NCLEX & Other Exams

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

5.4+million candidates have taken the NCLEX since April 1994

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.

The Candidate Process

Learn the application and registration process.

NCLEX Test Plans

The NCLEX test plans outline the content to be tested and guide the item writing process.

NCLEX Using CAT Video

This video explains why CAT is used for NCLEX and how it works.