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 a future blog.
The care subcategory of the RN test is called “Management of Care” and is 17-23% of the questions (NCSBN, 2019a). The care subcategory of the PN test is called “Coordinated Care” and is 13-19% of the questions (NCSBN, 2020). This subcategory is obviously important on either test since it can make up 1/5th of the exam showing the important role nurses have in inpatient care!