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Nursing job before you pass NCLEX-PN??

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brichielpn08 is a BSN, RN and specializes in Assisted Living.

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:)Hi all,

I've been thinking lately. Is it OK to apply for a LVN job before you pass NCLEX

with just your eligibilty notice from the Board and your ATT from Pearsonvue?

Just wondering if an LTC or nursing home will accept my application or resume

to work as a pending license nurse even for waiting for me to take the exam

and get my result...is that enough or i need a Temporary Permit to work?

PLEASE I need info on this...I need to learn the floor before i loose my

training skills...I dont want to be a CNA forever..im not learning anything

at this point except CNA job descriptions..or work..

Thanks again...:typing

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Silverdragon102 has 31 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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Moved to the LPN/LVN corner

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kat7ap has 8 years experience and specializes in Mother-Baby, Rehab, Hospice, Memory Care.

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Some states allows you to work as a GVN/GPN (graduate vocational/practical nurse) before you get licensed. Check with your state board. Most nursing homes want you to be able to start work immediately to fill their staffing needs. I worked as a GVN for about 1 month before I got my permanent license.

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Regardless of whether or not your state allows GNs to practice while awaiting NCLEX, you can (and probably should) begin your Job Search before graduation, before jobs are filled.

Human Resources and Nurse Managers are willing to review resumes and conduct interviews prior to graduation so they can have the "pick" of the best candidates.

You can check with your school or your State BON to learn whether or not is is permissible to practice as a GN. If so, I recommend starting work ASAP, as I believe that practicing in a professional setting is the best preparation for NCLEX.

Good luck to you!

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i was researching on this too. i think if ur in cali u have to get an interim permit and you have to pay for that, then you can work while reviewing for ur test.

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Silverdragon102 has 31 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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Also be aware if you have taken and failed NCLEX then rules may change on working

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red-diamonique specializes in Med Surg.

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it is possible to get a job before u pass ur nclex. but i will tell you one place to never look for a job is Hospital for Special Surgery. I applied there and there nurse recruiter was very rude and apathetic. They have nurse residency programs for new graduates and she flat out told me that i should have never applied to the hospital and she does not want anyone who is flexible to work on any floor. I applied for the the PACU residency program but i also stated on my resume that i am willing to work anywhere so that i can learn and start applying my nursing knowledge. On their website their requirements for the residency program is completely different is completely different from what she rudely told me on the email. She said that the applicants have to have a stint in the OR or just really want to work in the OR and all of these other requirements that are not stated on line. Frankly I do not see why she just does put that on line so that people will know what SHE IS REALLY LOOKING FOR. Her attitude speaks for the rest of the nursing staff at HSS: rude and disrespectful. It is that kind of attitude that makes me regret that i chose nursing as a profession. My family is full of RNs and they are so proud of their profession. But with that woman's attitude, i could just spit on any nurse i see on the street, especially the ones in HSS.

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red-diamonique specializes in Med Surg.

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No no no. I cannot believe how rude hss can be

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I applied to positions about 1 mo before I took boards. They just wanted to see my ATT, but I took the boards before the actual hiring process was finished, so it didn't matter in the end. Only one company didn't want to interview me because I hadn't taken the NCLEX-PN yet, but they really wanted someone with experience.

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I got a job in an assisted living facility. I have my ATT, but haven't taken my NCLEX yet (will in April). It all depends on the state's BON, and especially, the facility. Apparently, the facilility I work has to pay a higher insurance premium because I'm not licensed, so the COO is nudging me some. I'm in an ADN program (regular, not bridge), plus I'm practicing as a nurse, so I have kind of put off my NCLEX. This has been a rare gift, as I know most of my classmates either worked as aides, or were told they needed to pass their NCLEX before they would be considered. But, me for ex, YOU NEVER KNOW TILL YOU GET YOURSELF OUT THERE! Apply everywhere you'd potentially want to work!

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KathConservRN has 2 years experience.

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As far as everyone from HSS being rude....

You are way off my dear. Maybe the recruiter was rude to you because you have terrible english grammar. Your statement here on allnurses.com was a a mix of run on sentences and fragments. HSS is the top hospital in New York and the world. They only want the best nurses.

If you ever spit in my face, you would lose your front teeth. It is amazing to me that you would put down and entire institution because of one bad interaction with one person. If you are going to be a good nurse, you must grow thicker skin. It is a very hard career. It is indeed a cut throat profession.

Good Luck.

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