How long for ATT?

  1. I have a question for people who have recently taken the NCLEX or received their ATT. How long did you have to wait after graduation before you received your authorization to test? I just graduated and would love to take the NCLEX during May. Perhaps I'm too optimistic? Thanks.
    Maggiechan
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   suzanne4
    What state are you in and when did you submit your papers?
  4. by   purplemania
    In Texas our GN's usually get them 2-4 weeks after graduation. There is always someone whose paperwork gets jammed in the system and does not get GN Permit and ATT before getting out of orientation. They are not allowed to work without the Permit, so this is stressful. If the Permit expires before they are licensed, they cannot work. But somehow, it all comes together eventually. Only had one in the past few years who could not get ATT or Permit (due to infraction with law years ago).

    Congrats on getting out of nursing school!!!
  5. by   maggiechan
    Thanks I'm feeling very satisfied to finish a gruelling two years!
    State is Virginia, and all the papers were submitted about 5 weeks ago with only transcripts pending. Our head instructor promised she'd be sending them in as soon as the transcripts were ready. I'm guessing they'd be sent by May 10th.
  6. by   pgrsctrn2be
    Quote from maggiechan
    Thanks I'm feeling very satisfied to finish a gruelling two years!
    State is Virginia, and all the papers were submitted about 5 weeks ago with only transcripts pending. Our head instructor promised she'd be sending them in as soon as the transcripts were ready. I'm guessing they'd be sent by May 10th.
    I'm in Virginia and was wondering the same thing. I mailed mine on the 27th of April, hoping to get the ATT soon, want to get the boards over with and get on with LIFE!!!!! Yesterday was the last day for exams at our college so maybe our scripts will go out today.
    Good Luck to you with boards!!!! :hatparty:
  7. by   maggiechan
    Quote from pgrsctrn2be
    I'm in Virginia and was wondering the same thing. I mailed mine on the 27th of April, hoping to get the ATT soon, want to get the boards over with and get on with LIFE!!!!! Yesterday was the last day for exams at our college so maybe our scripts will go out today.
    Good Luck to you with boards!!!! :hatparty:
    Good luck to you too! Maybe I'll be testing right beside you!
    Maggiechan
  8. by   kbstudent
    I live in California. Submitted my paperwork to the BRN in early March and got my ATT April 21. I graduate May 21. Have already signed up for my NCLEX to be taken on June 26. The thing that takes the most time is for the BRN to approve your application and process your paperwork. Hope this helps.
  9. by   maggiechan
    That's interesting - as far as I understood it here, we have to graduate and get all our transcripts approved by the BON before we can receive our ATT. Anyway, I'm just hoping the process isn't too slow so I can test before I forget everything (my brain is tired :stone)
  10. by   rachelaleanRN2B
    Anyone from Georgia? I graduated May 7th and I am getting the run around about when our transcripts will be sent to BON. I am starting to get so stressed about it because I can't close on my new house until I pass boards! Anyone been through this in Georgia who could give me some kind of time table? I'm going to loose my mind in a minute.

    Rachel
  11. by   rainbows4me
    Wondering how long it'll take in Massachusetts. I guess they changed the process from last year, so we're all wondering how long we'll have to wait for the authorization. Once you get that, how long does it take before you can get an open slot to sit for the exam??
    Thanks in advance....

    Rainbows
  12. by   newgrad04
    Quote from kbstudent
    I live in California. Submitted my paperwork to the BRN in early March and got my ATT April 21. I graduate May 21. Have already signed up for my NCLEX to be taken on June 26. The thing that takes the most time is for the BRN to approve your application and process your paperwork. Hope this helps.
    How in the world did you manage to get your ATT BEFORE you even graduated?

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