The NCLEX-RN examination is a computerised Adaptive Test (CAT) designed to test knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to the safe and effective practice of nursing at the entry level. For detailed NCLEX-RN information please visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) website.

The NCLEX-RN examination is administered at any Pearson Professional Center (PPC) located in the U.S. or its territories. Additionally, international testing centers are located in Australia, Canada, England, Germany (temporarily not testing at this location), Hong Kong, India, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, and Taiwan. For specific testing center information please visit the Pearson VUE website.

The examination registration fee is $200. If you choose to schedule your NCLEX-RN examination at any of the international test centers, you will have to pay an additional international scheduling fee of $150 plus a Value Added Tax (VAT) where applicable. These fees will be charged when you schedule your examination appointment. For additional NCLEX-RN examination information please visit the Pearson VUE website.

After the Board determines that you are eligible to test, you will receive an Authorization to Test by email from Pearson VUE (the organization that provides test administration and services test development). You must have your ATT to schedule an appointment to take the NCLEX-RN examination. Additionally, at the testing center, you must present acceptable identification to be admitted to the test. The name on your photo identification must match EXACTLY with your name that is on file with both the Board and with Pearson VUE.

CGFNS (Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools), located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and founded in 1977, is an internationally recognised authority on credentials evaluation and verification pertaining to the education, registration and licensure of nurses and health care professionals across the world.

It administers the Certification Program which includes the qualifying examination that is required, by some state boards of nursing, from graduates of nursing schools located outside of the United States of America who are interested in practicing as registered nurses in the United States. It tests candidates’ nursing knowledge and their understanding and use of English language skills. The successful candidates are awarded a CGFNS Certificate when they have passed both the nursing section and the English language section of the examination.

CGFNS also offers the Visa Screen Program, a visa credentials assessment program, which must be successfully completed by any Registered Nurse, Nurse, Audiologist, Speech Language Pathologist, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Medical Laboratory Technician, Medical Laboratory Scientist, or Nurse Practitioner seeking to obtain an occupational visa to work in the United States.

Other programs include the Credential Evaluation Service and the New York State Verification Service.

AFRICA: Nigeria –

You can get a US RN License by applying to the State Board of Registered Nursing in the State you are interested in and taking their NCLEX Exam.

Once you pass your NCLEX and become licensed, you can begin applying for jobs. VHI can coach you on interview techniques. We encourage you while awaiting your license to get some work experience in the health care industry.

Initial consultation for assessment is $50.00 Subsequent charges may apply depending on individual needs.

VHealth International’s main office is located in Loma Linda, California. Satellite offices are located in Africa as well.

Some US States require TOEFL.

California Code of Regulations Section 1413 states that the Board may request the applicant to take the English comprehension examination (TOEFL) if there is reasonable doubt of an applicant’s ability to comprehend the English language. The Board will also request TOEFL from the applicant if they completed their initial nursing program where the language of instruction was not in English. For additional information please visit the TOEFL website.

The applicant must provide proof of a passing score of 26 or higher for the TOEFL examination in all of the following areas: Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing.