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  • Questions about the NCLEX-RN Special Research Section?
    Posted: 8/24/2017

    We have your answers! Learn more about the Special Research Section by reading through our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), available in English and French. We appreciate your participation in this research, and contribution to the future development of NCSBN examinations and enhancement of the nursing profession.

  • The 2017 NCLEX Conference is SOLD OUT!
    Posted: 7/27/2017

    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.

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