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After failed three time of NCLEX

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I have failed three times on the FL NCLEX. However, it is require to take the remedial course in order to take the fourth attempt. I heard that NYC has unlimited try on the NCLEX without taking any remedial course. Thus, can I take it in NYC instead of FL for my fourth time. Is anyone know the process? Thanks.

BuckyBadgerRN, ASN, RN

Specializes in HH, Peds, Rehab, Clinical. Has 4 years experience.

First of all, it's a national test, so you haven't failed FLORIDA's NCLEX. Secondly, because of that, it's going to be the same test no matter what state you take it in, switching where you're sitting physically when you take the exam is not going to change anything. It appears that you're not prepared academically to pass the exam, why not go ahead and do remedial training and get yourself really ready to take and pass it?

Is English your first language? Maybe a NCLEX prep class if you're violently opposed to remediation?

In addition to what Bucky just said, you would have to complete the application process for the NY State BoN, and fulfill THAT State's requirements. You aren't applying to take a test, you're asking to become licensed in NYS after successful completion of the NCLEX.

You can check with the NYS BoN in order to be certain that your school meets the requirements, that you have the appropriate Infection Control and Mandated Child Abuse Reporter courses done.

And after all THAT is said and done, Florida does not have to issue you a license by endorsement if they are not satisfied that you should be licensed in Florida. Which would negate this whole Around the World thing in the end, wouldn't it?

And frankly.....it isn't "unlimited attempts" you need, it's better test preparation. Take the remediation, find out why you didn't pass.....and then pass it in Florida!

Wow a little harsh ^. But I also agree. Maybe the material you're studying is not preparing you for this test. I would definitely do the remediation, take some time off, and retake the test in Flordia. Whatever decision you make, just make sure it is worth it in the end BUT DO NOT GIVE UP! Good luck :)

Tenebrae, BSN, RN

Specializes in Mental Health, Gerontology, Palliative. Has 9 years experience.

I think you perhaps need to have a look at what you are studying, because it doesnt seem to have prepared you well.

The books with the NCLEX questions are brilliant. I used them alot to help direct my study for states. I have a whole bunch of questions on email that I'd be happy to email to you as well.

In all honestly from a personal POV, I would be somewhat weary of a new grad nurse that had to sit the exam multiple times.

tyvin, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice / Psych / RNAC.

Exactly; you can go to another state and take the Boards, but Florida, I can almost guarantee you, will not endorse your NY RN license unless you fulfill their requirements. Don't you see how the BON in FL would take your actions as unprofessional; maybe even sneaky? You should take the course in FL and pass in your home state.

One question I always get at a job interview is "How many times did it take you to pass the nursing boards. I don't know if the question is legal, but since I passed on the first try I don't mind answering. If you fail in NY, how many more times will you be allowed to take the boards without eventually seeking some type of help.

if you've failed 3 times, don't you think you need some help at this point? I read about people taking the boards 4 and 5 times and it astounds me that there isn't a national p/p in place like FL has.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCAQFjAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ncsbn.org%2F1224.htm&ei=WBZIVIaHLcaQigKgwYGAAg&usg=AFQjCNF01qpRtQhnN00sYFaXYrwhdgSfFg&sig2=1951kWi64n9xLd-jaknOKA&bvm=bv.77880786,d.cGE

According to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) you can take the boards 8 times a year unless the state you're taking them in has a p/p that dictates a different amount, (I'm shocked :wideyed: surprised :confused: afraid). People must adhere to the state policy that's in place because the state's policy overrides the NCBSN's.

Good Luck :bookworm:

BuckyBadgerRN, ASN, RN

Specializes in HH, Peds, Rehab, Clinical. Has 4 years experience.

I used to work with an LPN who finished up her RN degree 5 years ago. She's taken the NCLEX RN countless times and has yet to pass. At this point I'm not sure how she'll ever do it without a refresher course of some sort

OCNRN63, RN

Specializes in Oncology; medical specialty website.

Wow a little harsh ^. But I also agree. Maybe the material you're studying is not preparing you for this test. I would definitely do the remediation, take some time off, and retake the test in Flordia. Whatever decision you make, just make sure it is worth it in the end BUT DO NOT GIVE UP! Good luck :)

Not harsh at all...it's the truth. Who wants a nurse who tries to do an end run around her state's requirements for licensure?

