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Access the instructional guide for a topic of interest by selecting one of the following. Detailed information will be given about each application process.

  • Graduates of North Carolina Programs
  • Graduates of Out-of-State Programs
  • Receiving Your Authorization to Test (ATT)
  • Third-Party Payment

NCLEX CONNECT is printable step by step guide to applying, status review, and processing expectations.

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The first and last name printed on your identification must match exactly the first and last name printed on their Authorization to Test (ATT) letter. If the name with which you registered is different from the name on your identification, you must bring legal name change documentation to the test center on the day of the test.
The only acceptable forms of identification in test centers in the U.S.* are:
1. U.S. driver's license (Department of Motor Vehicle-issued) (if expired, a renewal slip including a photograph and a signature must be presented in order to be admitted)
2. U.S. state identification (Department of Motor Vehicle-issued)
3. Passport
4. U.S. Military Identification
Submit name change requests and supporting legal documents to the Examination Department using the Contact Us Form.
Maiden/Middle names are optional and will not affect your ability to test or obtain licensure.
For more information concerning name requirements, visit: https://www.ncsbn.org/1221.htm

Application Status

Upon successful completion of the online application, you may check your application status via Nurse Gateway.

Identification Document

You can reprint your Identification Document by completing the steps below:

  • Access your Nurse Gateway portal
  • Select the tile labeled 'RN/LPN NCLEX CANDIDATE'
  • Select the 'Exam Status' tab, then select 'View/Reprint Application'

** The Criminal Background Check is required for licensure only, it does not affect an applicant’s ability to test. To avoid delays in the issuance of a license, we recommend completing this prior to testing.

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