Quote from Hadassah16
Please enlighten us on how you can tell?
Us, you mean YOU, since every other experienced nurse knows.
It doesn't take that long to take the NCLEX 1, 2 or 3 times. But the more you take it, the longer out of school the person is. That means the experience from clinicals is washed away. If you fail the NCLEX, you can't turn right around & take it the next day. There is usually a waiting period, on top of that, the person testing usually wants to take time to study & recover.
So all that time away from school & no direct healthcare experience, what will happen when they finally do get a job? It won't be good. I wouldn't want that person who has been out of school for a year or more trying to pass the NCLEX as my or my family's nurse.
There's a big difference between an experience nurse who takes a hiatus versus a new grad who can't pass the NCLEX. The experienced nurse has the skills & knowledge down pat, the new grad doesn't & will forget everything. The likelihood is the new grad will be considered an "old" new grad & won't qualify for residency programs. So the person who took so long to pass the NCLEX will have to apply for regular jobs. Do you really think they will get the orientation necessary after being out of school for so long?