Do you take NCLEX exam if you do ADN - BSN program? - page 2

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Do you take NCLEX exam if you do ADN - BSN program? if you already have a ADN degree and a RN license and planning to go for ADN to BSN program.... would I have to take NCLEX again after the ADN to BSN program... Read More


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    Quote from calla2114
    That is not always true, there is a school in my home town that has the students take the NCLEX after their junior year and then finish their senoir year and graduate. Not 100% how it works becuase I did not go there but I did work with nurses from there that were RN's for a year before they finished school.
    Is this recently? If so, I am shocked. To qualify to take the NCLEX and get an authorization to test, your school has to send in the paperwork that you completed ALL graduation requirements and that the school awarded you a degree. The school can't determine when they take the NCLEX, the state does. And thsi would only work if they only had non-nursing classes the whole last year (also hard to believe) otherwise, how did they have all the nursing topics learned a whole year in advance???
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    If you head out to the midwest, it's not uncomon for programs to have their students take the LPN boards half way through, and I know of one program that requires the students to pass the LPN board in order to continue on.
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    Quote from CraigB-RN
    If you head out to the midwest, it's not uncomon for programs to have their students take the LPN boards half way through, and I know of one program that requires the students to pass the LPN board in order to continue on.
    I'd be interested if the poster mean the NCLEX-PN or NCLEX -RN
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    Where I'm at in Florida, if you are an ADN RN graduate that has already passed the nclex and you want to get your BSN you do not have to retake the nclex. If you are attending a four year university for a BSN then you can not take the nclex until you complete all of the graduation requirements for that degree. If you are going on for the MSN to be a NP then yes you will have to take another exam to be licensed as a ARNP. Hope this helps but then again even though most requirements are the same there are always exceptions to the rule. Here in Florida, the board will not even start to process your paper work until they have received proof of degree conferred from the college you graduated from.
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    Quote from calla2114
    That is not always true, there is a school in my home town that has the students take the NCLEX after their junior year and then finish their senoir year and graduate. Not 100% how it works becuase I did not go there but I did work with nurses from there that were RN's for a year before they finished school.
    Actually, I have heard of this as well. I had a clinical instructor in my peds rotation years ago who, because of her age and graduation date, everyone thought was not qualified to teach clinicals. I think the requirement for my school wass 2 years RN experience to be an instructor. Anyway, she did meet the reqs because she was an RN her senior year in college - I'm not sure how it worked, but she said that they basically spent the first 3 years earning an ADN, and then took the NCLEX and continued on to a BSN during their last year. I think she went to either Ohio University or Miami of Ohio. Not sure though, because I'm not from that area, so I'm not really that familiar with those schools. So, I don't know how it works, but I have heard of it too! I don't feel like reading all this, but if you're interested, you can see if this tells you anying: http://www.eas.muohio.edu/departments/nsg/
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    sorry, double post!
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    What a good question! I'm going to be taking the NCLEX after I get my ADN, but I didn't consider having to retake the same exam for when I go for my BSN...the NCLEX-RN is the NCLEX-RN, whether ADN or BSN. I'm going to have to find out the facts also. Not looking to be here on this thread, with all the different opinions.
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    Quote from amjowens
    What a good question! I'm going to be taking the NCLEX after I get my ADN, but I didn't consider having to retake the same exam for when I go for my BSN...the NCLEX-RN is the NCLEX-RN, whether ADN or BSN. I'm going to have to find out the facts also. Not looking to be here on this thread, with all the different opinions.
    There's really no facts to find out. This is all you have to know: anyone who has passed the NCLEX-RN is not required to sit for the NCLEX-RN again just because he sat originally as an ADN graduate and then becomes a BSN graduate. Same test. Take it once. Done.
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    Quote from miko014
    Actually, I have heard of this as well. I had a clinical instructor in my peds rotation years ago who, because of her age and graduation date, everyone thought was not qualified to teach clinicals. I think the requirement for my school wass 2 years RN experience to be an instructor. Anyway, she did meet the reqs because she was an RN her senior year in college - I'm not sure how it worked, but she said that they basically spent the first 3 years earning an ADN, and then took the NCLEX and continued on to a BSN during their last year. I think she went to either Ohio University or Miami of Ohio. Not sure though, because I'm not from that area, so I'm not really that familiar with those schools. So, I don't know how it works, but I have heard of it too! I don't feel like reading all this, but if you're interested, you can see if this tells you anying: http://www.eas.muohio.edu/departments/nsg/
    Marymount University in Virginia used to do this. I'm not sure if they still do.
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    Once you hold a license, that is it. There are no more state or national licensing exams that you will take unless you go on for additional training for a specialty associated with the MSN, such as for anesthesia, clinical specialist ,or nurse practitioner.

    National University in CA will permit their seniors to write the NCLEX exam provided that all of the required courses by the CA BRN are completed. It is dependent on the BON as well as the individual school.


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