If you are a nurse in Ghana who wants to work in the United States or Canada, you will need to pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).
This is a standardized test that is required by all U.S. and Canadian state and provincial licensing boards for nursing.
In this article, we will show you how to register for NCLEX in Ghana, step-by-step.
What is NCLEX?
Before we dive into the registration process, let’s first understand what NCLEX is.
NCLEX is an exam for nursing professionals who wish to practice in the United States or Canada.
It is a computerized adaptive test that measures the competency of nurses to perform their duties.
Passing the NCLEX is a requirement for licensure by all U.S. state and Canadian provincial nursing boards.
Step-by-Step Guide to Register for NCLEX in Ghana
Step 1: Check Eligibility
The first step in registering for NCLEX in Ghana is to check your eligibility. To be eligible for NCLEX, you must meet the following requirements:
- Completed a nursing program that is equivalent to a U.S. or Canadian nursing program.
- Obtain a valid nursing license from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in Ghana.
- Have a valid passport.
Step 2: Register with Pearson VUE
Once you have determined that you are eligible to take the NCLEX, the next step is to register with Pearson VUE, the testing service that administers the exam. To register, follow these steps:
- Go to the Pearson VUE website and click on “Create an account.”
- Fill out the registration form and create a username and password.
- Log in to your account and select “Register for the NCLEX Examination” from the menu.
- Follow the prompts to schedule your exam and pay the exam fee.
Step 3: Schedule the Exam
After you have registered with Pearson VUE, the next step is to schedule your exam.
You can do this by logging in to your Pearson VUE account and selecting “Schedule Exam” from the menu.
You will then be prompted to choose a testing center and a date and time for your exam.
Step 4: Pay the Exam Fee
Before you can take the NCLEX, you will need to pay the exam fee.
The fee for the NCLEX is $200 for Ghanaian candidates. You can pay the fee online using a credit or debit card.
Step 5: Take the Exam
On the day of your exam, make sure to arrive at the testing center at least 30 minutes before your scheduled exam time. Bring a valid government-issued ID and your Pearson VUE confirmation email.
You will be given a computer and headphones to take the exam.
Registering for NCLEX in Ghana can seem difficult, but by following these simple steps, you can make the process much easier.
Remember to check your eligibility, register with Pearson VUE, schedule your exam, pay the exam fee, and show up on exam day. Good luck!