Health care

Protecting the public

The health care industry has an obligation to protect the public by implementing strict standards for those practicing medicine and providing patient care. Pearson VUE works with the world’s premier health care providers to develop exam content and delivery solutions to help them meet this imperative.

Pearson VUE entered the health and medical testing market in 1999 when it became the sole provider of the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®) and the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN®), the exams required to be a licensed nurse in the US and as of 2015, in Canada. Internationally, Pearson VUE proudly delivers exams for the Royal Colleges in the United Kingdom, the Health Authority Abu Dhabi and the European Board of Urologists among others.

Health care, wellness and admissions

Today Pearson VUE supports more than 100 high-stakes health care and wellness exam programs worldwide. They include specialty medical boards, physician assistants, medical technicians, dental assistants, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians as well as those who serve people’s overall health and well-being, such as alternative medical professionals, fitness specialists and massage therapists.

Pearson VUE also develops and delivers exams used to admit aspiring health care professionals to advanced degree programs, such as the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT).

More than just a test

Delivering reliable, valid and legally defensible exams in the world’s most secure testing environments plays an important part in protecting the public. Whether for admissions, certification or licensure, Pearson VUE has the expertise and experience to meet the unique needs of health care testing programs around the world.

Learn more about our solutions

To learn more about how we serve our health care clients, please contact us.

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