NCLEX RN Exam Information and Tips
In order to become certified as a registered nurse, individuals must pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. The NCLEX exam has been developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing to ensure that standards for professional practice are the same in every jurisdiction.
About The NCLEX-RN Exam
The exam will contain 75 questions at the least, and 265 at the most, and cannot last any longer than six hours. Although most of the items will be multiple-choice questions with four options, there may also be fill-in-the-blank, picture/graphic-based questions, or multiple-choice questions that ask the candidate to select more than one right answer. Many of the questions on the exam will require the candidate to read and interpret charts, tables, and pictures. Unofficial exam scores will be available two business days after the exam date in some jurisdictions; official results will be delivered by the licensing agency in the candidate’s jurisdiction. The NCLEX RN exam is administered at Pearson Professional Centers around the United States; prospective test-takers should visit the NCSBN website.
Last Updated: 08/20/2013