson Vue email, which was about 15 minutes after the test ended. I got the "good" popup too but I took that with a grain of salt and waited for my name to appear on the Georgia Board of Nursing website the following morning.

I also got 11 SATA, 2 Drag and Drop, and surprisingly no drug calc.

Edited by Casey_93

H to the R dizzle

Has 4 years experience.

2 hours ago, AB3614 said:

I took the NCLEX on the 16th and my results were on hold. I did the PVT 2 hours after receiving the email and I got the same message you did. I tried the trick 3 more times after that and eventually received the good pop. I finished around 12 and I didn’t get a good pop up until around 5 that evening! I’m pretty positive that my results were on hold due to how quickly I finished. My test cut off at 60 and I completed it in about 45 minutes give or take. I have 13 sata and 1 calculation.

Mine still says on hold

H to the R dizzle

Has 4 years experience.

7 minutes ago, H to the R dizzle said:

Mine still says on hold

IDK why it still says on hold

Did you pass now, isbyour result still on hold?

H to the R dizzle

Has 4 years experience.

11 minutes ago, IJEOMA12 said:

Did you pass now, isbyour result still on hold?

Mine is still on hold checked right now