Passed the NCLEX... Awaiting Letter from BON

  1. Hey everyone,

    I took boards on June 28th and verified that I passed June 29th via Continental Testing Services. I am still waiting for the official letter notifying me of my pass and I am getting super impatient. I contacted Continental and they told me that I should receive it within 2 weeks... The two weeks will pass in three days, and I am wondering how to proceed if/when the letter does not arrive. Has anyone run into this issue with the IL BON? Who did you contact and how long did it take? I am set to start a job in early September and I am worried that this will not be worked out by then. Any advice appreciated! Thank you!
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   nurserambler
    it took mine almost 3 weeks to come in...my job is saying that due to the influx of new grads taking it, it might take another 6 weeks to process the payment into a license... :'(
  4. by   cwruRN1
    Quote from nurserambler
    it took mine almost 3 weeks to come in...my job is saying that due to the influx of new grads taking it, it might take another 6 weeks to process the payment into a license... :'(

    Thank you for your reply. I received my letter 2 weeks to the day after I found out I passed. I mailed in my check and the waiting game continues.
  5. by   BSNRNchicago
    Are you working in Chicago? Just curious where you are starting work! I'm still waiting on my letter also. Illinois seems like a tough job market to me. Any advice for my job search?
  6. by   cwruRN1
    Quote from BSNRNchicago
    Are you working in Chicago? Just curious where you are starting work! I'm still waiting on my letter also. Illinois seems like a tough job market to me. Any advice for my job search?
    Yep, I'll be in Chicago working at Advocate Illinois Masonic! It is most definitely a tough market - I heard through the grape vine that many Chicago hospitals have a hiring freeze for new grads. I wanted an OB job BADLY, but came to the realization that it will not happen right away, at least not in Chicago. My best advice is to apply to any open position that will consider new graduates, regardless of whether or not it is in your specialty of interest - any experience is good experience. Northwestern, Rush, Loyola, and Presence hospital systems have such positions available. Even consider looking in the suburbs if you don't have much luck in the city itself. I utilized Liquid Compass to find positions that I would potentially be considered for - what's nice about it is that most positions fitting your qualifications pop up in one spreadsheet!

    Best of luck to you in your search, I am sure that you will find something soon!!

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