The first two tests are much like the NCLEX-RN. Only instead of taking it at your local college or university, you will be taking it in the San Joaquin valley at the Chabot College lab. Although you will spend the same time, the testing is a little more strenuous because you have to use a real lab equipment. This may not bother some people, but if you have any medical-related projects ahead of time, this could be a good time to schedule a few extra hours over an extended period of time.
The third exam is much more challenging. It is a written test based on the NCLEX-RN or National Council Licensure Examination. If you are working toward your RN license, then it will be much easier to take this test. Even if you just took a state board exam, it may be a good idea to take the NCLEX-RN prior to moving forward. It is very much different than the other two and the concepts that are covered are somewhat similar.
We have prepared these next two exams in much the same way as the previous one was explained above. You will find the same course materials that you will need, but your testing will be more intense due to the nature of the subject matter. Our labs are located in both Fresno and Sacramento.
There will be short quizzes and you will probably be required to wear a headpiece while you take the actual test. Because there is much more to this type of licensing process, it is much more important that you take your time through the process. You will find that your tees will be shipped to you about two weeks after your registration closed. Your actual exam will take place in Fresno or Sacramento, depending on where you took the course.
If you have had your classes in the past three years, you may be required to take a certification test in order to renew your license. The test will be given about six months before you will be expected to take your actual test. In order to ensure success, we strongly recommend that you attend at least one class before taking the certification test. If you have taken a course that has recently ended, you may still be able to take this test, but you will need to contact your instructor to see if they have a specific time frame in which you can do so.
Some other details that you should be aware of include the cost of the exams. They are much more expensive in most cases than most state licensing exams. That being said, it should be noted that the cost is usually associated with the number of sections that you take. Once you find the course offerings that meet your needs, you can start making inquiries about the prices. If you are not sure how much you will pay for your exams, you can find price estimates online.
The other option that you have is to get a book written by someone who has already taken the tests. In addition to giving you their own opinion about how easy the course was, this book will give you invaluable information that you will need to succeed. If you have any questions, you can call the teacher or visit the website for more information. The only downside to this option is that the quality of the book may be a little lacking. If you are pressed for time, however, it is likely that the price that you will pay will be well worth it.