Pearson Vue Trick - Good pop-up?

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Pearson Vue Trick - Good pop-up?

I took my NCLEX-RN yesterday morning 5/30. At first I was relieved when I was stopped at 60 questions, but then once I got to my car I was filled with dread and doubt. I felt like I had guessed on all but 3-4 questions. I wasn't sure if I was in the higher level difficulty or if I just truly knew nothing. I used the Hurst review to study and found that it helped mostly for the prioritization and delegation questions (which there were a LOT of). I had probably 10-15 SATA. No other alternate formats. I graduated at the top of my class with a 3.92 GPA, and to think that I potentially failed the NCLEX was devastating.

My friend took the NCLEX the day before me and had received an email saying "you've taken the NCLEX" almost immediately after her exam. I did not, and I was panicking! I walked out of the exam at 9:30 AM, and did not receive this email until around 4:30 PM.

When I got home around 1:30, I tried the PVT and got the message saying that I currently have an open registration and I cannot register for another NCLEX — indicating that I tried too early to do this trick.

I tried again once I received the email at 4:30... and I got the good pop-up (our records indicate blah blah)!! It was a huge anxiety-reliever for me, but I'm just paranoid that it's going to turn out wrong.

I've always done well on my practice exams via the Exit HESI, ATI, PassPoint, and Hurst. To think that after all of that I could have failed the NCLEX breaks my heart. I'm just holding onto the fact that this PVT has worked for nearly everyone... Has anyone gotten the good pop-up and then ended up failing?

Pearsonvue Popup Message

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Specializes in Pediatrics.
19 minutes ago, pinkdoves said:

Anyone reading this: DO NOT DO THIS TRICK! I took the NCLEX 1 year ago and every thread said that this trick did not work for me at all. I got the "bad pop up" and spent days sobbing for no reason. I passed in the least amount of questions.

From what I’ve read and experienced, it seems that if you get the good pop-up, you’re basically guaranteed to have passed. However, if you get the bad pop-up, that does not mean you failed since after they go through and double check the test results it can end up being a pass! ?

Specializes in Pediatrics.

UPDATE 6/1: YALLLLLL my quick results came in an hour early and I PASSED!! Lord knows how, but I feel so BLESSED right now! Thank you all for your responses and words of encouragement!

Specializes in Pediatrics.
3 minutes ago, IJEOMA12 said:

Happy for you all, and what clue can you all share that helped so, others that are preparing can benefit please.

Congratulations to you all.

Thank you! Sure thing!

I only had about a week and a half to intensely study. Before that though, I was using PassPoint and the NCLEX Mastery app to do practice questions throughout my last few semesters. Once I started studying after graduation, I used Hurst Review (the self-paced version). That’s pretty much it... Reviewed my lab values before I went into the test on the morning of and that was it!

One thing I wish I had done was review meds a little more, just because I had focused on the most common ones for each disease process and of course none of my med questions were from those!

Hurst Review helped mostly with the prioritization and delegation questions, which there were a LOT OF.

Thats all the advice I have really. Oh, and take it ASAP after you graduate! All the info is still fresh, and you’ll get a little relaxation time before you start working ?


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Congratulations y'all! I take the NCLEX-RN on the 11th! I took it to get my LVN license last year so I don't feel as nervous this time around but ... not sure that's a good thing either ?

The trick worked for me last time so I'll be doing it again! So ready to get it done and out of the way!

pinkdoves, BSN

163 Posts

Specializes in Pediatrics, NICU.

Anyone reading this: DO NOT DO THIS TRICK! I took the NCLEX 1 year ago and every thread said that this trick did not work for me at all. I got the "bad pop up" and spent days sobbing for no reason. I passed in the least amount of questions.

So I click on NCLEX registration after waiting for the email. Do we use a real card or fake card?


Yep. I used a real card, but just changed the expiration date on it

4 hours ago, ddeburger said:

Yep. I used a real card, but just changed the expiration date on it

Ddeburger is this the good pop up?



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On 7/13/2020 at 6:04 PM, VRS82 said:

So you click submit until you cannot anymore or immediately after the credit card page it should have the pop up? If so that means I failed... ?

Give yourself a few minutes and go back and check again. When I first checked I did not see the pop up and I instantly felt my heart drop into my stomach. I walked away and tried again and saw it.

You have to hit submit after entering the CC info and then it should pop up.


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On 7/10/2020 at 9:52 AM, nagab said:

Can anyone explain how to do the trick? Do I log into my NCLEX account and then try and pay for another NCLEX registration?

Use the information provided on this website! Just enter the wrong expiry date for your credit card, so that they won't charge you just in case!

Specializes in Pediatrics.
Kristine Lumbao said:

Hello, took my test today. I'm so anxious. please help me how do you check on the nurys and BON site? is there a link?

Hi Kristine!! Congrats on having taken your test, that in itself is a big milestone! It’s okay to feel nervous, but try to take this time to reward yourself for all your hard work!

Here is the link to look up your license, just search your name:

If you log in to your BON account, your license will eventually pop up on there. Some states take longer than others.

The quickest way to get a definitive answer is usually by paying for your quick results (if available in your state), which will be available within 48hrs typically. I’ve heard from others that they were able to find their license on Nursys before their quick results were up though, so I would check both places!

Hi guys,

I came on here to share my story because I too had my doubts of the PVT. I took the NCLEX-RN on 11/16/20 at 0800. I came out of my exam at 1030. I received the Pearson email titled, "NCLEX Examination Information" at 1100. I waited 4 hours to try the PVT and uploaded my CC information, with the exception of an incorrect security code. I got the "good pop up." I tried again at 1900 and still got the "good pop up."

Fast forward to 11/17/20 at 0630, I received an email from my board of nursing saying my application was processed with my credential number! I passed and the PVT trick worked for me. This was my second go at the NCLEX and with the right preparation, I know everyone is capable.

(PS I focused a lot on test strategies and it helped me SIGNIFICANTLY - I used the Saunders one!) 


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