I had to make a post on here, because the past few days prepping for NCLEX and waiting for results have been horrible and I was on allnurses forum a lot searching for a way to tell if I passed, or what to expect.
I took my NCLEX on 3/13 at 2pm. All I did to prepare was UWORLD, nothing else. I studied for an hour-two every day for about three weeks. I wrote down the rationales to what I got incorrectly and the things I felt I wasn't so sure on. I was in the median percentile rank when I finished UWORLD, with only like 800/2000+ questions left in the test bank.
The computer shut off after four hours, question 173 for me. I was freaking out. I left the testing center feeling like everyone else seems to feel, super uncertain and not feeling confident at all. I frantically got home and tried the PVT (Pearson Vue Trick). I got the "bad" pop up. I tried again and again for the next 24 hours, still getting the bad pop up. *anxiety increasing* Some of my classmates got results within 24 hours on Continental Testing Services website/login (site). I was also trying that every two hours and still nothing after 24 hours. But finally, today (3/15) around 8 am I checked on Continental's site and there it was "PASS"!!! Around 2pm, when 48 hours was up I paid the $8 to get quick results on Pearson, just for some more peace of mind.
SO! With that said, I got the bad pop up and passed. I freaked out for 24+ hours reading forums and trying this stupid trick that doesn't work. Don't believe or freak yourself out over the PVT, don't even try it. If you're in IL - your results will probably be on Continental's website before Pearson's and it's free.
I PASSED AND AM NOW OFFICIALLY A RN!!