NCLEX-RN Information: CHOOSING THE RIGHT STATE
Most of the people I met and honestly I also had my share of this "phase" which is having a problem of determining which state to apply to. But this is one of the most crucial part in terms of moving forward to your NCLEX-RN application process.
Choosing the right state can pose many questions to an applicant. But sometimes we need not complicate things really.
People tend to choose a state basing it on which state process papers fastest. Which is a not so bad idea considering that you really do not have a target state or you do not have relatives in the USA or basically really do not care what state you get in to as long as you are there in the US.
But if you have relatives or very close friends in certain US states then I think that is the best way to go. The effects of making this choice comes after actually when you already passed the NCLEX-RN exam and when you finally get your visas and work there. Life in the US can be pretty hard especially if you do not have someone to depend on too. It helps if you have relatives or friends atleast you can get advices, help or anything to get you started with your life.
What other people do is that they apply to a state that gives eligibility fast and then after passing the NCLEX-RN exam apply to their decided state this is what they call application by endorsement. This is okay esepecially if you have the resources financially and well it varies from state to state how their process. The length of this process vary from one state to the other since you would still have to fulfill the requirements of the state you intend to endorse to. There are also compact states which can affect the results of your endorsement.
So as an ending point in this article, please bear in mind that sometimes the fastest way isn't always the best option. But if you got nothing to lose then sometimes it doesn't hurt to take a risk. But whatever it is you decide on think it over a hundred times remember you cannot afford to commit mistakes.
Hopefully with this article we were able to make things easier for you and good luck on finding the right state that suits you best!
Joan's Notes: The information given is based on opinion and actual experiences. Also from forums, seminars and articles I have encountered. The aim of the artilce is just to be able to provide basic informations based on opinions and experience. This may vary from person to person.