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  • The 2017 NCLEX Conference is SOLD OUT!

    Registration for the NCLEX Conference on September 25, 2017, in Rosemont, IL, has reached capacity! For those joining us, be sure to check out the travel, hotel and day-of details that are available on our website. For those who were not able to register this year, visit our website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for current NCLEX information.

  • Registration is Open for the 2017 NCLEX Conference

    Register today for the NCLEX Conference on September 25, 2017 in Rosemont, IL! Nurse educators, boards of nursing and regulatory bodies, and other stakeholders are encouraged to attend this one-day, educational event on the topics of test development, operations and research. View the online brochure for registration and session details. 

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