Registered nurses exam
Our undergraduate nursing programs prepare you to take the NCLEX-RN nursing licensure exam. The National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) tests whether you have the knowledge, skills, and ability to succeed as an entry-level nurse. If you pass, you will become a Registered Nurse (RN).
If you plan to practice nursing outside of Arizona, you’ll want to review their individual Nurse Practice Act for information about state licensure and rules and regulations. You can find more information through the National Council of State Board of Nursing website.
When should I take the exam?
The Arizona State Board of Nursing requires proof that you finished your nursing education program before you can take the NCLEX. You will not be able to take the exam in Arizona until your degree has posted (approximately four to six weeks after graduation).
Eligibility requirements can vary from state to state, so check with the nursing board of the state you plan to become licensed in.
How do I register for the NCLEX?
- You will apply to the board of nursing in the state you want to become licensed in and the board will determine if you’re eligible to take the exam.
- If you are eligible, you will receive an Authorization to Test (ATT) letter from the nursing board in the mail.
- Using the information contained in the Authorization to Test letter, you will register for the exam