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After successfully completing a nursing program, register for the NCLEX by contacting the state board of nurse examiners for a registration form. Or apply online at


Reads the registration form's directions carefully. Any missed information will delay processing time. Payment must be made by certified check.


After receiving verification of eligibility from the board, register with Pearson Vue to take either the the NCLEX-RN (Registered Nurse) or NCLEX-PN (Practical Nurse; applies for Licensed Practical Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse).


Applicants will be scheduled a test date within 30 days. Results are mailed out by state nursing boards, typically one month after testing.

Passing the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) is necessary to becoming a nurse in the United States. After finishing the state educational and clinical requirements, it is possible to apply for a seat taking the NCLEX. Depending on whether you meet the Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Nurse (LVN/ LPN) requirements is up to individual state nursing boards.