NCLEX retake??

  1. I passed my NCLEX Illinois BON last Feb 16, 2017, I got my passing letter but was not able to proceed to licensure and paid $50. The passing letter said that I will not apply for licensure within 1 year, my exam scores will be invalid and will need to take NCLEX again.

    How true is this? Please help!
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  3. by   hopefulRN'17
    If you got your passing letter why were you not allowed to proceed with licensure?
  4. by   kamrox
    Because there is a validity of exam scores which is within 1 year?
  5. by   hopefulRN'17
    I understand now...
  6. by   ger_bearr
    Why were you unable to proceed to licensure last year?
  7. by   kamrox
    Got a miscommunication with my visa processing agency. I thought once I pass the NCLEX with a passing letter that is enough because I already have my priority date from NVC.
  8. by   ger_bearr
    That's unfortunate. I don't know what to tell you because I'm unfamiliar with your situation. So that means you have to take the NCLEX and apply to your state board again? :/
    Hopefully it doesn't cause too many visa issues. I wish you luck!
  9. by   Have Nurse
    You should research that further. I never took NCLEX and passed my boards just fine.