National Council Licensure Examination- Registered Nurse is an exam which assesses the suitability of candidates in nursing services in the US, Canada and Australia. The NCLEX-PN is a test for practical nurses. These tests are state-specific. In other words, a job- seeker in Texas must take an NCLEX-RN specific to Texas and another state-specific test when his/ her work destination is Florida.

Test format

A credential verification is the prelude to booking a test date for NCLEX-RN. NCLEX-RN is a computer-adaptive test which is conducted by Pearson VUE. The difficulty level of each question is raised depending on the earlier responses. . There are various question types like MCQs, gap-fills, drag-drop questions, audio questions, drag to right order etc. A minimum of 75 questions need to be answered correctly out of a total of 265 questions. Being an adaptive test, it may last up to 6 hours with optional breaks. The first break is offered after 2 hours and the second after three hours. The test comes to an end when the candidate answers 75 questions correctly or when he/she exhausts all the 265 questions or at the expiry of 6 hours.

The result will be updated by the board of the State where you have sat for the test since it is state-specific.