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NCLEX — FAQs for exam writers

A series of frequently asked questions for B.C. candidates preparing for the NCLEX.

posted May 1, 2014

Do you want to know more about the NCLEX exam?

Below you'll find a series of frequently asked questions prepared by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing for candidates who are planning to write the NCLEX exam when it's introduced in January 2015.

When can I register for the NCLEX?

Registration with Pearson VUE for the NCLEX-RN exams opens on Mon., Nov. 3, 2014. NCLEX-RN examination appointments will be available for students in Canada starting Mon., Jan. 5, 2015.

How will I register for the NCLEX-RN exam?

Complete information about how to register, what to bring with you to the exam, identification requirements, how the exam day works, cancelling an exam appointment, and much more will be available in NCSBN’s Transitional Candidate Bulletin, which will be released in June.

Where will test centres be located?

Test centres will be located in Vancouver and Surrey (year-round) and Victoria, Nanaimo, Kamloops, and Prince George (June only) . Test centre addresses will be available on the Pearson VUE website starting in summer 2014.

Can I write the NCLEX-RN in French?

Yes, the exam will be available in French. French support will also be available when registering for the exam.

How much does it cost to write the NCLEX-RN?

The fee to write the NCLEX-RN is $360CAD. Information about paying this fee will be included in the NCSBN's Transitional Candidate Bulletin, which will be available for candidates in June. No additional taxes will be added to the exam writing fee.

How will I receive my exam results?

You will receive your exam results directly from the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia. More information will be available later this year.

Have other questions about exam content, how the NCLEX is scored or what accommodations are available for writers with special needs?

See the NCLEX Frequently Asked Questions for Canadian Educators & Students.

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