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

How to register for the NCLEX in Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Dubuque, Sioux City, Ames, Waterloo, West Des Moines and more...

1) Register with the Iowa Board of Nursing:

Iowa Board of Nursing

Contact: Kathleen Weinberg, RN, MSN, Interim Executive Director

RiverPoint Business Park
400 S.W. 8th Street Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone: 515.281.3255
Fax: 515.281.4825

Website: http://nursing.iowa.gov

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 Iowa 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.