#1 Determine which state you want to apply
If you applied in New Mexico for example, it does not mean that you have to work there, once you pass the exam, you can always apply for reciprocity. Another factor that you need to consider when choosing the state to apply for nclex is their requirements, for example, some states some state requires that you be a cgfns passer and so on..
#2 Visit chosen state's websites
Reason here is you want to checkout their requirements when applying. Each state has different requirements and procedures that you need to follow. Read carefully as to avoid mistakes. You also might want to email them requesting for a finger printing card.
#3 Request from your school your Transcript, Special Order, etc..
Try to contact your school registrar, they will guide you on what to request from the school for your nclex application.
#4 Submit application forms and payments
Proccessing time from states varies. Some state takes 5-7 months to process your application form. Before submitting your application, please double check everything is in order. Missing a requirement can delay your application significantly. It is also advisable that you do periodic follow-ups by email just to check the status of your application.
#5 As soon as you are eligible to take the exam, register with Pearson Vue
NCLEX Examinations are administered by Pearson Vue. To schedule an exam date, your must register with them, an Authorization to Test(ATT) will be issued to the applicant. The ATT will contain your schedule date to take the nclex exam.
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