I passed the NCLEX!

I took the NCLEX-RN on Wednesday, July 18th, 2012. About 4 hours post exam, I performed the Kaplan ‘trick’ where I tried to register to take the exam again and the pop-up message comes up:

Our records indicate that you have recently scheduled this exam. Please contact your Member Board for further assistance. Another registration cannot be made at this time.

So far, without fail, this indicates that I passed. But, it is a little difficult to believe…

Two days after the exam, on Friday, July 20th, 2012, approximately 46 hours post exam, I clicked ‘Refresh’ until a link called ‘Quick Results Available’ came up. I paid $7.95 for the results and I saw that I ‘unofficially’ passed. Whoohoo!

Six days post exam, on the following Tuesday, I received a letter in the mail from PearsonVue indicating that I passed. And yup, the picture they take of you is on the paper. I probably should have smiled.

Nine days post exam, on Friday, July 27th, 2012, the New York State Online Licensing Verification had my name and License number in the system.

14 days post exam, on Wednesday, August 1, the New York State Education Department sent the “Registration Certificate” – the paper displayed at location of employment – and the “License Parchment”.