Quote from shinarwin22
I wrote the nclex rn second time on this monday(08/12/13).but i failed....i worked with kaplan,lacharity,ncsbn...but still i failed.... i am so dissappointed &sad about this ...i took 78 qns...i am an international nurse,i am writing the nclex in illinois board.I regd its on 2011,it will expiring on 2014...before that i should pass...otherwise i will go to school here for continuing education.....please help and give your suggestions about exam and about rule 60-10 illinois (BON)....any experiences will be greatly appreciated...thank you
This is probably from the IL Nursing Practice Act., it's what's required for each state's BON to have some established rules and regulations. All these acts or policies apply to anyone wishing to be a nurse in that state, it has NO bearing or influence whether one is a US citizen, dual citizen, international citizenship status or if one's a Martian.
It's similar I think to like what FL has. One must PASS the NCLEX within the third attempt or be required to take a refresher course.
In the state of IL, it seems one has to pass before the third anniversary of their application filling date (or the approval date) or the application will be denied and must start all over again as if applying for the very first time with new fees and the same minimum required documentations to be reviewed.
The killer part is that one MUST do a completion of a new two year nursing program and that's going to be tough if the same situation existing today will be there later with the competition of trying to enroll as a new nursing student.
This is information I received from a batchmate last year who is looking to apply into IL.
So yes, it's to your best interest to pass by the third try. I know some try to apply into another state without such a limitation of the retaking of the NCLEX-RN, such as NM or NY or CA etc. You'll have to apply as a brand new applicant into any other state, must meet that state's requirements as new applicant, BUT you need to make sure that the previous failures will NOT count towards that state's testing requirements. This will need to do some serious research so you don't waste any more time or money.
I was actually informed today, I think this will be good information to post in the World tab under the Nursing Registration forum.
But just so we're all on the same page, might you have any information that was maybe given to you by the IL BON in regards to the "rule 60-10", in the case I was misinformed and don't want to pass out incorrect information.
Keep us posted, hope you pass the 3rd time and all this will not be needed.