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** This is an overview of the process. For more details see our page on NCLEX & Licensing in Pennsylvania

How to register for the NCLEX in Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Reading, Pittsburgh, Scranton, Allentown, Bethlehem, Erie, Lower Merion, Upper Darby, Bensalem and more...

1) Register with the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing:

Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing

Contact: Laurette D. Keiser, MSN, RN, Executive Secretary/Section Chief

P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105

Phone: 717.783.7142
Fax: 717.783.0822

Website: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/state_board_of_nursing/12515

2) Register to take the NCLEX test with Pearson Vue. Registration can be done by telephone, on the web, or by snail mail.

3) Pearson Vue will send you a confirmation of registration.

4) The Pennsylvania Nursing Board that you applied to will send you confirmation of your eligibility to take the test (this must be done within 365 days from your original registration)

5) Pearson Vue will send you an Authorization To Test (ATT). The exam must be taken in appx. ninety days, depending on the state.

6) Once you get an ATT, you schedule your exam. You can find a testing center near you, plus a convenient time by visiting Pearson Vue. You schedule your exam either by phone or on the web.

7) Pearson Vue will then send you a confirmation that your NCLEX test has been scheduled.