Pearson Vue Trick 2019 NCLEX - Does the PVT still work?

Hey everyone? I just finished the exam, pretty sure I failed. the thing is when I try to register my school code page doesn’t go through.
it shows that *Select the nursing program from which you graduated. Please fill in any combination of the following fields.
Nothing matched your search criteria. Please change your criteria and try again.

I keep trying much time, still the same and I am pretty sure the school code is right. ( from confirming email. )

Does anyone know about?

I’ll jump in! First of all, bless this forum and thread, it kept me from going off the deep end while awaiting official news one way or another.

Took NCLEX-RN in Ohio on 7/24. I chose to move my test date up from 7/26 because I started to not sleep and couldn’t tolerate food from all the anxiety. I had to take the test and just get it over with. There was nothing more I could do in uWorld and there was nothing more I could listen to with Mark Klemik that would make or break me at that point.

I suprisingly relaxed at the testing center. I flew through the tutorial just to get to the good stuff. Finally my first question popped up and it felt like a middle tier neuro question. On and on I went… the test was weird though, I felt encouraged that I saw strings of SATA back to back, but I felt unconfident with a check mark here or there, and I rarely felt 100% confident with any of the multiple choice. All of the questions really make you read, and read again, and then think outside of the box. Not one question was cut and dry like in uWorld or even some of my nursing school exams. So while I felt clueless and wondered where I went wrong with my studying, I stayed encouraged that the questions seemed of a higher difficulty instead of getting something like “is a potassium of 6.5 bad”? :joy:

When I reached question 40 I took a pee break. I promised myself not to stress over time, and I budgeted to take small stretch breaks for the long haul.

Finally I got to question 75. The pattern of the test remained the same, a SATA or 2 here and there. A who would you see first here and there. I had 3 math, one of which I thought was higher difficulty because it dealt with a Pitocin drip and needed conversion to get the right mL/hr. My 75th question was about an anticoagulant. I answered it and then the computer bounced me over to the research questions. I felt panicked!! I wanted more questions. I felt so uneasy that I bombed the SATA and chose just enough wrong responses on more basic stuff that the computer had enough of me. I called the Proctor over right away and told her I didnt want to do the research questions (I felt like garbage). She exited me out of the exam, and I just had to complete a survey about the testing center.

15 minutes later I got the standard Pearson email that I finished the exam. When I got home 45 minutes later I did the PVT with dread. I got the good pop up! I wasn’t convinced, I said it must have been too early. So I did it again an hour later and then again and again and again throughout the day. Still the good pop up! I said to myself, surely there is a mistake, I’ll check it after midnight, maybe the system has to reset or something. Checked it again after midnight, guess what? Still the good pop up! Then to my delight, on 7/25 @ 7am I woke up to a wonderful email from the Ohio Board of Nursing with my nursing license information.

I passed that beast in 75 and the PVT WORKS!!! Good luck all :pill::syringe:


7/29/19 is the day i took my test. After getting to 85 my heart dropped. And i need to take a break. I decided to slowly pace up and down the nearest hall while deep breathing, remembering to stay calmed and relaxed. After 10mins i walked back in and made it to 205. I got home 2 hours later and tried the PVT and “good” message and im still in disbelief. I promise to keep y’all posted.

Took my NCLEX-PN on 7/29, got cut off at 100 questions. I have been getting the good pop up since; tried 3 times already. Praying that we PASS. :crossed_fingers:

I dont know what to do. Took my exam Friday 2pm. Ended at 76. Around 20 SATA’s, some delegations, prioritizations, 1 ECG, 2 maths. Left the building, tried PVT, it says on hold. Its Tuesday already, still on hold. What do you guys think is happening? Anyone in the same boat?

Tuesday night
After 4 days, hold is lifted, just got a good pop up.

Update again:
Thursday morning
BRN license posted. Thank you, Lord!

PVT works!


Hey all, I took the exam on Saturday, August 3rd and it’s Monday morning, 10am in CA. Still no luck with results. I got the good pop-up 3 times already, twice checked the day of my exam and once again an hour or two ago. Like a lot of people, my exam cut off at 75 questions and I felt like the entire thing was difficult. I felt betrayed by my friend, who felt like her exam was easier than Uworld an Kaplan LOL! I wish it was easier, but nah, I felt like I was reading an exam in Japanese.

Even though I got the good pop-up, I want my results so badly. I’m devastated that CA doesn’t have quick results like most other states do. And it’s weird that my friend saw her license in less than 48 hours later on the BON, but it’s been over 48 hours for me and NOTHING. I guess I took the exam too late and they only care about finishing July results right now. Since I’m beginning of August I probably have to wait…

Edit: Results came in somewhere between 11pm Monday and 1am Tuesday and I woke up after 1am, checked, and saw my license on the site!!!

