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Why try the PVT?

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ohhai ohhai (New) New

I took my Nclex on 16th. It shut off in 75 questions. I felt like the exam was hard and it made me feeling unsure of my performance. It has been 24 hours now. I don't know whether or not to try PVT.

If you fail, it will take your money right? Why take a gamble with the money being accepted unexpectedly and finding out you fail at the same time? Do some people not care about losing $200 to find out?

Edited by ohhai

You just need to change the expiration number and it won't charge you because the info is incorrect.

try using a card with less than $200 on it or even a gift card.

Red Kryptonite

Specializes in hospice. Has 3 years experience.

Are you in a state that participates in quick results? If so, there is absolutely no reason to risk $200. Just wait 48 hours and pay much less for results you know are accurate. If you're in a state that doesn't participate but is fairly quick about posting licenses, I'd say you also have no reason to do PVT.

However, if you're in California, which doesn't participate in quick results AND takes forever to process people's licenses, then I understand the motivation.

If I didn't have an old gift card laying around then I wouldn't have tried the PVT. If you can get quick results in your state then I'd just wait!

Entering wrong expiration date and using gift card might be options, but I worry about the validity of the claims because there are a lot of factors. Maybe I am worried about being psychologically mislead.

yeah, I will have to do quick results. But the wait is killing me ... Seriously. I am having so much anxiety over this. And I just need wait another 20 hours. This is mental torture.

Entering wrong expiration date and using gift card might be options, but I worry about the validity of the claims because there are a lot of factors. Maybe I am worried about being psychologically mislead.

yeah, I will have to do quick results. But the wait is killing me ... Seriously. I am having so much anxiety over this. And I just need wait another 20 hours. This is mental torture.

Aren't you glad you're not in California, waiting weeks for results? ;)

Nienna Celebrindal

Has 12 years experience.

Aren't you glad you're not in California, waiting weeks for results? ;)

Yup. Wait your 20 hours and be grateful you aren't in CA. I waited 8 painful days for my RN and 3 weeks for my LVN. California is great....

Red Kryptonite

Specializes in hospice. Has 3 years experience.

So what's the verdict ohhai?

Here's my verdict:

https://allnurses.com/nclex-discussion-forum/-quot-how-do-975032.html

i checked on my state nursing board to see if my license showed up, but it wasn't available. So after a couple or minutes or so later, I paid for quick results. Found out my results and texted my friend. Then my friend asked why I paid for quick results because my license number and name was listed on the board. I checked again and it seemed like they recently updated it. $8 loss, but I found out 8 minutes sooner haha.

if I lived in California , yeah...I would probably try the gift card idea then.

Red Kryptonite

Specializes in hospice. Has 3 years experience.

Congrats! And at least $8 is only a trip or two to Starbucks. :)

Everline

Specializes in public health, women's health, reproductive health.

Congrats! I paid for quick results too. Best 8 dollars I ever spent, lol. My license was posted the next day, but that 8 dollars bought me a good night's sleep and peace of mind. I did not do the PVT because I knew I wouldn't really believe anything but official results.

I hear people saying "risk $200" unfortunately, if you do not pass, you regardless are going to have to pay this 200 again so that you may retest. I guess it's just a choice of paying $200 now or in a few weeks?

I hear people saying "risk $200" unfortunately, if you do not pass, you regardless are going to have to pay this 200 again so that you may retest. I guess it's just a choice of paying $200 now or in a few weeks?

Not exactly. The risk is that people frequently ignore the advice in this forum, and start punching numbers on their phone the moment they walk out of the testing center. Or an hour later. Or two. The point is, since your exam is scored TWICE, you need to wait the full 24 hours to be sure you were done with the scoring. If you were someone on the fence and the computer's FIRST score had you at 'fail', you come along and do PVT and pay $200 for that failure (to schedule another test). But if your second score is a 'pass' (and believe me, it DOES HAPPEN!!!) you will be out $200, it's non-refundable.

There's the risk. I see it time and time and time again, people posting how they did the PVT right after they finished the test....and if it's a 'pass', and they actually DO pass.....they aren't any wiser about how it works, they think it "worked" immediately. And....that's how people have lost money--by listening to those people instead of some of us who understand it better. :(

PS, Elizabeth: I expect you'll be testing soon, so not a big deal at the moment, but you are going against the Terms of Service for this website by indicating in your userID that you are already an RN. If you pass (and I sure hope you do!!) it'll be fine; if you don't, you will need to change that ID.

Good luck!!

I can provide you with my REGISTERED NURSE LICENSE NUMBER IF YOUD LIKE

I worked VERY HARD for those two letters behind my name, along with my BSN as well. For anyone to question that is not only hurtful, but also insulting

I worked VERY HARD for those two letters behind my name, along with my BSN as well. For anyone to question that is not only hurtful, but also insulting

Hey, chill! All I saw was that you were preparing to test, NOT that you had PASSED the test. Simple mistake, and I was being polite, I had no intention of insulting you. People do this ALL the time here; they join up as students or new grads and stick designations into their usernames without having actually earned them. That's all. No need to freak!

Believe me, if you get this worked up over that post, you're going to find yourself insulted a lot more on these boards, and over a lot less...give it time ;)

No big deal! Just read more carefully next time please! I am not the original poster- just responded to the original poster first. I can see now how you made that mistake. As a fellow nurse I hope that you can understand being questioned on something like that, though.