Quote from KitkatPRN
Aliakey: So you applied, and then it took over 4 1/2 months to get your date? Is that right? This is gonna take longer than I thought.
;-( I don't mind some extra time to study, but that is almost too much and will probably push me into paying another $500, for a yearly tuition fee, ugh ~ Did it take awhile, after finishing the FCCA, to get the required items in order to apply for the CPNE?
Four and a half months... yep. But it was an MPAC site, and I only chose one location because I am fortunate enough to live 20 miles away from it. The costs associated with travel and rooming in another state is more than I can handle right now. I can afford the time though.
As supported by frankie's
experience, I have heard that the NPAC sites may have shorter waiting times... there's certainly far more of them than MPAC. Makes sense to me, and might be worth checking out. You can also inquire about cancellation dates while you are awaiting a test date to shorten the process.
As far as application materials after the FCCA, it took me about a week to get everything organized and taken care of. The online background check took three days for results, and I was able to schedule my physical exam with an NP in my small town clinic, so that was just a walk-in deal for me. The rest of the application process was scanning in documents, submitting information and fees to Excelsior, and all that stuff that did not take much time. You just upload scanned versions of your paperwork to complete your CPNE application.
Hope it helps!