If a person fails NCLEX the first time, How many times can a persone repeat it?
Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN
Specializes in OR, education.
Has 15 years experience.
Mar 15, 2015
Depends on the state, but most do not limit retakes. Check with the BON of the state in which you are applying for licensure.
Mar 16, 2015
Tank you for Your answer!
I have applied for RN and LVN CA BOARD
In LVN CA Board site i have found: "An applicant may take the NCLEX exam 8 times a year or every 45 days. As long as he/she applies each time and pays the applicable fees ($150.00 retake application fee and the $200.00 NCLEX fee)."
In RN CA Board site i have bene able to find only this: "To retake the NCLEX-RN Examination, you must submit to the Board a completed Request for Reapply/Repeat Examination form along with the reapplication fee of $150. When the Board issues a notice of failing result, the Request for Reapply/Repeat Examination form is provided to the candidate."......i have also ready the form file, but i have been able to understand if there aren't limit retakes
Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics.
Has 10 years experience.
CA BRN likes the revenue of $150 per attempt so permits unlimited retakes. The pass rate for IEN is ~35% for first attempt and less than 10% for each subsequent retake without remediation. If you don't remediate your weak areas you are guaranteed to spend a lot of money to keep failing the test. $350+ per attempt adds up quickly! That's $2800 if you tested every 45 days in a 12 month period.
If you did not pass take the time to review the candidate performance report and create a targeted study plan based upon your strengths and weaknesses. Khan Academy has free NCLEX prep videos to help you along.
Thank you for Your answer!
I have made a Schedule of study: 9 Months-3 hours a day (i'm working actually in a italian resturant). I have bought on-line NCLEX course. If i don't pass Nclex the first time, i Will make a new Schedule of study for 1 year.
I hope i Will pass Nclex, but i am happy that there aren't limit retakes
Now My hope is that At least LVN Board accepts My application, because I think RN Board won't accept me because My italian nursing program doesn't have the concurrency
I hope to realize My american dream of becoming a italian nurse in USA
Please do not make the mistake of applying for the PN exam in CA, thinking that it is easier than the RN exam. You might as well focus on passing the NCLEX RN to prevent wasting effort, time, and money.
Yes, I know LVN Nclex is so difficult as RN Nclex and i'm studying seriously for both
My fear is for CA Board requirements: RN CA Board requires the concurrency and My italian nursing program doesn't have it; thus i think RN CA Board won't accept me
I hope that At least LVN CA Board doesn't require the concurrency and accepts My italian nursing program (3 years: 5400 theoretical hours - 2070 pracitice hours).
I already am very grateful to America because i am grenn card holder, but now i would like to may become a LVN o RN
Do you think there are possibilities that At least LVN Board might accept me?
Edited Mar 16, 2015 by UlisseApache
Technically both BVNPT and CABRN have regulations regarding concurrency of theory and clinical dating back twenty years. CABRN is actively enforcing BVNPT may enforce at any time
Mar 17, 2015
This news scares me a Little bit
I have read that Filippino nurses have been accepted by BVNPT, i hope that i Will be accepted
Buti is there possibility of integrative courses for foreign graduates?are there long waiting lists for foreign graduates?
Yes the waiting lists for courses required to be repeated are extensive and the costs are expensive. Why assume you don't meet the concurrency you may be misunderstanding the requirements? Why not submit your application to CABRN and find out for certain whether or not your application meets state regulations?
I have applied for both CA Board (LVN and RN) and i'm waiting the response
The traslation of italian degree (80 pages) has cost two-thousand dollars and i wouldn't like to be denied by both CA Board
However, if both refuse me I Will Apply in other States.
Do you know wich States that accept foreign graduates easier?
Each state has their own mandates. All require generalist training. All require education equivalent to US educated nurses. All require successful passing of the NCLEX.
The easiest and cheapest route is applying in the state where you wish to live and work.
Did you not do pediatric clinical training at the same time you had theory/lecture? The concurrency issue is most often caught when theory is one semester and clinical runs through the next semester or even post graduation. Some candidates in CA have calendars & attendance records submitted that they were in class but their passport stamps indicate they were out of the country.
Are you certain you understand the meaning of concurrency?
I have always been in Class, and My passaport stamps show i have always been in Italy While i was attending nursing courses.
The problem is: in Italy there isn't the concurrency.
There is Accademic Calendar with precise Schedule for thereotical courses and hours, but Schedule for practice course specifies How many hours have to be made for year and they are made in the same semester of theoretical course but the object of pratice course can be different.
For istance, in the first semester of first year I started with geriatric clinical hours, another student with pedriatic clinical hours, another student with ostetric clinical hours and so on...
The first year i made psychiatric clinical hours, instead i made psychiatric theoretical hours At the third year
However, I don't have a specific country where i want live:: i love all USA, I have applied in CA because it doesn't require Toefl
Therefore, if you know wich states accepet foreign graduates easier, i would be happy and grateful to hear your advice
Edited Mar 17, 2015 by UlisseApache
BuckyBadgerRN, ASN, RN
Specializes in HH, Peds, Rehab, Clinical.
Has 4 years experience.
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