NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination- Registered Nurse is a nationwide examination an international nursing graduate participates in for licensure as a registered nurse (RN). One who passes this exam becomes a registered nurse in the United States, Australia and Canada, depending on where they have applied for.
Questions in NCLEX-RN are asked in the five-step nursing process i.e.
If you are wondering why one should apply for NCLEX-RN then let you know that a registered nurse in the United States earns 40% more than a licensed practical or vocational nurse, according to PayScale. As of 2021, there are approximately 3 million registered nurses in the United States and among them approximately 60% work in hospitals.
As a registered nurse, you can also work in clinics, physicians’ offices, governmental organizations, military schools, and rehabilitation agencies. The demand for registered nurses in the United States is expected to increase by 7% by 2029.
Process for Nclex Test Examination
It is recommended to apply for the NCLEX-RN in the United States on Pearson VUE because you receive your ATT letter earlier when you apply through Pearson VUE. Follow the steps below to register an NCLEX-RN application in the United States.
Choose a Regulatory Body to apply for NCLEX-RN
Register an NCLEX-RN application on the official website of Pearson VUE i.e. www.pearsonvue.com/nclex.
Pay the exam fee of $200 with your Credit or Debit card on the website
Your NCLEX-RN registration will be valid for 365 days
Wait for your Authorization to Test (ATT) letter
Once you receive your ATT letter, follow all the instructions from Pearson VUE
There will be an expiry date on your ATT letter. Schedule your exam date accordingly.
Participate in the exam on your scheduled date
Qualifications and Requirements For NCLEX-RN in The United States
You must be a resisted nurse (RN) in Nepal. Other education qualifications depend upon which state of the U.S. you are willing to apply for the nursing license.
You must have a nursing degree and at least one year of nursing experience.
Some regulatory bodies of the United States may ask you for a CGFNS (Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools).
You must have the required score in an English Language Competency (IELTS/TOFEL). OET (Occupational English Test), which is an English Language Competency test specially designed for healthcare professionals, is preferred.
Some states of the United States may ask you to submit a CES (Credential Evaluation Service) registration to the state board.