A common question is, what are the NCLEX test dates?

It actually depends.

The NCLEX test dates are set by Pearson VUE, which is a fairly large educational testing company. Pearson offers a decent amount of times to take the test, but its specific dates depend on your location and what its local testing centers can offer.

In general, you should be able to get a test date within 30 days of applying for one, and within 45 days if you are taking it for the second time.

The sooner you reserve a time, the better, especially if you would like to take it on a Saturday or Sunday. Those are the most popular times and they book up quickly.

Also, please know that when you get the authorization to test (ATT) letter, you have to take the NCLEX exam before it expires. The exact time this is depends on your specific location. It ranges from 60-365 days, and the average is 90 days.

To summarize, basically, the dates for the NCLEX exam are not set and take place throughout the year, but you should be able to get a test time within a month or two of when you ask for one.

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