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Arizona NCLEX Exam

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George Tall works in the legal field, is a father of three, and a husband of a RN for 25 years. He enjoys writing about everything, especially nursing! He has been writing for a living, at least partially, since around 2000. As an author on dozens of websites, he enjoys being factual, while spinning a bit of humor where possible.
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nclex arizonaThe state of Arizona, like all other states, has some of their own unique guidelines and mandates for nurses to take the NCLEX exam. If you need information on taking the Arizona NCLEX, you may reach the Arizona Board of Nursing at:

Arizona Board of Nursing
4747 North 7th Street
Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Phone: 602-771-7800 – Fax: 602-771-7888

In order to remain licensed in Arizona, a nurse is required to practice their profession in some manner either as an employee or volunteer for at least 960 hours every 5 years in. For nurses that do not meet the above requirements they are required to take a refresher course.

Certified Nurses Assistants (CNAs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Registered Nurses (RNs) all must apply and certify for a state with the Arizona Board of Nursing (ABN) before they will be allowed to legally work in their job capacity regardless if they have other certifications or diplomas. Arizona, like every other state also has certain dates to take the required certification exams as well as state license renewal exams.

Some of the requirements needed to take the AZ state licensing exam are similar to many other states in that they require you to have your High School Diploma, an Associates Degree or Bachelors Degree in Nursing from an approved and accredited school. You must have a passing score on the NCLEX exam, official school transcripts which should include your graduation date and types of degree earned must all be sent by certified mail to the ABN.
Completed application and all applicable fees must be mailed to the ABN. They will not accept facsimiles.

In addition, all state license applicants must submit a completed fingerprint card for state and federal criminal record checks with your application.

Arizona is also one of 24 “Compact States”. If you are a primary resident in a compact state other than Arizona, you should not apply for an Arizona state license unless you are moving to and or are declaring Arizona as your primary State of residency.

Like many other states, Arizona also requires continuing education (CE) in order to remain state certified.
For more information you may write or call the AzBN at the address and phone number listed above.

If you have any questions about taking the NCLEX in AZ, feel free to leave a comment below.

 

 

 

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Alaska NCLEX Exam

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George Tall works in the legal field, is a father of three, and a husband of a RN for 25 years. He enjoys writing about everything, especially nursing! He has been writing for a living, at least partially, since around 2000. As an author on dozens of websites, he enjoys being factual, while spinning a bit of humor where possible.
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nursing in alaskaAs with all other 49 states, it is unlawful to practice nursing as a registered nurse in the state of Alaska without first taking and passing the NCLEX exam.

Alaska requires all nursing exam applicants to have a fingerprint card called form FD258, which must be completed by an official law enforcement agency. This fingerprint card must be included with your application for licensure or the application will be considered incomplete and rejected.

In addition to RN’s, LPNs and CNAs must also register with and test with the Alaska Board of nursing before they are allowed to legally work in the nursing profession.

The completed NCLEX application must be signed and also notarized. You must also include a passport type current photo of yourself, within the last 6 months, of which must be on photo paper.

Check or money order for the total amount of all fees, and a completed fingerprint card (used for criminal background check) must be submitted with your application. In addition, your official nursing school transcripts along with a Nursing Program Verification form which verifies your successful completion of an approved and accredited nursing school must be sent directly from the school to the Alaska Board of Nursing office to which you are making application for the NCLEX. Applicants must also have a valid Social Security number, if not, applicants must complete and submit a Request for Exception from Social Security Number Requirement form.

Even if you have already passed the NCLEX in Alaska, you must keep up with your state license. All RN licenses expire on November 30 of even numbered years, regardless of when it was first issued. In other words, the license is good for two years. New licenses that are issued within 90 days of the expiration date will be valid through to the next biennium expiration period.

There are regulations and provisions for continuing education and competency that nurses in all states must comply with in order to be re-certified during each two year license renewal period.

There are two locations in the State of Alaska where exams are given. Those two locations are in Juneau and Anchorage. Here are the addresses and phone numbers for each location:

Juneau Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 110806

Juneau, AK 99811-0806

Phone Numbers

Main Phone: (907) 465-2550

FAX: (907) 465-2974

 

Anchorage Mailing Address:

550 West Seventh Avenue

Suite 1500

Anchorage, AK 99501-3567

Phone Numbers

Main Phone: (907) 269-8160

FAX: (907) 269-8156

 

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Alabama NCLEX Exam

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alabama nclex examIf you need to get in touch with the Alabama Board of Nursing (ABN) for any questions about taking the NCLEX exam, you can reach them by telephone at 1-800-656-5318. You can also visit their office or write to them at:

Alabama Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 303900
Montgomery, AL. 36130-3900

The ABN is assigned the task of licensing and monitoring all nurses in the state of Alabama. They regulate the industry and its workers, and are the primary regulators in charge. In our licensing explanation that follows, we will explain how the process works for RNs to take the AL licensing exam.

After a nurse graduates from an accredited nursing college, he or she must then apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) exam and successfully pass it in order to gain employment as a Registered Nurse. Each state has its own set of laws and guidelines for this exam. For the state of Alabama, we will cover the basics of what is required by that state.

You must wait until you graduate from your nursing school before you can apply to take the NCLEX exam. The state of Alabama requires that you apply online to take the exam and that the name on the ID card that the ABN will issue you after successfully passing the NCLEX must be the same name that you used when you apply with the ABN and Pearson VUE for the exam.

Before your application for the ABN test can be processed, you must have already sent them your official school transcript which must not be a student copy and must be from an approved and accredited school of nursing.

Test applicants are now required to show proof of U.S. citizenship or legal presence to be in and work in the United States prior to the ABN issuing a temporary permit or permanent nursing license. To schedule your test, you must do so via the internet at the their website.

When you arrive at their facility to take the NCLEX, you must present certain acceptable forms of identification such as: a U.S. driver’s license, U.S. state issued ID, U.S. Military ID card, or passport.

When arriving to take the test, applicants must store all of their electronic devices such as cell phones, cameras, tablets, laptops, e.t.c. with the test administrator who will place these items in a sealed bag which will be placed in and must remain in your assigned locker until the end.

After the exam has concluded you must take your sealed bag to the test administrator at the administration desk where he or she will open the bag for you. You are not allowed to open the bag on your own. Compliance failure will result in an incident report which will be submitted for review and could possibly result in the voiding of your test result, which you will then have to retake the test at a later date.

If you require special accommodations, such as a disability, such accommodations can be provided to you, but you must include a request for accommodation with your test application with an evaluation of the disability by your licensed physician as well as several other items that you will be given more information on when you talk to an Alabama Board of Nursing test administrator.

If you have any questions or thoughts about taking the National Council Licensure Examination in Alabama, or about the AL Board of Nursing, feel free to leave a comment below and we will do our best to get the answers for you.