RN and LPN Licensure by Examination
Online application: Apply Online
RN and LPN Applications: $95.00
RN and LPN Applications with temporary permit $165.00 ($95.00 + $70.00 for permit)
Fees are payable to the "Commonwealth of Pennsylvania"
As part of the application process, you must:
Once the application, fee, and supporting documents have been reviewed, the Board will determine if you are eligible to test.
If you are eligible to take the NCLEX, you will receive an authorization to test (ATT) and instructions on scheduling the test.
When passing NCLEX results are received by the board, a license will be issued.
About Temporary Permits:
A temporary permit allows you to work as a graduate nurse (G.N. or G.P.N.) before NCLEX results are available. If you are seeking a temporary permit, you must:
A current and valid temporary permit may be extended, for one (1) year by applying to the Board. The application for extension can be obtained from the Board's web page.
If you fail the NCLEX, you must write "VOID" on the permit and return it to the Board's office immediately. Employment as a graduate nurse must cease immediately upon notification of exam failure.
If you require special testing accommodations due to disability, you must fill out the form found here:
Special Accommodations Request
Submit the form along with your application. The Board will review your request and decide whether to approve the accommodations. Additional documentation may be requested by the Board.
Need More Information?
Access the site for the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing here: Pennsylvania Board of Nursing