Below I break down some of the more commonly asked questions involving the NCLEX unofficial results.
Unofficial NCLEX Results Frequently Asked Questions
Please note that unofficial NCLEX results are the same as the NCLEX quick results.
While I answered some questions here, please see the linked article above for more information.
1. What are Unofficial NCLEX Results?
Unofficial NCLEX results are unofficial results you can get about two business days after taking your NCLEX exam. These results won’t allow you to practice as a licensed practical nurse or registered nurse. You have to wait until your nursing regulatory body (NRB) releases the official results.
2. Can Unofficial NCLEX Results Change?
While your unofficial NCLEX results can change, it’s unlikely unless cheating is suspected. I have not encountered a situation yet where someone had an unofficial score that deviated from the official unless dishonesty was involved. So unofficial NCLEX results are accurate.
3. How Long Will it Take Me to Get the Unofficial NCLEX Results?
In states where it is allowed, you will be able to get your NCLEX examination results within two business days after taking the NCLEX examination.
What should I Do If I Fail the NCLEX?
What happens if you fail the NCLEX? Rest assured that all is not lost. You do have options.
1. Understand why you failed
The first step is to understand why you failed. The NCLEX is a challenging exam, and there are many reasons students fail.
Maybe you didn’t study enough, or perhaps you didn’t focus on the right material.
Either way, it’s important to figure out what went wrong so that you can make the necessary changes for next time.
2. Get organized
One of the best ways to prepare for the NCLEX is to get organized. Buy a planner and start planning out your study sessions.
Make sure you give yourself enough time to study all of the material and try to create a study schedule that works for you.
3. Find a study buddy
Studying for the NCLEX can be a lonely experience, so it’s important to find a study buddy (or several!).
Studying with someone else can help keep you accountable and motivated, and it’s also a great way to discuss difficult concepts and share study materials.
4. Join a review course
There are plenty of review courses available online and in person, and taking one can really help increase your chances of passing the NCLEX on your second try.
Review courses provide comprehensive coverage of all the material on the exam, and they also offer helpful tips and strategies for taking the test itself.
5. Take some time for yourself.
It’s important to remember that failing the NCLEX does not mean you are a bad nurse; it just means you need more time to prepare for the exam.
So take some time for yourself, relax, and recharge your batteries before jumping back into studying mode.