Prioritize in the New Year!

I spent a little time enjoying the holidays, visiting family, and resting.  I hope you got a bit of a study break as well as they say, “all work and no play…makes us dull”.  Caregiver role strain is going to be an issue no matter what type of nursing job you take on and I […]

The Distribution of Question Categories on NCLEX-RN vs NCLEX-PN and Why

Although the categories on the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN are the same except for Management of Care vs Coordinated Care, their distribution is different. What I mean by that is the percentage of questions on the test devoted to each category is unique by test.  Part of the reason is that the NCLEX-PN and NCLEX-RN are […]

Prioritizing in a Pediatric NCLEX question

On to another triage question, but this one involves pediatrics.   Do not forget about reviewing vulnerable populations such as pediatrics, obstetrics, the elderly, or the incarcerated for their unique clinical needs. A 4 year old Hispanic female presents to the Emergency Department (ED) with her Spanish-speaking parents.  She was born at 35 premature and her […]

The Major Difference Between the RN and PN NCLEX Test Plans

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 […]

Some Basic Facts About the NCLEX Exam

Up until 1944, each state administered their 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, […]