The NCLEX-RN is designed to make sure
that each nurse has the knowledge to practice safely at
a minimum of an entry-level registered nurse. Many
nursing schools in other countries have examinations
that are knowledge-based, testing you on the facts you
have learned. The NCLEX-RN, however, is an
The NCLEX-RN examination, administered
via Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT), uses standard
NCLEX-RN-examination, multiple-choice questions. With
CAT, each candidate's test is unique: It is assembled
interactively as the individual is tested. As the
candidate answers each question, the computer calculates
a competence estimate based on all earlier answers. CAT
provides greater measurement efficiency, because it
administers only those questions which will offer the
best measurement of the candidate's competence.
All Registered Nurses
will be required to pass the NCLEX-RN, which is a state
licensing examination. The NCLEX is given in the US and
can be taken during the first six months of employment.
Effective October 1, 2002, the NCLEX is offered by the
Pearson Professional Centers. Pearson has multiple
testing sites in each state and also has sites in Guam,
Saipan, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
CARE ORIGIN has a
specially designed study program to assist nurses in
passing the NCLEX. In USA, each state nursing board acts
independently. It has its own procedures and follows its
own laws. CARE ORIGIN will give you complete guidelines
on appearing and successfully passing the NCLEX.
NCLEX-RN Test Plan:
||Percentage of Test Questions|
||Safe, Effective Care
Management of Care
||2. Safety and Infection Contro
Promotion and Maintenance
and Development Through the Life Span
||4. Prevention and Early Detection of Disease
|| 6. Psychosocial Adaptation
Care and Comfort
8. Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies
9. Reduction of Risk Potential
10. Physiological Adaptation
The exam will also focus on your
knowledge about the process of nursing, the way you
communicate with the patients, and your awareness of the
American culture. It will also test your ability to do
proper documentation, the self care you take while
treating the patients and your ability to learn.
To appear for the exam, you have to fix
a date and time with NCSBN. The test is available all
year, 15 hours a day, six days a week. The duration for
each exam is 5 hours.
All your documents will be filed on
your behalf by CARE ORIGIN.
CARE ORIGIN will obtain your hall
ticket on your behalf and intimate to you the
arrangements for appearing for the test. At the end of
the five hour test, you will know whether you have
passed the exam or failed it. However, your result will
not be announced immediately. The state nursing board
will inform the result in 2-4 weeks from date of exam.
requirements vary between states. Generally,
however, most states require that the nurse demonstrate
eligibility and preparedness for the Nurse Comprehensive
Licensure Exam (NCLEX) by presenting CGFNS
certification, copies of foreign academic credentials,
an education/credentials evaluation and a proficiency of
English, for example TOEFL exam results. And, some
states permit the nurse to take the NCLEX without the
You can sit for the NCLEX examination
an unlimited amount of times however if you do not pass
it you must wait 90 days before retaking and pay new
fees. If you fail the NCLEX this can have some bearing
on an interim license in some states.
Note: There is no
blanket reciprocity from state to state regarding the
NCLEX; each state has different licensing requirements.
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