Hi. Thanks for your feedback. So to clarify, I live in Colorado (have job offer in Wy. which is not a compact state and I'm undecided at this point). Okay, the facts, I have taken my NCLEX RN 3 times already, all being back to back. I have one last time to test in Colorado per the new rule that was implemented the first of the year 09.
I did well in my second degree BSN accelerated nursing program
, came out with a 3.65. I've never been a good test taker but I took Kaplan and have many review books and other support people. I totally thought I passed the 2 and 3rd time and was dumbfounded when I did not pass and was even more confused as where to go from there.
So, it's been really difficult to get any information from the state boards about this, although I will keep trying. So, my question is should I sit for Colorado boards, since I live here and do want to stay however, (the down side) if I don't pass then I have to go to another state anyways to test (I'm certain I will pass, but...). Financially I'm am struggling b/c I have literally invested all my time into this test (even doing self evaluation and CBT therapy) to ensure that I've set myself up for success. So, I'm not sure if it makes sense to apply for a license in another compact state. I guess I'm not even sure if I would be allowed to practice in Co. if I don't pass this next time, or if I would be allowed to get an endorsement to Co. after applying for license in another state.
Ugg, am I making any sense at all? I'm not even sure myself, I'm so confused. I know you cannot tell me what to do and I'm not looking for that. I'm just hoping to get some feedback/input from others who may have experienced this or have heard of others who have had. Or, just a clear brain to help me sort this out. I would ask others around me but I don't have access to anyone that is familiar with this.
Thanks in advanced, if I have confused you completely, I understand and would appreciate it if you knew of any other resources or contacts that may be able to direct me further.
Thanks so much