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Five Things Students Should Do to Pass the New NCLEX

Five Things Students Should Do to Pass the New NCLEX

A brand-new year means brand-new standards, at least for the NCLEX.

With the December 15 announcement by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) to raise the passing standard on the NCLEX-RN exam, aspiring nurses taking the test after April 2010 may find the exam more challenging than anticipated.

Historically, new standards have been shown to affect passing rates. The change in standards set by the NCSBN in 2007 resulted in a drop in pass rates by approximately three percentage points among first-time test takers in the United States.

New Test

First of all, how much has the test changed? Among other things, here are three changes you can expect on the new NCLEX test in April 2010:

• The Management of Care subcategory currently comprises 13 to 19 of the exam; this will increase to 16 to 22 percent.

• The Reduction of Risk Potential subcategory currently comprises 13 to 19 percent of the exam; this will decrease to 10 percent.

• A newly designed test interface will launch, including a different font and reshuffled button placements. Now is a better time than ever to develop proper prep skills and good study habits.


Next: 5 Simple Tips for the NCLEX >>


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    kellyanderson1

    about 1 year ago

    2 comments

    NCLEX seems difficult but I have to take it! My expectations about it is gonna be difficult so I am studying a lot of NCLEX materials to pass like:

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EMLFF0S/ref=rdr_kindle_ext_tmb
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.strategicalliance.nclex

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    woaini

    about 3 years ago

    20 comments

    ok how do you sign up?

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    nursebetweenjobs2

    over 3 years ago

    2 comments

    as an "old" experienced RN reviewing sample questions with a new grad, i seriously question the "real world" experiences of the test makers - patients ("clients" to them), staffing, supplies,tests,,procedures are different on off shifts.The "first" thing you might do in a situation may be very different than the answer on a the NCLEX.Common sense still rules.Please get some experience along with those masters & doctorates.

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    emerald01

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Doe's this information apply to Lvn's? What do you have for Lvn's ,in getting ready to take the nclex exam in arizona? would appreciate any information. thank you. Arlene

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    faraba

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    the NCLEX sample exam is definitely hard but there is no going back it is a task that must be accomplished.

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    yherring281

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Does this apply to LVN's? R just the RN Exam?

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    laurajeanalvarez

    almost 5 years ago

    14 comments

    WELL I THOUGHT I COULD PASS ALL THE QUIZESI THE FIRST TEST WAS A BREEZE BUT THE SECOND AND THIRD ARE KIND OF HARD WELL TIME TO REALLY STUDY THERE ISNT ANY THING THATS GOING TO MAKE ME GIVE UP THATS FOR SURE.

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