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Hello folks, I need help finding out what I can do to get my RN license via examination.

I graduated from Ferris State University School of Nursing 4 years ago this coming June. I have previously attempted the test 2 times without success and it has been over 2 years since my first attempt. I was told that in the state of Michigan that I am no longer eligible to take the exam.

I need to find a state in which I can apply for licensure via examination. It would also be nice if I could after obtaining my license in another state also be eligible to apply for my license in Michigan via endorsement.

Does anyone know which states I can test in or how to go about finding this information/fixing this problem?

Thanks

dianah, ADN

Specializes in Cath Lab/Radiology. Has 45 years experience.

Moved to NCLEX Exam and Programs forum.

I assume your question refers to the taking of the NCLEX?

NICU Guy, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 5 years experience.

First, you need to call Michigan BON and find out if you can get an endorsement. They may require you to work xx hrs before being eligible to apply for endorsement.

Sour Lemon

Has 9 years experience.

Hello folks, I need help finding out what I can do to get my RN license via examination.

I graduated from Ferris State University School of Nursing 4 years ago this coming June. I have previously attempted the test 2 times without success and it has been over 2 years since my first attempt. I was told that in the state of Michigan that I am no longer eligible to take the exam.

I need to find a state in which I can apply for licensure via examination. It would also be nice if I could after obtaining my license in another state also be eligible to apply for my license in Michigan via endorsement.

Does anyone know which states I can test in or how to go about finding this information/fixing this problem?

Thanks

Most people don't fail NCLEX twice over two years and don't travel out of state solely for the purpose of being eligible to test. In other words, your situation is fairly unique and you're probably going to need to do the groundwork yourself to get answers. Most state BONs have websites with plenty of information on the application process and requirements. Get to work and good luck!