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Working after Graduation

by BlueRaiderBSN BlueRaiderBSN (New) New

For those of you who went to school in WA, can someone work as a Graduate Nurse before taking thier NCLEX?

What are you eligible to do in the facility between graduation and licensure?

How long after graduation did you end up taking the NCLEX?


Specializes in Neurosciences.

I think I can answer this since I am in this situation currently:

I graduated last Saturday (5/3) and will be continuing to work at my Nurse Tech job through the month of May. I plan on taking NCLEX in June and will register for a specific test date once I get the "authorization to test" number from the state..I was hired for a New Grad RN job to start 7/7. I haven't decided if I can/will work as a NT in June. I don't think, technically, I can as WA St rule is only 30 days after graduation, but since I am going to be working at the same hospital as I currently Tech at, I think they let that rule slide. At least that is what I have seen with other New Grads.

I hope this helps...


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