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Also New for 2020!
NLN Testing Services Expands to Meet Educational Demands of New COVID-19 Reality

Enhanced User-Friendly Features for Test Administrators, Proctors & Exam Candidates

The National League for Nursing has ramped up its NCLEX readiness review capabilities, offering a day-long Zoom review session with professional facilitators and an expanded arsenal of test prep tools students may access directly. Additional changes to NLN Testing Services promise to significantly improve the testing experience for administrators, proctors, and licensure candidates alike during this challenging time.

One key change is to allow students to directly purchase products and services previously only available to institutional clients. With campuses not yet open, students can continue their NCLEX preparation and refresh testing strategies from home. Students may self-register for a new seven-hour NCLEX Readiness Live Review on Zoom with an NLN Nurse Educator Facilitator who will cover the latest information from NCSBN, review the test blueprint, discuss strategies to be successful on the exam, and help students create an ongoing study plan while awaiting their NCLEX test date.

Included with registration are access to the NLN Practice End of Program Exam; NLN Practice Comprehensive Nursing Exam; and six-month access to NLN NCLEX Electronic Flashcards, which include practice NCLEX test items. The package, a $220 value, is offered at a significant student discount.

The NLN Testing Services Examination Portal has retooled to improve security, scheduling, analytics, accounting, registration, test administration, and more. For example, institutional administrators will enjoy new features that facilitate scheduling of day-long testing events and proctor assignments; a new inventory system for tracking exam credits; and new score reporting layouts and analytics.

New roles have also been created for proctors and exam candidates. Students will find a more user-friendly interface to register for practice tests and exams and to access their test score reports. With enhanced security features, proctors will be better able to handle student check-in and authentication and securely administer exams offered both in-person and remotely.

All customers will be transitioned to the new NLN Testing Services Examination Portal by August 2020. Watch for training webinars in July to September for all user role types.

NLN staff understand the needs of nursing faculty and students. Our team of professionals includes relationship managers, school specialists, and a curriculum and testing specialist; all are committed to providing quality services and products to customers.


Generations of nurses have prepared for their careers using NLN exams and services. From pre-admission through assessment of nurses in practice settings, NLN Testing Services continues to meet the needs of customers. And profits are reinvested into NLN products and services that promote excellence in nursing education.


We are committed to maintaining the integrity of our exams in the test development process. The NLN Center for Assessment and Evaluation follows the gold standards in testing published by the American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, and the National Council on Measurements in Education. The NLN's Fair Testing Guidelines is supported by NLN Testing Services.


The NLN values inclusivity. Within test development, a diverse group of expert nurse educators serve as test item writers, test item reviewers, and on a fair testing committee to ensure that diversity is integrated in testing products. Our approach solicits input from individuals representing various ethnic, racial, cultural, and gender groups; geographic locations; and all types of nursing programs.

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Currently, all NLN employees are working remotely through the end of the year. It can take 2-4 business days to receive a response via email. For instant questions, we have created a Tech Talk for institutions and agencies. Please join our Tech Talk via Zoom. Our Tech Talk hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central time with a break from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tech Talk will be closed every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for internal meetings. The link is available in your User / Partner Guide.

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