Louisiana Nclex limited to 4 times in 4 years

  1. I have failed the nclex 3 times and live Louisiana where you can only take it 4 times within 4 years. My question is that IF I fail again can I go to an unlimited state such as texas and take it again??

    Please respond I am at a loss right now!!

    Also I am now doing suzanes plan but extremely scared to reregister because it is my 4th and last time to take it here in LA. I need to pass and start working since I have 60,000 in debt from student loans!!
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  3. by   Blindside462
    Do you have a Kaplan book? I hear it's good to help people pass their exams
  4. by   augigi
    I would imagine yes - if the number is dictated by the state, then you should be able to go to another state that is unlimited. Of course, you'd have to pay to apply to that BON for licensure as well, and then endorse back to LA if you want to work there.

    Suzanne does say she has a 100% pass rate, so just do it by the letter and you should be fine. Let us know how you do. Good luck!
  5. by   Paleobug
    I'm in the same boat. I took NCLEX in July and failed. Now, I'm preparing for a second time. I live in Nevada, and they only allow you 3 tries. If I fail a third time, I can go next door to California and take it unlimited times. That would be a hassle, but doable. Once I passed there, I can apply for a license here in Nevada. Then I would have a license in both California and Nevada.

    I'm also doing Suzanne's plan. She does have a 100% pass rate, but you have to adhere strickly to her guildlines and not mix it with other study books, because different rationales can be conflicting.
  6. by   Blindside462
    What states are unlimited with taking the test?
  7. by   bmmNurse2b
    Quote from Blindside462
    What states are unlimited with taking the test?
    do not know all, but I know Texas is and that is one state over from me.
  8. by   bmmNurse2b
    Quote from bmmNurse
    do not know all, but I know Texas is and that is one state over from me.
    People please respone to this thread. I cannot be the only person that has ever been in this situation. PLEASE i need answers.

    Brandi
  9. by   Nursing28
    Hi Brandi,
    I know that there is much pressure on you right now. Continue to do Suzanne's plan. The more you stress, the more you will freak out on the test. Understand every rationale, right or wrong. Try to figure out what they are asking you. Saunder's has a CD that is great. It pretty much goes into every content. Do as much questions as you can. I didn't use Suzanne's plan but I heard it is great. I used mostly Saunder's CD and passed. Think positive. You are not alone. You have our support here.
  10. by   DolphinRN84
    I agree with the above. Try to focus more on passing this exam. Don't worry about which states can allow unlimited takes. Focus on passing this time. Otherwise you're just going to stress even more and you don't want that. Good luck!
  11. by   RN5406
    PA is unlimited. I am about to take it for the 3rd time in November. I'm following Suzanne's plan and KNOW I will pass this time!
  12. by   LSU MOM
    Quote from bmmNurse2b
    I have failed the nclex 3 times and live Louisiana where you can only take it 4 times within 4 years. My question is that IF I fail again can I go to an unlimited state such as texas and take it again??

    Please respond I am at a loss right now!!

    Also I am now doing suzanes plan but extremely scared to reregister because it is my 4th and last time to take it here in LA. I need to pass and start working since I have 60,000 in debt from student loans!!
    Just checking to see if you passed!
  13. by   LSU MOM
    i was just checking to see if you passed in Louisiana or if you went to Texas?
  14. by   caliotter3
    Suspect that the OP scared herself out of even registering to take the test for the fourth time.

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