I have a question that hopefully someone with more experience can help me with.
I am in the AECP program, scheduled to graduate December 2012. My 42nd Birthday falls in the first week of April 2013. I am being told to ask to sit for the NCLEX before graduation (Is that even allowed?) because If I don't start BOLC before my birthday it will be a problem. I don't like being rushed, and a little time to study for the board would be optimal for success. (Not to mention I'll be PCS'ing plus it might be hard to get an NCLEX done over Christmas/New Years) So, my questions would be:
1) Can you sit for NCLEX before you have graduated?
2) Is there some sort of time frame, for example 30 days, that the Army has to allow a new graduate to pass their boards?
3) I'm pretty sure there's a waiver for age and I'm healthy-any others out there with waivers?
4) My biggest one, how do I find out the class schedules for BOLC? Not sure I'll be ready for one that is likely to start the first week of January, but I need to start one before April 4, 2013. I was told theres 3-4 classes per year.
Any experience, advice welcome!