Nursing education requirements

  1. Hi,

    I would like to know what was the hours we have suppose to have in our education to be eliigible to the NCLEX RN? And I can't find the hours I am suppose to have in each specialty.
    For instance, I know that French nurses don't have enough hours in obstetrics. But I don't know exactly how many.
    Plus, when we miss hours in each specialty, do we have to go back to school or can we just go pratice in that area to complete our education?

    Thank you
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  3. by   Silverdragon102
    Each state is different? Usually you have to attend some form of education which includes clinical and theory
  4. by   am312
    Ah ok, I thought that was the same for each state. I would like to be a nurse in Virginia. So I guess I should ask to the board of nursing directly.
  5. by   elkpark
    You're not applying for "the NCLEX," you're applying for RN licensure in a particular state, and sitting the NCLEX (which is nationally standardized now) is just one requirement in that process. Each state has its own requirements regarding education and eligibility; although there is a great deal of basic similarity, there are differences, so the VA BON would be your best source of info.