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Fingerprinting...for NCLEX


Specializes in LTC & Med-Surg, L&D, Pre-Op Clinic.

Wondering if anyone knows where go to get fingerprinted for my background screening? The police station? Any idea how much it costs?


BuckyBadgerRN, ASN, RN

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

You're saying you need to be fingerprinted to take the NCLEX? Must be a state thing--no need for that here. They DO take a scan of your finger and palm when you test, but no need for fingerprinting/background check to sit for the exam.

Are you thinking for licensure?


Specializes in LTC & Med-Surg, L&D, Pre-Op Clinic.

Yes, I am taking my NCLEX to get my license in another state. No way a new grad is going to get a job here, so I'm not even going to bother sitting for the Hawaii boards....then have to deal with the hassle of changing it over!!


Specializes in LTC & Med-Surg, L&D, Pre-Op Clinic.

Quick update:

There is a place in Restaurant Row called Image City, a small shop that does ink fingerprints. Super quick, cost just over $20. Just call and make an appointment first.

Is Hawaii board of Nursing required a hard finger print ?? Please , anybody knows? deltade88@yahoo. com

Police stations will do fingerprinting. I do not know what they charge in Hawaii.

I had to get my fingerprints done, and I went to the local police station to have it done. I do not remember how much it costs.


Somewhere in the PACNW