Can freshers take NCLEX-RN Preparation Classes?

NCLEX has brought a great opportunity for an international student to work abroad as a licensed nurse. Once you pass the exam, you get to become a registered nurse in the United States, Australia, or Canada, depending upon which state board you applied for.

As a nursing graduate, you may be wondering if a fresher can apply for the NCLEX-RN test or not. Well, it depends on which state or territory of a country you are willing to work in. Some states or territories of the United States, Australia, and Canada allow students to take the NCLEX-RN exam if only they have at least one year of nursing experience while others don’t ask for it.

To register for an NCLEX-RN exam application, you must need to be a registered nurse (RN) in the country you are applying from: for example for a Nepalese student to apply for NCLEX-RN, one must be a Registered Nurse (RN) of Nepal. Other requirements for an international student to participate in NCLEX-RN all depend on which state board you are applying through.


To become a registered nurse in some of the states or territories of the U.S., Canada, or Australia, a student may require to pass a CGFNS (Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools) examination as well. The CGFNS test is based on what students learned in their nursing school. Additionally, if you planning to apply for NCLEX-RN to work in the United States, the state board may ask you to register a CES (Credential Evaluation Service) at

Similarly, some states may even ask a student to have a required score in an English Language Competency test (IELTS/TOFEL/OET). State boards give priority to one who has a good score in OET (Occupational English Test) which is an English language test specially designed for healthcare professionals to evaluate their English communication skills to work in an English-speaking environment. We at NCLEX in Nepal provide the best OET preparation classes to our students in Nepal. You can join our OET class if you are planning to take an OET test.

Once you fulfill all the requirements we mentioned above, you can now apply for an NCLEX-RN exam. We recommend you apply for the exam on Pearson VUE so that you will receive your Authorization to Test (ATT letter) earlier. Check out the steps to register for an NCLEX-RN exam on Pearson VUE below.

NCLEX in Nepal is the best NCLEX preparation center in Nepal. We provide our students all the essential material they need for the preparation and guide them to increase their exam scores.