Is PA one of the hardest states

  1. to take the nclex in? This is what a few nurses on the floor where I work have been saying. That kinda scares me! Is this really true? Which states are the absolute hardest does anyone know? Is california harder than PA? Maybe I should just take the nclex in California since I am getting my license endorsed after I pass the nclex in PA and then moving to California.
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   Jolie
    NCLEX is a nation-wide exam. It's the same no matter where you take it.
  4. by   Jarnaes
    The licensing requirements may differ from state to state, but the NCLEX does not. The NCLEX does not change, no state is harder/easier than another- we all take the same test.
  5. by   DolphinRN84
    Everyone who's posted is right. The NCLEX is a NATIONAL exam..meaning its the same exam everywhere. It's actually a myth that one state has an easier/harder exam than another.
    Last edit by DolphinRN84 on Nov 24, '06 : Reason: typo
  6. by   DutchgirlRN
    The NCLEX is standardized in all 50 states. Doesn't matter where you take it. It won't matter where the computer turns off whether it be 75, 115, 150 or 265 questions. There no way to guess if you passed, you have to wait until you get the actual confirmation. Don't listen to old wives tales like "if you get the last question wrong you failed", it just ain't so. Most of us come out of the testing center feeling like we failed and most of us pass the first time! Good Luck.

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