How long after you graduate from nursing school
can you take the NCLEX?
You do have to apply, correct? Is there a waiting period?
Of course I know that this is a difficult and important test and much study and preparation is involved. But for somone who has been preparing all along is as soon after graduation possible?
Apr 7, '05
Quote from suzanne4
You have to apply to a state Board of Nursing and have your educational credentials accpeted by them. You need ot pay a fee of $200 to Pearson-Vue for the exam. Once your state has notified them that you meet all of the requirements, they will issue you the ATT letter. You have only 90 days to take the exam once you receive the ATT...........if not done by then, you lose your money.
It will depend on how soon that your school sends in your final transcripts, and how soon that you receive your ATT letter.
Thank you for the information.
Here is the scenario. You apply to the Board of Nursing in one state, have your credentials accepted, pay the 200$ testing fee, and receive the ATT and then you move. Are you allowed to take the exam in your new state? Is the exam taken at a testing center (i.e. Prometrics, Sylvan testing centers?)
Last edit by sunnyjohn on Apr 7, '05
Apr 18, '05
hi! im from philippines, anyone can tell me where to apply for the nclex here coz i dont know whom will i approach or where should i go to get for application form and how much it cost........................
Last edit by Nurse Ratched on Apr 18, '05
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