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Pearson's Vue Trick in California

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First let me start off by saying that I took my NCLEX on Feb 27, 2015 in the state of California. After taking the test, I felt confident, but felt the anxiety of not knowing if I passed or not, did set off a whole mess of emotions. In California, we do not have the honor of having quick results...we have to wait 3-4 weeks for a piece of paper in the mail that says Congrats or Fail. So, I kept tip toeing around the idea of checking to see if there were any truths to this trick that I kept reading about. I kept seeing that if a credit card page came up, then it was an indicator of failing. But then I was reading about that the Pearson Vue updated itself and that everyone gets that credit card page. What I found out was that, I had to register to take the exam again, enter my credit card info and click submit. Here is where it gets scary. After you hit submit, one of two things are going to show up: 1. you are going to get stopped from registering because an exam has already been taken at that time and a red triangle appears or 2. you will have to click another submit, it will take $200 and you will get to register. So, it didn't let me register. So today, I decided to contact the State of California and asked them for another ATT and the nice lady on the other line asks me why did I want another ATT? I informed her that my mail box has been giving me ads to guarantee NCLEX passing courses and so I called her because those ads made me question if I passed. She asked me if I tried to register to take it over and I said yes but the Pearson's Vue website wouldn't allow me to do so. She proceeded to ask me if I questioned what that meant....and my response was that I assumed that I passed. She informed me that the website that I went on (allnurses.com) was a very reliable source. She then advised me not to worry. I still kept pumping her with questions and such, and then she softened her voice and asked me, "Did you hear what I told you? " I said, "Yes, you said not to worry." So, she proceeded to tell me to wait for my results in the mail and to relax by having a celebratory glass of champagne. So, I am assuming, I passed.

Coffee Nurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 10 years experience.

First let me start off by saying that I took my NCLEX on Feb 27, 2015 in the state of California. After taking the test, I felt confident, but felt the anxiety of not knowing if I passed or not, did set off a whole mess of emotions. In California, we do not have the honor of having quick results...we have to wait 3-4 weeks for a piece of paper in the mail that says Congrats or Fail. So, I kept tip toeing around the idea of checking to see if there were any truths to this trick that I kept reading about. I kept seeing that if a credit card page came up, then it was an indicator of failing. But then I was reading about that the Pearson Vue updated itself and that everyone gets that credit card page. What I found out was that, I had to register to take the exam again, enter my credit card info and click submit. Here is where it gets scary. After you hit submit, one of two things are going to show up: 1. you are going to get stopped from registering because an exam has already been taken at that time and a red triangle appears or 2. you will have to click another submit, it will take $200 and you will get to register. So, it didn't let me register. So today, I decided to contact the State of California and asked them for another ATT and the nice lady on the other line asks me why did I want another ATT? I informed her that my mail box has been giving me ads to guarantee NCLEX passing courses and so I called her because those ads made me question if I passed. She asked me if I tried to register to take it over and I said yes but the Pearson's Vue website wouldn't allow me to do so. She proceeded to ask me if I questioned what that meant....and my response was that I assumed that I passed. She informed me that the website that I went on (allnurses.com) was a very reliable source. She then advised me not to worry. I still kept pumping her with questions and such, and then she softened her voice and asked me, "Did you hear what I told you? " I said, "Yes, you said not to worry." So, she proceeded to tell me to wait for my results in the mail and to relax by having a celebratory glass of champagne. So, I am assuming, I passed.

Hopefully you passed, I've never used the PV trick personally but from anecdotal evidence it sounds like it works. I just felt the need to warn you about how much credence you give things on the Internet, and how you need to know how to evaluate sources. Ads in your mailbox are just that - ads. The companies sending them have no way of knowing whether or not you passed - if you're using Gmail, the ads that you see are generated by bots based on your Internet activity. As for this website, while it is a good way to get the opinion of many different people, it is only as reliable as those people are (and really, since everyone is anonymous here, you have no way of really knowing how reliable they are).

I'm just making this point because there are so many electronic resources that you'll be using in practice, and you absolutely must be able to discern between a valid website like uptodate.com and whatever the first thing is that Google comes up with.

To clarify the ads that I have been getting, they are not through the internet. They are coming directly to my personal home mail box. I think Pearson Vue must be selling test takers list to companies. :yes:

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 32 years experience.

Moved to the NCLEX forum