For those who didnt pass the nclex.. - page 3

by SirMiggy

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Hi, im not sure if this is the right forum for this but I just want to ask those people who didnt pass the nclex, what kind of job can we apply to with our bachelor's degree. Ive tried applying as a nursing assistance or patient... Read More


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    Should be paid training. Some community colleges offer classes you pay tuition for.
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    Remove your education from your résumé it may appear that you are an RN and that's why you aren't getting called for non-RN jobs additionally if they think u are waiting to get your NCLEX done they won't call you either.

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    Quote from itsnowornever
    Remove your education from your résumé it may appear that you are an RN and that's why you aren't getting called for non-RN jobs additionally if they think u are waiting to get your NCLEX done they won't call you either.

    Posting from my phone, ease forgive my fat thumbs!
    Do this with caution it could be seen as deceptive. And if they later find out you failed to list your education it can backfire as a falsification of your information. Yes they may see nursing degree and ignore your application but that is where you sell yourself in your résumé summary or cover letter. The choice is yours. Make certain that it is clear that you are not yet a licensed nurse. Then again you may have the same issue if you earn your LPN yet list an RN education.
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    It's all murkey. Why would it be a problem to not list it? (Not being snarky) I've never had a background check show my education if so, I've lied a whole lot since I've never listed my first time through college when I was pursuing a double major in religion and English. Never finished, but its education I've still received, but again, I've never mentioned it. If its not relevant to the job, I don't get why it would matter?

    He's may also hurt himself by saying "I have the degree but have t passed the test"

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    Nursing is a small world. If he encounters a former classmate then what? If he gets licensed in a few months how to explain 'forgetting' to mention he had a nursing degree at time of application. Is it a guaranteed problem? No but it is a risk to be taken into consideration when deciding whether or not to leave off completed education. IMHO not the same as leaving off every school you may have taken a class at over the years but didn't graduate from.

    Recently I've been asked for transcript copies and final grades when interviewing/upon job offer especially if a Medicaid or Medicare accepting employer.

    It's something to consider.
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    both of you guys make a strong point. i was also contemplating before if i should put im a nursing graduate. when i first applied i put i was graduate of nursing and only got one job interview, it was for a transporter. i never got the job after thr interview.. now i revised my resume and put 'currently studying nursing' and im still waiting for a call back.. its been two weeks now since i started applying..
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    Awesome point. And I do mention past studies in interviews if its a diverse place--I figure it may set me apart, but I don't put it in my résumé.

    Studying nursing is a good strategy...I dunno. It's just sticky!!!!

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    I've seen people fired for not being honest on job applications. I would include education, and state something like I am studying for the NCLEX, especially if the positions are in the medical field. Might apply to nursing homes, ALF's. in some states, not sure about MI, you can challenge the test to administer medications in these areas. That experience would be amazing to have after you pass NCLEX.
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    Quote from mds1
    I've seen people fired for not being honest on job applications. I would include education, and state something like I am studying for the NCLEX, especially if the positions are in the medical field. Might apply to nursing homes, ALF's. in some states, not sure about MI, you can challenge the test to administer medications in these areas. That experience would be amazing to have after you pass NCLEX.
    To what extent though? (Again, not snarky, truly curious) what were the circumstances?

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    Quote from mds1
    I've seen people fired for not being honest on job applications. I would include education, and state something like I am studying for the NCLEX, especially if the positions are in the medical field. Might apply to nursing homes, ALF's. in some states, not sure about MI, you can challenge the test to administer medications in these areas. That experience would be amazing to have after you pass NCLEX.
    whsat do you mean alf and challenge the test. when i applied i just put that im bs nursing graduate and i no license.


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