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NCLEX Exam offered from India from Jan 2006 ?

update on feb 2006 :

as expected, ncsbn has officially announced their decision to open testing centres in india and some other countries. refer www.ncsbn.org for details.

i have heard some news that ncsbn is currently on talks with folks from india about offering the nclex exam in india. at this point, i am not sure whether it is correct or not. it appears that ncsbn will take a decision about this by october 2005 and the official announcement (if any) will happen on jan 2006.

since they have successfully implemented nclex in 3 foreign countries, i am optmistic that they will spread it to more countires and, as anyone can guess, india and philippines will be their first choice for expansion since these countries have more nurses wanting to work in us as an rn.

at this point its a wait and watch game..so, let's wait and see how it turns up.

This is very good news. Any news about offering it in the Phil.? I don't think it will be offered in other languages, though. :p

They do not expect Philippines for awhile due to security issues there.

Security plays an extremely important part of this.

They have actually been in discussions with several different countries, but it is probably going to be longer. One issue is also the government for giving approval. That has been one of the biggest issues with CGFNS expanding to other countries.

Not sure at this time. I heard that Indian folks have some discussion with Casy Marks, Director of Testing Services NCSBN.

Other countries may also be there in the pipeline.

This is very good news. Any news about offering it in the Phil.? I don't think it will be offered in other languages, though. :p

Rep

Specializes in Medical-Surgical.

They do not expect Philippines for awhile due to security issues there.

Security plays an extremely important part of this.

They have actually been in discussions with several different countries, but it is probably going to be longer. One issue is also the government for giving approval. That has been one of the biggest issues with CGFNS expanding to other countries.

I don't agree with the security issue that was raised by the NCSBN for not putting a center here for the NCLEX exams. CGFNS is offered three times a year here. The TOEFL and IELTS are given daily and the TSE monthly. When I took the CGFNS, who were the proctors or examiners who gave the test? They are Americans. Did they raised the security issue? It just shows that some people at the NCSBN are so "narrow minded." Forgive my word. Majority of foreign nurses who took the exams are Filipinos and Indians. Few are from Korea and Hongkong. I hope that the management of NCSBN will see the real picture and put up a center here in the Philippines and other places where there are foreign nurses applying to work in the US.

Having a center here will benefit a lot of Filipino nurses and for the majority of them, less expense for the nurses and the recruiters.

Another good thing is that, Filipino nurses who will immigrate are already US licensed.

Rep,

I see your point and I agree 100% about the need to conduct NCLEX atleast in Phili and India.

But there is a practicability issue there. CGFNS is directly administered by CGFNS where as NCLEX is not directly administered by NCSBN. They Contract PearsonVue to do that. This could be one reason NCSBN will think twice about offering an exam in a foreign country. They want to make sure that exam is conducted without any Fraud.

Even here in US, all PearsonVue Centers are not authorized to conduct NCLEX exams. NCSBN have selected very few to do that after careful examination of the centre. To be precise, in Houston, TX there are atleast 20 Pearson Vue centers but only two are authorized to conduct NCLEX exam.

Lets hope they find means to conduct NCLEX in more foreign countries in the near future.

I don't agree with the security issue that was raised by the NCSBN for not putting a center here for the NCLEX exams. CGFNS is offered three times a year here. The TOEFL and IELTS are given daily and the TSE monthly. When I took the CGFNS, who were the proctors or examiners who gave the test? They are Americans. Did they raised the security issue? It just shows that some people at the NCSBN are so "narrow minded." Forgive my word. Majority of foreign nurses who took the exams are Filipinos and Indians. Few are from Korea and Hongkong. I hope that the management of NCSBN will see the real picture and put up a center here in the Philippines and other places where there are foreign nurses applying to work in the US.

Having a center here will benefit a lot of Filipino nurses and for the majority of them, less expense for the nurses and the recruiters.

Another good thing is that, Filipino nurses who will immigrate are already US licensed.

Security was the reason given last year when the three foreign centers were announced, not by me but by the Board. They said that they would take a year or two before adding any more centers and where they chose would be related to security in the area. That was their primary concern.

