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About the NCLEX Exam​
WHAT

NCLEX RN - NATIONAL COUNCIL LICENSURE EXAMINATION to become REGISTERED NURSES in USA, CANADA and AUSTRALIA. NCLEX PN - NATIONAL COUNCIL LICENSURE EXAMINATION to become PRACTICAL NURSE in USA or CANADA

WHERE

NCLEX RN / NCLEX PN offers domestic and international test centers around the world. Schedule an appointment with pearson vue either online or over the phone

WHY

NCLEX RN exam assesses each candidates ability to provide safe, effective and comprehensive care upon entry to practice as a nurse in US. NCLEX RN examination is developed and owned by NCSBN (NATIONAL COUNCIL OF STATE BOARD OF NURSING) NCLEX PN exam is developed and owned by NCSBN (NATIONAL COUNCIL OF STATE BOARD OF NURSING) With a purpose to determine if it is safe to start practice as an entry level practical nurse. It is to protect the public from unsafe ineffective care and each is responsible for regulating the practice of nursing .

WHEN

45 Days after graduation you can register for NCLEX RN/NCLEX PN. There will be a 90days time limit of application approval for foreign nurses. Apply and register any time...once you do, you can schedule a date that is comfortable for you with pearson vue.

HOW
NCLEX RN /NCLEX PN
BEFORE EXAM
Registration

Steps involved in registration
(International students must get a CES report from CGFNS/ IERF /ERES prior application )

  • Apply for nursing license with state board of nursing
  • Meet all states eligibility requirements
  • Register with pearson vue (official testing company)
  • Get registration acknowledgement by email from pearson vue
  • Get validation and eligibility from state board of nursing
  • Get ATT and schedule date with pearsonvue
Apply for Registration to
Nursing Regulatory body
+
Register and pay the fee for
NCLEX with pearson vue
ATT
SCHEDULE EXAM DATE
Registration fee
200
Registration fee
150
International scheduling fee
Additional ,VAT if applicable

  • Arrive pearson vue test center atleast30 mts prior exam.
  • Must have confidence, well rested body and mind.
  • Bring valid acceptable form of personal identification that fully matches name in full, photograph, and signature
  • Do not bring any personal items
  • Bring ATT and copy of exam scheduled date.
  • Provide digital signature, palm vein scan and have your photograph taken by site administrator.

  • comfortable room with comfortable temperature
  • Room should be quiet
  • No conversations permitted
  • Ear plugs to block out distracting noises

Do's

  • Be in assigned seat, use assigned computer, follow computer instructions
  • Use note board provided incase you need
  • Raise hands if any question /support/help or when done the exam
  • Use earphone when requested/if needed
  • Return note board when you leave the testing room

Dont's

  • Don’t try to take exam for someone else
  • Don’t take any personal items like papers/note board to exam room
  • Don’t use computer for anything other than NCLEX exam
  • Don’t take or give help to another test taker

Like other standardized tests, the NCLEX exam also is administered by a computer. Computer adaptive test (CAT) determines each candidates level of competence.

Below given table explains NCLEX test plan categories and subcategories with its percentage.

 

    2019 2020
1.  Safe and effective Care environment
  a. Management of Care 17-23% 18-24%
  b. Safety and Infection Control 9-15% 10-16%
2.  Health Promotion 6-12% 6-12%
3.  Psychosocial Intrgrity 6-12% 9-15%
4. Physiological Integrit
  a. Basic Care and Comfort 6-12% 7-13%
  b. Pharmacological & Parenteral Therapies 12-18% 10-16%
  c. Reduction of Risk Potential 9-15% 9-15%
  d. Physiological Adaptation 11-17% 7-13%

 

  • Objective type - single response
  • SATA / Multiple response
  • Hotspot ( Identification of specific area)
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Drag and drop

Also 3 types of alternate format on four option multiple choice questions

  • Exhibit questions ( Use information from chart given/exhibit to answer )
  • Audio items ( Listen to sound & select answer.)
  • Graphic questions

NCLEX RN

  • Total 265 questions( 15 pretest qns )
  • Maximum time - 6hrs
  • Minimum questions to be answered -75
  • Pretest questions will not be scored.
  • Exam includes short tutorial, 2 optional break. ( Research section removed as of covid period )

NCLEX PN

  • Total .of 205 questions ( 25 pretest qns)
  • Maximum time - 5 hrs
  • Minimum questions to be answered - 85
  • Pretest questions will not be scored
  • Exam includes short tutorial and 2 optional break ( changes due to covid crisis applicable. Follow our latest notifications)

NCLEX Rn

  • When a candidate scores markedly( 95%) above or below passing standard with a minimum of 75 questions.
  • When maximum time is used - 6hrs
  • When maximum questions answered - 265

NCLEX Pn

  • 95% certain that a candidate is clearly above/ below passing standard with minimum of 85 questions
  • Maximum questions answered - 205
  • Maximum time elapsed - 5 hrs

NCLEX RN / NCLEX PN

The passing score referred to as a logit.

Logit is a unit that compares each candidates capability to get difficult questions right. So the passing grade of NCLEX RN is 0.00 logit., NCLEX PN is -0.18

  • Quick result service (As per NRB regulations )
  • Official results ( approx 6 wks after exam )
  • Complete the formalities of license in state board of nursing & be a licensed RN/PN.

NCLEX RN /NCLEX PN

MOCK EXAM (1) 100 100

MOCK EXAM (2) 100 100

ASSESSMENT EXAM (1) 100 100

ASSESSMENT EXAM(2) 100 100

Frequently Asked Questions

265/ 205

75/ 85

6 hrs/ 5 hrs

Detailed report of scores with categories will be sent to your email / post. Can retake exam After 45 days.

NO

Approx. 45 days after graduation

You cannot take your own paper or writing instruments instead a note board will be provided to you.

Yes

NCLEX logit score is 0.00 , NCLEX pn logit score is -0.18

Early preparation practice number of questions on daily basis, detailed topics Preparation, management of stress, self confidence, make a study plan , invest resources, eliminate choices and justify best answer.

KEY POINTS TO REMEMBER
01 READ THE QUESTIONS AND OPTIONS THOROUGHLY
02 ALERT TO KEY WORDS LIKE FIRST, IMMEDIATE, INITIAL, DO, DONTS, MORE OR LESS BEST ETC
03 USE PROCESS OF ELIMINATION
04 FOCUS ON SITUATIONS AND INFORMATIONS IN THE QUESTIONS
05 SELECT BEST ANSWER