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Rescheduling NCLEX - Past the ATT Date

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My mother in law had a stroke over the weekend and then hemorrhaged and she takes coumadin so I am sure I need not explain how almost impossible it was to stop the bleeding. The bleeding finally stopped but of course now she is no longer anti coagulating so she is at risk for clots. I won't even mention the two masses they have found on her liver and I have one doctor telling me he believes they are blood vessels but another doc is telling me they are masses, possibly cancerous.

Sorry if this is TMI but I needed to vent. I may not be ready on 2/6 to take my NCLEX and I'd rather not go and fail the test if I could just pay the $200 and reschedule for a date when I could be ready and hopefully pass. I do not even know what the outcome is for my mother law yet so I just cannot focus. I spent the weekend being a good husband and helping my wife out as much as I could and quite frankly I just cannot focus right now.

Can I pay the $200 now and reschedule or do I have to wait for my first ATT to expire?

Thanks,

Joe

ATt is valid for 365 days I believe

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 10 years experience.

I believe the charge is only $50 to reschedule since you have not missed your exam date (if you are testing within the US) If you wait for your ATT to expire (6-12 months after issue depending on the state) you will have to reapply with your board of nursing and will not be able to reschedule until you have a new ATT.

From the candidate bulletin: "If you need to change your appointment date, time or location, you may go to the NCLEX Candidate website NCLEX Testing with Pearson VUE or call Pearson VUE NCLEX Candidate Services one full business day (24 hours) before the scheduled exam date and time as described below:

For examinations scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, call at least 24 hours prior to the day and time of your appointment local standard time.

For examinations scheduled on Saturday, Sunday or Monday, call no later than Friday at least 24 hours in advance of your appointment time local standard time."

Thank you for the replies. I was on live chat with Pearson Vue and they told me to contact the NY State Board of Nursing to ask for an extension. Does this make sense and under what circumstances will they do it?

fromtheseaRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency/Trauma.

i would just call them and ask. it seems if there were any reason to extend your att, this would be it. good luck with everything, i hope it all works out for the best with your family.

regarding the previous posts, the length of the att varies by state. some do up to a year, while in my state the att is only valid for 90 days.

I called the Board of Nursing and I spoke to someone who said I needed to speak to a specific department but they do not accept calls on Tuesdays so I have to call back tomorrow. The person I did speak to did mention that the reason for having an ATT extended requires a really good reason and he is not sure if my reason is good. Not to mention, how do I prove to them that my mother in law is in the hospital without violating HIPAA?

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 10 years experience.

The information desk would be able to verify that she is in the hospital & condition as long as your family didn't rescind permission for being listed in the hospital directory. (usually it's an opt-out not an opt-in). HIPAA violation would be a HOSPITAL staff member revealing detailed information without permission of the patient or next of kin.

You won't know until you ask, be prepared to submit your request in writing.

The information desk would be able to verify that she is in the hospital & condition as long as your family didn't rescind permission for being listed in the hospital directory. (usually it's an opt-out not an opt-in). HIPAA violation would be a HOSPITAL staff member revealing detailed information without permission of the patient or next of kin.

You won't know until you ask, be prepared to submit your request in writing.

I have to call back tomorrow. I was thinking it would be a HIPAA issue if someone was to give me a copy of a document that showed that she was in the hospital but yes I guess if my mother in law said it was okay there would be no issue. I will call them tomorrow and see what happens.

If you allow the ATT to expire and not take the test I know I would have to pay another $200 but would I get the ATT immediately because I technically did not fail the test?

Update:

I spoke to the NY State Board of Nursing and they told me that only Pearson Vue could extend the ATT. I find this amusing because Pearson Vue told me to contact the State Board. When I called Pearson they told me that they never extend the ATT's and that I had no choice but to take the exam or wait until my validity date passed and start the process all over again. I went ahead and scheudled the exam for February 6th. I hope I have enough time and energy to pass the exam. Please wish me luck and more importantly for my mother in law whom is doing better to get well soon.

Joe

Hey Joe, how did this all work out for you? I had the same question about reregistering (I missed my exam due to ID issues) and wasn't sure if I was able to reregister and get my ATT really quickly since I didn't fail, or if I was going to have to reregister with the Ohio Board of Nursing.

gabrield, BSN, RN

Specializes in Home health Care. Has 6 years experience.

HI guys, hope all is well, i have the same issue bout the expired ATT and change of location,. I did not schedule for the NCLEX exam wayback year 2010 and moved to Middle East, now I am planning to take the test again. It's 2 years now, will I will be able to reschedule my ATT or I need to really start the process from the very start??

Thanks

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 32 years experience.

you need to speak to your BON or at least check their website to see if they give eligibility of application. I know some states are 2 years and seen others up to 5 years and if that is the case just apply to pearsonvue and pay fees