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Long gap btwn BSN graduation and NCLEX

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by mebonnie mebonnie (New) New

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Does anyone know the time limitation between BSN graduation and taking the NCLEX? It has been seven years... I've checked BON web in my state and on the NCSBN web. Will call them to confirm, just thought someone might know offhand.

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Pangea Reunited has 6 years experience as a ASN, RN.

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I believe it varies by state and you haven't disclosed your state. I would hope that the BON's website information would be accurate, though.

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It varies by state.

In my state the code says "Applicants who completed the course of study more than ten (10) years prior to date of application to write the examination shall be considered for eligibility to initially apply to write the examination in statename only on an individual basis."

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Out of curiosity, why wait so long?

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Uh, didn't "wait." Have been ill.

Morbid curiosity satisfied? I knew it wouldn't be long before I got a question/remark like yours.

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Unfortunately, not a live human to be found at either organization. Will keep looking. If anyone has any additional info please let me know. To those of you who responded with info, thank you - I appreciate your help.

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Unfortunately, not a live human to be found at either organization. Will keep looking. If anyone has any additional info please let me know. To those of you who responded with info, thank you - I appreciate your help.

I found the info on my state's BON web site. People could help you better if they knew what state you want to test in. The laws vary by state.

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roser13 has 17 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, ASC.

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Uh, didn't "wait." Have been ill.

Morbid curiosity satisfied? I knew it wouldn't be long before I got a question/remark like yours.

uh.....knew it wouldn't be long before OP bites back at reasonable questions.

It is not normal to incur such a time lapse between graduation and taking NCLEX. Best to get over yourself and figure out a non-defensive answer to that question. Employers WILL ask.

You should actually thank this responder for raising the issue so that you can prepare a reasonable answer in advance.

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No where in my question did I request interviewing tips from you or anyone else. Your assumption and reasoning skills need a bit of a brush up. If you don't know the answer that's OK, just leave it at that. Better yet, why don't you learn to keep your snotty attitude to yourself and don't respond at all.

BTW, after 17 years in nursing it is hard to believe that you still use the word "normal" in your day to day speech. I bet you use it at work too. When learning about therapeutic communication, we were taught to scratch the word from our vocabulary. Think about it. It may help to alienate fewer patients and co-workers.

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Silverdragon102 has 31 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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OK enough.......

Please keep to topic and no snipping at each other

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics.

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Most BoN specify in their application or state laws. Some states have no restrictions others are 3 years max post graduation.

Statistically the further from graduation the lower potential to pass without remediating in 7 years the nclex has been updated at least twice. It would be prudent to contact your school for resources or consider nclex prep or a refresher course to improve your potential to pass on first attempt

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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Moved to the NCLEX Discussion forum.

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