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.

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

Application & Registration

Learn about the NCLEX registration and application for licensure/registration processes.
About Application & Registration

Test Plans

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

  • New & Improved NCLEX Review Courses Launch – Now Mobile Friendly!
    Posted: 4/10/2017

    The latest versions (v8.5) of NCSBN's Reviews for the NCLEX-RN & NCLEX-PN are now available and include these new features:

    • Now mobile-friendly! Now you can access the courses on a mobile or desktop device.
    • Updated content to reflect the latest NCLEX Test Plans.
    • New questions, including multiple-response (SATA) question types

    Don't wait, sign up today!

  • New! NCLEX Special Research Section
    Posted: 4/3/2017

    Beginning in July, 2017, NCSBN will present a Special Research Section as part of the NCLEX-RN administration. 

    For more information on the Special Research Section, please view this document: Special Research Section on the NCLEX.

  • Posted: 3/23/2017

    Kentucky has joined Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Utah and Wyoming as a member of the eNLC. Gov. Matt Bevin signed the bill March 22, 2017.

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  • Posted: 3/22/2017

    Mississippi has joined Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Utah and Wyoming as a member of the eNLC. Gov. Phil Bryant signed the bill March 20, 2017.

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The NLC aims at improving patient care by allowing nurses to practice freely across state lines.

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NCSBN's online course program helps new nurses succeed 

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NCSBN offers resources to help you improve your leadership skills and advance in your career.

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