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I'm in Florida but I'm thinking of taking another state's board.

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itsdebraanne has 1 years experience as a ASN, RN.

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I heard (and I'm scared to know) that Florida has one of the hardest RN state boards. Is this true? I was almost finalizing my ATT when this thought came into my head. And so my deadline has been pushed back because now I have to research which state boards I want to take, how their scoring is and if they need more documents (i.e., transcripts). My review teacher suggested Mississippi, Georgia, and North/South Carolina. My friend told me Maryland state boards gives partial credit for Select all that apply (SATA) questions...

Do you any of you have any state suggestions or just feedback of what you think of this?

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I've read that NCLEX is a National Test & isn't harder or easier in certain states. I'm sorry but in a way I don't agree with that because I've known about 10 people in my class that failed 2+ times, didn't change any study habits & went to Mississippi & passed. With the first 2 people I thought it was just luck then after numerous people said it I started wondering. I heard Georgia Nclex was easier but idk. I will be testing for the third time & decided to go to Mississippi because I just can't go back to the same place I failed twice at. I'm from Louisiana by the way. My dean also suggested I go to Mississippi or Georgia. It's just something fishy about it to me but if numerous people are suggesting these states it has to be some truth to it somewhere. That's just my opinion lol

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traumaRUs has 27 years experience as a MSN, APRN, CNS and specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

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NCLEX is national test with one national standard. Dont waste time or effort - just take it in FL and be done with it. good luck.

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I have to agree with trauma, to my understanding it is national/universal. IF there is a trend here, perhaps there needs to be an investigation? I wouldn't know how to finagle the computor, but i am equally sure it is possible.

NCLEX is national test with one national standard. Dont waste time or effort - just take it in FL and be done with it. good luck.

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Morte I definitely agree, anything is possible but hopefully it's just that those states are lucky. I honestly don't know. OP just take it where you feel most comfortable

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loriangel14 is a RN and specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

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It is the same exam no matter what state you take it in.It is not "easier" in some states.It is a national exam, there are not separate exams for certain states.

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itsdebraanne has 1 years experience as a ASN, RN.

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yes Danielle there must be some truth about why ppl take boards other than their own states, but the NCLEX is a national test. and yea trauma, there's one standard across the board. thanks erryone. you've given me some thought. i might just do the Florida boards. i think its just the nerves talking. thanks tho!! (:

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akanini has 10 years experience as a MSN, LPN, RN.

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This is a very interesting thread because I live in NY and I've heard some states ARE harder then others but I never believed it. Lol

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It's a national exam. The computer doesn't know whether you're in FL, ME, CA, or Timbuktu. Why will these rumors never die???

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CT Pixie has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Back in the day before NCLEX, each State had their own testing. Every State seeme to think if you passed their State exam you could pass any State's exam because their State had one of the hardest :)

As all the others have said its a National exam, and it is not harder to pass in one state over another.

For people taking the NCLEX in another State other than their own, from personal experience I can tell you why I was going to take it in RI instead of CT. When I was attempting to schedule a date, all the closest dates were booked, the only available ones were months away. I checked for dates in RI and there were several that were only a week away. I have family in RI and I don't have that long of a drive from my home to RI. I signed up for the RI test date. I kept checking for CT open dates and luckily found one that was even sooner than the one I signed up for in RI.

I had another friend who would be out of our State for a while after graduation and signed up to test in the State she was going to be in for a while. Another friend who graduated after us took her NCLEX in another State because where she lived was quite a drive to the CT testing site. The bordering state she lived close to had a site that was much closer to her. So she took it in that State but is licensed in CT

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freaking great... LoL. i am in Florida... native to California... subscribing to this thread...

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It is a national exam, as others have said. I live in south Georgia and took the test in Jacksonville, FL because of the date. The licensing fees are more expensive in FL, I've been told their background check is more stringent and they require CEs, which GA will not start for another year.

Those are the true differences in getting your license in different states - fees, CEs and background checks.

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