How long to take NCLEX in MA

  1. Hello,

    I just registered for my NCLEX-RN with pearson Vue and sent my application in for an ATT (approval to test).

    I am just wondering if someone can tell me how long it usually takes in MA to receive the ATT and schedule NCLEX-RN?


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  3. by   janine66
    Hi, I was wondering the same so called Pearsonvue and I was told 4 weeks.
    I then contacted my school and was told they sent our applications Monday and that it can take up to two weeks.
    Hope that helps and good luck!!
  4. by   AnnieOaklyRN
    Hi and thank you for your info

    Just to clarify does It take four weeks to get the ATT (approval to test) or 4 weeks to acutally take the test after graduation?

  5. by   janine66
    4 (or 2) weeks to get the ATT and then you can schedule your test date.
  6. by   AnnieOaklyRN
  7. by   carrie13
    It took about 2 weeks for me to receive the ATT....Good luck!
  8. by   AnnieOaklyRN
    Thanks for the info.. How bad was it?

  9. by   carrie13
    I took my exam in March and passed with 75 questions - lots of meds questions. Hardly anything on prioritization or delegation which surprised me because I was told to expect lots of those questions. I did take a review course (Anderson), reviewed my fundamentals book and did tons of practice questions - mostly Saunders and Kaplan. Overall I felt I could've prepared a little more - but I think I would've felt the same if I had studied every day for a year. The main thing is to be confident in what you know and stay positive. Don't dwell on questions that you don't know the answer to...answer as best as you can and move on......Hope that helps!

    Good luck!
  10. by   janine66
    Hi Carrie..Congrats!
    I'm curious, how much time did you take after the Anderson review to study before scheduling the test.
  11. by   carrie13
    Hi Janine-

    I finished the Anderson review in mid-January and took my NCLEX on March 20th. Anderson recommended taking NCLEX within 4 weeks after the review but I knew that working full-time plus 2 business trips in February would not allow me to study as much as I wanted to within that 4-wk time frame. I ended up with about 8 weeks between Anderson and the NCLEX. Some of my classmates took their exams in mid-February and passed. So I guess it depends on how much time you can devote to studying between the review and when you can schedule the exam...
  12. by   Chaoticdreams33
    4 weeks!! I'm gonna go nuts waiting for that darn ATT! I wonder if it's the same amount of time in CT. I went to school in MA but will be working in CT. Does anyone know if it takes 2-4 weeks in CT too?
  13. by   AnnieOaklyRN
    umm chaotic if you will be working in CT you should be applying for a license in that state, and not in MA... Am I missing something??

  14. by   Chaoticdreams33
    Yeah I applied for my license in CT, that's why I was asking if it took the same amount of time.
    I wasn't sure if the processing time is for the state BON or Pearson?