safety and infection control

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…

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…

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,…