I graduted nursing school in 2004, passed my nclex examination in june 2005. I was denied my RN license due to my immigration status. The nursing board informed me as soon as I received my work permit I will be issued a license. By the grace of God I will have my work permit in a couple of months, 5 years later! which will finally grant me my nursing license. I have never worked as a RN, but plan on doing so as soon as i'm allowed.
My question is, since I've been out of the loop for so long will it be required for me to take a refresher course? I feel that it would help a great deal, but if it's not mandatory I don't want to waste my money. Where in NYC can I locate a RN refresher course? Also, since it has been nearly five years since passing the Nclex, will they really give me my license with no difficulties? As in, would I ever have to re-do the nclex?
Any info would be greatly appreciated.