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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…

What’s the Worst That Could Happen If You Fail the NCLEX?

So we all learned how to treat patients with high anxiety while we were in psych class.  Ask them “what’s the worst thing that will happen” if their anxiety or fears were to manifest into reality.  Sometimes reality is not as bad as it seems.  Typically, then the patient can see how they could deal…

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…

The NCLEX and Moving Between States – An Easy Guide

Congratulations!  You are nearing or are done with nursing school and many people take that opportunity to seek out a new home in a different state than they went to school in for a variety of reasons.   But this can bring up some obvious questions such as … If I took the NCLEX here and…