Exams and tests

Kaplan entrance exam

The Kaplan entrance exam is required for admission to the School of Nursing. If you have any questions on this process, contact Student Services:

Phone: 928-523-6717
E-mail: nursing@nau.edu 

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) self-test

It’s important that you know the HIPAA regulations—especially those concerning privacy—for your clinical experiences as well as your future career. Take our self-test to see what you know and what you need to learn.

National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)

Our undergraduate nursing programs prepare you to take the NCLEX-RN nursing licensure exam. The NCLEX tests whether you have the knowledge, skills, and ability to succeed as an entry-level nurse. If you pass, you will become a Registered Nurse (RN).

When should I take the exam?

The Arizona State Board of Nursing requires proof that you finished your nursing education program before you can take the NCLEX. You will not be able to take the exam in Arizona until your degree has posted (approximately four to six weeks after graduation).

Eligibility requirements can vary from state to state, so check with the nursing board of the state you plan to become licensed in.

How do I register for the NCLEX?

  1. You will apply to the board of nursing in the state you want to become licensed in and the board will determine if you’re eligible to take the exam.
  2. If you are eligible, you will receive an Authorization to Test (ATT) letter from the nursing board in the mail.
  3. Using the information contained in the Authorization to Test letter, you will register for the exam.