Accommodations for NCLEX Testing

Step 1

Collect Documentation

Documentation must include a written report of an evaluation (educational, psychological, or physical) within the preceding five (5) years from a qualified professional which states a diagnosis of the disability, describes the disability, and recommends specific accommodations. If testing was completed more than two years prior to this request, a physician or psychologist must provide a summary stating why current testing is not needed (e.g., the disability does not change over time and new testing would not reveal new information).

Documentation must include the following:

  • A professionally recognized diagnosis must be included in the documentation which the board receives from the candidate.
  • A history of the disability and any past accommodation granted the candidate and a description of its impact on the individual’s functioning.
  • Identification of the specific standardized and professionally recognized test/assessment given (e.g., Woodcock-Johnson, Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale).
  • The scores resulting from testing, interpretation of the scores and evaluations.
  • Recommendations for testing accommodations with a stated rationale as to why the requested accommodation is necessary and appropriate for the diagnosed disability (NCSBN 2007).

Step 2

Acquire Program Director’s Statement

A written statement from the candidate’s Program Director (or designee) which describes any testing accommodations made while the student was enrolled in the program.

Step 3

Send Application

A letter from the applicant requesting specific special accommodations and the accompanying documentation (steps 1 and 2) for the need of the accommodations must be submitted to the Kansas Board of Nursing with your application to test. The Board of Nursing meets quarterly – March, June, September, and December. Requests may be submitted anytime, but at least 30 days before the scheduled Board meeting.