BuckyBadgerRN, ASN, RN

Specializes in HH, Peds, Rehab, Clinical. Has 4 years experience.

Not harsh at all...it's the truth. Who wants a nurse who tries to do an end run around her state's requirements for licensure?

Exactly. But I didn't want to seem harsh by saying it!

BostonFNP, APRN

Specializes in Adult Internal Medicine. Has 10 years experience.

The remediation requirement is there for the candidate's best interest. Failing a minimum competency exam three times demonstrates need for remediation.

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SionainnRN

Specializes in Emergency Room, Trauma ICU. Has 5 years experience.

Exactly; you can go to another state and take the Boards, but Florida, I can almost guarantee you, will not endorse your NY RN license unless you fulfill their requirements. Don't you see how the BON in FL would take your actions as unprofessional; maybe even sneaky? You should take the course in FL and pass in your home state.

One question I always get at a job interview is "How many times did it take you to pass the nursing boards. I don't know if the question is legal, but since I passed on the first try I don't mind answering. If you fail in NY, how many more times will you be allowed to take the boards without eventually seeking some type of help.

if you've failed 3 times, don't you think you need some help at this point? I read about people taking the boards 4 and 5 times and it astounds me that there isn't a national p/p in place like FL has.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCAQFjAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ncsbn.org%2F1224.htm&ei=WBZIVIaHLcaQigKgwYGAAg&usg=AFQjCNF01qpRtQhnN00sYFaXYrwhdgSfFg&sig2=1951kWi64n9xLd-jaknOKA&bvm=bv.77880786,d.cGE

According to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) you can take the boards 8 times a year unless the state you're taking them in has a p/p that dictates a different amount, (I'm shocked :wideyed: surprised :confused: afraid). People must adhere to the state policy that's in place because the state's policy overrides the NCBSN's.

Good Luck :bookworm:

That's interesting, I've never been asked how many times I've taken my boards. I didn't know that actually happened.

Not harsh at all...it's the truth. Who wants a nurse who tries to do an end run around her state's requirements for licensure?

I do understand your point of view but I have never heard a patient ask a nurse how many times did you take NCLEX? Also if you've ever had a nurse take care of you how do you know for sure that nurse didn't fail NCLEX numerous times? It just confuses me when I hear a person say "I wouldn't want a nurse taking care*of me who failed NCLEX 3,4, or 5x" In reality you would NEVER know.

Very rare this is my first time ever hearing that

BostonFNP, APRN

Specializes in Adult Internal Medicine. Has 10 years experience.

I do understand your point of view but I have never heard a patient ask a nurse how many times did you take NCLEX? Also if you've ever had a nurse take care of you how do you know for sure that nurse didn't fail NCLEX numerous times? It just confuses me when I hear a person say "I wouldn't want a nurse taking care*of me who failed NCLEX 3,4, or 5x" In reality you would NEVER know.

For US-educated candidates the pass rate for first time NCLEX-RN takers is 91%, for second time takers is 73%, then 60% for third time. After that it drops steeply to below 50% for fourth time and by 12th time is 15%!

After a candidate fails a third time they likely won't pass the exam and will never be given the opportunity to be asked how many times they took it.

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it's not important how many times you get there, what's important is you get there! failing nclex test multiple times doesn't judge you of who you are in the field. I know you guys are already licensed nurses, but please, sometimes it may not sound harsh to you, but for some us, it does. I haven't yet pass my nclex, and I failed multiple time already, but you just don't know what we are going through. I know truth hurts, but sometimes, it just doesn't sound therapeutic....just saying:unsure:

For US-educated candidates the pass rate for first time NCLEX-RN takers is 91%, for second time takers is 73%, then 60% for third time. After that it drops steeply to below 50% for fourth time and by 12th time is 15%!

After a candidate fails a third time they likely won't pass the exam and will never be given the opportunity to be asked how many times they took it.

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It's as high as 91% now for first-time testers? That's great news, actually; last stats I knew were 85%, so that's what I mention when it applies. Glad to see it's much higher now :)

does this means only US educated nurses have high passing chances.i personally feel so bad and discouraged when i come across these type of comments because i am an foreign educated nurse and have failed my nclex rn exam for my first attempt.i know u guys are trying to help out..but still it hurts.

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