National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is an independent, not-for-profit organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting public health, safety and welfare, including the development of nursing licensure examinations.
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NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN Examinations developed and administered by NCSBN are constantly and rigorously evaluated to keep pace with the rapidly evolving health care environment.
About the NCLEX
Learn about the NCLEX registration and application for licensure/registration processes.
About Application & Registration
View the NCLEX test plans which serve as blue prints to outline the content to be tested and guide the item writing process.
About Test Plans
NCSBN voted on Dec. 9, 2015 to uphold the current passing standard for the NCLEX-RN Examination. The passing standard will remain at the current level of 0.00 logit that was instituted April 1, 2013. This passing standard will remain in effect through March 31, 2019.Read More
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has announced a host of new features for Nursys, its national database for licensure verification, discipline for registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN/VNs) and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs).Read More
Effective January 1, 2016, the 2016 NCLEX Examination Candidate Bulletin will serve as your guide from before to after the NCLEX, including important contact information, details on how to register, the NCLEX Examination Candidate Rules and results processing. This publication is available in both English and French.
The NCSBN Examinations Department is now accepting applications for the 2016 Summer Internship Program. One advanced doctoral student in educational measurement or a related field will have the opportunity to gain experience working on issues related to CAT, and licensure and certification exams. Please see the application for details.