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,
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.