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Okay I'm in my pre-nursing courses right now and read alot about nclex and other tests and licenses and I don't know what all else. My question is: After finishing all of the courses and earning my ADN what all else comes before working as an RN. What are the tests or certifications or whatever else comes between finishing classes and becoming an RN???

Thanks so much- any info or explaination would be greatly appreciated!

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 32 years experience.

To work as RN once you have completed your schooling there is only the NCLEX to take unless the BON requests any further courses, NY for instance requires a couple of small course on reporting Child abuse and Infection control. Each BON is different

HouTx, BSN, MSN, EdD

Specializes in Critical Care, Education. Has 35 years experience.

Cher, you will be good to go once you have passed NCLEX. Later on, after you have decided on a specialty area you probably will want to obtain specialty cerification in that area. Most hospitals offer some type of premium pay for clinical certifications.

sissiesmama, ASN, RN

Specializes in ER, TRAUMA, MED-SURG. Has 22 years experience.

Okay I'm in my pre-nursing courses right now and read alot about nclex and other tests and licenses and I don't know what all else. My question is: After finishing all of the courses and earning my ADN what all else comes before working as an RN. What are the tests or certifications or whatever else comes between finishing classes and becoming an RN???

Thanks so much- any info or explaination would be greatly appreciated!

Hey - I live in NE louisiana and am an RN. Other poster was right, once you pass boards, you are good to go. Depending on where you start to work, most if not all of them have yearly comp. tests, such as Growth and development, restraints, safety, and some others.

After you get at least a yr. of experience, or maybe more, you can take the RNC in different fields, med surg, rehab, and so on. I got my RNC in med-surg and I didn't think it was too bad, especially after taking boards.

Good luck to you and feel free to pm me if you would like!

Anne, RNC:saint:

you will have all this explained in detail during your course of study

the nclex is required in all states of the union, to be taken after all your exit exams are done

the registered in rn is the certification by your bon that you have passed your studies and have taken the test as required, you may practice as a graduate nurse but the test must be taken asap

if you fail you can retake the test but you can not practice as an rn after the first failure until you pass

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