Yesterday, I received the “Authorization to Test” (ATT) so I could finally schedule the NCLEX-RN exam.
In case you’re curious about how to sign up for the NCLEX…
- Tuesday, April 24, 2012 – I printed out the 3 sheets, filled it out, and got the papers notarized at Chase Bank for free. I wrote a check of $143 to New York State. I placed a 44 cent stamp on an envelope and sent the papers and check to the State.
- Tuesday, April 24, 2012 – Then, I went online to http://www.pearsonvue.com/nclex/, created an account, gave them information to give them $200 for the test.
- Then I just waited for NYU to do its thing.
- Friday, May 18, 2012 – I graduated from NYU.
- Thursday, May 31, 2012 – NYU sent out the list of students who have graduated to the State (as well as other states – not just New York).
- Monday, June 11, 2012 – I received an e-mail from Pearson Vue with the ATT attachment. I immediately went to their website, logged in, and picked a location and time for the NCLEX.
There were a few June dates available but I wanted to make sure that I completed at least 90% of the QBank questions through Kaplan, a course provided by NYU, and take all of the Question Trainers (4, 5, 6, 7) before I take the exam. There were a few dates available during the second week of July but it was either at 8am (my brain isn’t awake yet!) or it was Friday the 13th. I can’t help but be a little superstitious. Soo I scheduled my test date for Wednesday, July 18th at 12:30pm. Now it is time to get serious. Last night, I created a calendar for me to follow so I stay on track. Now back to studying.