NCLEX

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…

Pediatric Prioritization Questions – How to Answer Them on NCLEX

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 NICU stay…

NCLEX Questions on Triage – How to Answer Them

So, back to the meat of the NCLEX – questions!  It is likely that you will see a cardiac triage question on the NCLEX as chest pain accounts for over 8 million visits to the Emergency Departments (ED) in the US annually, making it one of the most common complaints (Natsui et. al., 2021).  This…

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…

What’s the Worst That Could Happen If You Fail the NCLEX?

So we all learned how to treat patients with high anxiety while we were in psych class.  Ask them “what’s the worst thing that will happen” if their anxiety or fears were to manifest into reality.  Sometimes reality is not as bad as it seems.  Typically, then the patient can see how they could deal…