- 0Aug 25, '10 by toshieHi there! I took nclex last 2008 and didn't pass it. I want to take it again but now I have a new last name since I got married. My question is if I am going to Reapply for CA nclex, should I submit a change of name and address first before sending them the reapplication form? thanks! btw, how many times can you retake CA nclex? thanks!