Texas Nurse Practice Act Testing for new nurses

  1. Does anyone have any information about the new requirement for Texas nursing student graduates to take the Nurse Practice Act Test that is supposed to be required for students beginning Fall 2008? I have also heard a rumor that if you have not graduated by April 2008 that this test will be required along with NCLEX................any help would be appreciated.
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  3. by   ybarramom
    I am entering my final semester in the RN program, and we have been informed that we must complete a nursing juridprudence course and pass a mastery exam by the end of the semester. This is some new requirement from the BON. I'm not sure if this is the same thing you are referring to though! Good luck in your schooling!!
  4. by   cardiacRN2006
    I can't answer your question directly, but wanted to add that I think it's a good thing for new grads (any nurse, really) to know their state's Nurse Practice act. This is the standard that we are held to and many nurses don't know what it entails.

    I had to take and pass my state's nurse practice act for my first semester of my RN-BSN program. It was online and not timed so mine wasn't very difficult.
  5. by   JaxiaKiley
    The test was easy. I just graduated in Dec 08. It took about 30 mins and wasn't hard at all. You get plenty of attempts, there's only a 7 day wait if you fail and there's no cost. It's online, so you can do it from home. There's another thread around here with more information, too.

    Good luck!