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Pearson Vue: Bullies?

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Pearson Vue, a bully?

  1. 1. Pearson Vue, a bully?

    • 64
      Nope, just a business that got rid of a glitch!
    • 20
      Yes, big old bully!!
    • 28
      Not a bully, but definitely a big meanie...

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So I hear they killed the PVT. Seems unfair and mean. Target: desperate, impatient nursing grads. Showing off their power to make those grads pay a whole $8 to get their results like we had to do before the PVT.

So bullies?

Emergent, RN

Has 28 years experience.

What are these things you talk of? What is Pearson Vue and PVT? Does this have something to do with all this talk of a pop up? Does this have something to do with NCLEX?

RN_rescue_ninja

Specializes in ER.

Just wanting their $8/test-taker.

It adds up, quickly!

I took my boards 5/31...SO glad it still worked when I did it - LOL!

I'm GLAD they killed the PVT!!!

Now, maybe... just maybe... we'll stop getting constant posts asking if it really works! :dead:

RunBabyRN

Specializes in L&D, infusion, urology. Has 2 years experience.

I'm GLAD they killed the PVT!!!

Now, maybe... just maybe... we'll stop getting constant posts asking if it really works! :dead:

Nope, people are still doing it. It's not entirely gone, you just have to put in the CC info at this point (and from the sound of it, you may get charged some?). I still see them on the new grad FB page. Equal amount of complaining there about the PVT, mind you!

They're already trying to find other PVTs. At least the original PVT usually did work. Imagine all the posts asking if these new-fangled ones work!! Time for allnurses to buy a new server!

Emergent, RN

Has 28 years experience.

Back in my day, we took our boards in a big room with proctors and rows and rows of wooden desks in a huge room. The tests took two days, if I recall. I had to go into the big city and stay with my cousin. The rest of my class stayed in hotels, because they didn't have relatives there.

Then we waited. I don't think I got my results for a couple of months. Those times were harsh, but we were tough. I figured I passed because, well, I studied hard, I had done well in school, I took the review course, and my school prepared us well, even though it was a lowly ADN one.

We didn't have computers in those bygone times...

Back in my day, we had to wait two days for the quick results. But we had to do it barefoot and uphill in the snow both ways!

MrChicagoRN, RN

Specializes in Leadership, Psych, HomeCare, Amb. Care. Has 30 years experience.

They're already trying to find other PVTs. At least the original PVT usually did work. Imagine all the posts asking if these new-fangled ones work!! Time for allnurses to buy a new server!

Did you hear that Allnurses is supposedly going to charge $8 for anyone who posts a "does this work?" question.

:sarcastic:

Oh brother. People need to grow up and get over it. The "trick" was never 100% accurate and never endorsed/addressed by Pearson Vue, and therefore, they aren't responsible for taking away a "trick" they didn't intentionally provide in the first place. I'm sure they were tired of getting calls about getting the positive/passing "trick" and then failing. God forbid they update their system to prevent people from getting unofficial results. In my opinion, Pearson Vue did test takers a favor. Move on, results will post when they're supposed to.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

Did you hear that Allnurses is supposedly going to charge $8 for anyone who posts a "does this work?" question.

:sarcastic:

No, but thanks for the money-making idea! I'll forward your post to the boss (Brian), as he is always looking for ideas to improve Allnurses. :)

akulahawkRN, ADN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in Emergency Department. Has 6 years experience.

Nope, people are still doing it. It's not entirely gone, you just have to put in the CC info at this point (and from the sound of it, you may get charged some?). I still see them on the new grad FB page. Equal amount of complaining there about the PVT, mind you!

The PVT is not gone.... they just changed it and possibly made it much more likely that you'll be charged $200 for a new exam if you failed the most recent exam you took. If someone that did get the new good result posted screen shots (properly redacted of course) of all the steps, it would certainly remove any and all doubts about whether you could get charged or not by attempting the new PVT.

One poster reported that some students are actually calling PV and harassing them about fixing their software glitch. Not smart. :no:

Can you imagine this scenario:

student: 'I'm so ______ with you pieces of ______, you are just doing this to get more money!'

PV: 'Nope.'

student: 'if you don't bring back your glitch, I'm going to write my nursing board'

PV: 'mmmmmmkay, go ahead'

student: 'do it right now! I am testing tomorrow and I want to get my results right away...if it isn't ready, I am going to give the testing center hell and tell everyone there what pieces of ___________ you are!'

PV: 'where are you testing?'

student: 'at _______________ college quad'

PV: 'Thanks. You need to call the BON and arrange an alternate means of testing. If you show up to the test center, you will be refused admission to the test. We will also be notifying your board of nursing about your threats.'

student: 'huh?'

PV: click

LadyFree28, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics, Rehab, Trauma. Has 10 years experience.

One poster reported that some students are actually calling PV and harassing them about fixing their software glitch. Not smart. :no:

Can you imagine this scenario:

student: 'I'm so ______ with you pieces of ______, you are just doing this to get more money!'

PV: 'Nope.'

student: 'if you don't bring back your glitch, I'm going to write my nursing board'

PV: 'mmmmmmkay, go ahead'

student: 'do it right now! I am testing tomorrow and I want to get my results right away...if it isn't ready, I am going to give the testing center hell and tell everyone there what pieces of ___________ you are!'

PV: 'where are you testing?'

student: 'at _______________ college quad'

PV: 'Thanks. You need to call the BON and arrange an alternate means of testing. If you show up to the test center, you will be refused admission to the test. We will also be notifying your board of nursing about your threats.'

student: 'huh?'

PV: click

Hands DOWN worthy of a post in the NCLEX forum! :up:

idialyze, BSN, RN

Specializes in Dialysis.

Oh yes, back in the olden days we went to the state capitol for 2 days of testing with paper and #2 pencils!

We then had to wait 6-8weeks to get the results! If it was a passing score, the letter was small, if you failed, they sent you a new application in a large manila envelope.

I got the thin letter!

xoemmylouox, ASN, RN

Has 13 years experience.

Well calling PV and yelling at them will get you no where.. They simply fixed a "trick" that wasn't supposed to be there anyway. Pay the $8 or wait it out. Again the wait is NOTHING now compared to what it used to be. Go watch the grass grow, clean the house, wash the car, take a nap, watch some TV, socialize with those people you haven't seen in forever due to school. Just keep busy!

But wait for it: a barrage of posts declaring PV to be highway robbers because they had the audacity to TAKE the $200 some idiots are going to pay....merely to find out if they passed.

And if it doesn't go through as a charge because they DID pass, bully for them. But if the charge DOES go through even though they passed, you can bet the complaint will still be there ("why did it take the money I offered it?!?").

Future test-takers need to take the test, and focus ON that test, period. Then, in 48 hours, pay the EIGHT bucks for QR (last time I checked, $8 was less than $200). If State doesn't do QR, sorry, you'll need to wait.

But either way, the results will be accurate!

Whispera, MSN, RN

Specializes in psych, addictions, hospice, education.

In my state names of people who have licenses are posted early the next workday. People need patience!

Edited by Whispera