NCLEX® RN/PN U.S.A. Exam Application

The National Council Licensure Examination, more popularly known as NCLEX is a nationwide examination for medical licensing in the United States and Canada.

The NCLEX examinations are under the guidance of an institution named National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc., or NCSBN Inc. They administer these NCLEX examinations on behalf of its more than 50 State Boards of Nursing in the United States.

This standardized test is use to determine if one nurse candidate is eligible to work on his or her chosen state regulatory board in the United States.

NCLEX-RN
This exam is for candidates who completed an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN).

NCLEX-PN
An NCLEX Exam exclusive for practical and vocational nurses who obtained a diploma in Licensed Vocational Nursing or License in Practical Nursing (LVNs/LPNs).

A typical NCLEX-RN/PN Application process for international candidates consists the following phases:

1 - Choose your preferred state for NCLEX

  • Each state in the USA has specific regulations and requirements which must be completed in order to qualify for a license as a registered nurse. Pre-qualification process is needed for you to know if you are qualified to take the NCLEX under that specific SBON.
2 - Pre-Eligibility Phase or Credential Evaluation Phase
  • his phase involves the evaluation of the candidates documents equivalency in terms of the U.S. education. (NOTE: Not all SBON undergoes Pre-Eligibility phase or Credential Evaluation Phase)
3 - Eligibility Phase
  • The Nursing regulatory body (NRB) in the U.S. determines this phase if the candidate is eligible to apply for an exam licensure to a specific State Board of Nursing (SBON).
4 - Registration – Authorization to Test (ATT) Phase
  • After the nursing regulatory body (NRB) declares you eligible, you will receive an Authorization to Test (ATT) notification. This will serve as a notification that you are eligible to take the exam. (NOTE: ATT validity varies for each state.)
5 - Exam Scheduling
  • Once ATT is approved, you are now eligible to choose your preferred exam schedule that is suitable within your ATT validity.
6 - Quick Result
  • Some candidates may access their "unofficial" results two business days after taking their exam* however, the NCLEX results in the Quick Results Service do not authorize you to practice as a licensed/registered nurse and only the nursing regulatory body to which you applied can release your official results.

There are more than 50 different State Boards of Nursing (SBN) in the U.S.A. and each of them has a different set of requirements, regulations, and fees. One international candidate may qualify to one state while another applicant may not depending on their level of education, work experience and so much more. Due to this complex system, candidates are advised to seek assistance from a specialized application preparation center to avoid financial losses and delays that may cause rejections on their applications.

For further inquiries with regard to the requirements, qualifications, and fees for the NCLEX RN/PN U.S.A. Exam Application, kindly email us at online@applynclex.com

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