Is the NCLEX a national exam (I thought it was, but an older nurse told me it wasn't). If I take it in one state, can I work in another? Do all states share reciprocity?
If it says 1 year experience, does it matter what KIND of experience? For example, if all I could find was something that was less, how do I put it?, technical/physical/medsurg (i.e. psych or long term care) does this count for the 1 year experience? If I worked in ltc for one year, can I then apply to a hospital, or does it have to be 1 year in medsurg? I'm not sure what 'counts' as experience, if that makes sense.