How to take the NCLEX in Washington

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1) Register with the Washington Board of Nursing:

Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission

Contact: Paula Meyer, MSN, RN, Executive Director

Address:
Department of Health
Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission
P.O. Box 47864
Olympia, WA 98504

Phone: 360.236.4700
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 360.236.4738

Website: http://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/NursingCommission.aspx


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 Washington 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.