|For Immediate Release:||22 August 2007|
NCLEX® Examinations Now Available at the Manila, Philippines, Pearson Professional Center
BLOOMINGTON, Minn., August 22, 2007 — The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN®) together with Pearson VUE, announce expanded 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.
“The NCSBN is pleased to expand availability of the NCLEX examination to Manila. Security of the examination process is a primary concern for the NCSBN. By working collaboratively with Pearson VUE to deliver the NCLEX examination in the Manila Pearson Professional Center, we are able to utilize the latest in biometric technology and security processes. We are confident that we will provide greater customer service and convenience to nursing candidates without compromising the integrity of the NCLEX examination process,” said Casey Marks, PhD, Associate Executive Director, Business Operations, NCSBN.
“As the NCSBN continues to expand internationally, we are pleased to be able to offer nursing candidates in the Philippines the most consistent and secure testing experience possible,” 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 have worked closely with the NCSBN to increase availability of the NCLEX examination internationally and will continue to do so in the future.”
The Manila, Philippines, site will join the following international 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.
About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in electronic testing services for academic admissions, certification and licensure programs. Pearson VUE offers exams through the world’s largest network of test centers in 162 countries, providing testing services for information technology, regulatory and certification boards, academic, government and corporate clients. Its innovative technology offers the security and control required by academic, licensure and certification programs while its commitment to service provides customers with an unmatched testing experience. Pearson acquired Promissor, which is now a business of Pearson VUE, extending its leadership in the testing and certification industry.
Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), the international media company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education, and the Penguin Group.
About the NCSBN
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose membership comprises the boards of nursing in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories.
Mission: The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), composed of Member Boards, provides leadership to advance regulatory excellence for public protection.