I will be graduating school as an RN in May, and moving to Arizona in the middle of June. I already have a job lined up at one of the local hospitals as an ICU nurse, but I need to pass my NCLEX exams before starting. Obviously I want to take my NCLEX exams in Arizona, but I am confused as to what the process is.
What do I need to do first once I move here? Do I need to establish residency in the state before taking the exams. If so what are the requirements to establish residency?
Are there certain dates and locations that the NCLEX exams are administered at? Is there a website that lists locations and dates?
What is the fee for taking NCLEX exams?
Is there anything else I need to do to take the NCLEX exams? Do I need any paperwork, credentials, information from my school in order to take the exams?
Thanks so much for your help!