I heard Foreign MD can take NCLEX in certain state to get RN license, one American told me that. Do you guys know any state allow foreign MD take NCLEX and become RN? Any of your help and response will be highly appreciated!
Oct 25, '07
As far as I know, every state in the US requires you to be a graduate of an approved (by the state Board of Nursing) nursing education program in order to be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN. There is no mechanism for "challenging" the exam.
Oct 26, '07
A foreign MD is able to sit for the NXLEX-RN exam only after they have completed an approved program in a school of nursing. There are no exceptions made to this rule for anyone and in any state in this entire country.
There are some programs that are only a year long and approved by CGFNS, such as the program in Russia; but the fact is that an approved school of nursing program must be completed.
Sorry, but you were given incorrect information by your friend.