So, you’ve taken the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), and now you’re wondering how long it takes to get your results.

I’ll cover that question in this article.

How Long Does it Take to Get Your NCLEX Results?

It will take around 6 weeks for your official NCLEX results to be released. Most students will know the answer before 6 weeks, but if yours takes too long, you will need to wait the 6 weeks before reaching out to your nursing regulatory body.

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How You Can Find Out Your NCLEX Results

There are three ways to find out if you passed the NCLEX – unofficial results, official results, and the Pearson Vue Trick (PVT). Understanding these options will help you get the answers you need quickly.

Unofficial Results through Quick Results Service

If your nursing regulatory body (NRB) participates in the Quick Results Service, consider using it.

What are the NCLEX Quick Results?

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The NCLEX Quick Results is a service the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) offers to participating state boards of nursing.

This service gives aspiring nurses a fast way to get their NCLEX exam results. After taking the exam, you can access your “unofficial” results two business days later by paying $7.95.

It’s important to note that these results are not official and do not allow you to start practicing as a licensed nurse.

Your respective board of nursing will release the official results approximately six weeks after taking the NCLEX.

Please note: There are a lot of things I find frustrating about the quick results. Check out the linked article for that. You can also check out the YouTube video I made on it below.

If you liked the video, consider following me on Youtube.

Official Results from Your Nursing Regulatory Body

Unlike the unofficial NCLEX results, the official results are the most important thing, and that’s your ticket to start practicing as a licensed nurse.

The only way to get your official results is through your NRB. Getting your official results can, unfortunately, take up to 6 weeks.

If you have not received your results after six weeks, contact your NRB.

Why does it take so long to get my results?

It’s because the NCLEX is scored twice. The computer grades the exam the first time.

The second is done after Pearson VUE receives the exam results. The double-scoring is done for quality control purposes.

With that said, you might be wondering.

What happens if I don’t pass the NCLEX?

If you don’t pass the NCLEX, you’ll receive the NCLEX Candidate Performance Report (CPR) from your NRB. Click on the linked article for more information on the NCLEX CPR.

You can also watch the YouTube video below about NCLEX CPR.

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The Pearson Vue Trick (PVT)

The Pearson Vue Trick is a way for test takers to get an idea of whether they passed the NCLEX. Here’s what you do.

About four hours after the exam, you’ll log in to your Pearson Vue accounts and try to pay to retake the exam.

If you see a “good pop-up” that says you “recently scheduled this exam and another registration cannot be made at this time” (or something similar), it could be a sign you passed the NCLEX.

On the other hand, if you see a “bad pop-up” that accepts the payment, it could be a sign you didn’t pass the NCLEX.

Please note: the Pearson Vue NCLEX Trick is neither official nor a 100% reliable way to determine whether or not you passed.

I talk more about my issues with the Pearson VUE NCLEX trick in the linked article and the video below.

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