Do you have to take the NCLEX over if you move to a different state?


This may be a stupid question but I just dnt know the answer... I know that different states have different requirements, so would I have to take it if I move to a different state or are the tests the same in every state.

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Silverdragon102, BSN

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Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 35 years experience.

If you have already passed NCLEX and move state then it is a matter of meeting their requirements and endorsing license. You may have to complete some courses but generally I do not think people have many problems I know I didn't as a foreign trained nurse and endorsed fro NY to Az and just met their requirements

suzanne4, RN

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The NCLEX is actually a national exam so the results of it are going to be valid in all 50 states as well as the US territories. But you will need to meet the requirements for licensure for the new state and not all training is always accepted in all 50 states.

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