New NCLEX Test Center Opens in Texas

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), Texas Board of Nursing and Pearson VUE today open up a new testing center in Harlingen,Texas.

The test center, located in the Bank of America building at 222 East Van Buren, will serve nursing candidates from the surrounding communities as well as other individuals taking high-stakes exams.

“South Texas is an important location in the preparation of future nurses, but many nursing candidates have had to drive from as far away as Corpus Christi or San Antonio to take their nursing exam,” said Kathy Thomas, MN, RN, Executive Director, Texas Board of Nursing. “We’re thrilled that Pearson VUE is opening a center here, because it not only underscores the importance of this region to the nursing profession, it also brings greater convenience to the residents of Rio Grande Valley.”

“This was an important decision,” said Casey Marks, Chief Operating Officer, NCSBN. “Both NCSBN and Pearson VUE wanted to ensure that the location chosen would maximize our ability to test nursing candidates. The demand for licensed nurses continues to increase—not just in South Texas, but everywhere. We’re confident that the growing number of nursing students in and around Harlingen should keep this test center busy for years to come.”

Pearson VUE has more than 260 Pearson Professional Centers globally.  They are the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in 165 countries.

Byron Webb Romero, RN, MSN

Finished BSN at Lyceum of the Philippines University, and Master of Science in Nursing Major in Adult Health Nursing at the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Currently working at Manila Doctors College of Nursing as a Team Leader for Level I and II, Lecturer for Professional Nursing Subjects, and also a Clinical Instructor.

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