NCLEX identification


Hi Everyone,

I am taking my boards on Thursday at 9 am and have a question regarding identification. It states that your photo ID has to appear exactly as your name on your authorization to test. I am concerned because they have my full name on my ATT letter and I have only my middle initial on my photo ID.

For example, my ATT letter has John Michael Doe and my photo ID has John M Doe Should this be a problem?

I just don't want to get there on Thursday and they tell me that I can't take the boards because my full middle name isn't on my photo ID. I am stressed about it too much already.

Thanks everyone!



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Hi. The same thing happened to me. I have 2 middle names as well. They had me as Jane M E Doe and my ID says Jane Mary Elizabeth Doe. I called the actual center 2 times and the national number 1 time. All times I was told that as long as the initials matched the actual name, it was fine. I had no problems on testing day, it didn't even come up.

Maybe if you call a few times and get peoples names who you talked to as well!

Good luck on the boards!


akcarmean, LPN

Specializes in Home Health Care,LTC. 1,554 Posts

Don't worry you should be just fine. Good Luck on the test. Remember to relax and keep telling your self that YOU CAN pass the test. :)

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