Can a new graduate work before taking Nclex?

  1. 0 So,I took a class at this place and saw some new graduates working as a nurse without having a license.
    Last edit by newgraduategal on Nov 4, '14
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    From 'TX'; Joined Oct '12; Posts: 20; Likes: 2.

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  4. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
    Some states allow graduate nurses (GNs) to secure employment before becoming licensed. I am in Texas, which is one of the states that allows GNs to work before becoming fully licensed RNs.
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  5. Visit  Twinmom06 profile page
    PA does as well...when you register for the NCLEX you get an ATT (authorization to test) and a Temporary practice permit#...which doesn't change when you pass, it just changes online from GN to RN...
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  6. Visit  awinn1 profile page
    When I first moved to TN after graduating in Florida I got a job as a GN but couldn't do anything but assess and chart until I passed boards.
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