You hear it over and over not to do the Pearson Vue trick or that the trick no longer works because it’s 2018 and that Pearson has updated.
The truth is, nursing students are still trying it after they get themselves through the exam because it still works!
What is the Pearson Vue NCLEX trick?
After taking the NCLEX, candidates should wait two hours and try to re-apply for the NCLEX. If the information goes through and you are charged for the examination, it means that you failed. This means the website is giving you the option to take it again.
If the page is stating that you already took the test and cannot retake the exam again, then that means you passed the exam!
Many students get it after 15 minutes of waiting time.
Even if that’s true, we highly recommend waiting 24 hours to avoid a false result. It usually works after 2 hours, but we can’t guarantee that. Just try not to be one of the impatient nursing graduates who put themselves through stress over a false positive. This has happened!
What was the Pearson Vue trick before the new trick?
The old Pearson Vue trick is when the candidate who passed did not see the credit card screen. You also didn’t have to fill out your credit card information. You would see the credit card screen and you would have to check if the system will charge you. You can put your information in but if you did not submit it, you will not see the pop-up.
Why would my information go through if I did pass the NCLEX?
You waited less than two hours to try this trick. This is called a false result. If you tried this trick less than two hours and got the bad result but you passed, it means you should have waited longer!
I highly recommend going out to eat or watching a movie after the exam to hold yourself back from checking right away. Only 1% of the exam takers received a true-false result after waiting longer than 2 hours.
“I waited for less than two hours and the good pop up happened. It means that I don’t have to wait two hours.”
Not necessarily true. This does not work for everyone. Several people get a false negative and their information went through when they waited less than two hours to try this pop-up. It is tempting to just try this right away since it works for several people. Do not waste $200 as it is nonrefundable.
Celebrate with your friends and get some food. Go hang out at the mall. Just do not go home and give this a try in under two hours.
“Has there been a false negative when someone waited over two hours?”
Yes, when someone did it in under four hours. This is RARE. The safe option is to wait under four hours. I have NOT heard of someone waiting for over four hours and getting a false fail. I tell many students to please wait 24 hours. (Of course, no one is patient enough to wait this long!)
Has someone gotten the good pop up and still failed the exam?
This has been unheard of. If you got the good pop up, go ahead and celebrate.
“I really do not want to get charged, whether I passed or not. How can I still do the Pearson Vue trick and not get charged?”
I can’t guarantee this, but several students have reported putting in a fake expiration date to avoid this. They still passed so I do not have the personal experience of telling you what happens to someone who failed.