failed nclex/job

  1. Can anyone give me insight on this: I have seen several job offers stating work earning an RN salary while waiting for your NCLEX results. What happens if you take the job and start working but when you get your NCLEX results back you failed. What happens now? Has this ever happened to anyone?
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  3. by   jude11142
    I am an LPN so I don't know if it's different in regards to RN, but when I was hired, I had 3 months to get my license. I did pass, but another who went to school with me did not pass. She was offered a job as an aide until she retook the nclex and recieved her nursing license. I'm not sure if their is a "formal policy" that states how long one can work as "graduate nurse".

    Anyone else have any info on this?

    JUDE
  4. by   Heather333
    I don't know what the rules are in Georgia, but in Florida you have up to 6 months to work as a GN and you must take the NCLEX within 3 months of recieving your ATT. If you fail to pass the boards, you lose your title of GN and must wait 91 days before taking the NCLEX again. If you fail 3 times, you must take a review nursing course. I am sure that you can work as a tech until you pass your boards.

    Hope this helps....

    Heather
  5. by   RNConnieF
    In PA you can work as a GN for 1 year, but employers often have different requirments. My current employer requires you to test within 90 days of hire. If you fail you are offered an job as a NA of available, if not they offer you ANY job. In PA if you fail you can retest in 90 days, but after 3 failures you must retake some nursing school content, either at a nursing school or in a test prep class.
  6. by   meownsmile
    Same in my state as Connie's,, you can work as a GN from graduation to your NCLEX results come back. If you dont pass the first time you are offered a position as a tech I or II, and kept on until you pass and can work in orientation again. Most facilities wont dump you just because you didnt pass the first time. They are usually very willing to work with you however they can.
  7. by   MollyMo
    Originally posted by meownsmile
    Same in my state as Connie's,, you can work as a GN from graduation to your NCLEX results come back. If you dont pass the first time you are offered a position as a tech I or II, and kept on until you pass and can work in orientation again. Most facilities wont dump you just because you didnt pass the first time. They are usually very willing to work with you however they can.

    That's how it was for me. I didn't pass the first time. I worked as a nurse extern until I passed. I continued with orientation at the point where I left off once I was licensed.

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