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when did u graduate? take boards?


Specializes in PACU.

hello New Nurses!

I am a new grad, december 07!!!! I am a little frustrated with my school of nursing because they arent allowing us to take boards until after taking a review course. I feel like I am just at a standstill, we cant even work a s GN's. they will not submit any paperwork for the state until after completing our course.

I was wondering if any of you had an idea as to when I may be sitting for boards. My review class is over on 1/22. I am praying that on the last night of my kaplan review, they will hand us our certificates of completion so that I can take everything to my scool the next day.

ok, so back to my question. When did you graduate and when did you take boards? ijust would like a general idea of how long the process is. I am worried sick that I wont be taking boards until March, when I gradauted n December......


suzy253, RN

Specializes in Telemetry/Med Surg.

Congratulations on your graduation!!!

I graduated the end of May 06 and took the boards in July 06. We had a review course built into our curricululm the last three weeks of our senior year which helped us out tremendously. Good luck to you!


Specializes in PACU.

thank you suzy253! it would have made great sense if our school built a review course into our curriculm. we did take an ATI predictor though.

I graduated 12/05, took a short review course, studied for several weeks after that & took boards 02/05.

Try not to get discouraged, just hit the books & study until it's time for the boards. Wishing you the best of luck!


Specializes in PACU.

vernRN- i guess thats all i can do... lol thanks!

Imafloat, BSN, RN

Has 13 years experience.

Congratulations on your graduation. I graduated in Nov 06, received my authorization to test 2 weeks later, and took the NCLEX the first week of Dec 06. We had a review class during finals week the last quarter before we graduated. We were all in our senior practicum so we didn't have finals. I read the Kaplan strategies book twice, it was very helpful.


Specializes in critical care and LTC. Has 6 years experience.

we had a review built in to our program also. Our actual grad date was dec 13 and I tested on dec 17th but our last day of school was actually before thanksgiving. For my LPN boards it was about a month also before I recieved all of my paperwork and ATT. we finished on april 27 and I tested on may 25. GOOD LUCK


Specializes in PACU.

thanks for the responss so far. you guys are great! my actual graduation date is Jan 15, even though we finished finals 12/13. based on jjt's response, maybe i will be taking boards around 2/15????

do you all reminber how long the BON tooks to do their part of the paperwork. I know the ATT can be emailed nowadays... I am not sure how long correspondence from the state takes

Hi and welcome to nursing, I am new to this site and have 2yrs. exp. I graduated in May and took my boards in July some of my fellow students had the boards right after the review class ended. Well good luck to ya.

Megsd, BSN, RN

Specializes in Neuro.

do you all reminber how long the BON tooks to do their part of the paperwork. I know the ATT can be emailed nowadays... I am not sure how long correspondence from the state takes

I don't know how promptly my school sent the paperwork to the BON, but I graduated November 17th and got my ATT via email on December 5th, and tested on December 26th (could have tested earlier but I was on vacation and wanted a few weeks straight to study). Once you get the ATT you can schedule the exam, but if you graduated with a whole bunch of people the date you want may fill up quickly.


Specializes in Emergency.

May 18th 2007

became an RN Friday July 13th, 2007.


Specializes in PACU.

thanks everyone! since i wont have my review over until Jan22, I hope and pray that I will be testing in Febuary sometime.

congrats to all the new nurses! I cant wait to "officially" join this forum

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