NCLEX-RN Exam Practice

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The NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) is an examination for the licensing of nurses in the United States. There are two types, the NCLEX-RN and the NCLEX-PN; Passing the NCLEX-RN is required to become a licensed registered nurse. The exam is designed to test the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to the safe and effective practice of nursing at the entry level. The exam's content is based on client needs, illustrated below:

  • Safe Effective Care Environment
    • Management of Care
    • Safety and Infection Control
  • Health Promotion and Maintenance
  • Psychosocial Integrity
  • Physiological Integrity
    • Basic Care and Comfort
    • Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies
    • Reduction of Risk Potential
    • Physiological Adaptation
    • Psychiatric

Questions are primarily multiple-choice with four possible answer choices; however, there are also alternate question types. Examples include identifying and selecting a particular area of a drawn body part; selecting multiple correct answers (via check boxes); free response mathematical questions (usually medication calculations); and arranging the steps of a medical or nursing procedure in order.  NCLEX examinations are provided in a computerized adaptive testing (CAT) format and are presently administered by Pearson VUE in their network of Pearson Professional Centers (PPC).

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