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Requirements for taking the RN NCLEX.

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I'm an LPN with 27 years experience in a hospital setting, the last 17 in ICU. I have completed all the requirements for the Excelsior program except the 2 1/2 day clinical portion.

My question is: Is there any way to take RN boards without actually graduating from a program?

Each state has different requirements, but I think that they all require graduation from a program. And frankly, the thought of someone attempting to take the boards without finishing a program makes me raise my eyebrow. If one takes a shortcut to take the boards, what else might one take a shortcut on?

nghtfltguy, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency, Trauma, Flight.

no~

to take the nclex-rn... you have to have approval from the school you graduated from..

don't matter what state you are in...

there is a tracking system that rates the school by how many of their students pass/fail boards..

if you have not graduated from an accredited RN program... you can't take the NCLEX..

:cool:

Megsd, BSN, RN

Specializes in Neuro.

In my state I can't sign up to take the exam until the school sends something to the board of nursing saying I graduated. Then the BON sends me an authorization to test.

So it's not like I could just call them up and say "I graduated!" The school has to notify them separately.

Larry in Florida

Specializes in corrections, LTC, pre-op. Has 12 years experience.

I'm an LPN with 27 years experience in a hospital setting, the last 17 in ICU. I have completed all the requirements for the Excelsior program except the 2 1/2 day clinical portion.

My question is: Is there any way to take RN boards without actually graduating from a program?

Nope ,

Not that I'm aware of. Take the clinical and graduate!

Larry RN in Fl

EC graduate

Medic04

Specializes in ICU,PCU,ER, TELE,SNIFF, STEP DOWN PCT.

I'm an LPN with 27 years experience in a hospital setting, the last 17 in ICU. I have completed all the requirements for the Excelsior program except the 2 1/2 day clinical portion.

My question is: Is there any way to take RN boards without actually graduating from a program?

NOPE!

I am getting ready to take my CPNE in 2.5 weeks. I need Micro to graduate, if you do not have all your classes and CPNE then no graduation, no NCLEX and no way around it.

ohmeowzer RN, RN

Specializes in ob/gyn med /surg.

no you have to graduate then the school sends the info to the BON and then you can register for boards.

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