taking nclex without taking CRNE? - page 2

Hi...just need some clarification here. I thought that to write the NCLEX exam you HAVE to have your CRNE taken already in order to be eligible to write the nclex...another nursing student told me... Read More

  1. by   RGN1
    Quote from janfrn
    And the powers-that-be are telling us that we're turning out better educated nurses these days! Ha. My diploma program included eight week modules of medicine, surgery, psych, maternity and peds, and that meant six weeks of clinical placement in each area in addition to the classroom stuff.

    I can't answer that question. Maybe Suzanne will weigh in.
    Same here in the UK - the new degree/diploma courses dont have all the variety of clinincal hours that we had in our old fashioned training! Some UK nurses who want to move to America are coming unstuck because they don't have requisite hours for the USA anymore.

    I would say you can take N-CLEX without CRNE if you wish (after all I got my N-CLEX courtesy of my UK qualifications & we don't have a final exam of any sort) as the USA is only interested in your nursing hours theory & practical;they are not interested in the CRNE. However, I would have thought that you might want to take it anyway in case you want to come back to Canada & nurse in the future.
  2. by   fenders
    I am writing the michigan nclex in oct and they require just two things, a current registration in canada and a copy/proof of the education degree etc.

    could be different in other states.

    good luck!
  3. by   suzanne4
    Quote from fenders
    I am writing the michigan nclex in oct and they require just two things, a current registration in canada and a copy/proof of the education degree etc.

    could be different in other states.

    good luck!
    It is very different in other states. And MI is only easy if you went to school in Canada, otherwise, you would need to meet all of their other requirements as well.
  4. by   suzanne4
    And also just to add in, there is no such thing as a MI NCLEX exam, it is a national exam. You just happen to be writing it for MI.

    We have not had state specific exams in the US in quite a few years.
  5. by   fenders
    Oh Really! I somehow thought and had heard form some unreliable sources that if you wrote for one state it isn't transferable to another. Good to know, I'll def look into that.

    thanks
  6. by   elkpark
    Quote from fenders
    Oh Really! I somehow thought and had heard form some unreliable sources that if you wrote for one state it isn't transferable to another. Good to know, I'll def look into that.

    thanks
    The NCLEX is definitely standardized nationally, and has been for some time. You only have to take it once (provided you pass, that is! ), and your results will be accepted by any state. That is only one requirement of licensure, though, and some of the other requirements vary from state to state (like whether or not foreign applicants need to have a local (home country) license).

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