National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse

Na·tion·al Coun·cil Li·cen·sure Ex·am·i·na·tion-Reg·is·tered Nurse

(NCLEX-RN) (nash'ŏ-năl kown'sil lī'sĕn-shŭr eg-zam'in-ā'shŭn rej'is-tĕrd nŭrs)
A standardized computer-administered examination that is taken by new applicants for state licensure. The test is offered in all states by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. A passing standard is set to determine the applicant's minimum competence for safe practice.

National Council Licensure Examination–Registered Nurse

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NCLEX–RN

A computer-administered standardized test taken by new applicants for state licensure as registered nurses that measures the competencies needed to perform safely and effectively as a newly licensed, entry-level nurse. The examinations are available in all states and are administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.
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The West Virginia Board of Examination for Registered Professional Nurses recommended the reduction because less than 65 percent of the last two graduating classes passed the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse test on the first attempt, said Laura Rhodes, the board's executive director.
Factors associated with National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse success.

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