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Key NCLEX Resources

National Council of the State Boards of Nursing

  • Candidate Bulletin  You should read the NCLEX candidate bulletin before registering and taking the NCLEX Exam
  • Test Plans  Test plans guide the selection of content and behaviors to be tested.  They describe the specific components of the examination and cognitive abilities that will be tested.  Use this link to view/print a copy of the current test plan.
  • Authorization to Test (ATT)  Use this link to schedule an appointment to take the NCLEX and read about your ATT letter.
  • Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT)  The NCLEX uses CAT to administer the examination.  CAT is a method for administering th exams that merges computer technology with modern measurement therory to increase the efficiency of the exam process.  What a video about how it works.
  • FAQs
  • NCLEX Contacts

Virginia Board of Nursing Forms & Applications