Are you just restricted to the state of your nursing program? Or do you have options?
Here’s what you need to know about where you can take the NCLEX after graduation.
Yes, you can take the NCLEX in a different state from where you went to nursing school. The NCLEX is a national exam, therefore nursing school graduates can take it in any state of their choosing.
The first thing you need to understand is that the NCLEX is a national exam. What that means is that everybody takes the same NCLEX exam.
There’s no difference. The nursing graduate in Oklahoma will be taking the same NCLEX exam as the student in upper New York or Hawaii.
Even from an international perspective, students are still taking the same NCLEX exam. The only difference there is that it’s being administered in a Pearson Vue facility in another country.
Generally, taking the NCLEX in a different state is as easy as just enrolling in a Pearson Vue testing facility in that state.
I had a coworker that did that. He went to a program in Oklahoma, and when it came time to take the NCLEX, he wanted to take it as soon as possible.
The earliest time slot was in Texas, so he scheduled it there.
Please note that where you take the NCLEX is different from where you’ll be licensed to work as a nurse.
So in the above scenario, while my coworker went down to Texas to take the NCLEX, he was going to become licensed to work in Oklahoma.
Now that I’ve covered it doesn’t matter where you take your NCLEX in let’s talk about how you can be successful on the NCLEX regardless of where you take it.
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