COVID-19 Impact to NCLEX Candidates

After making a number of changes to enhance the safety of those taking the test as well as the staff working in the centers test delivery at U.S.-and-Canada based Pearson VUE test centers, the NCLEX test administrator, resumes on March 25th at a limited number of test centers in major metropolitan areas across the United States and Canada. Please see below for important changes to the delivery of the NCLEX examinations:

To ensure social distancing measures are in effect, as well as increase the number of candidates that can test daily, the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN, effective March 25, 2020 until July 2020, will be administered as follows:

  • Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT) will still be used
  • The minimum number of test items will be 60
  • The maximum number of test items will be 130
  • The maximum testing time will be 4 hours
  • The difficulty level and passing standard has not changed
  • The Next Generation NCLEX Special Research Section will NOT be included

Click the link to NCSBN Website. https://www.ncsbn.org/14428.htm

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