NCLEX RN GUIDE                                                                                   the best of NCLEX

Results Reporting

For quality control purposes, every computerized NCLEX examination is scored twice; once by the computer at the test center and then the result is verified after the examination record has been transmitted to Pearson VUE.

Although the examination is scored as the candidate completes each item, NO RESULTS are released at the test center.  In fact, test center staff do not have access to the examination results.  Examination results are available ONLY from a candidate's board of nursing and will be mailed to candidates approximately one month after taking the examination.  DO NOT CALL the board of nursing, NCLEX Candidate Services, the Pearson Professional Centers or NCSBN for examination results.

Post Exam FAQs (RAR186k)

Test Security & Invalid Results

NCSBN strives to report results that accurately reflect the ability of each test taker.  Accordingly, our standards and procedures for administering tests have two related goals: giving test takers comparable opportunities to demonstrate their abilities and preventing any test takers from gaining an unfair advantage over others.  To promote these objectives, NCSBN reserves the right to cancel or withhold any test results when, in its judgement, a testing irregularity occurs; there is an apparent discrepancy in, or falsification of, a test taker's identification; a test taker engages in misconduct, irregular behavior or otherwise breeches his/her Confidentiality Agreement; or the results are believed to be invalid for any other reason, notwithstanding the absence of any evidence of a candidate's personal involvement in irregular activities.

NCSBN may cancel or withhold a candidate's results if, in NCSBN's judgment, there is a good faith basis to question the validity of the results for any reason, notwithstanding, the absence of any evidence of a candidate's personal involvement in irregular activities.  Evidence of invalid results may include, but are not limited to, unusual answer patterns, unusual score increases from one exam to another, failure to obey exam administration rules or observed irregular behavior.