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PDFWAC 246-840-050

Licensing examination.

(1) The current series of the National Council of the State Boards of Nursing Registered Nurse (NCSBN) Registered Nurse or Practical Nurse Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN® or NCLEX-PN®) shall be the official examinations for nurse licensure.
(2) In order to be licensed in this state, all nurse applicants shall take and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN® or NCLEX-PN®).
(3) Only applicants who complete the education, experience, and application requirements of WAC 246-840-025, 246-840-030, 246-840-035 or 246-840-045 will be eligible for the examination.
(4) The commission will notify applicants who have filed the required application documents and met all qualifications of their eligibility to take the examination.
(5) Applicants must file an examination application directly to the testing service, along with the testing service's required fee.
(6) The executive director of the commission shall negotiate with NCSBN for the use of the NCLEX®.
(7) The examination shall be administered in accord with the NCSBN security measures and contract. All appeals of examination procedures and results shall be managed in accord with policies in the NCSBN contract.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.79.110. WSR 08-11-019, § 246-840-050, filed 5/12/08, effective 6/12/08; WSR 99-13-086, § 246-840-050, filed 6/14/99, effective 7/15/99. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.79 RCW. WSR 97-13-100, § 246-840-050, filed 6/18/97, effective 7/19/97.]
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