Indiana NCLEX Registration and RN Licensure Information

Indiana NCLEX Registration and RN Licensure Information

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

 

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.

 

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

1

Review state requirements and application instructions

View online here

 

2

Complete the state licensure application form

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.

School Location

Indianapolis, Indiana

Graduation Date

Enter your best estimate

Pay the application fee

Include the $50 application fee by check or money order, payable to Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA)

Mail completed application pages 1 and 2 and fee to IPLA

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency

402 West Washington Street, Room W072

Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

3

Obtain a passport-sized photo

Have a passport-sized (2.5” x 3.5”) photo taken with matte finish

Dress professionally. Photos can be taken at CVS, Walgreens, RiteAid, UPS, etc.

Sign across your chest on the photo

Sign the front of your photo across your chest

Mail photo via standard US mail to the WGU-IN Program Director

Dr. Mary Carney

WGU-IN Nursing Associate Program Director

2104 Sweet Cherry Meadows

Lebanon, IN 46052

 

Dr. Carney will also sign the photo and mail it to IPLA with your Certificate of Completion

4

Complete the criminal background check

IPLA will send you instructions to complete the background check after receiving your application materials

Instructions will come from pla@pla.in.gov

5

Register for NCLEX-RN via Pearson VUE

Name

The name on your registration must match your ID. You will not be permitted to test if your name does not match.

School Code

WGU’s Indiana school code is US48500800

School Location

Indianapolis, Indiana

Pay the exam fee

Due upon submittal of registration

6

Review NCLEX -RN preparation documents

The NCSBN provides exam preparation materials

Candidate bulletin, Eight Steps of the NCLEX, NCLEX Passing Standard, and Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT)

 

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

 

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

1

Submit Certificate of Completion

Submitted by WGU to the IN Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA)

Once you have graduated, your Program Mentor will send notification to the WGU Program Director who will then submit a Certificate of Completion and the signed photo to IPLA

2

Receive Authorization to Test (ATT)

E-mailed to you from Pearson VUE

The IPLA will review your application materials once it has received the Certificate of Completion. IPLA will then notify Pearson VUE, who will e-mail you an ATT that will allow you to schedule your exam

3

Schedule the NCLEX-RN

Using your ATT, schedule the exam

Your success rate is greater the sooner you take the exam after graduation

4

Receive Exam Results

IPLA will e-mail your results

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, IPLA will issue your RN license

Congratulations!

 

Contact your Program Mentor with any questions about this process.

 

5/2018

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