State Registered Nurse Licensing Exams

NCLEX-RN Practice Each state has unique licensing and exam requirements for registered nurses.  Use the following state guides to learn what the qualifications are for each state and how to apply for a nursing license, with information on the NCLEX-RN exam. To help you get your RN license on the first try, we recommend the NCLEX-RN Practice Exam written by nursing experts and educators.
Quality starts with...
...who wrote the material.
Our practice exam writers:
Eileen Johnson, RN, MSN
is a registered nurse and medical writer who has worked in nursing for over 20 years. Eileen was an item writer for the Board of Certification of Emergency Nursing.


Alene Burke, RN, MSN
is a registered nurse since 1976. She is a multidisciplinary nursing educator who has taught nurses for the last 25 years and developed college level curriculum.


Chelsea Homich, RN, MSN
is a nurse educator at the Pittsburgh Technical Institute where she teaches nursing students foundational nursing courses.


Meg Brannagan, RN, BSN
is a medical writer, specializing in courses and curriculum designed for practicing nurses. She has practiced clinical nursing and medical writing for over 12 years.