NCLEX & Other Exams

NCSBN is dedicated to developing psychometrically sound and legally defensible nurse licensure and certification examinations consistent with current practice.

6+millioncandidates have taken the NCLEX since April 1994

The NCLEX Candidate Journey Simplified

The recently updated now offers access to all the information & resources candidates need for their NCLEX journey.

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Candidate Bulletin

This resource serves as your guide from before to after the NCLEX, including important contact information, details on how to register, the NCLEX Candidate Rules and results processing.

NCLEX Test Plans

The test plans contain in-depth information regarding exam content, exam administration and item writing tips. Starting in 2023, the test plans contain new information on clinical judgment.