Hello everyone. The nursing program that I am in has just enforced a new rule. All second semester seniors have to take a PRACTICE NCLEX exam that will be given through one of our classes. If students don't pass this PRACTICE NCLEX exam, they cannot graduate and they have to sit out a whole year. Even if you have gotten all A's. Now this is not right. Second semester seniors have 4 nursing classes, major papers, a full homework load and projects to do during the semester. Now there is hardly enough time to do those things alone, especially with clinicals, but now the seniors have to study hard for this PRACTICE NCLEX. When you take the REAL NCLEX you sign up for it at a time that you feel you are prepared and a time period that will give you sufficient study time. This test is only for our nursing programs benefit. The students who do pass will graduate and take the REAL NCLEX. This will almost guarantee that my school will have an 100% passing rate which will of course make our school look good and bring in more money to our school. Those who have failed will not graduate. They have incorporated this test into one of the classes, so if you fail the test that means you fail the class. And if you fail a nursing class you have to wait until next year to take it over because classes in my school are only offered once a year. This bothers me because I will be a senior this Fall. This rule is in action right now and the seniors will be taking this PRACTICE NCLEX next week. Can they legally do that!!! It's a PRACTICE EXAM.