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by Slycooper4u Slycooper4u (New) New

Hello. I am seriously considering relocating to San Diego CA. I am repeating a nursing course. Once I pass, I have 2 more levels and graduate. I plan to take my NCLEX- PN before I graduation. I heard from a classmate that I may have to take my NCLEX again. Does anyone know if this is true? I don't want to start all over again in another program in CA. I appreciate any information regarding this matter. Thanks.

The NCLEX is a one time deal (granted you pass the first time) and is nationwide. Once you pass the NCLEX you can apply for a license in the state of your choosing. However, that license doesn't follow you from state to state. You will have to apply to have your license endorsed to California, or wherever you want to go. This doesn't require another test, just an application and fee.

I don't believe you can sit for the NCLEX until after you graduate from school, so I'm not sure how you plan to take it before graduating. You might want to look into that part.

Thanks for your reply. I was told by my one teacher that several students took there boards before graduation. The school's graduation is almost a month after completion of the program. I am confident that I will complete the PN program and pass my NCLEX. I am a Christian and know "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."