Fact or Fiction: Immigration Edition NCLEX



Are you an international nurse looking to further your career and pursue the American dream by landing an RN position in the U.S.? CareerKnacks knows how daunting this process can seem if you have never gone through it, and with more than 25 years of experience we are the perfect (no fee!) agency to help! One of the biggest topics of concern is the NCLEX-RN® Exam, so today we are breaking down everything you need to know and separating fact from fiction when it comes to this important exam.

FACT: CareerKnacks can help you with preparing for and sitting for the NCLEX-RN® exam.

We offer an exclusive Assistance Program to help you with preparing for and ultimately, passing the NCLEX-RN® exam! Contact us today to learn more!

FICTION: Your NCLEX-RN® exam results expire if you don’t start your position in the U.S. right away.

While some important documents do expire throughout this process, your NCLEX-RN® exam results do not. We will make sure we keep you updated on anything that might expire before it happens, so you won’t need to worry about that happening.

FACT: You could be approved to sit for the NCLEX-RN® exam within six months!

Check out our NCLEX-RN® timeline to learn more about the process.

FICTION: You must take the IELTS English language proficiency test prior to taking the NCLEX-RN® exam.

There are only six states that require you do it in this order. Again, this is all information we will share with you throughout the process to ensure that you do things by the book, ensuring your transition to your new life in America goes as smoothly as possible.

FACT: The NCLEX-RN® exam passing standards are reviewed every three years.

…or when the test plan changes to ensure that the passing standard for NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN examinations accurately reflects the amount of nursing ability currently required to practice competently at the entry level.

FICTION: You must have several years of clinical experience prior to taking the NCLEX-RN® exam.

While some U.S. State Boards of Nursing do require you have experience, it is not a universal rule and is an area that CareerKnacks can happily guide you to positions appropriate for your level of experience. 

FACT: Only candidates who fail the exam will get a performance report.

The NCLEX is designed as a screening tool used to identify candidates that can demonstrate that their nursing ability is sufficient to be competent in practice. Providing more detailed feedback for candidates who fail is done in an attempt to help the candidate direct their remediation strategies. Providing feedback to people who do not need remediation serves no purpose and could be misused by candidates or employers in making employment decisions.

FICTION: You must know which U.S. state you plan to live and work before taking the NCLEX.

If you happen to know this information already, great! Otherwise, your license can always be endorsed in the proper state once you know where you will be headed.

To learn more about the NCLEX-RN® Exam Timeline and the CareerKnacks NCLEX-RN® Assistance Program, head right this way! We also shared our six proven steps to NCLEX success . To submit your resume for consideration for one of our open RN positions in America, Click Here.

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