Rep

Specializes in Medical-Surgical.

Rep,

I see your point and I agree 100% about the need to conduct NCLEX atleast in Phili and India.

But there is a practicability issue there. CGFNS is directly administered by CGFNS where as NCLEX is not directly administered by NCSBN. They Contract PearsonVue to do that. This could be one reason NCSBN will think twice about offering an exam in a foreign country. They want to make sure that exam is conducted without any Fraud.

Even here in US, all PearsonVue Centers are not authorized to conduct NCLEX exams. NCSBN have selected very few to do that after careful examination of the centre. To be precise, in Houston, TX there are atleast 20 Pearson Vue centers but only two are authorized to conduct NCLEX exam.

Lets hope they find means to conduct NCLEX in more foreign countries in the near future.

I agree with your post!

Rep

Specializes in Medical-Surgical.

Security was the reason given last year when the three foreign centers were announced, not by me but by the Board. They said that they would take a year or two before adding any more centers and where they chose would be related to security in the area. That was their primary concern.

Yes, it was the board of the NCSBN that agree on the security issue for not putting up a center here. I read that several months ago in some local newspapers here in the Philippines.

since i've received many emails from members about this topic, here is the latest on this...

ncsbn was scheduled to take their decision by mid-october but for some reason, its been postponed to mid-december.

stay tuned.

i have heard some news that ncsbn is currently on talks with folks from india about offering the nclex exam in india. at this point, i am not sure whether it is correct or not. it appears that ncsbn will take a decision about this by october 2005 and the official announcement (if any) will happen on jan 2006.

since they have successfully implemented nclex in 3 foreign countries, i am optmistic that they will spread it to more countires and, as anyone can guess, india and philippines will be their first choice for expansion since these countries have more nurses wanting to work in us as an rn.

at this point its a wait and watch game..so, let's wait and see how it turns up.

as expected, ncsbn has officially announced their decision to open testing centres in india and some other countries. refer www.ncsbn.org for details.

They are already posted in the sticky at the top of the page, India is actually getting five centers (three in the south), but still none for the Philippines.

Centers will start taking appts this week and the centers are expected to sit the first applicants on 1st of April.

Nearly 75% of Indian nurses workforce are from Kerala (Southern most state) but NCSBN has not alloted a centre to this state. There are three centres in the South but hundreds of miles away from Kerala. The reason not to allot a centre to Kerala could be its inadequate facilities (not security). Eventhough this is the case, Keralite nurses will use all the five centres as they are the workforce in all major cities of India.

update on feb 2006 :

as expected, ncsbn has officially announced their decision to open testing centres in india and some other countries. refer www.ncsbn.org for details.

i have heard some news that ncsbn is currently on talks with folks from india about offering the nclex exam in india. at this point, i am not sure whether it is correct or not. it appears that ncsbn will take a decision about this by october 2005 and the official announcement (if any) will happen on jan 2006.

since they have successfully implemented nclex in 3 foreign countries, i am optmistic that they will spread it to more countires and, as anyone can guess, india and philippines will be their first choice for expansion since these countries have more nurses wanting to work in us as an rn.

at this point its a wait and watch game..so, let's wait and see how it turns up.

so are there any news about the exams happening in india????:uhoh3:

Yes, registration is opening this week, and there are five centers in India. Testing centers to actually begin on 1st of April. There is a sticky at the top of this forum listing location of the International centers.

Geena, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER.

Hello there!

I have finally registered with pearson-vue and should register for a test. New Delhi is the closest at present (!!!!) and I have no idea :eek: how does one register there. I googled it and found 'how to' but that site was under construction.

I would suppose this centre also fills up quickly - anybody can help?

Web? Telephone? Geena

I doubt if it will fill up that quickly, as the first sceduled appt will be for the 1st of April. Details should be given on the Pearson-Vue website how to register, not sure what they are doing with India, but so far for the foreign centers, the actual sceduled date needs to be done directly with the center.

Geena, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER.

I thought there might be specific arrangements - I was planning for Hong Kong before and that was a direct schedule situation. Will check with pearson again. Thank You Suzanne.

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