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by caitlinjoy caitlinjoy (New) New

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I am a senior graduating in May :)

Right now I am trying to figure out the best time to take the NCLEX. My parents want to take me on a trip as a graduation present and are wanting to do it like the day after graduation for 5 days. I want to get my boards done ASAP so I can't decide whether to wait on the trip maybe till October or take boards after the trip. I know several people who have just taken the nclex without too much studying or anything and passed fine. Any advice? Will I even be able to get a test date that first week? Thanks much!

Caitlin

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you should be fine. it took a month after graduation for me to even get the ATT to take boards

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I was thinking that might be the case. I don't want to be thinking about the board exam while I'm on the beach though! Hmmm

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all517 specializes in ICU.

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I'm almost positive you won't be able to test that soon, take the trip! It took almost 2 weeks to get my ATT.

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I am a senior graduating in May :)

Right now I am trying to figure out the best time to take the NCLEX. My parents want to take me on a trip as a graduation present and are wanting to do it like the day after graduation for 5 days. I want to get my boards done ASAP so I can't decide whether to wait on the trip maybe till October or take boards after the trip. I know several people who have just taken the nclex without too much studying or anything and passed fine. Any advice? Will I even be able to get a test date that first week? Thanks much!

Caitlin

I graduated 12-14-12, got my ATT on 12-17-13. First appointment I could get to test was 1-2-13. I took a week long BC vacation from 12-16 to 12-22. You will be fine to test after vacation.

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I graduated on Dec 18 and got ATT on Dec 21.

I took NCLEX on Dec 26. I saw my name on the board on Dec 27. (I did 100?s/day about a month.) And I had to travel a little farther to get the date I wanted.

I think my state BON is pretty fast processing license. it depends on them how soon you will get ATT.

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Crazymind - where are you located. I graduated in December and still don't have my ATT. Congratulations!

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akanini has 10 years experience as a MSN, LPN, RN.

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Take your trip! When you come back, you start studying for the Nclex. After nursing school, you will be glad for that time off. When I finished LPN school, I left for Hawaii two days after graduation and didn't think about Nclex. After RN School, I vacationed a month after.

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sawms has 10 years experience and specializes in Plastics, Bariatric, GI, Spine/Ortho.

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Take your vacation. If you are concerned about the test and prep, just get a couple of the pocket study guides and flip through a few questions just before bed while away. I recieved my ATT within a week of graduation and didn't schedule immediately.

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