How to Apply for the NCLEX-RN®

This section is for you if you are a Canadian graduate or Internationally Educated Nurse, who is applying to write the NCLEX-RN®.

What happens if I need to retake the NCLEX-RN?

If you did not pass your exam, you will need to re-apply to SRNA and then PearsonVUE. You must wait 45 days from your last exam before you can re-test.

NCLEX-RN® Re-Testing Process:

  1. Login to your MySRNA account
  2. Complete the required components on your checklist
  3. Pay the applicable fee
  4. When you are ready to schedule your exam, go to PearsonVUE and pay the NCLEX-RN® registration fee

Once you have registered with PearsonVUE:

  • SRNA verifies your registration with PearsonVUE,
  • Once your registration has been verified by the SRNA, PearsonVUE sends an Authorization to Test (ATT) through email,
  • you can now book your exam.

The ATT will specify the 90-day period in which the exam must be scheduled within. If an applicant does not write the exam within the 90-day period, the NCLEX-RN® application will be cancelled and the fee with Pearson VUE is non-refundable. Once your exam is booked, you will receive a confirmation email from PearsonVUE regarding your scheduled exam.

It is important that you reflect on your previous examination(s) to determine why you were not successful. Use the NCLEX-RN® Candidate Report that was provided to you to determine your areas of strength and areas for growth. The development of a study plan may help you focus on areas that you may have knowledge gaps or areas you need to review.

Regulations and entry requirements are subject to bylaw and policy changes.

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