It's been 7yrs

  1. Does anyone know of a state that will let me test it's been 7 yrs since I graduated a Texas nursing program please help thanks for your time...
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  3. by   klone
    You would probably need to do some type of refresher course. After 7 years, you would not be safe to practice as a new nurse.
  4. by   ruby_jane
    What research have you done? I'd start with the college where you graduated.
  5. by   caliotter3
    I thought TX required passing the NCLEX within four years of graduation?
  6. by   not.done.yet
    Your best bet is to start with the Texas BON. Here's a link on how to apply to take the NCLEX.

    Texas Board of Nursing - Graduates & NCLEX Examinations
  7. by   Faith2018
    Thanks I've already talked to them and they only give u 5yrs after graduation and its been almost 7yrs i really dont want go all the way bk through the program
  8. by   Faith2018
    Yes but I'm trying to see if im eligible to test before I pay for a refresher course....
  9. by   Faith2018
    They actually give u 5yrs but I had given up on passing and said forget it now I want to try again but I think im going to have to repeat the entire program ...thats fine if I had the 12000 to do it with...
  10. by   Sour Lemon
    Quote from Faith2018
    Does anyone know of a state that will let me test it's been 7 yrs since I graduated a Texas nursing program please help thanks for your time...
    Most people don't take seven years to pass NCLEX, so what states might allow it is not common knowledge. You're probably going to have to take some initiative and look up various BON requirements on your own. Luckily, we're living in a digital age. Most BONs have websites that will allow you to click, read, and move on if need be.
    Good luck to you.
  11. by   Faith2018
    Thanks
  12. by   Triddin
    No offence intended, but do you feel that you would be safe to practice after seven years of being out of the field with no experience aside from the schooling without the refresher course? Even if you could pass the nclex? If you are serious about becoming an RN, wouldnt you want to do the refresher first?
  13. by   Faith2018
    no offense taken but I want to be sure i can actually test again b4 I go to spending money on refresher courses but if I can find a state that will allow me to test I will take a refresher course or two
  14. by   Triddin
    That makes sense ^_^ best of luck

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