Hi Tomcam, I graduated 2 years ago and I just took the nursing licensure exam for the first time November 2008. The reason for that? I started working and never stopped. At first I was rationalizing it with, "I need to provide for my kid, I'll take the test in December" (at that time the exams were still in December) -- time flew and it was two years later, I had a bachelor degree but not licensed to practice. If you have the choice, meaning, the support of your family financially, then just use this time to prepare for your exam in November, especially finishing up the requirements. That's my advice, I didn't do that when I graduated. I just started working, working, working. Never regretted the time of course, since I learned a lot from working (read: the value of money, even one peso is extremely important to you if you are the person earning that one peso). But still, it side-tracked me from using my degree.