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NCLEX RNapplication fee lost?t

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Hi!

I sent my application for nclex rn exam along with my money order fee to the state board of nursing where I'm applying to last week via USPS. As I checked on USPS website tracking, the application was already delivered 2 days after I sent it. Now I'm wondering will the state board keep my application and fee on hold or keep it on file while they wait for my fingerprints? Or will they require me to submit a new application and forfeit the fee I made?

BSNbeDONE, ASN, BSN, LPN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health. Has 35 years experience.

Your fee will be safe. It's been a while since I went through the process, but if I recall correctly, everything had to be submitted on the graduates end, except the background check....that went directly to the BON, who will NOT complete your authorization without an acceptable report. They get incomplete packets all the time and will either send you a letter in the mail or an email outlining what is missing from your application packet. Worst case scenario is that it will delay your NCLEX and may cause you to lose potential employment if a facility has agreed to hold a job for a specified amount of time if this delay in processing is rather extensive. Again, it's been a while since I've gone through the process.

Your fee will be safe. It's been a while since I went through the process, but if I recall correctly, everything had to be submitted on the graduates end, except the background check....that went directly to the BON, who will NOT complete your authorization without an acceptable report. They get incomplete packets all the time and will either send you a letter in the mail or an email outlining what is missing from your application packet. Worst case scenario is that it will delay your NCLEX and may cause you to lose potential employment if a facility has agreed to hold a job for a specified amount of time if this delay in processing is rather extensive. Again, it's been a while since I've gone through the process.
Thanks for the info! I called them (BON) yesterday and asked them about it, they too have the same answer as yours. Yeah, I should better get my fingerprints done the soonest possible to minimize delays.

...They get incomplete packets all the time and will either send you a letter in the mail or an email outlining what is missing from your application packet. Worst case scenario is that it will delay your NCLEX and may cause you to lose potential employment if a facility has agreed to hold a job for a specified amount of time if this delay in processing is rather extensive. Again, it's been a while since I've gone through the process.
ps. That's the thing...I did not receive any email from their (BON) end that they received my application and fee (via Moneygram). Maybe perhaps they are giving way (lets say 2-3 weeks from the day theyreceived my application and fee) for my fingerprints to arrive from 3M Cogent before they'll email me what are the lacking requirements whenever after 2-3 weeks have passed since the day they received my application.

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

Did you follow the instructions on how to apply for a license by examination as an IEN? NCLEX is one step in the process. You don't apply for the NCLEX but a nursing license by examination. Did you complete a CGFNS credentials evaluation? Most states require a CES or CVS report (CA does it's own assessment) before your licensing application will even be considered.

Did you follow the instructions on how to apply for a license by examination as an IEN? NCLEX is one step in the process. You don't apply for the NCLEX but a nursing license by examination. Did you complete a CGFNS credentials evaluation? Most states require a CES or CVS report (CA does it's own assessment) before your licensing application will even be considered.

Yes, I did follow theinstructions packet but I'm not sure nor too confident if I followed the entire thing. Imalready done with my CGFNS and they have long submitted their CES report to theBON. After that, I submitted my application to BON then the following week, I submitted my fingerprints to 3M Cogent

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

What BoN? Some take weeks to months to issue ATT and if luck renter data as a pending license online. Did you register & pay online with Pearson Vue? The ATT is sent from BoN to PV. In turn PV sends candidate ATT email with link to schedule the NCLEX.

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

State and federal background checks can take 2-8 weeks to process. Shorter for livescan/digital fingerprints. Longer time for manual fingerprint ink cards

What BoN? Some take weeks to months to issue ATT and if luck renter data as a pending license online. Did you register & pay online with Pearson Vue? The ATT is sent from BoN to PV. In turn PV sends candidate ATT email with link to schedule the NCLEX.

New Mexico Board of Nursing. What happen was I was supposed to take the exam early this year but unfortunately due to some paperwork mixed up I was advised by the BON to go to the process of application for NCLEX RN exam all over again (yes, starting from zero). I already registered to Pearsonvue back then (January 2014) and I only have until mid January 2015 to set my test date. Pearsonvue gives 365 days allowance starting from the day I registered which was last January. Now I'm pretty much anxious about how fast they (BON-NM) will process my paper :-( I hope they will issue my eligibility to take the exam prior to the expiration of my Pearsonvue registration.

State and federal background checks can take 2-8 weeks to process. Shorter for livescan/digital fingerprints. Longer time for manual fingerprint ink cards

Oh my...mine were fingerprint ink cards :nailbiting: I do hope BON will issue my eligibility earlier than that or else if it goes beyond the expiration date of my Pearsonvue registration, I'll be paying another $200 :( Thank you for the info, JustBeachyNurse! :up:

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

If you miss your window to test that is not going to cause the BoN to expedite your application evaluation. You should be prepared that you are going to have to repay for the NCLEX and if the process is quicker, be pleasantly surprised. You cannot schedule a test date until you have a valid ATT. Pearson must offer a date within 30 days of the day you attempt to schedule post ATT issues for a first attempt, 45 days for a second NCLEX attempt. As it is already November with multiple public holidays coming up you may not meet your deadline to schedule. If your 365 days is up on 1/15/15 and your ATT is issued 12/20/14 you run the risk of not having a test date available until 1/19/15 and have to reregister with Pearson Vue.