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For Immediate Release: 11 July 2007
Contact: Pearson VUE
Julie Boyce

NCLEX® Examinations Scheduling to open for Philippines Test Center

Delivery to begin August 23 at Pearson Professional Center in Manila

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., July 11, 2007 — The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN®) authorized Pearson VUE to expand testing availability for the NCLEX® examination to Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Exam delivery begins at the Pearson VUE-owned and -operated Pearson Professional Center in Manila on August 23, 2007 and exam scheduling opens Friday, July 13, 2007.

“The NCSBN places a high value on security and the integrity of its testing program. We were very thorough in our decision to expand testing to the Philippines and are able to do so by utilizing the latest in biometric technology through the Pearson Professional Centers. The NCSBN will be able to provide greater customer service to nurses without compromising the integrity of the NCLEX examination process,” said Casey Marks, PhD, Associate Executive Director, Business Operations.

“We’ve been working diligently with the NCSBN to plan the opening of the Pearson Professional Center in the Philippines,” said Robert Whelan, president of Pearson VUE. “Each Pearson VUE-owned and -operated test center employs an unparalleled, patented security solution and we leave nothing to chance when opening a new test center. We are pleased to offer nurse candidates in the Philippines the most consistent and secure testing experience possible.”

The Manila, Philippines, site will join the following Pearson VUE locations in offering NCLEX testing: London, England; Hong Kong; Sydney, Australia; Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver, Canada; Frankfurt, Germany; Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Chennai, India; Mexico City, Mexico; Taipei, Taiwan; and Chiyoda-ku and Yokohama, Japan. The NCLEX examination is also available at over 200 Pearson Professional Centers throughout the United States and its territories.

Intended for the purposes of domestic nurse licensure in U.S. states and territories, all security policies and procedures currently used to administer the NCLEX examination domestically will be fully implemented at the Pearson Professional Center in Manila.

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Last updated 2007-07-11