Provide evidence that you have not engaged in conduct warranting disciplinary action (If you answer yes to any questions in the Grounds for Denial section, the Board will investigate prior to licensure.)
Submit a completed Confirmation of Program Completion from your nursing program. (U.S. educated applicants. If you have completed a Minnesota nursing program, a school official can confirm completion on-line.)
Register with Pearson Vue to take the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) and pay the required fee.
Register by phone by calling NCLEX Candidate Services at 1.866.496.2539
Register by mail using the EXAMINATION REGISTRATION FORM in the envelope inside the EXAMINATION CANDIDATE BULLETIN. Call the Board of Nursing at 612-617-2270 to receive the EXAMINATION CANDIDATE BULLETIN. The registration form is in the bulletin in a pre-addressed envelope.
Send notification to the Board office as soon as possible if any change occurs in your name, address, or other application information after you submit the application. Submit legal proofof change, in name, such as a copy of a marriage certificate or court order.
Watch for the test service to send your authorization to test (ATT) by mail or e-mail if you provided an e-mail address. You must take the ATT with you to the test center.
Schedule the examination at one of the testing centers after you receive an authorization to test (ATT) from the test service. The ATT is valid for 90 days. If you do not take the examination within one year of receipt of your application, your application with the Board, will be nullified. If you do not take the examination within 90 days of receipt of your ATT, your registration with Pearson Vue will no longer be valid.
Watch for your license the Board will send to you approximately 10 business days after you take the examination. If you do not pass the examination, you will receive a REQUEST TO RETAKE EXAMINATION packet and a diagnostic profile which helps you understand your performance on the NCLEX examination.
REQUEST FOR SPECIAL TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS
Indicate your request for special testing accommodations for the NCLEX by completing Section D on the Application for Licensure.
Submit supporting documentation regarding your request for testing accommodations due to a disability. At a minimum the documentation must include:
a letter from an appropriate professional confirming the disability and providing information as to what accommodations are appropriate; and
a letter from your nursing education program indicating what modifications, if any, were granted by the program.
List the specific accommodations you are requesting. Examples of modifications include:
extra time (state specific amount of extra time you are requesting.)
Call NCLEX Candidate Services at the telephone number listed in the ATT letter when you are approved for testing with special accommodations and have received your ATT.