I just took the NCLEX Friday Morning 8/3 and received 75 questions + the 15 survey questions. I completed the exam in about 3 hours and my status is showing “The candidate currently has test results that are on hold. A new registration cannot be created at this time.”

Does anyone know what this means and will I be notified if there is a problem? I read the NCLEX site and I did not Cheat, record, or do anything else in violation of taking the exam. This has me confused. The only thing I can think of is when I took the 15 practice questions I completed them in less than 30 minutes, because I did not spend a lot of time on them since they indicated they were not graded.

I call the test site and they told me that they don’t control the messages. Has this happened to anyone else and how long did it take to have it resolved and were you notified why?

Living in super anxiety to get the results - can’t even do quick result as I get the sma error message.


I took the exam today @ 8am 08/12/2019. My exam cut off after the minimum amount of questions, it only took me 45 mins or so and I felt like I didn’t know any of them. To make things worse there was a discrepancy with my name when I first got there, so after I finished I got the email about finishing the exam and I went and did the pvt. Well it said my results were on hold smdh. I kept checking and finally around 6:30pm I got the GOOD pop up message. I have checked it a couple more times and still the same. I hope the trick works and nothing was messed up because of the hold… I will keep everyone posted as to what happens. Good luck everyone else!!!

PVT WORKS 100% I took my NCLEX on Monday morning, tried the PVT about 3 hours later and got the good pop-up. Next day, my name was posted as an RN and I passed!! TRUST THE PVT! I had my doubts but this forum kept me sane. Just wanted to contribute for future test takers feeling anxious! Good luck to you all!

I took the NCLEX today and I had all 205 questions. I tried the PVT, but I used my old credit card that was reported for suspicious activity. Do you think that could have affected the results?

I think it just needs to be a card. If it did not reject your payment then I think you are good. I believe the key is that it will actually give one of the error codes such as “card declined” if you failed. If you passed after you try to submit the payment it will say something like “the candidate already has an exam scheduled…”


took it on Tuesday 2pm ended at 5:30pm. My computer had alittle problem. But it was fixed. Tried the Pvt trick after 24hr and i got the Hold message. I called my BON they said am Good on their End and they do not know why am still on hold for so long and i called pearsonvue and asked them y i was still on hold and whats the problem. They said the hold has no impact on my result and i did nothing wrong on my part. So its 4days now and no result up yet. Anyone ever been in this situation i am :cold_sweat::cold_sweat::cold_sweat:.

I finished My Exam @ 100 qst

If you get this message that your results are on hold, then the PVT will not work for you… yet. There are many possibilities for why your results may be on hold, and it does not mean that you have passed or failed, but simply that the results are not finalized for whatever reason. In this holding period, you cannot get an accurate PVT result (good or bad) and unfortunately, you just have to wait out the hold.

The hold could be from anything and is probably unrelated to your NCLEX results. It sucks that you’re in this boat, but hopefully it will end soon.

Still no Result/Pvt day 5 Sat. Would just wait till a new week starts.
Thank you Admin i hope for the best. I saw somewhere on a blog that the probability of passing with a hold was 60/40 if one answers less than 200qst. Not sure how true that is. But i pray i pass fingers crossed 🤦

I don’t see how they came up with that probability. The hold should have nothing to do with your results, other than leading to a delay. Also, the number of questions you had on your NCLEX is not related to passing or failing.

Just took my NCLEX-RN 8/27/19, started @1pm. Had 263Q’s out of the 265 (so random!) and took me 4.5-5 hours. I got their research questions/case studies at the end, I did one and ended it lol. Anyway it’s 9:45pm now and I just tried the PVT trick with an expired CC but changed the expiration date to something current but right card & CVC # & got the “Our records indicate that you have recently scheduled this exam. Another registration cannot be made at this time.” message so I am in hopes I passed. Will update once I get my result. From the looks of all the other reviews, it seems to be pretty accurate. Eases my mind but it’s still not 100%! Lol

I will be back to update when I get my results! Best of luck to all of us!!

Hello Congratulations :blush:

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Hello does anyone know if it’s possible to have a bad pop up after a good pop up and why?!

Took my NCLEX on 08/27/2019,did the minimum of 85 questions for PN and was done in an hour.I felt sick after I left and was certain I had failed,I went online and found this forum and when I say I’ve read every one of these comments at least twice it’s no exaggeration.
I did the PVT and got the good pop up.Over the course of the 48hrs I did it about 50 more times.I kept coming back here for reassurance.Did my quick results today and I passed.Thank you all for keeping me sane.PVT still works even in 2019.


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