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    Restudying for the NCLEX

    I passed! I passed a while ago haha. I tried reading the Saunders book but it was so condensed that I didn’t like the review for it. Honestly all I did was UWorld. I did 75 questions a day and took both assessment tests. Whenever I did a question I always read the rationale for the answer and made flash cards for it on the UWorld account. I also did more research on a topic if I needed to know more about it. With the 75 questions a day, I also reviewed the flash cards I did. Made a schedule so that I could finish every UWorld question before taking the NCLEX, and I had about a week before taking the NCLEX so I did all the questions I markee were hard, like sata and ones that just boggled my mind. (Make sure to mark the SATA questions and the ones you think you need work on!) I passed in 75 questions! I am now a critical care nurse in my area and am still learning as I work! Let me know if you have other questions!!
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    Restudying for the NCLEX

    Thanks for the replies guys! I'll also look into remar!
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    Restudying for the NCLEX

    Thanks guys! Super helpful comments. I was gonna do Saunders, but also wanted something else to help do a more focused review on the different systems and their diseases. Will look into hurst.
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    Restudying for the NCLEX

    Hello all, it's been about two years since I have studied for anything (nursing wise). I was denied for the NCLEX more than a year ago, and want to be able to study soon, because I feel that they will allow me for testing this year. So my question for everyone who had to wait a while before testing is, what online study program did you use to review everything that you forgot about? I know about kaplan and UWorld, but I'm not really looking for multiple choice reviewing, more like relearning diseases, interventions, processes, etc. Thanks!
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    Applying to take the CNA test with record in CA

    Hey Ramcharger310, just a question, how long does the application usually take to process? Because the NCLEX application took a while, especially since I had a prior incident.
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    Applying to take the CNA test with record in CA

    Nice! I'll look at what I can do to be an LVN as well, but I will ask my advisor or department head if it is a possibility. It was dismissed through informal diversion during pre-trial. Since I was never technically convicted I couldn't expunge it. Would it being dismissed it better than expungement?
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    Applying to take the CNA test with record in CA

    Would applying even matter, since I was denied my NCLEX from the same board that looks at LVN applications?
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    Applying to take the CNA test with record in CA

    Thanks so much Ramcharger310! I didn't think of testing for the LVN because of it being the same board that looked at my RN application. Would the expungement help my CNA application? If I did the LVN application would I even have a shot? I also informed the BON about the incident but they had me do a lot when I had to inform them, compared to just noting it on the CNA application.
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    Applying to take the CNA test with record in CA

    Thanks so much @Ramcharger310! I have a couple of questions. The FAQ of the DOPH states that: "All convictions must be reported to the CDPH even if the court granted a dismissal pursuant to PC 1203.4 or any other applicable statute, with the exception of marijuana-related offenses specified in the marijuana reform legislation and codified in Health and Safety Code sections 11361.5 and 11361.7" Don't I still I need to inform the DOPH, and would sending a letter do this? My next question is, on section 3 of the initial applicant form, since I was not convicted, would I state no? In the same section, would I inform them of my denial from the NCLEX even though it was from the BON? It would be hard answering the number of the license/certificate if it's a different department.
  10. Is it possible for me to take the CNA test even with a criminal record? I received a petty theft misdemeanor in California, and was able to get it expunged through informal diversion. My lawyer informed me that because of informal diversion, it would not show up during background checks. Would it still hurt my chances of taking the CNA test? I have chosen to become a CNA because I was recently denied my NCLEX-RN by the BON due to the incident. I want to be a CNA so that I can still retain knowledge and gather work experience as well. Would being denied for the NCLEX-RN hurt my chances as well?
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    Denied NCLEX-RN, can i still apply for CNA licensure?

    I have gotten the incident expunged through informal diversion. And I believe that CNA is a different department from the BON.
  12. Hello all, I just got a letter today from the BRN denying my application. The main reason was from a petty theft incident that occurred the summer before my final semester of AS nursing school. I know I am entirely at fault here, and have accepted that this denial is not gonna stop me from doing what I love. I have chosen not to appeal the decision. I am not able to afford a lawyer and I do not wanna go through the process of appealing the decision, when the best result will end up with me in probation. I would rather wait one year and reapply. However, in this next year I plan to do the most I can to show that I have changed even more. Firstly, I want to be able to get my CNA license and be able to work as a CNA so that I do not forget the knowledge that I have learned in nursing school. My main question is, can I still apply for CNA licensure even though I have been denied RN licensure?