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NCLEX wait time in California??

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Has 1 years experience.

Hi everyone,

I've heard that due to covid-19 the NCLEX testing sites in California temporarily closed pushing everyone's test date back by several weeks. Does anyone know what the available dates look like right now? I just graduated and haven't received my ATT yet. Getting kinda nervous.

gradnursechicago, BSN, RN

Specializes in Nursing.

I don't know about California, because I am from Missouri but I can check the locations for you. For me, I received my ATT the day that IL reopened (June 1). Dates were very few and far inbetween. Within 300 miles of me, I had an option of taking it today, June 3, 5, or 29th or wait until September. However, today I went on and there were TONS more dates available. I can check your surrounding area for you if you give me a city to look at, but I think you will be fine! You can always take it in another state. I was going to have to take it in Iowa City, Iowa until more dates opened today!

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gradnursechicago, BSN, RN

Specializes in Nursing.

Fresno, CA- June 5, 19, 20

Visalia, CA- June 6, 19,20

Santa Maria, CA- June 4,5, 19,20

Milpitas, CA- June 3,5,6,13,19,20

Sacramento, CA- June 5,19,20,30

San Mateo, CA- June 3,4,11,13,16,17,18,19,20

Theres many many more sites in California. You have a bunch of options open for June but I am assuming they aren't going as far ahead as July just to see how COVID cases pan out. And every day more dates become available as people reschedule or sites reopen.

soontobenewgrad2020

Has 1 years experience.

5 hours ago, gradnursechicago said:

Fresno, CA- June 5, 19, 20

Visalia, CA- June 6, 19,20

Santa Maria, CA- June 4,5, 19,20

Milpitas, CA- June 3,5,6,13,19,20

Sacramento, CA- June 5,19,20,30

San Mateo, CA- June 3,4,11,13,16,17,18,19,20

Theres many many more sites in California. You have a bunch of options open for June but I am assuming they aren't going as far ahead as July just to see how COVID cases pan out. And every day more dates become available as people reschedule or sites reopen.

Thank you so much for this information! So they have not released the availability for July/August yet? I was planning to take my test sometime in July if that was possible. I live in the bay area so I was hoping for Milpitas, San Jose, Sunnyvale, San Francisco, Oakland, Fremont, Hayward, Redwood City and other cities close by. Thanks once again!

gradnursechicago, BSN, RN

Specializes in Nursing.

San Fran has spots open in June and July 14, 21, 28,29

Oakland July 1,2,13,20,27

Fairfield July 2,12,17,19,26,27

Milpitas July 29

That's just the start of all the dates in July but those other cities have availability too!

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soontobenewgrad2020

Has 1 years experience.

Thank you again! This is a big weight off of my shoulders. Hoping the testing sites remain this open when I do eventually get my ATT.

gradnursechicago, BSN, RN

Specializes in Nursing.

9 hours ago, soontobenewgrad2020 said:

Thank you again! This is a big weight off of my shoulders. Hoping the testing sites remain this open when I do eventually get my ATT.

Yes of course, no problem! I was very anxious to receive my ATT to because I heard a lot of testing centers weren't open but they are open they just might not be in the most ideal spot but you can always reschedule if you find a better time or date! I wouldn't worry about it. It took nearly 4 weeks to receive my ATT so I'm sure you are fine! I would contact the state board if you are anxious for an update and they might be able to tell you something! Best of luck to you with taking the NCLEX, you got this!

How long did it take you to receive your ATT?

soontobenewgrad2020

Has 1 years experience.

9 hours ago, Henan98 said:

How long did it take you to receive your ATT?

About 4-5 weeks from the day I submitted my application

Did you receive your ATT? I submitted my application April 30th, and my school sent the Record of Nursing program document and they received it on May 12th and I still have heard nothing from them. Tried emailing my evaluator, no response, and every time I call the rep always gives me the most generic answer. So frustrating

23 hours ago, soontobenewgrad2020 said:

About 4-5 weeks from the day I submitted my application

Did you submit your app within 2 weeks of your school submitting transcripts?

1 hour ago, pweezy2460 said:

Did you receive your ATT? I submitted my application April 30th, and my school sent the Record of Nursing program document and they received it on May 12th and I still have heard nothing from them. Tried emailing my evaluator, no response, and every time I call the rep always gives me the most generic answer. So frustrating

Do you have a "criminal history"?

3 minutes ago, AVALANCHE-VII said:

Did you submit your app within 2 weeks of your school submitting transcripts?

Do you have a "criminal history"?

nope, I have nothing on my record or background. and the document from my school was the only thing missing.

soontobenewgrad2020

Has 1 years experience.

My transcripts were sent about 2 weeks after I submitted my application to the BRN. I was approved and received my ATT about 4 weeks after I submitted my application and about 2 weeks after my transcripts were sent.

2 minutes ago, pweezy2460 said:

nope, I have nothing on my record or background. and the document from my school was the only thing missing.

I'm sorry to hear that, I wonder why that is happening. What was the document missing, the completion transcript? I submitted my photo after submission because I didn't realize it hadn't attached. My school sent transcripts yesterday.

Hi there! I think there is a big delay right now with COVID-19. I submitted my application on April 29th and have still not received my ATT. I graduated on May 15th and all of my documents are submitted as well. I called the CA BON to ensure they received my transcript and everything and they did! So I am a bit confused as to why it is taking so long.

Out of curiosity, does anyone know whether we get our ATT number sent online via email or in a physical letter sent to our address?

soontobenewgrad2020

Has 1 years experience.

We receive our ATT by email. I sent in all of my paperwork on May 8th and graduated on May 22nd and already received my ATT. I'm not sure how they go through the paperwork because it seems like it is very random who gets an ATT.