NCLEX application

  1. I am currently reviewing for NCLEX, anyone here who applied for it on their own? kindly share the procedures please. thank you.
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  3. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from ashley19
    I am currently reviewing for NCLEX, anyone here who applied for it on their own? kindly share the procedures please. thank you.
    can you provide a bit more info on what you are asking?

    have you already applied to BON?

    we can answer better

  4. by   sabadao22
    Quote from ashley19
    I am currently reviewing for NCLEX, anyone here who applied for it on their own? kindly share the procedures please. thank you.

    I applied it on my own..i just go to the website of rn.ca.gov then request for application form for NCLEX i also reqest for fingerprint card.....then after i completed the application form i mailed it wait for 3 months for my elegibility...after that i paid for my ATT then schedule my exam..
  5. by   chieffe
    Quote from ashley19
    I am currently reviewing for NCLEX, anyone here who applied for it on their own? kindly share the procedures please. thank you.
    hi ashley19. the best way to get the procedure is to first know which state you would like to get your RN license because the process and the requirements may vary per state. then search the web (or allnurses.com, for the links) for that state's board of nursing. their own website will tell you what to do. through that, you get a first-hand information. after reading their process, if you still have some questions, log back in as most members of allnurses.com are willing to help you out.
  6. by   kathykaye
    decide which state you want to apply, work and live.

    then go to www.ncsbn.org
    click boards of nursing. you can find the website of every state there.

    go to the website of the state where you intend to apply. read the instructions there and download the application forms. just follow the instructions then mail it. wait for your eligibility letter. if you are already eligible to sit for the exam, you can now register to pearsonvue (www.pearsonvue.com/nclex). after that, you're going to recieve your ATT (authorization to test) on your email address (if you provide one during the registration) or it will be mailed on your home address. you can print the ATT that they sent in your email address. what matters is that the name in the att should match the name on your ID.

    if you already have your ATT, you can now see the calendar schedule on your pearsonvue account. available testing dates and time are indicated there. you can now schedule an appointment for exam. make sure it is within the validity of your ATT (each state has different validity period for ATT).

    for more info read the nclex candidate bulletin
    http://www.pearsonvue.com/nclex/bulletin_07.pdf

    if you still have any questions,feel free to ask.

    goodluck!
  7. by   ashley19
    thank you for your replies, i'm glad i found this forum where i can get some help. If i already requested for the finger print card in a certan state (which i haven't received yet), can i still change the state where i would like to take my NCLEX?
  8. by   kathykaye
    yes...
  9. by   ashley19
    Thanks kathykaye! i'm actually having a hard time choosing which state to choose. I thought of California first but i heard that the cost of living is too high that's why now i'm having second thoughts.
  10. by   suzanne4
    You are not applying for the NCLEX exam, you are applying for Licensure as an RN in the United States. The NCLEX exam is only a small part of the process and it requires approval of a BON to be able to sit for the exam.

    You only register with Pearson-Vue once you have permission from the state to actually sit for the exam.

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    California is also never recommended for intitial licensure if you did not train in the US and have a SSN#. You will be waiting for at least four months to get approval to sit for the exam, and many times closer to six months. You will also wait four weeks to get your results by snail mail, you will not see your name listed on their website until you have been issued a SSN#.
    Last edit by suzanne4 on Feb 3, '07
  11. by   ashley19
    thank you suzzane4. can you give me suggestion on which state usually gives the approval earlier than california does? i heard vermont is one, any other state? will i be able to apply for reciprocity if i wanted to use the license in a different state?
  12. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from ashley19
    thank you suzzane4. can you give me suggestion on which state usually gives the approval earlier than california does? i heard vermont is one, any other state? will i be able to apply for reciprocity if i wanted to use the license in a different state?
    there is no such thing as RECIPROCITY you ENDORSE your license by following the BON requirements. If you are planning on living in CA then look for another BON but if you are planning on living in another state I would suggest applying to that state will make things easier when endorsing as each state has own requirements. With retrogression on at the moment there is plenty of time to do things
  13. by   suzanne4
    Quote from ashley19
    thank you suzzane4. can you give me suggestion on which state usually gives the approval earlier than california does? i heard vermont is one, any other state? will i be able to apply for reciprocity if i wanted to use the license in a different state?

    Please take the time to read the stickies that are at the top of this forum. There is no such thing as reciprocity of a license, only the NCLEX exam has reciprocity. You will need to go thru the License by Endorsement process for any state that you wish to work in after you get your initial license.

    You should select a state basred on where you wish to work, and then go from there. Just because a state is faster is processing, it can take much longer to endorse and be much more expensive.
  14. by   ashley19
    i just got my fingerprint card today from California Board of Nursing, i'm still thinking if i should apply NCLEX in CA. i read in their site that this cost $32 each, how should i pay for this if i decided not to apply with them?

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