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Failed 9 times, need to retake out of state

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Hi,

I graduated nursing school in 2011 but officially was able to sit for boards in 2013 due to school regulation and I have taken the NCLEX-RN 9 times. I have exhausted all of my attempts in Delaware. Delaware requires you to take the exam within 5 years of graduating.  I gave up retaking my boards after I took it in April 2018. I am now wanting to retake it after multiple people including my patients and my employer sparked an interest in me to be an RN. I now live in Texas but I am not a resident. Texas requires you to take the exam within 4 years. 

Has anyone been in my shoes? I need to find a compact state to retake my exam. I need to find a state that has unlimited attempts without being a resident of that state. If you know of a state, please let me know. I am ready to retake it. Thank you. 

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Some things to consider: if you do become licensed in another state you will need your own state's board of nursing to allow you an endorsement so you can work in your own state.  If they see the trail you took, it's reasonable to say it's not a sure thing.

Beyond that you have been out of school for nine years. A LOT changes in that time, a refresher course meant for people like you who are attempting the NCLEX so long after graduation might be in order.  You don't mention doing this, but DO say you are ready to retake the exam.  How have you prepared for this one that is different than the previous nine attempts?

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Rose_Queen is a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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17 hours ago, DSVital_Asset1 said:

I need to find a compact state to retake my exam

You do realize that if you want a compact license, you must apply for it in the state where you legally reside? If you reside in TX, you can only have a compact license from TX. I suggest you familiarize yourself with the rules and regs of compact licensure before you take this route only to be denied a license in TX because of the requirements.

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