Candidate Bulletin & Information

Be sure to read the NCLEX Candidate Bulletin below before registering to take the NCLEX.

Important Notice: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NCSBN introduced several carefully evaluated and tested modifications to the NCLEX examinations. These modifications are set to expire on Sept. 30, 2020. Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, the updates detailed here will be made to both the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN examinations.

To the extent that information elsewhere on the NCSBN website may differ, the updates detailed here shall control. We are working as quickly as possible to update the NCSBN website and other materials. In the meantime, any questions may be directed to  nclexinfo@ncsbn.org.

2020 NCLEX Candidate Bulletin

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2020 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

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. 

2020 NCLEX Candidate Bulletin

EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2020 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2020

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. 

2020 NCLEX Information Flyer

Highlights for before, during and after the NCLEX. Includes information on The Eight Steps of the NCLEX, acceptable identification and rules for scheduling/rescheduling your appointment.

Program Codes

Candidates can use this document to find their program code when registering for the exam.  

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NCLEX Tutorials

NCLEX Candidate Tutorial – English

The NCLEX Candidate Tutorial is provided to help candidates become familiar with the Pearson VUE exam software. 

Tutoriel NCLEX Candidat – Français

Le tutoriel NCLEX Candidat est fourni pour aider les candidats à se familiariser avec le logiciel d'examen Pearson VUE.

Canadian French Translation

To ensure fair delivery of the NCLEX to the Canadian Francophone population, NCSBN has developed an NCLEX translation process. For the purpose of NCLEX item translation from English to Canadian French, NCSBN has developed an NCLEX Translation Lexicon. Additional information on the NCLEX can be found in the frequently asked questions (FAQs).