The NCLEX stands for the National Council Licensure Examination. The NCLEX is a nationwide examination that is conducted for licensing nurses from India to work in the United States and Canada. The examination has been held ever since 1982. NCLEX is conducted in two types, the NCLEX-RN and the NCLEX-PN. The NCLEX-RN is used for graduates of registered nursing programs, while the NCLEX-PN is used for practical and vocational nursing graduates. Both have different eligibility criteria too. After graduation from a school of nursing, an individual who is willing to work as a nurse in the United States and Canada can take the NCLEX exam to receive a nursing license. While, NCLEX might seem like an esy bite, it takes a lot of practice and expertise to pass the examination.