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…

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…

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…

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…