IL NCLEX 3 Year Limit

  1. I need help! I graduated nursing school in IL in Dec 2010 and have still not passed NCLEX. I have taken it multiple times and am trying not to give up but I'm losing hope. I was told by a fellow co worker who was in my same situation before she passed that if a IL applicant does not pass within the 3 years they can apply for a Iowa liscence and then have it transferred to IL. Is this true? I want to be a nurse so badly and have tried everything I can think of or have been told to pass. After my 3 years is up I would have to go back to school for another 2 years which I can not do. Please help!!
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  3. by   K_girl
    I'm sorry to hear about what you're going through.

    I do not believe that IA has a time limit like IL does. If it were me, I would most likely take a refresher course, review content hard core, then start studying for NCLEX in IA.

    Good luck!
  4. by   FutureLpn83
    Hello! I graduated in 2010 for LPN. My 3 yrs have expired, so I will be taking nclex in the state of Iowa soon. I live in Chicago. Anyone who is having this same problem, u can retake in Iowa! Good luck!
  5. by   chicagoboy
    Yeah, Illinois sucks when it comes to taking exam within a 3 year period. Worst thing is there is NO REFRESHER course here. You have to go through the entire Nursing program again!!!

    I will be taking mine in NY, where it's unlimited to take. Good Luck to all of us!
  6. by   antonettedp
    hey, chicagoboy.. i saw your private message to me, however, the site does not allow me to message you back privately. I want to know the whole process you went through in application from IL to NY and how long did it take? And did you graduate from the Philippines?
  7. by   shinarwin22
    hi guys...
    i m on the same paper will expire soon...i cannot go to school & do it again...i wrote more than 3 times...pls help me too.
  8. by   Fifi647
    hi! i know that IL has 3yr expiration to take the exam my question is how many times can u take the exam within that 3yrs? pls. help. thanks