time limit to retake NCLEX RN in texas

  1. Hi,
    I have a question regarding NCLEX Rx exam. I graduated in 2011 and took the exam that year and failed, my brother was in the hospital after a traumatic injury and felt my mind was not focused on my exam. I was devastated and could not get over the fact that I had failed and I put it off until this year, unfortunately I have taken the exam 3 times and failed. The results are "near the passing standard" but not above. In the state of Texas, time limit expires 4 years after graduation and you cannot retake NCLEX 120 days from date of eligibility. I am asking for advise as to whether I may apply to retake NCLEX in another state since Texas will not allow me to retest this year due to it's expiration eligibility. Any advise is appreciated....thanks
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  3. by   Sonia1210
    No question about it go to another state!!
  4. by   RNsRWe
    If you meet the application requirements for another State, you may apply to that State and take the NCLEX again. Once a license is obtained from that State, you can apply for an endorsement back to Texas; they may or may not accept it. It seems that multiple failures in Texas (but still managing to get a license elsewhere) can still result in obtaining a license eventually in Texas, people here have done it.

    You should seek licensure from a State that you would want to work in IN CASE Texas does not endorse for you. Most of the time, though, it seems they will.
  5. by   pinkfroid
    I am so sorry for your situation. Could you tell me which month did you graduate in 2011? May or December?
    Last edit by pinkfroid on Jan 5, '15
  6. by   ingrid79
    in the same situation.. so what did you do im not sure what i can do
  7. by   bradycardic
    How long does it take to receive an ATT in your email for Texas nclex RN? I registered on Pearson on a Saturday and it's Monday now.
  8. by   TiAra87
    Hello I got your pm re alf this site won't let me respond but here's my email tinaarancio@yahoo.com
  9. by   CiaMia
    Quote from bradycardic
    How long does it take to receive an ATT in your email for Texas nclex RN? I registered on Pearson on a Saturday and it's Monday now.
    Did you apply to the Texas BON? It's up to them, not Pearson. They have to process and approve your application, then tell Pearson to issue the ATT.

    ETA - Just saw that was from last year! hope you got it figured out!
  10. by   bradycardic
    Quote from CiaMia
    Did you apply to the Texas BON? It's up to them, not Pearson. They have to process and approve your application, then tell Pearson to issue the ATT.

    ETA - Just saw that was from last year! hope you got it figured out!
    Yup I got it , got my exam on March 1
  11. by   Max29
    Did you find help? I am in the same position. Please let me know.....
  12. by   Sweet RN, ADN
    Did you get to take the exam even after the expiration date. Did they issue you a license on the board of nursing
  13. by   Bumble01
    I'm in the same boat! Can anyone help? What state did you find to test in and what were the requirements? I've been calling state Boards today and will continue until i find one. Just seeing if anyone found a solution?

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