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Ready to Take the NCLEX?

Registering for the NCLEX is a multistep process that includes the nursing regulatory body (NRB) and Pearson VUE. Before registering, candidates should make sure they meet the requirements determined by their NRB. Contact the NRB where you plan to practice for licensure/registration requirements. Make sure to complete all registration steps.


The NNAAP Exam is used by 17 NCSBN jurisdictions to determine nurse aide competency. Candidates who pass the exam will be added to their state’s nurse aide registry.


The MACE is a national medication aide certification exam used to certify medication aides. Once certified, candidates can help distribute medications and monitor patients for adverse reactions.