What Is NCLEX?
Entry into the practice of nursing in the United States and its territories is regulated by the licensing authorities within each jurisdiction. To ensure public protection, each jurisdiction requires a candidate for licensure to pass an examination that measures the competencies needed to perform safely and effectively as a newly licensed, entry-level registered nurse. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) develops two licensure examinations, the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses and the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses that are used by state and territorial boards of nursing to assist in making licensure decisions.
The groups listed below contribute to the development and administration of the NCLEX examination.
Frequentle asked questions
NCLEX Administration Frequently Asked Questions (RAR 57k)
NCLEX Psychometrics Frequently Asked Questions (RAR 121k)