Pearson Vue NCLEX Trick Guide

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What is the Pearson Vue NCLEX Trick (PVT)? What is it and how does it work?

The Pearson Vue NCLEX Trick is an effective way to let nursing students know if they have passed the NCLEX or not prior to the official results being released.

There can be a lot of anxiety for students surrounding the NCLEX. It is important to remember that as long as you’ve prepared, then you’ll do fine. But, even if you’re confident going in, there’s always some post-test anxiousness. This trick was invented to help students ease their worries, and prepare for their new nursing careers!

Today we’re going to show you how the PVT works, how you can do it yourself, and answer some of the commonly asked questions.


What is the Pearson Vue NCLEX Trick (PVT)?

The Pearson Vue NCLEX Trick, or PVT for short is a way to see if you have passed the NCLEX exam or not. It allows test takers to unofficially view their results prior to the official results release.

How to do The Pearson Vue NCLEX Trick?

While the PVT is not a way of officially seeing your results, many students use it for early viewing. These are the steps to do the trick, but remember that it is not the official results.

Step 1

Take the NCLEX exam. After taking the exam, it typically requires about an hour or so before your results are “in the system”. After an hour or up to four hours after the exam should be long enough.


Step 2

Step 3

Continue with the test sign up and enter your payment information. You will not be charged (especially if you have passed), however if you want to be on the safe side, you can change the credit card expiration date.


Step 4

Again, submit the information. After you submit this time you will receive your “quick-answer” from the PVT.


Step 5

If this screen is what you see with a notice that says “Our records indicate that you have recently scheduled this exam. Another registration cannot be made at this time.” Then that means you passed!

If you get a credit card charge screen, then that most likely means you failed. However, we have heard of false negatives.

Does the Pearson Vue NCLEX Trick Work?

Another view of the “Pass” Screen.

The PVT is not 100% accurate. There have been some reports of getting a “bad pop-up” or “false result”.

However, it is a fairly good indicator to what a student’s result actually is. In my experience, the trick worked for everyone from my nursing school who tried it.

If you’re worried about using the trick, but still want your results? There are quick results available from states who participate. However, you do have to pay for them and it’s 48 hours later.

In my opinion, it’s good to do both. It’s fun to celebrate, but just be cautious that is isn’t 100% accurate. The only way to get official NCLEX results is through your state.

Final Thoughts

It is up to you whether your not you want to use the PVT. It’s important to remember that it’s not an official way of viewing results. However, it can be a fun way to check early to ease your mind.

Again, if you’re willing to pay the extra fee to see your results early through the state then you can. However, this will still be 48 hours after the test.

So, if you want a quicker 1-4 hour result, then the PVT might be a good option for you (plus it’s free)!

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