Initial Licensure and Recognition Forms - NCLEX Examination Special Accommodation
REQUESTING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Texas Board of Nursing provides reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities that may interfere with their performance on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®) or the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN®). Disability is defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act as a “physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of such individual; a record of such an impairment; or being regarded as having such an impairment.” Major life activities means “functions such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, working.” (28CFR35.104 - Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government)
DOCUMENTATION REQUIREDCandidates requesting special accommodations must submit the following documentation to support the request:
1. A completed Special Accommodations Request form.
2. A Professional Documentation of Disability form completed by an appropriate professional within the last three years. Please see Qualifications for Diagnostician. Complete a Consent to Release Information form and together with the Qualifications for Diagnostician form give it to the diagnostician who will be completing the Professional Documentation of Disability. This will enable the Board and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. to obtain additional information or clarification from the diagnostician, if necessary, while processing the request.
3. A Nursing Program Verification form completed by the dean or director of the nursing program attended.
Applicants for special accommodations are urged to submit their requests and supporting documentation as early in the application process as possible, preferably before submitting the registration to the testing service, to facilitate the review. If there is a need for further verification of the disability from the applicant or the professional verifying the disability and the need for modification, it is possible that the decision on granting the modification will be delayed and consequently the date when the candidate can take the examination. Once the request is received together with all the required documentation, the Board will process the request and notify the candidate of the decision. If you have any questions, please contact the Board examination staff at 512/305-7400.
For a listing of sites outside of Texas please visit the NCLEX ® Web Site: https://portal.ncsbn.org/ or contact NCLEX Candidate services directly at 1-866-496-2539 between Monday-Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, U.S. Central Standard Time.