Can a BSN major take the NCLEX after his second year of BSN program?

  1. This seems to be so, I was wondering because I will most likley get accepted by BSN program, but I realy need to work part time after 2 years. So if I have to wait 3 years (to be a RN) for BSN and get accepted into a ADN 2 year program, I will take the quiker route, but I rather have my BSN.
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  3. by   EricJRN
    In the second year of a BSN program, the student is still taking primarily general education classes. Best to check with your board of nursing to be sure though.
  4. by   Tweety
    The answer is no here in Florida. You have to be a graduate of an ADN or BSN program to sit board RN boards.
  5. by   babynurselsa
    Eligibility to sit for the NCLEX-RN includes the requirement of COMPLETING and approved nursing program. In some states you may be able to sit for the NCLEX-LPN after partial completion of an RN program.
  6. by   nursinguy
    Quote from EricEnfermero
    In the second year of a BSN program, the student is still taking primarily general education classes. Best to check with your board of nursing to be sure though.
    In CA the third year is just Nursing managment classes.
  7. by   nursinguy


    http://www.hhs.csus.edu/nrs/boards/nclexphn.asp

    [color=#006666]notification of intent to take the nclex-rn form.

    its seems to be the case,can anyone look and see that i', reading this right?
  8. by   nursinguy
    clinical nursing curriculum

    this is the program i will be taking .











  9. by   HeartsOpenWide
    The BSN I am in you can take your boards after two and a half years. Not two and you do not have to wait three. I do not see how anyone would have time to study for boards while still in nursing school though.
    Last edit by HeartsOpenWide on Sep 3, '06
  10. by   Tweety
    That's an interesing program Nursinguy the last couple of semesters read almost like an RN to BSN program similar to what I am in. So you might be right. Sounds like it's specific to that school and similar schools and that you need to just ask the school itself.

    Perhaps you can ask on the California nurses forum here if there are any grads of that particular program that took that route.
  11. by   babynurselsa
  12. by   nursinguy
    Eligibility for Licensure


    If the student receives an AS in Nursing at the completion of the fourth semester in the pilot (1st Semester Senior Year), the student will be eligible to take the NCLEX examination as a graduate of a nursing program. Students in the CSUS baccalaureate program currently are eligible to sit for licensure at the same point, however, they are discouraged from taking the exam as a non-graduate because of potential reciprocity issues. It would defeat the purpose of the proposal and the socialization process desired if students took the licensure examination and postponed completion of the final semester in the pilot. Students in the pilot will be strongly advised to complete the 5 semester sequence before taking the exam.

    Found this, anyone that Graduated from Sac State know this to be true?
  13. by   caroladybelle
    In most states, you have to graduate from an approved nursing program to sit for Boards.

    Whether you can sit early for Boards in California, due to a technicality is something that you should ask the California BON about, as they are the ones to give you a clear answer.

    I would think, though, that testing early might cause a problem with reciprocity/endorsement. If you have the inkling that you may ever change states this could be a problem.

    I addition, most nursing students can work as techs during school. The pay is not as good as RN pay but it still helps.

    It is also best not to start duplicate threads on the exact same topic, because you are not getting the answers that you seek. They frequently get closed.
  14. by   nursinguy
    Quote from caroladybelle
    In most states, you have to graduate from an approved nursing program to sit for Boards.

    Whether you can sit early for Boards in California, due to a technicality is something that you should ask the California BON about, as they are the ones to give you a clear answer.

    I would think, though, that testing early might cause a problem with reciprocity/endorsement. If you have the inkling that you may ever change states this could be a problem.

    I addition, most nursing students can work as techs during school. The pay is not as good as RN pay but it still helps.

    It is also best not to start duplicate threads on the exact same topic, because you are not getting the answers that you seek. They frequently get closed.
    I was told to post under the CA section so I did.

    I dont see why not reciprocity can not be changed after I graduate if I take the test again. So thats not a huge issue.

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