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Everything you need to know about the NCLEX

What is NCLEX- RN?

If you are wanting to be a USRN, then you would of heard the NCLEX term in many of your conversations and research. The National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) is an exam used to determine if nurses are safe to practice. There are two standardized tests nurses needed - NCLEX - RN for nurses, and NCLEX- PN for LPNS. 

Graduates from an accredited Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) program are required to pass the NCLEX-RN to earn licensure and legally practice nursing in the United States.

The NCLEX - RN exam is application based as it test critical thinking skills based on nursing practises you would of learnt at your registered nursing school.

The 4 main client need categories of the exam include:

  1. Health promotion and maintenance
  2. Psychosocial integrity
  3. Physiological integrity
  4. Providing a safe and effective care environment


How do I register to take the NCLEX?

Step 1: Apply for Licensure

You will need to submit an application for licensure registration from your state board of nursing to determine if you meet the criteria for exam eligibility. 

Step 2: Register with Pearson Vue 

Pearson Vue admisters the NCLEX exam so you will need to register and make payment to them. You can register here

Step 3: Authorization to test

After you have been declared eligible to take the exam and you have registered with Pearson Vue, you will recieve an ATT ( Authorization to test) email. You will need this ATT email to schedule an appointment to actually take your NCLEX

Step 4: Find a test location 

There are Pearson Vue test centres located globally. You will need to find one closest to you - keeping in mind, this may require travelling to other countries if there is not one in your home country. 

Step 5: Schedule Exam Appointment 

Lastly, you can now proceed to schedule your exam appointment. 

NCLEX International Test Centres


Hong Kong

Pearson Professional Centers-Hong Kong
Grand Millenium Plaza, 181 Queens Road, Central, Hong Kong
Telephone: +91 85221678568

Pearson Professional Centers-Hong Kong
Unit B, 18th Floor, China Overseas Building, No. 139 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Telephone: +91 85221678568


Pearson Professional Centers-Osaka, Japan
12F Osaka Dai-Ichi Seimei Bldg, 1-8-17 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 530-0001
Telephone: 81-661363680

South Korea

Pearson Professional Centers-Seoul, South Korea
6F The Exchange Seoul, 21 Mugyo-ro, Jung-gu, 04520
Telephone: +82-82-2-755-7801


Pearson Professional Centers-Bangalore
Trade Center, Dickenson Road, Next to Maniple Centre, Bangalore, KAR 560042
Telephone: +91-80-41134165

Pearson Professional Centers-Chennai

Gee Gee Emerald Building, 151,Village Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai, TAM 600034
Telephone: +91-44-43021101

Pearson Professional Centers-Hyderabad

202,ABK Olbee Plaza, Road No.1,Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, AND 500034
Telephone: +91-40-66469825

Pearson Vue Professional Centers-New Delhi
Yousuf Sarai Community Centre, Above Hyundai Show room, New Delhi, DEL 110016
Telephone: +91-11-41841472

Pearson Professional Centers-Mumbai
Solitaire Corporate Park,167 Andheri, J B Nagar Link Rd, Chakala, Andheri,
Mumbai, MAH 400093
Telephone: +91-22-40056787


Pearson Professional Centers-Manila
Trident Tower, 313 Senator Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City, Manila, 1327
Telephone: +63 2 887 2198


Pearson Professional Centers-Taipei
No 163 Sec 1, 13 F-3, Keelung Road, Union Century Building, Taipei
Telephone: +886 2 2756 780


Pearson Professional Centers – Istanbul, Turkey
Süleyman Seba Cad. No 48
BJK PLaza, A Blok, Kat 1, D:3
Akaretler, Besiktas
34357 Istanbul, Turkiye
Telephone: +90-212 227 4937


Pearson Professional Centers-Tel Aviv, Israel
2 Derech Ben Gurion
BSR Building 1. 9th floor
5257334 Ramat Gan
Telephone: +972-3-6133664


South Africa

Pearson Professional Centers – Johannesburg
Sandton City – Office Tower, 83 Rivonia Road, Sandhurst, Sandton, Johannesburg, 2146
Telephone: 011 784 3093


United Kingdom

Pearson Professional Centers-London
190 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7BH,


Pearson Professional Centers-Frankfurt
62 Bettinastrasse, 4th floor, Frankfurt, 60325
Telephone: +49 69- 7409 3624



Pearson Professional Centers - British Columbia
4190 Lougheed Hwy, Suite 103, Burnaby, BC V5C 6A8
Telephone: 604-678-2636

Pearson Professional Centres - Montreal7705 17th Avenue, Montreal, QC H2A 2S4514-727-6006


Pearson Professional Centers-Mexico
Atlacomulco 500, Industrial Atoto, Naucalpan, Estado de Mexico 53519
Telephone: +55.5359.8106

Puerto Rico

Pearson Professional Centers-San Juan
273 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Plaza Scotiabank, Suite 501, San Juan,00917
Telephone: +787-641-9632



Pearson Professional Centers-Sao Paulo, Brazil
Rua Helena, 260 - sala 33 - 3º. Andar, Edificio Atrium IV, Vila Olimpia, Sao Paulo Sao Paulo 04552-050
Telephone: 55 11 3841-9333


American Samoa

Pearson Professional Centers-Pago Pago AS
Pago Plaza, PO Box AC, Suite 222, Pago Pago 96799
Telephone: 011-684-633-7873


Pearson Professional Centers-Sydney, Australia
Level 6, 287 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Telephone: 612 9467 6602


Pearson Professional Centers-Tamuning GU
267 South Marine Drive, Ste 2E, Tamuning 96913
Telephone: +671-649-2286

Mariana Islands

Pearson Professional Centers-Saipan MP
Del Sol Building, Suite 102, P.O. Box 505140, Saipan 96950
Telephone: 670-233-0216