Safe and Effective Care Environment

What is the Difference Between the NCLEX-RN & NCLEX-PN Exams?

As I reviewed in a previous blog, the RN and PN NCLEX tests have the same categories with one difference – in the care subcategory, which falls underneath “Safe Effective Care Environment”.  They also have unique percentages devoted to the categories, altering the distribution of the content questions.  We can go into that more in…

10 NCLEX Tips to Boost Your Exam Performance

You know how important the NCLEX is, that’s why you’re here. Whether you’ve just begun to prepare for the big day or you’re several practice tests in, our goal is to help you make the most out of your study sessions. Remember, no one ever said they didn’t pass a test because they practiced too…

A Classic Prioritization Question You May Find on the NCLEX

A lot of studying for the NCLEX is reviewing what you already know and reorganizing it in your mind.  You have probably seen these concepts in a lecture and in clinical practice, now just put them all together.  This can make it seem deceptively easy, but there is a lot of information to cover, which…

Vaccination and NCLEX

I thought that this timely season might call for a review of appropriate vaccinations.  Because the NCLEX test writers love testing on that and nurses typically give vaccinations and use protocols to do so. Vaccine schedules are the most often quested topic among vaccine questions on the NCLEX.  Focus your studying on vaccine schedules for…

A Brief Introduction to The NCLEX Exam

Up until 1944, each state administered its own licensure examination for nurses.  Obviously, this made moving from state to state more difficult.  In 1944, the National League for Nursing created the State Board Test Pool Examination (SBTPE), which was then adopted by all 50 states.  This was the initial name for the NCLEX.  In 1978,…