How often are state boards?

  1. I'll be graduating in a year from December, when do you think i'll be taking the state boards?
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  3. by   truern
    You can take the NCLEX as soon as your school submits their paperwork after completion of their program, you pay, you submit the required background check, etc..and you receive your ATT (Authorization to Test). "State boards" is a misnomer as the NCLEX is a national test.

    Oh, and after all your ducks are in a row, you look at the schedules for the test sites in your area...then you schedule accordingly.
  4. by   Bonny619
    So I can take the NCLEX right away and then have my license once I pass?
  5. by   suzy253
    basically, soon as your school submits info and you receive your ATT from Pearson Vue
  6. by   truern
    Most people take at least a month to study before taking the NCLEX. Considering it's $200 each time you take it, you'll want to be as prepared as possible the FIRST time.