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 NCSBN conducts every 3 years on RNs or PNs. The last RN & PN test changes were made effective in 2019 and 2020, respectively. NCSBN attempts to make the test reflect the type of knowledge and skills needed in practice as RNs and PNs, so as the marketplace changes, so will the NCLEX for each.