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Pathway to Practice
Increase confidence and reduce test anxiety by being fully prepared for the test experience
...before, during and after.
Find out what you need before you take the NCLEX Exam.
Get details and tips for your exam day.
Already taken the NCLEX? Find out what your next steps are.
Familiarize yourself with these resources in order to ensure a smoother testing experience.
This serves as your guide from before to after the NCLEX, including details on how to register, the NCLEX Candidate Rules, and results processing.
The NCLEX uses CAT to administer the exam. CAT merges computer technology with modern measurement theory.
The test plans serve as blue prints to outline the content to be tested and guide the item writing process.
View a list of locations in which you can take your NCLEX.
Still have Questions about the NCLEX? Read Our FAQ's.
Once you're licensed, utilize NCSBN resources and services to maintain your license.
Enroll my license(s) to receive automated license expiration reminders and license status updates, from the boards of nursing through the Nursys database.