Time for NCLEX

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Must nursing students wait to take the NCLEX until after they graduate or can they take it before?

Katnip, RN

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Never heard of taking it before graduation. You need that degree or diploma to fulfill the requirements of the board. The nursing school sends in the require info, and they wait until they're sure you've graduated.

You can't take the NCLEX until you graduate! When do you graduate?


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Specializes in Trauma ICU, MICU/SICU.

Aside from the board not allowing it... Why would you want to take the NCLEX BEFORE you graduate?:confused:

Nursing school is very intense. Not a walk in the park. In addition, I'm sure there are questions on the NCLEX that will come from your last semester of nursing school so you would need to have learned that material.


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I was just asking because I really don't know anything about the test. The ACT, SAT, GRE, and MCAT are all taken before the student actually graduates so I was wondering if the NCLEX was the same deal.

Thanks guys.

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