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Seven (7) New International Testing Sites For NCLEX-RN®






The Philippines is again bypassed by the NCSBN Board of Directors as an international testing site for the NCLEX-RN®. New international testing sites for the NCLEX-RN® inlcude: Australia, India, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Germany and Taiwan.

All seven (7) additional sites were chosen based on the same rigorous criteria that the three current sites (
Hong Kong, Seoul, and London) were evaluated on. The evaluation included security and geographic representation outside of the current member board of nursing locations.

The
Philippines via the Commission on Filipinos Overseas has been lobbying with the US National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) to include the Philippines as a venue for the international licensure examinations for nurses who wish to work in US hospitals.

Currently, filipino nurses have no choice but to fly to Hong Kong, Seoul, and London to take the NCLEX-RN® exam.

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), www.ncsbn.org, will expand the number of sites that offer the NCLEX® examinations abroad for domestic nurse licensure purposes. NCSBN’s Board of Directors affirmed the decision at its December 2005 meeting upon recommendations from the NCSBN Examination Committee.

The current international sites for NCLEX® examinations in
London, England; Seoul, South Korea; and Hong Kong have been operational since January 2005. It is planned that the new sites will begin to offer the exam sometime in the next year. The new testing sites will be located in Australia, India, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Germany and Taiwan.

Source: NCSBN Jan 24, 2006 Press Release

Specific test center locations in the seven (7) new test sites have been announced by the NCSBN in their February 9, 2006 press release.

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), www.ncsbn.org, will begin NCLEX® testing at the newly selected international Pearson Professional Centers on April 1, 2006. Appointments for testing on, or after April 1, will begin on February 15, 2006.

The new centers will be located in Sydney, Australia; Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver, Canada; Frankfurt, Germany; Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Chennai, India; Mexico City, Mexico; and Taipei, Taiwan. Appointment availability for Pearson Professional Centers in Chiyoda-ku, and Yokohama, Japan will be announced at a later date. These new sites are in addition to centers in London, England; Seoul, South Korea; and Hong Kong, which have been operational since January 2005.

Source: NCSBN February 9, 2006 Press Release

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