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How long do you have to take the NCLEX in Mississippi

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OK, I have just moved to this state from Florida. I graduated in December 2009.

I need to know what the time limit, if any, that the state gives you to take the

NCLEX test here for the first time. It will be 4 yrs since I graduated this December,

and I want to make sure that I wont have to take some remedial class. I cant seem

to find the answer online. Thanks in advance for your help!

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teacher08 works as a Graduate RN.

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My apology, don't know the answer to your question. Did the MS BON give you any information related to the length of time a candidate has to take NCLEX before taking refresher courses? I was planning on taking my NCLEX in Jackson while visiting in July. Not sure if I should or not. I live in the Midwest. Its been 10 months since i graduated and a little intimidated and apprehensive to sit for NCLEX. However, I keep doing questions and pray that I pass. Best wishes with your future endeavors.

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As far as I know, there is no rule that gives a time limit but after 4 years I would definitely look for a review course before you try to take it. Things change so rapidly in nursing, you may have learned things that are completely different now, not to mention medications being big on the NCLEX and new meds are always coming out.

Good luck! :)

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lovalovett works as a Anything and everything, I am there for all..

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Thanks to All received my answer the very, very hard way by calling. Seems they have moved they updated their web page and seems that moved to a new building too!! Its a beautiful 4 story building and they reside in sweet 300 something........I feel so bad for all the nursing students who must actually DRIVE yes DRIVE to the building to get finger printed by their lovely staff. The person who answered the phone yes actually ANSWERED the phone a real person...no recordings no asking to press 1 or 2 for this, or that, which surprised me!!! Then I stated why I was calling and was only halfway threw when this sarcastic person gave me my answer "2 years" then actually hung up on me!!! I called back and by the hundredth time, the man who hug up on me picked up again and said"oh its you" and then said I told you the answer and if you could read you would not only see but now know the answer" I said "I just wanted to make sure, and your site is down. There is nothing to read except the lovely new sites Home Page." he then said "whatever here talk to the head of our board" and actually passed the phone to the head of the Nursing Board who sits just a few feet from the man who so politely answer's the phone !!! I was floored.....he actually pass the phone,"Here"he said :***: Just so you know she was nice!!!But when he actually passed the phone that was the moment my heart just sunk, and went out to anyone and everyone who is going to, or wants to, get their licence in Mississippi ....I thank you to all who replied and tried to answer my post :) 2 was and is the magic number!!

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lovalovett works as a Anything and everything, I am there for all..

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Just so u all know you can take it 6 times in 2 years every 45 to 90 days then remedial which is 90 hrs clinical 90 hrs didactic or class time which is for most colleges the board deems fit to provide to those who need it a CE [COLOR=#444444] Course and is around 2000 not including books needed....and the few I looked up they only do class 1x a week on a weekend or nighttime and usually takes about a year.....Thanks again.

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I'm glad you got the information you were looking for but I'm a little confused. Why do you feel for those of us who live and work here? I'm a proud nurse who has chosen to work in Mississippi. I hope your opinion of this state changes before you try to work here because I can tell you that people from here do not appreciate those you are not looking down on them. Good luck with getting everything together and I hope all goes well for boards.

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teacher08 works as a Graduate RN.

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From my understanding of the OP statement, the " I feel for you in MS", could possible relate to the hassle of going through the formality of initial fingerprinting, picture, etc, AFTER driving for such a long distance. I have relatives that live in Jackson and the Delta. From well educated scholars, entrepreneurs, educators, doctor, lawyer, political leaders, and yes a farmer. :roflmao: Mississippi and it's southern hospitality is a charm for me. in all honesty, I don't believe the OP was degrading the wonderful residents of the bible belt state of Mississippi.

PS....I graduate from a great college in Jackson, MS and wouldn't trade it for the world.;)

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