PA BON Initial License: must take NCLEX within 1 yr completing education

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New Regulation: General Revisions

On December 17, 2016, the State Board of Nursing's General Revisions regulation was published in final form in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. A copy of this regulation can be found at PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 16-2194.

Amongst the revisions, the new regulation requires that:

· Candidates for licensure take the licensure examination for the first time within one year of completing their nursing education programs. Express permission must be granted by the Board for candidates to take the examination for the first time after the one-year period. Candidates will first be required to demonstrate that they were prevented from taking the examination by emergency, illness, military service, licensure in another state, or other good cause shown.

· Licensees notify the Board within 14 days of a change of address.

Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in OR, education. Has 17 years experience. 5 Articles; 10,674 Posts

Now if we can get more states to follow suit plus add a limit to the number of times one is allowed to take NCLEX...

Wolf at the Door

Has 7 years experience. 1,041 Posts

Placing a limit on NCLEX is the least of their worries. Pennsylvania main problem is the catastrophic amount of Pedophiles. Recognizing child abuse as part of the initial licensure and annual renew was a step towards the problem. Albeit that was something that needed to been addressed a lot sooner.

Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in OR, education. Has 17 years experience. 5 Articles; 10,674 Posts

Placing a limit on NCLEX is the least of their worries. Pennsylvania main problem is the catastrophic amount of Pedophiles. Recognizing child abuse as part of the initial licensure and annual renew was a step towards the problem. Albeit that was something that needed to been addressed a lot sooner.

Um, what? One very publicized case does not mean PA's main problem is pedophiles. Yes, child abuse should have education so that nurses are able to recognize it, but I think you've blown things a bit out of proportion.

tyvin, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice / Psych / RNAC. 1,620 Posts

My goodness; I kind of fooled around after I graduated and moved back home and took my old fine dining job back (making big bucks). It was a year later that I finally realized I had better get my butt down and take the boards or what was it all for.

I passed my first time and didn't study. Seriously, if the person wants to wait, what's the big deal?

Limiting the amount of times to take boards...well, I had a girlfriend from another class and she failed 4 times. On the 5th try she passed and she's a great nurse/person. She was a good student as well. I don't know what the answer is for that.

I think the studying post school and buying all the testing books compounds the anxiety for many people. I felt kind of dumb after I took the boards and my friend asked how I studied for the boards; I told her I graduated with my BSN and didn't know I was suppose to study.

As for limiting the number of times to take the boards; maybe when the 3rd try is exhausted a set mandatory refresher course would be a good idea. If the person wants to keep on retaking the boards; who are they hurting. Many people just don't test well and it's their time.

As for paying license fees every year forget it. Why? Every 2 years is bad enough.

Wolf at the Door

Has 7 years experience. 1,041 Posts

Um, what? One very publicized case does not mean PA's main problem is pedophiles. Yes, child abuse should have education so that nurses are able to recognize it, but I think you've blown things a bit out of proportion.

Please educate yourself about PA. I am not even talking about Penn state case. I have paid close attention to this state for many years after a seed was planted in my ear from a resident of that state. The state is the leader in pedophile cases in America. The state knows it. Look at the crap that comes out of Bucks county PA..use google.

pmabraham, BSN, RN

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Use Google? As if all we read on the Internet is true? Seriously!

Wolf at the Door

Has 7 years experience. 1,041 Posts

Use Google? As if all we read on the Internet is true? Seriously!

you have to be smart enough to stay away from fake news and go to legit news sites.

tnbutterfly - Mary, BSN, RN

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Please keep your posts on topic.

Tneo8385, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU. Has 5 years experience. 62 Posts

How about they vote to become part of the compact states, or does that have to go through the state legislature? I don't get why we take a national exam but have to pay to be endorsed in another state if we want to move or work there. I understand that every state has different CEU requirements, does that play a part?

jcq92

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Hello! Can anyone help me with this - I know we’re supposed to let the BON know when we move/ update our address. But how do you do that through PALS?