KENYA—Pearson VUE Test Centre has opened in Nairobi, marking an important milestone for Kenyan nurses.

The centre’s establishment is in response to a long-standing need for a local National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), which would eliminate the need for nurses to travel to India or South Africa.

Musalia Mudavadi, Prime Cabinet Secretary, was joined by Health Cabinet Secretary Nakhumicha S. Wafula and Principal Secretary for Public Health and Professional Standards Mary Muthoni Muriuki to inaugurate Nairobi’s NCLEX-RN Test Center.

Pearson VUE administers the examination, which is required for nurses who want to work in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

The opening of this testing site not only brings the exam closer to home, but it also accords with KMTC’s efforts to improve accessibility for Kenyan candidates.

The new center is extremely important for Kenyan nurses since it is predicted to cut examination expenses by more than 50%. KMTC is taking a proactive approach to this project by developing a complete NCLEX Preparatory curriculum.

This step aims to equip nurses with the necessary skills to pass the examination on their first attempt.

The Ministry of Health will collaborate with line ministries and various partners to create additional job opportunities for our nurses in line with the Bottom-Up Transformation Agenda (BETA).

This launch not only brings convenience but also opens doors for enhanced professional growth for Kenyan nurses, reflecting a positive stride in the healthcare sector.

Pearson VUE has a global network of test centres and relationships in almost every industry, providing high-stakes tests that enable professionals to certify and license individuals who protect and promote their communities around the world.

It also assists candidates in testing preparation by providing courseware, scenario-based laboratories, mock tests, and other resources.

Pearson VUE has 5,500 test centres in more than 180 countries and territories, with over 19 million examinations administered each year.

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