Getting ready for nursing licensure by exam

Important information for nursing students preparing for licensure by examination.

Getting ready for National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)

Important information about registering for NCLEXID requirements, and what to expect on exam day for NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN:

Before the exam
Find out what you need to do before you take the NCLEX.

Exam day
Get details and tips for your exam day.
Remember your first and last name must match the official ID you bring to the testing center. No ID = no test, plus another testing fee.

After the exam
Plan your next steps after you take the NCLEX.

Requesting NCLEX® administration accommodations

You may request reasonable accommodations to the NCLEX if you are qualified. You will need a:

Important: Do not book a test date without seeing accommodations added to your Pearson Vue Registration.

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Preparing for NCLEX: The detailed test plan

The test plans serve as blue prints to outline the content to be tested and guide the item writing process. The test plans for the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN can be found below. These are updated every 3 years to reflect current, entry-level nursing competency.