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Well, I just screwed up.

So, like the title says, I just screwed up big time. Here's a little back story: I graduated from ITT in June of 2014 (such a huge mistake of attending that school in the first place but the damage is done) and I have taken the NCLEX three times and failed with my scores being " near the passing standard " and "above the passing standard". So close but not quite good enough. In frustration I applied to my state Board of nursing and registered and paid for the test at the end of June of this year to squeeze one more chance at that test out before my allowed two years was up (I'm in Oklahoma). I recieved my ATT and went to schedule my test today only to find out my ATT has expired. I somehow got it in my head that you have a year to test after recieving your ATT. This is totally my fault for not paying attention to the test validity. So now my "two years after graduation before having to taking remediation cources" has passed and my ATT has expired. My question is, does anyone have any experience with this? Will I be able to just re-register for the test and still have one last shot or is this the end? I know that no one will probably have a definitive answer and I'm going to call the board Monday to find out, but right now I'm looking for any Ray of hope to get me through the weekend. I found this in the BON but I'm not sure if my case is special since I technically met all of the requirements but allowed the ATT to expire or if this means since I am no longer registered and paid up that I can no longer test: All applicants for licensure by examination must submit a completed application, transcript, and feel to the board and a completed registration forms and fee to the authorized testing service within two years of completion of the nursing education program. Any thoughts, experience, or opinions (that do not consist of how stupid i am for screwing up this bad, because i already no this) are welcome.

@struggling, it will be better for you, if instead of reaching for false hope, you face the situation realistically. Your state BON requires remediation for applicants who have not passed the NCLEX within two years of graduation, as a means of protecting the public. The rule is transparent, fair and consistent and it is unlikely that you will be granted exemption from the rule. Consider the positive aspects of returning to school; it may improve your critical thinking skills, your NCLEX score and make you a better prepared nurse in the end.

Thank you for your reply. I agree with you on how taking remediation classes will help, my only hesitation on this is the money it will coat for the courses. I already have a lot of debt racked up from attending nursing school and attempting the NCLEX before. I called and left a message to the BON. I'm hoping for the best but prepared for the worse. I'm also looking into applying with state of IOWA since they don't have a time limit, but I'm not sure how that would play out since ITT is **** down now. They were accredited when I went there though.

Buyer beware specializes in GENERAL.


You are honest and upfront about where you've been and where you hope to be through the disappointment and disillusionment by seeing this thing through.

I can tell that you have the gift of edifying self reflection. That's a hell of a lot more than I can say for many posters on this site.

You have many professional qualities now all you need is that piece of paper.

I'm bucking for you.

Nori.Giselle specializes in TICU.

You could apply for a license in NY or Arkansas. I don't think there is a 2 year limit like Oklahoma.


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