Quote from catmom713
My state recently changed their requirements on the time you have to pass boards, unfortunately for me I can no longer take the RN in my state unless I go back to school now. IS there anything else you can do with a Nursing Degree without your RN? Thanks!
You could take a position that requires a bachelors (or associates or masters, whatever degree you got). But work as a nurse you can not, not without passing the NCLEX.
Do as other posters have suggested: find a state in which you could still sit for the NCLEX and apply there. Once you are licensed in one state, you should be able to endorse into other states with little or no problem.
If you never took the NCLEX before and you can't attempt because it's been too long since graduation, then don't make the same mistake twice: as soon as you can get any state to give you the authorization to test, set up a test date ASAP.
However, if your predicament is because you failed the NCLEX multiple times and your current state won't let you test anymore, still look for a state in which you may be able to apply for licensure. However, you also may need to take a long and honest look at yourself. All these failures mean there's a deficit somewhere in you. What is could be, you need to figure out. You may have to accept that nursing isn't for you...or if it is truly your dream job, then you may have to suck it up and complete another nursing program.
Best of luck.