Florida NCLEX Registration and RN Licensure Information

 

Florida NCLEX Registration and RN Licensure Information

This article provides instructions for WGU students registering for the NCLEX-RN and applying for RN licensure in Florida. Begin these steps when you start the Role Transitions course.

 

 

Before Graduation Steps to Register for the NCLEX-RN by Examination in Florida

You should apply for licensure and exam eligibility no less than two weeks before your anticipated graduation. Studies show that graduates who take the NCLEX exam shortly after graduation are more likely to pass on their first attempt.

 

Note: In Florida, you must attempt the exam within 6 months of graduation or you will be required to take a preparatory course before taking the exam.

 

  1. Review state requirements and application instructions: Licensed Practical Nurse & Registered Nurse by Examination (opens new window).
  2. Apply online for the Florida RN license by examination via the MQA online portal (opens new window):
    1. Name: The name on your application must match your ID and WGU degree. You will not be permitted to test if your name does not match.
    2. School Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
    3. Type of Program: BSN (Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing)
    4. Graduation Date: Enter your best estimate
    5. Pay the application fee: Due upon application
  3. Complete the Livescan Fingerprint Background Check: Register online Florida Health Background Screening (opens new window)
    Before you are approved to test, you must complete a background check through a Livescan provider. When registering for the background check, use ORI code EDOH2550Z. You must complete the Electronic Fingerprinting form (opens new window) and take it with you to your fingerprinting appointment. You can find the state regulations regarding arrest records at Licensed Practical Nurse & Registered Nurse by Examination (opens new window)
  4. Register for NCLEX-RN via Pearson VUE (opens new window)
    1. Name: The name on your registration must match your ID. You will not be permitted to test if your name does not match.
    2. School Code: WGU’s Florida school code is US70510100
    3. School Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
    4. Pay the exam fee: Due upon submittal of registration
  5. Review NCLEX -RN preparation documents
    The NCSBN provides exam preparation materials:

 

After Graduation Steps to Schedule the NCLEX-RN and Obtain Licensure in Florida

Complete the above steps prior to graduation. Once you have graduated, follow the steps below to schedule your exam and receive your RN license.

  1. Submit Certificate of Completion: Submitted by WGU to the FL Board of Nursing (BON)
    Once you have graduated, your Program Mentor will send notification to the WGU State Director of Nursing (SDON), who will then submit a Certificate of Completion to the FL BON.
  2. Receive Authorization to Test (ATT): E-mailed to you from the FL BON
    The FL BON will review your application materials once it has received the Certificate of Completion. The FL BON will then email you an ATT that will allow you to schedule your exam.
  3. Schedule the NCLEX-RN: Using your ATT, schedule the exam
    It is best to take the exam as soon as possible because your success rate is greater and you will not be required to take an additional preparatory course.
  4. Receive Exam Results: You can find your exam results in your account on the MQA online portal (opens new window)
    If you did not pass, you will receive instructions to register for the exam again.
  5. Receive RN License: Once you have passed the NCLEX-RN exam, the FL BON will issue your RN license. You can view and manage your license on the MQA online portal (opens new window).

 

Contact your Program Mentor with any questions about this process.

 

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