pharmacological and parental therapies

The Distribution of NCLEX Questions on the RN vs. PN Exams 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.  Why is this so? Each test is based on surveys that…

Medication NCLEX Questions – How to Answer Them on NCLEX

One thing that I would reassure you as you take the NCLEX is to develop a couple of test-taking strategies.  I’ll talk about a few and then we will apply it in a question. Read the whole question.  Do not read the first sentence and then answer it.  NCLEX writers love to feed you too…

Prioritizing in Life and on the NCLEX

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…

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,…

7 Must-Know Tips for Dosage Calculation

We all cringe when we see medication calculations on the NCLEX or even in real life.  Not only are nurses asked to do complex dose calculations – we often are doing them in real life under extreme time pressure or professional stress.  These are not optimum conditions for complex math.  Here are some hints to…