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Board of Registration in Nursing emergency & holiday office closure information

The Board's emergency office closure policy: What to do if your NCLEX exam or SARP appointment is canceled due to official emergency.

Emergency closures

Office closures

When the Governor declares a State of Emergency in Massachusetts or in Suffolk County and non-emergency state employees in the Executive branch are directed not to report to work, the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing office will close. You can find official information about emergency situations on the Commonwealth’s homepage and on the Board’s homepage.

If a declared emergency occurs on a scheduled Board meeting date, it will be cancelled.

NCLEX cancelation

If your scheduled NCLEX® exam at a Pearson Professional Test Center is in an affected area of Massachusetts during a declared emergency, Pearson VUE will contact you to reschedule your exam appointment.

For help, contact Pearson VUE toll-free at (866) 496-2539 or through Pearson's online customer service.

The Board may extend your Authorization to Test (ATT) for a specified number of days if your ATT expires on the date of the emergency or if it expires before the emergency is over.

Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) cancellation

If you have a scheduled SARP Admission Interview or SARP Program Orientation during a declared emergency, we will reschedule your appointment. Contact the SARP Administrative Assistant for a new appointment date at (617) 973-0915.

Additional Resources

Holiday office closure

Holidays that the Board offices are closed to business
Holiday 2017 2018
New Year's Day - January 1st

Jan. 1, Sun.
(observed Jan. 2, Mon.)

Jan. 1, Mon.
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday - 3rd Monday in January Jan. 16, Mon. Jan. 15, Mon.
Washington's Birthday - 3rd Monday in February Feb. 20, Mon. Feb. 19, Mon.
Patriot's Day - 3rd Monday in April April 17, Mon. Apr. 16, Mon.
Memorial Day - Last Monday in May May 29, Mon. May 28, Mon.
Independence Day - July 4th July 4, Tues. July 4, Wed.
Labor Day - 1st Monday in September Sept. 4, Mon. Sept. 3, Mon.
Columbus Day - 2nd Monday in October Oct. 9, Mon. Oct. 8, Mon.
Veterans' Day - November 11th Nov. 11, Sat.

Nov. 11, Sun
(observed Nov. 12, Mon.)

Thanksgiving Day - Customarily the 4th Thursday in November Nov. 23, Thurs. Nov. 22, Thurs.
Christmas Day - December 25th Dec. 25, Mon Dec. 25, Tues.


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