Moving to another state after I graduate. NCLEX question

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    So I'm graduating in May from an ADN program in IL. My husband & I are planning to move to Oklahoma for good. I don't know if I should do NCLEX here first or go to Oklahoma & do it there. When I called Oklahoma Nursing Department, they were no help. I was planning to just move & take NCLEX but then I've had people say, "Oh, are you sure it's going to transfer?" What does that even mean? To take NCLEX, the school has to be accredited. Obviously this school is since I can take NCLEX here or in MO. Has anyone had any issues with Oklahoma transferring in from another state? Has anyone moved right after school & had issues taking their NCLEX? I don't mind taking NCLEX here, but we are moving right after I'm done regardless.

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    You shouldn't any problems. I am also in the process of moving, but I decided that its better to take the exam before my big move. I feel that moving before the NCLEX will just complicate life. Also with moving you're going to have so much to do.
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    Quote from KristiNewcomb
    So I'm graduating in May from an ADN program in IL. My husband & I are planning to move to Oklahoma for good. I don't know if I should do NCLEX here first or go to Oklahoma & do it there. When I called Oklahoma Nursing Department, they were no help. I was planning to just move & take NCLEX but then I've had people say, "Oh, are you sure it's going to transfer?" What does that even mean? To take NCLEX, the school has to be accredited. Obviously this school is since I can take NCLEX here or in MO. Has anyone had any issues with Oklahoma transferring in from another state? Has anyone moved right after school & had issues taking their NCLEX? I don't mind taking NCLEX here, but we are moving right after I'm done regardless.
    When they mean "transfer", it means if they will honor your license, and let you work under that license until you get the new states license...if you went to a NLNAC and AACN accredited school, then you are fine. I have never been in your situation, but I would wait and study, and sit for the NCLEX in the new state that I will be living in if I was moving immediately after graduation. Just my 0.02...
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    NCLEX is the same no matter which state you take it in. I'm in IL, but the nearest testing sites to me are in IN which is where nearly everyone in my class tested. One student scheduled his to take in FL while on vacation.
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    Quote from nu rn
    NCLEX is the same no matter which state you take it in. I'm in IL, but the nearest testing sites to me are in IN which is where nearly everyone in my class tested. One student scheduled his to take in FL while on vacation.
    Thats true because I took it in Georgia and Florida and I still failed.
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    Quote from nu rn
    NCLEX is the same no matter which state you take it in. I'm in IL, but the nearest testing sites to me are in IN which is where nearly everyone in my class tested. One student scheduled his to take in FL while on vacation.
    Yes, that is true, but if one desires to get a license in a particular state that they are living or going to be working in, it will be in the test takers best interest to obtain their license for that state.


    For example, if someone is in FL for vacation, yet lives in PA and has a job waiting in DE, the test taker would apply for the license in DE and when you take the test, allow the results to be sent to the state...One of my classmates moved to DE during the program, the school told her to apply to DE, unless she desired to work here. Another classmate had obtained a job in TN. We had people who live in NJ and DE who commuted to our program in Philly, as well as many people who started on campus from another state...a lot of people do this regularly, so most programs will have any BON's info. Hope this gives more clarification...


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