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…

Triaging in an NCLEX Question

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 6 million visits to the Emergency Departments (ED) in the US annually, making it one of the most common complaints (McCaig, 2003).  This is definitely…

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,…