It is taking nearly 3 months to get my license. Just ridiculous.
I passed my NCLEX on June 15th for the third try. All my friends have told me it usually takes about 3 weeks or can be earlier to get the license in my mail (i think nj takes longer than other states). So, I just went on a 3 week vacation, hoping to get my license waiting for me at home.
Right before I came home, I called home to check if my parents received anything from nj state and they didnt have it. So I called NJ BON to check what is going on, and they told me I need to redo my background check and they said they will send me the letter regarding it so i must sign and send it back. They were saying how they require background check every 6 months until you get your license. It may be my fault for not checking what I needed but it's just frustrating to get the mail one month after I passed my NCLEX and that is after I called in (I dont know how much longer it would've taken if i didnt call in).
So I called in about 2 weeks after and now they told me, they "just" sent in my background check to be done. It really took 2 weeks for them to just to "send" my background check in.
This guy told me it takes about 10-15 business days to get it done and I believed I would get it anytime soon after 10-15 business days but I wasnt getting it.
I called in again, now they were saying, we got your result and it will take another 10-15 business days to process your license.
I called in 3 weeks(15 business days) after, and now the guy said he will push the application process and it will take another 10-15 business days.
I bet they can do it right away, I do not know how and what they do in there, they only do their work when I call in. This is just ridiculous.
So lesson here,
YOU CALL IN NJ BON EVERYDAY AND BOTHER THEM TO DO THEIR WORK.