I know most people are horrified at the thought of it, but I'm thinking about taking NCLEX twice. I have a date for next Tuesday in the state I live in now (NC) but the first job I've landed is in a non-compact state (GA) and the test I'm about to sit for is essentially pointless. I had already paid the fees and all that in my own state before I got hired at this job, or I would have just taken it in GA. I'd assumed getting my licensure by endorsement wouldn't take that long, but I talked to the HR person at the place I was hired a couple of days ago and she said it could take 30-45 days for GA to process the paperwork!!! I am horrified.
I'm sitting for the NCLEX on 6/4. The job starts 6/24. I don't HAVE 30-45 days to wait for my license to be switched over... so... I'm thinking about applying for licensure by examination in Georgia.
The HR person said that the job is mine no matter what, if I have to start on a later orientation date because my paperwork does not go through until after 6/24 that it is not a problem, but it's a problem for ME. I don't know when the next orientation date is and my savings aren't that great... exactly what am I supposed to live on until the next orientation date if this one doesn't work out?
I emailed Pearson Vue to ask if there are any special circumstances that would allow me to take the NCLEX a second time before the 45 day mark, but I haven't heard anything back from them. Has anyone tried something like this before? Did it work out? I am afraid to try to cancel and move my NC exam because if I do and I don't get an ATT in GA until a few weeks from now than I might not be able to sit the exam at all before my start date. Also, there is always a CHANCE (no matter how remote) that GA could possibly process my paperwork in less than 20 days. What would you all do? I tried to get a hold of my school advisor for assistance but I think she is gone for the summer, or at least is not checking her school email. I am really confused and stressed out by all of this, and it's definitely making it hard to study.
May 31, '13
Never heard of any individual taking a second NCLEX exam if they PASSED. Not quite sure if an individual could or would want to take NCLEX twice UNLESS receiving a undesirable result. Undesirable results aren't the end of nursing its a wonderful second chance to get back up, move forward, study again, think positive, and PASS NCLEX.
Passing IS always an option.
Is it possible to change venue for an additional fee? If not, would opt for the endorsement. In my state, one can only take the exam (IF FAILED result) every 45 days up to three years. Best wishes on your exam and Nursing career.
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May 31, '13
Trying to remove this comment......it pertained to a non-traditional nursing program in regards to the 1800 hours..............
Last edit by BSNbeDONE on May 31, '13