delivers NCLEX licensure examination for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) in the United States of America
Over the years, Nurses have had to make the long trip to India and Philippines to write the NCLEX exams to enable them practice and emigrate to the U.S.A
Nurses can now heave a sigh of relief as a representative of Pearson has confirmed to Nursingworld that the NCLEX exams will be delivered at a Pearson professional center in Southafrica with registrations for this new center starting in January 2020
The test center address is located at:
6th Floor Office Tower
Sandton City Shopping Centre
Cnr Sandton Drive & Alice lane, SANDTON
In a swift reaction to this new development, Nurses who spoke to Jude Chiedu of Nursingworld expressed dismay at Pearson for not approving the test center in Nigeria. Majority of them cited the recent xenophobia attacks in South africa.
A nurse who asked to remain anonymous noted that she works with an oil and gas firm yet the South African embassy denied her visa to go for an ISQUA conference in Jobourg, so what’s the assurance that they would issue nurses visa to S.A just to go write NCLEX, she asked. Again one has to consider that most nurses may not have a good travel history as in visits outside of Nigeria and this would count against them in any visa application to visit south Africa
However there is cautious optimism as other nurses expressed joy at the South African center approval insisting that it’s a shorter journey and a lot cheaper to fly to S.A than to Philippines or India
JUDE CHIEDU Fwacn
For: Nursingworld Nigeria
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