Why do I Need the NCLEX-RN?
Every day we receive lots of questions from nurses who are interested in making the move to the U.S. From visa processing to family life in the U.S., the Conexus team is on hand to provide the best advice and support we have to offer. One of the most popular topics amongst our candidates is the NCLEX-RN. So, we thought we would write a post on why passing the NCLEX-RN exam is such an important step in your journey to nursing in the U.S.
The NCLEX-RN is a hurdle that every nurse in the U.S. has to jump before earning their scrubs! In order to receive a nursing license and work in the U.S., it is a requirement that all nurses must have passed the NCLEX-RN exam. That’s why before the Conexus team can offer any nurse an interview, we must ask them to sit and pass the exam if they have not done so already, at the time they apply with us.
The NCLEX-RN exam makes sure that you’re ready to begin your nursing career in the U.S. The exam ensures that all nurses meet a minimum standard of competency so that they can perform procedures with the utmost care to patients. It doesn’t just test for textbook knowledge, but it also tests the instinct of the nurse and their ability to critically think, as well as make safe and sound judgments.
The NCLEX-RN exam is important for your own confidence and self-belief so that you can start your first day as a USRN knowing that you have the knowledge and the ability to succeed. We know that a lot of nurses get nervous and feel anxious about sitting the exam, but once you have successfully passed the exam, you will see that all your hard work was worthwhile and you will be so proud of what you have achieved.
Now, it’s time to start practicing! There are plenty of ways you can prepare for the NCLEX-RN but if you feel like you need some extra support, check out our partner, Rachell Allen Services. Their team of inspiring educators, conduct live review courses in a positive and supportive environment where you will be surrounded by like-minded people who like you, are ready to achieve their career goal.
Don’t let any fear of taking the NCLEX-RN stand in the way of your American Dream!