How long after you graduated did it take you to take the NCLEX-PN?

Nurses LPN/LVN


I am halfway through completing LVN/LPN school (finishing Feb 2010) :yeah: and was wondering how long did it take for you to take the NCLEX-PN after finishing school? And when did you receive your license? Thanks:heartbeat


561 Posts

Specializes in LTC/Rehab, Med Surg, Home Care.

less than a month to take the test, about a 3 days for the license number to show up on the state website. I took the NCLEX-RN 6 weeks after graduation, would have taken it sooner but my school screwed up and there was a delay. I passed with the minimum number of questions both times. My license was posted on the state website within 24 hours (different state)


2 Posts

I took a month after completing my school. And saw my result today at BON site and I am PASS$lcev2.startup?p_qte_code=RN&p_qte_pgm_code=7800


1,756 Posts

Specializes in LTC, Memory loss, PDN.

graduated in May, got temporary license in June, sat for NCLEX in August, got license in December - you were about four years old ;)


545 Posts

I graduated at the end of Nov. Between Thanksgiving, Christmas, family visiting and the slow mail I didn't even apply until Jan... Took my test in March but I was also 9 months pregnant so I was having issues concentrating on studying. When I graduated with my RN, I took the test a month afterwards.


6 Posts

graduated may 21, took NCLEX June 1st, and got my license number on June 2nd. I recieved my paper license 3 days after i sat down for NCLEX. This is in AZ.


61 Posts

Specializes in Orientation hahahaha.

About 1 month. I wouldn't advise waiting longer. I know 2 people from my graduating class that passed HESSI and failed NCLEX "one in 75," after waiting nearly 2 months to take it. JMHO...

I finished in February, and tested in June, received official results in July. Waiting for license in the mail. Long process if you're in California. Good Luck!


510 Posts

Specializes in LTC, MDS Cordnator, Mental Health.

I Graduated on July 27th 2005. Received my ATT on Aug 4th and took the test on August 5th. I graduated on May 17th 2007 from the RN Program. received my ATT on may 25th and tested on June 12th... as you can read below that ended up being quite a day. (see signature line)


518 Posts

graduated last june....sat for boards begining of august,had lic a few weeks later.....had my job tho as a GPN since graduating


510 Posts

Specializes in LTC, MDS Cordnator, Mental Health.

Graduated from LPN program July 27th 2005 received my ATT on August 4th and took the NCLEX on August 5th... I was 46 years old and was not going to let any more grass grow under my feet.....(I had also done NCLEX questions every day from the 1st semester)


148 Posts

Specializes in ASC, Infection Control.

systoly - how did you go about getting a temporary license before NCLEX??

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