Locations for taking a nursing exam in the District of Columbia (DC) are available from the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, with information obtained via email or a toll-free telephone number. Domestic nursing exams are under the guidance of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN).
The NCSBN administers both the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses) and the NCLEX-PN (National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses). Eligibility requirements for taking the test begin with nursing students submitting an application to the state board of nursing. Upon meeting all of the board's requirements, the applicant registers for the exam through Pearson VUE. After receiving an eligibility notice from the board, a test date with an allotted start time is scheduled.