NCLEX Exam: Exam Pattern, Insights, and Previous Year Paper



NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) is an International License exam for the Nurses in the United States of America since 1994 and Canada since 2015. The examination is to decide whether a person is ready for entry-level nursing practice. The NCLEX is done in CAT format i.e. online computer test. The candidate must be fluent in the English language. The other language in which the exam can be given in French. There are two types of NCLEX Exam: NCLE-RN is a registered nurse examination and NCLEX-PN is a practical nurse examination. Those who have an Associate Degree in Nursing (AND) or Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing can take the NCLEX-RN Exam and those who have a diploma in licensed practical nursing or licensed vocational nurses can take NCLEX-RN Examination. The NCLEX exam costs around $200 in America and $360 in Canada which you’ll pay to Pearson Vue. Pearson Vue will send you ATT (Authorization to Test). Only 8 attempts per year are allowed with 45 days gap in between. Also, there are no refunds. NCLEX exam centers are available in almost 175 countries in the world.



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Key Highlight
of NCLEX
Exam Duration:
6 hours
Exam Level:
International
Eligibility:
Graduation from the school of nursing
No. of Sections:
NCLEX- PN,NCLEX- RN
Application Fees:
$200
Exam Date:
Once you become eligible for the test, you will be offered test dates somewhere within thirty days of your call or online request.

NCLEX Exam: Eligibility Criteria

  • Graduation from any School of Nursing

  • Must possess ATT (Authorisation To Test)

  • Put in credentials and private information

  • Apply in Nursing or Regulatory Board

  • Register with Pearson Vue

  • Pay NCLEX application fees

NCLEX Exam Pattern:

NCLEX exam is conducted at Pearson Professional Centre. Each individual will have a different form of the exam. Since each question depends on how the previous question is answered, an individual can be given between 75 and 265 questions. Only 60 out of the first 75 questions on the exam will count, and the rest 15 questions will be kept for future examination. There are 3 levels.

  • Level 1- Tests candidates' knowledge and understanding

  • Level 2- Tests candidates' analysis and application

  • Level 3- Test candidates' qualitative and aptitude.

 

NCLEX Exam: Syllabus

NCLEX- PN tests the following areas:

  • Safe effective care environment

  • Health promotion and maintenance

  • Psychosocial Integrity

  • Psychological Integrity

NCLEX- RN tests the following areas:

  • Safe effective care environment

  • Health promotion and maintenance

  • Psychosocial Integrity

  • Psychological Integrity

Tips and Tricks for NCLEX:

  • Candidates must attempt all questions carefully.

  • Candidates must revise their concepts thoroughly.

  • Candidates must have knowledge of medical terms.

  • Take online mock tests to know your strengths and weaknesses.

  • Candidates must practice placement papers and mock tests to prepare well.

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