Do graduate nurses get hired before passing NCLEX?

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    Hello all! It's been awhile since my last post...I graduated from an ADN program this past week, so I am officially a LPN/ 'graduate nurse'. :-) I'm wondering if I can start applying for jobs now, even though I haven't taken Boards yet. I plan to take it in July, but money has been a little tight so I'm not sure of an exact date yet. Should I just wait until after I take it or can I start applying now? What are the chances of me getting hired because of this?
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    There's no harm in applying now. I got offered a job before I passed NCLEX, but I wasn't allowed to start orientation until I had a license in hand.
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    Quote from hello_nurse77
    Hello all! It's been awhile since my last post...I graduated from an ADN program this past week, so I am officially a LPN/ 'graduate nurse'. :-) I'm wondering if I can start applying for jobs now, even though I haven't taken Boards yet. I plan to take it in July, but money has been a little tight so I'm not sure of an exact date yet. Should I just wait until after I take it or can I start applying now? What are the chances of me getting hired because of this?
    Apply now. Just find out when the start date is. I was offered a job pending my nclex results. Applied in April, interviewed in may, took nclex in june, and start working in July.
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    Start applying NOW. When I was a senior in college, I had my job offer in March (contingent upon passing NCLEX), took NCLEX in June and started working in September (by choice).
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    The search has begun! :-) Thanks for your responses!!
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    My place of employment hired a GN a few months ago, which is a rarity because they are wary of things not working out for a grad who has not yet passed NCLEX.

    The GN oriented for two to three months, and after failing NCLEX her GN status was revoked. HR offered her a patient care tech position that she could work until she was able to pass NCLEX, but she refused and decided to resign altogether.
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    My place of employment hired a GN a few months ago, which is a rarity because they are wary of things not working out for a grad who has not yet passed NCLEX.

    The GN oriented for two to three months, and after failing NCLEX her GN status was revoked. HR offered her a patient care tech position that she could work until she was able to pass NCLEX, but she refused and decided to resign altogether.
    Ahhh ok, wasn't sure if they still did that. I remember back in my STNA days we had to train all these people who were waiting to take Boards. Thought it was strange, but some of them really needed that experience! LOL
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    Quote from Pangea Reunited
    There's no harm in applying now. I got offered a job before I passed NCLEX, but I wasn't allowed to start orientation until I had a license in hand.
    Same thing for me! I was hired prior to taking the NCLEX. My hospital wanted to verify BON posted my license on their website prior to me beginning my RN residency.
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    I would apply. Depending on your location hospitals offer postions specifically for NG. For example New York State offers a limited permit allowing NGs to have limited practice for 90 days after applying for a permit. An employer usually requires the new grad to sit for NCLEX within 60 days. If one fails he or she is usually demoted until she successfully passes the NCLEX.

    So my advice research whether or not your state allows NGs to practice under a permit. Look into different employer and whether or not they hire NGs
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    Apply now! Most of the people in my class, including myself, got jobs before graduation.
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