Last Updated: July 2013

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Overview of how to apply for the NCLEX in New Mexico:

Step 1:
Apply for Licensure with the New Mexico State Board of Nursing.

Step 2:
Register and Pay for the NCLEX with Pearson Vue.

Step 3:
Schedule your exam after receiving the Authorization to Test (ATT)

Step 4:
Pass the test and maintain your license!

Note: The whole process will cost about $350

Step 1: Applying with the New Mexico Board of Nursing

You will need to fill out a paper application in New Mexico.

This link takes you to the New Mexico Board of Nursing home page. You can refer to this website, if needed, for more details.

Kevin's Review simplifies your application process by going through the essential steps with you. This saves time and get you ready for the NCLEX quickly. You can always refer to the above pages for more detailed information.

Start Here: Go to the Application for Licensure Page and choose the correct 'Examination Application' link.

New Mexico Contact:

  • Address: 6301 Indian School Road NE
    Suite 710
    Albuquerque, NM 87110
  • Phone: 505.841.8340
  • Fax: 505.841.8347

Follow the instructions on the application closely.

Step 2: Register with Pearson Vue

You should read the NCLEX Candidate bulletin before registering and taking the test. It can be found on the NCSBN NCLEX Portal. From there, you should click on "Register" to register for the NCLEX.

Register for the NCLEX

Quick Fact:

Pearson Vue is the company that hosts the NCLEX. They run the testing centers and the computerized testing facilities.

The NCSBN is the nursing organization who creates the NCLEX questions and regulations.

Pearson Vue is also responsible for sending the Authorization to Test letter. They will only send it after receiving an approval from your State Board of Nursing (which you applied to in Step 1).

The registration fee will be $200 for students in the U.S.

Step 3: Receive your Authorization to Test (ATT) and Schedule your NCLEX

You've successfully completed the dual application process. If your Board of Nursing application has been approved, your ATT will arrive by e-mail within 2 weeks after you register.

Remember, after you turn in all the materials, your State Board of Nursing (from Step 1) sends approval to Pearson Vue (from Step 2). Pearson Vue then sends the Authorization to Test. You can check the status of both applications.

You can check the status of your Board of Nursing application by contacting the New Mexico State Board of Nursing.

Once your Authorization to Test letter arrives, you can schedule your test from the Pearson Vue website.

If you need to check the status of your registration with Pearson Vue, or have ANY QUESTIONS at all, refer to the candidate bulletin.

Step 4: Prepare for your NCLEX

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