NCLEX questions

by Sunflower117 Sunflower117, ASN Member

Specializes in Home Health.

Hi everyone,

Soon to be new grad RN ? just curious how long did it take to get your key to test for the NCLEX after graduation? My paperwork is all submitted. The BON is just waiting for my transcripts.

Sour Lemon

Has 12 years experience. 5,016 Posts

I don't remember it being an issue, so I imagine it was quick enough in Texas ten(ish) years ago. Different states have different speeds, of course.

Some BONs may still be covid-affected and slower than usual, as well.

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 34 years experience. 1 Article; 39,477 Posts

Moved to the NCLEX forum 


kayji, BSN

Has 1 years experience. 63 Posts

What state are you in?

I just graduated in December and people from my cohort had very different wait times depending what state they applied for licensing in. Fastest were just a few days (RI, MI), but some took multiple months (SC, OH).


Sunflower117, ASN

Specializes in Home Health. 27 Posts

Im in NH

Damion Jenkins, MSN, RN

Specializes in NCLEX Prep Expert - 100% Pass Rate!. Has 12 years experience. 25 Articles; 160 Posts

Each State is different - and since a lot of the BON employees are working from home - things are running a bit slower than normal. 

You should get your ATT within a couple weeks at the most. If you don't hear from them - then call them and/or send them emails. 

If you need help preparing for the NCLEX - I can help!


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