In this article, I’m answering this question related to the NCLEX.
“I’ve unfortunately have had to retake the NCLEX multiple times, and I finally passed this last time. I guess my question is, will employers I apply to know that it took me several times to pass the NCLEX?”
Employers typically can’t see how many times you’ve taken the NCLEX. Even if they can, it’s unlikely to matter as much as you think. Facilities are more concerned with you having an active, unencumbered nursing license.
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What does it cover?
Just to name a few.
The primary thing an employer cares about is that you have an active, unencumbered nursing license.
Most will not care about all the other details, even if they can see how many times it took you to pass, which is unlikely.
What might be a little more concerning is gaps in your resume. For instance, employers will be able to see when you graduated and how long it took you to get licensed.
Questions may be asked if there’s a considerable gap between your graduation and licensure.
For example, let’s say you graduated in May but didn’t get your license until December. During the interview process, questions may be asked about that gap.
At that point, you’ll have to give a reason for it.
Now that you’ve learned that your focus shouldn’t be on whether or not your future boss can see how many times it took you to pass the NCLEX.
Let’s focus on what really matters, which is how you can be successful in your first year as a new nurse.
One of the best ways to be successful in your first year as a new nurse is by getting the new nurse academy course.
It’s a course that’s all about teaching new grads the practical things they need to know to work independently as licensed nurses.
Some of the things covered include:
Just to name a few. The list goes on. You can check out the new nurse academy course here.
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