hi, I am currently a nursing student at a school in MA. I would like to take the NCLEX in MA and then apply for reciprocity in RI. I know that there is an application process and a fee of around 90 dollars. Has anyone been through this process? Is it fairly quick and easy?
Nov 30, '04
Quote from suzanne4
You won't actually see the term reciprocity, you will see the word "endorsement" on any of the applications. NCLEX is a standard test for the whole US, therefore the exam is good in all of the states. Before NCLEX was available, each state had their own exam. Depending upon which state that you lived in and what your actual score was, it would give you the possibility of reciprocity or not.
Good luck to both of you.......................
Well according to the BON the NCLEX score has nothing to do with endorsement. Each state has a requirement of how many hours of classroom and how many hours of clinical you must have completed before you are eligible to take the NCLEX. I don't know the figures in each state, but say in MA it is 1000 hrs of classroom and 900 hrs clinical ,that would be their requirements, but say in FL they may say well 800 hrs of classroom and 600 hrs of clinical and your eligible to take the NCLEX. That's why they ask you where you were originally licensed, so they can check on your states requirements , then grant endorsement or not. MA states they have the highest amount of clinical/classroom required before you can sit for the boards.I hope this make sense. Again this info comes from the BON. This is what they told me when I moved from MA to NV.
Last edit by mickeymouse1205 on Nov 30, '04