Is there time limit between graduation date & exam date to take the NCLEX?Register Today!
- by littlesnackcakes Mar 10, '12For example, in other states one has two years after graduation to pass the exam.
- Mar 10, '12 by ellenrn2000Hi, littlesnackcakes
I am in California, and I don’t think there is a time restriction as long as you meet the criteria. However, I won’t wait too long post graduation due to “leaking knowledge”. In addition, health science is changing all the time, the longer you wait, could hurt you in the future.
- Mar 10, '12 by littlesnackcakesHi ellenrn2000. I think time is already against me. I just have to do my best to move forward. Besides a clinical refresher course, what would you suggest I do to strengthen my clinical exposure?
- Mar 10, '12 by ellenrn2000Hi littlesnackcakes,
I think you should focus your effort in "knowledge" versus "clinical" refresher.
NCLEX is mostly a knowledge based examination, not a clinical examination.
As a previous LVN who went through a RN program, I felt some of my "working" knowledge actually hurt me.
The board is very black and white, while in real life, we thinks in shades of grays; and everything, and anything is possible.
For example, if a question that asks you which one of the following is the BEST/1st thing to do/priority....
and often, at least 2 of the answers are correct. Then, it is up to you to figure whicn of the answer is MORE correct.
Just my opinion.
Good luck to you,