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The Long Anticipated Wait: NCLEX Scores

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by Joe V Joe V (Admin) Columnist Innovator Expert

Specializes in Programming / Strategist for allnurses. Has 25 years experience.


😁🤣 You know the feeling of waiting to see the results... What did you do to kill time?

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Specializes in ortho, hospice volunteer, psych,. Has 20 years experience.

Funny and too true!


Specializes in Geriatrics.

Love it! Luckily my professors have our grades posted very quickly or I would probably do the same thing! haha.

Yes, I know this feeling ALL too well!


Specializes in Ortho Med\Surg.

The waiting for a test while in school is NOTHING compared to the wait after the NCLEX LOL! I live in Cali, no quick results here, and tested on 1/18 -- didn't find out until 2/7 that I passed -- and that was only because my name finally popped up on the CA BON site with my license # LOL!! I would probably have been more patient in school if I had known how aggravating the NCLEX wait would be :rolleyes:

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Fingers faster than my brain =)

CT Pixie, BSN, RN

Has 10 years experience.

Ahh, that's me! I want my grade NOW! haha. I'm now a spoiled student of the technology era (and no, I wasn't raised during this period, I'll be 43 in two months haha). And funny to think not so long ago we had no other choice BUT to wait it out.

I had that impulse many times, and everybody in my class's favorite instructor was the Type-A workaholic instructor who was upset if her tests were not graded and posted 2 hours after the exam. I, too had to wait a week to know if I passed the LPN NCLEX, due to a computer error. That was way more excruciating than waiting for an exam in school!


Specializes in ICU.

Hahaha SO true!!! This perfectly describes how myself and my entire class were!

I was able to find out the day after for my LPN and RN boards but it still bothers you until you know. I can't imagine waiting a week or a month. And to think they had to wait for weeks to get the result in the mail before! I think that the worst part about Nursing school was waiting for the final grade at the end of the semester. There were some classes that I was close on and didn't know if I would make it or not!

donsterRN, ASN, BSN

Specializes in Cardiac Care. Has 10 years experience.

I remember those days!


Specializes in MedSurg, OR, Cardiac step down.

I need closure! Give me my grade now! ;)


Has 2 years experience.

Luckily, our school uses Blackboard and a lock down browser for all exams so we see our results immediately. The only thing we get impatient for is the news about any points being given back d/t exam error.