Information for registered nurses

MCQ for registered nurses

The RN Nurse MCQ Examination is coordinated in conjunction with the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) and is delivered by Pearson VUE using the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nurses.

Once your portfolio has been approved, your IQNM dashboard tracker will update and you will be advised to register and pay the exam fee with Pearson VUE for the NCLEX-RN via the NCSBN website.

After your registration is completed, the IQNM exams team will confirm your eligibility to sit the NCLEX-RN exam and you will receive an authorisation to test email from Pearson VUE. Once you are authorised to test you can contact Pearson VUE to book your examination location, date and time.

Candidates who are eligible to sit the MCQ will be advised of available locations once you contact Pearson VUE to complete their registration to sit the examination.

The MCQ fee must be paid prior to confirming your examination date. The registration fee amount is $200 USD per sitting.

Candidates that are sitting in an international centre, will also need to pay an additional International Scheduling fee (+value added tax where applicable) of $150 USD. 


OSCE for registered nurses

Your MCQ result will be recorded within your record in the IQNM database. If you have passed the MCQ, your IQNM dashboard will advise you that you are eligible to sit the OSCE. At this time it will also advise you to pay the OSCE fee.

Once your fee payment has been received, the IQNM exams team will contact you in relation to upcoming dates for OSCE examinations.

The OSCE is delivered at Adelaide Health Simulation (AHS) in Adelaide, South Australia.

No contact should be made to Adelaide Health Simulation in relation to the OSCE. All queries should be directed to the IQNM exams team.

The fee amount is $4000 AUD per sitting. The OSCE fee must be paid prior to confirming your examination date. 


For more information regarding the IQNM candidate journey please use the below linked documents:

Page reviewed 10/07/2020