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You’ve put in the time and effort to study for the NCLEX.

Now that you’ve passed, you may feel like celebrating as soon as you get your results.

Before you do anything rash, here are some tips on how to share your news without seeming arrogant or rubbing some other nursing students the wrong way.

How Do I Announce I Passed the NCLEX Exam?

The best way to tell others you passed the NCLEX is by first calling your immediate friends and family and letting them know you passed the NCLEX. After that, you can post it on social media, so everybody else knows about your success.

While it’s awesome you passed, you should follow some general guidelines when posting your passing results on social media.

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How to Announce Your NCLEX Results on Social Media (Without Bragging)

How to Announce Your NCLEX Results on Social Media
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I go step by step on how to announce to the world you passed the NCLEX without bragging…okay, maybe a little bit of bragging.

1. Avoid Using All Caps and Exclamation Points

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Avoid using all caps or excessive exclamation points in your post.

While you may be feeling excited, remember that not everyone who reads your post will be in the same boat.

In fact, some of your friends may be waiting for their own results and might not appreciate a shouty post about your success.

2. Keep it Humble

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Be humble in your message.

No need to go into specifics about how many questions it took you to pass or how long it took you to finish the exam.

A simple “I’m thrilled to announce that I passed the NCLEX!” is all you need.

3. Show Gratitude

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Don’t forget to express your gratitude. Remember all of the people who helped you along the way?

Now is the time to give them a shout-out!

You might want to thank your friends and family for their support or mention your nursing mentors and instructors.

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Call out specific people who went above and beyond for you. For example, if you had a family member who paid for your entire nursing school, so you didn’t have to work or take out any student loans, make sure they get a special shout-out.

4. Don’t Write a Novel

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Keep it short and sweet. This isn’t the time for a long, drawn-out post (most probably won’t read it all anyway). A couple of sentences are all you need to share your news and express your gratitude.

5. Use Those Hashtags (Sparingly)

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Use hashtags sparingly (if at all).

A few well-chosen hashtags can help get your post seen by more people but resist the urge to include #everyhashtagunderthesun.

A few relevant ones—such as #nclex, #lpn, or #rn—should suffice.

6. Post a Picture of Yourself with the Post

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If you want to draw attention, make sure the social post is accompanied by a picture of yourself.

Some students will post a picture of themselves in their graduation gowns. Some will do a photo of them wearing scrubs.

Others may just post their name with their titles after their name.

  • John Smith, RN
  • Jane Doe, LPN
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If you want to prevent hurt feelings, make sure important people in your life find out you passed from you and not from a social media post.

You know who these people are. It could be a mom, a dad, or a best friend. It’s going to be different for every student.

Key Takeaways

Announcing your NCLEX results on social media is a great way to share your news with friends and family who supported you along the way.

Just remember to keep it humble—after all, not everyone who reads your post will be in the same place as you are in their own nursing journey!

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