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    HELP! Retaking NCLEX due to expired license after passing it 8 years ago?!

    Eventually, yes. But I do plan to take an RN to BSN program online as soon as my license is reactivated, which will give me plenty of time to line up childcare. There are many RN to BSN programs that don't require that you have a job as a nurse while in school, so this won't be an issue for me, at least in the interim.
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    HELP! Retaking NCLEX due to expired license after passing it 8 years ago?!

    Thank you for your feedback. I do agree that a refersher would be better, however, I'm not sure it would be practical for me at this time. I think people are missing the fact that I would need childcare since my husband goes overseas frequently (like for weeks at a time). :/
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    HELP! Retaking NCLEX due to expired license after passing it 8 years ago?!

    Odd or not, it's a door that's currently not open to me because my license is expired, unfortunately. Thanks for your feedback. I'll take that into consideration.
  4. Greetings all! I was hoping someone had some advice on this. I'm a registered nurse from Arizona and took the NCLEX in Arizona in 2012. I passed the NCLEX with no problems then, but since then my license has expired due to multiple moves with my military husband overseas and not being able to renew my license or work as a nurse. We've now settled, at least temporarily, in South Carolina and instead of doing a nursing refresher course which seems like more of a hassle, I'm thinking I would just like to retake the NCLEX which was presented to me as an option by the South Carolina State Board of Nursing. I've been out of school for 8 years now and I would love to know if anyone has done anything like this. I'm a little afraid of failing, to be honest, since I've been out of school for so long. What do you recommend in passing the NCLEX? Do you think retaking the NCLEX is an easier route than taking a refresher course with long clinical hours (90 hours of clinicals and I have to worry about childcare since my husband goes overseas now frequently). I don't really have an interest in working as a nurse right now, but I would love to have my license reactivated since I am wanting to pursue my RN to BSN. Eventually, I would like to work as a nurse educator, or possibly a nurse in a research setting. I don't really have an interest in bedside nursing at this time, but I know that there's a lot that you can do with a BSN. Anyway, any advice on taking the NCLEX again, if it would be worth it to take the NCLEX again rather than doing a refresher, would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for any advice you can offer! I'm looking forward to getting this chapter closed.
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    RN to BSN online without working?

    I'm wondering if it's possible to get my RN to BSN without working as a nurse. My AZ nursing license is inactivated (deactivated it in 2015) and was thinking about going back to school for my BSN. I'm also living overseas and can't work as a nurse here anyway, even if I wanted to. Any CCNE-accredited schools that will allow me to do this??
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    AZ License renewal but living in KS! :(

    Hi, everyone! I haven't worked as a nurse for 3 years now and I just got a notification from AZBoN that my license is up for renewal. I don't know if I want to return to nursing, but I would like the option, so I wanted to keep my license up to date. The problem is that now I live in Kansas. My husband moved our family here because of his military service and I'm not sure how to go about renewing my license now. Do I transfer my current licence to KS and then renew from here? Do I try to find an online program and then do a preceptorship here? Will anyone even LET me preceptor with them if I've been out of the workforce for so long?? Any advice is appreciated. Thank you!
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    UTA RN to BSN Online Fall 2014

    I agree, Nursndy. I sent my enrollment counselor an e-mail three times and called four times before sending him a really annoyed e-mail telling him that if he can't help me then direct me to someone who can. I've started looking into other schools because of all the prereqs they require at UTA. :/ It would honestly take me so long and cost so much money to take all the prereqs for UTA that it wouldn't be worth it to me. Right now I'm looking at George Washington. I would have to wait a year to go, but... it might be worth it if I can save a few thousand dollars (not to mention time/added stress) in prereqs. I haven't decided yet. *sigh* I wish this whole process were easier!
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    UTA RN to BSN Online Fall 2014

    Does anyone know why the don't do transcript evaluations until you sign up for classes? I find this very annoying. If I sign up and then they tell me I need 9 more classes on top of my nursing classes, that won't be good! And then I'll probably go looking for another one with not so many prereqs. I mean Texas History? Really? lol
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    UTA RN to BSN Online Fall 2014

    I just applied and they accepted me once they verified that I have my RN license.
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    NC nurses, check out Appalachian State.

    Did you end up going to Appalachian?? If so, how was it?
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    UTA RN to BSN Online Fall 2014

    I decided to take Technical Writing at a local community college. It's $72 per credit hour vs. UTA's $1004 per credit hour. That's a HUGE difference. BTW, the Technical Writing class isn't included in the $8995 tuition rate they quoted on their website. The $8995 only covers Nursing classes and not the electives and general education classes that you are required to take to graduate. http://academicpartnerships.uta.edu/documents/UTA_RNtoBSN_Degree_Plan.pdf Anything NOT listed as "NURS" in the beginning is required and counts as out-of-state tuition if you don't live in Texas. Just a heads up! I'm taking as many classes locally as I can so I only have to take the NURS classes here.
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    UTA RN to BSN Online Fall 2014

    I plan to start mid Fall. I'm still trying to figure out what classes I will ultimately need. It looks like I have to take (or test out of) a LOT of classes at UTA in order to graduate. I plan on testing out of both of the American History classes and the Algebra class. Anyone know if CLEP offers a test-out course that would count towards the political science classes (the Texas and US)? Testing out will save money and headache. I generally don't like either of those subjects!

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