I graduated in June 2010, with a MN in nursing here in Washington State. In December of 2010, I took and failed the APRN exam with the ANCC. I got pregnant and took the next year and a half off. Now, two years later after graduation, I want to take my exam again and apply for ARNP licensure. But, I read on the official website that I needed to have applied for licensure within a year of my graduation period. Help. What do I do now if I want to become a licensed APRN? After I retake the test and pass this time, what steps should I take afterwards?