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Is the PVT still accurate

Today has been my second time testing for NCLEX. I went in there extremely confident. Prayed to my God everyday! Did the PVT and it took me to the cc page. Both times getting 265qs. I'm soo discouraged, exhausted, just so depressed. I'm loosing faith! Everyone in my graduating class their first time. Except for me!!! I'm the ONLY person left to test. Feel like I've been cursed!!
I know content. I'm just getting questions of stuff I've never heard/read before. I've done Kaplan, NCSBN 8 weeks, Saunders.... What else is there left to do?!?! All content are the same content!!
I'm at lost for words... My self esteem is down the drain. And I have to wake up tomorrow knowing I'm not a nurse, on nurses week. Don't even want to retest. Just so tired.

Don't mind me! Just venting....

Congrats to all that passed, good luck to all that are testing soon, and stay encouraged to all those who have to retest (I know, better said then done)

  • I took the NCLEX this past Saturday and on Monday morning my status changed to "Taken", (I didn't realize that weekend testing extended the wait time b/c of non-business days) so I tried the PV trick and I received the "bad" notice. I finished at 75 questions, but was 100% sure that I failed. I had never been so sure of anything in my life. I tried the trick twice and received the same "notice". But I paid the $8, yesterday (Tue) since my results still were not posted and.... I PASSED! Needless to say that the PV trick is NOT accurate. If you felt like you were guessing a lot, I think if not all, then most of us feel that way. I went 4 days thinking that I failed because everyone on these forums are saying "it works". BUT, not always the case. I saw a statistic that said among those who passed with 75 questions, 85% passed and only 15% failed. So if you ended at 75, I hope this is comforting. Hang in there! I recommend the "Quick Results". If you did not pass, you are able to take it again. Good luck to anyone reading this!

    Also I used the U World app and thought it was the best decision I ever made.
  • In reply to jprn521:

    I Just took my exam on 28 December, I ran out of time at 201 questions… Still nothing on the website I think because of the holidays… This was my third time trying… I am a hunter percent sure I failed… I did the PV trick and it gave me the bad pop up “it declined my card” and I put the wrong CVC code and expiration is what they say to do… If it says you cannot schedule another test because one has already been scheduled that’s a good pop up but if you get “decline” it’s the bad pop up I’m so sad I don’t know what to do
  • In reply to jprn521:

    I Just took my exam on 28 December, I ran out of time at 201 questions… Still nothing on the website I think because of the holidays… This was my third time trying… I am a hunter percent sure I failed… I did the PV trick and it gave me the bad pop up “it declined my card” and I put the wrong CVC code and expiration is what they say to do… If it says you cannot schedule another test because one has already been scheduled that’s a good pop up but if you get “decline” it’s the bad pop up I’m so sad I don’t know what to do
  • I’m sorry I am with you... 3x failed..Studied everything under the sun I did the eight week program, I did you world twice, Kaplan, read and clicks books and have done tons of questions and still have not been successful… I will say that I had some life changing situations in my life this 2017, My 15-year-old son filled with GBS & still paralyzed… he cannot walk he is bed bound and in a wheelchair ..Life has been so hard, all I want to do is pass state boards… I don’t know what to do next I need help
  • In reply to nursejudy71:

    Don't give up! I used Kaplan to study for the NCLEX. I got 265 questions and failed on my first try. Kaplan did not prepare me for the test. Its just questions and videos. I think the questions are out dated. I took a 8 week course with NCSBN. the second time I took the NCLEX I got 265 questions and PASSED. You have to dedicate ALL of your free time to studying. The NCSBN course reviews everything we went over in nursing and some. You have to read everything. I read more in this course than when I was in school. Do ALL the practice questions they are similar to NCLEX questions. Keep redoing EVERY question until you reach 75% or higher. You will PASS. Give the course All your attention!