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Knowing how the NCLEX Application works are important, especially for foreign-trained nurses who want to pursue their nursing careers in the US. This will help them avoid headaches related to the application process.

Being unaware of the steps and factors in selecting the best state where a foreign-trained nurse can take the NCLEX exam may cause delay, financial losses, or even rejection of their application. 

To keep future NCLEX takers aware of the process before taking the NCLEX exam, we will explain the NCLEX ATT in detail in this article.

Let’s first define what ATT means in NCLEX.

The NCLEX Authorization To Test or ATT notifies that a candidate may schedule the NCLEX Exam on any day within the validity specified on the ATT. To get this, candidates must apply to the Nursing Regulatory Body or NRB.

1. What does an NCLEX ATT contain?

The ATT contains the authorization and candidate identification number with an expiration date.

2. How long will it take to receive an ATT?

Candidates will receive the ATT once the Nursing Regulatory Body or NRB deems the candidates eligible to sit for the NCLEX exam.

3. How long is the validity date of ATT?

ATT validity varies per state. Other states may have 90-day validity, while others do not.

4. Can the NCLEX ATT be extended?

No. It is not possible to extend ATT validity for any reason. That’s why the candidate must take the exam within the period stated on their ATT.

5. What will happen if the candidate does not schedule the exam within the ATT validity?

The ATT validity will expire when the candidate does not schedule and takes the exam. They may have to reapply and complete the eligibility, pay for the ATT, and scheduling fees again.

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