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A Quick Guide to the NCLEX-RN Exam

Did you know that every nurse who is practicing in the USA has passed the NCLEX-RN exam? This includes every international nurse who has already realized their dream of working in the USA! If you have a similar dream, your first step towards achieving it should be to take the NCLEX-RN exam. It’s not going to be easy but lucky for you, Conexus MedStaff are here to support you along the way!


So what exactly is the NCLEX-RN exam and how can you take it? Here are a few basics that we think you should know:

  • The term NCLEX-RN is short for “National Council Licensure Examination – Registered Nurse”.  
  • It’s a standardized exam that all RN’s must pass in order to obtain their license to work in the USA. (American Citizens are not exempt!)
  • You can find a breakdown of the application process and a great deal more about the NCLEX-RN exam on the NCSBN website. If your questions are not answered there, please let us know. Our immigration specialists are always happy to help!
  • When you take the exam, you’ll need to travel to a registered NCLEX-RN test centre. If you are located outside of the USA, there’s a chance that your nearest test centre may not be located in your home country. This means that good preparation and planning is key to taking your exam. If you would like to locate the closest test centre to you, it’s easy to do so via the Pearson VUE website.


Once you’ve decided to move forward with your NCLEX-RN exam, it’s time to start reviewing! There is a huge amount of NCLEX-RN review material to suit all learning styles. Revision tools range from books to websites to apps, so there aren’t any excuses for busy nurses who are on the go! If you don’t feel confident to go it alone or just need an extra push, there are also intensive NCLEX-RN review courses for you to consider. These courses are conducted by specialist companies and usually take place over a few days. Our top tip if you do decide to use a review course, is to take it as close to your exam as possible to make sure you get the full benefit!


If you need some advice on finding a reputable NCLEX-RN review company, Conexus MedStaff can highly recommend our partner company, Rachell Allen Review Services. Not only do Rachell Allen Review Services perform reviews in the Philippines but for you adventurous nurses who are already working abroad, they also travel to other locations as well! 


Rachell Allen’s next international trip is scheduled for July 2017 where they will be conducting a 10 day review in the UAE. This is the perfect opportunity to learn from educational and inspiring speakers in a supportive and motivated environment. What's more, the Conexus team will also be heading to this event to meet nurses and talk more about our sponsorship programme and opportunities in the USA. This is not an event to be missed if you are determind to succeed at your NCLEX exam! For more information visit us on Facebook or contact us directly

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