5 FACTORS you should CONSIDER before taking your NCLEX!
The road to qualifying your preferred state for NCLEX is not easy, especially for foreign-educated nurses. There are more than 50 state boards of nursing, each has different sets of requirements, qualifications, process of NCLEX registration and NCLEX exam fees, and this confusing and decentralized NCLEX application process can lead to mistakes, delays, and rejections as well as frustrations and regrets.
But don't worry! With this content, we will give you some hints about the initial application phase, CHOOSING WHICH STATE to apply. Here are some factors to consider at this phase:
(1) R.N. License Holder - Applying for NCLEX doesn't mean a candidate is required to be an R.N. license holder from the candidate's country of education as some states in the U.S. do not require any local license as long as the candidate completed an R.N. bachelor's degree.
(2) English Exam - Some states in the U.S. require foreign-educated nurses to demonstrate their proficiency with the English language by taking an exam such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
(3) Social Security Number - or SSN, is a 9-digit numerical identifier that the U.S. government issues to all U.S. Citizens and qualified U.S. residents who apply for one. If an international candidate wants to apply for a particular state that requires Social Security Number (SSN) the candidate must have this requirement to be approved. Some states in the U.S. require foreign-educated nurses to provide SSN when applying for the NCLEX application. The majority of the states in the U.S. don't require SSN to be eligible to apply for NCLEX.
(4) Credential evaluation requirement - For Foreign educated nurses, some State requires a Credential evaluation requirement. This phase will have the candidate's academic and professional credentials evaluated to ensure that the candidates' documents are authentic and attain comparable U.S. nursing standards. This requirement provides a detailed analysis of the credentials earned of the candidate's nursing education received outside the United States according to a state's requirements.
(5) Work Experience - This factor needs to be considered before taking the NCLEX, especially when the candidate chooses the state they want to apply for NCLEX. Some states in the U.S. require specific work experience as a Registered Nurse.
Now that you know most of the factors you need to consider before taking the NCLEX, you are now more prepared and can start your NCLEX application right away! But always remember, processing your NCLEX doesn't need to be difficult, as NEAC is here to help you achieve your USRN Dream, hassle-free and risk-free! NEAC is the World's first international and the LEADING SPECIALIZED Medical Exams Application Center that provides exam application assistance. NEAC does all the work for NCLEX application preparation for a very reasonable price and prevents financial losses, delays, or even rejections of applications. More than 55,000 Medical Professionals used their services worldwide and enjoyed a hassle-free, fast and safe exam application process.
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