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Understanding the NCLEX-RN® Test Plan

The NCLEX-RN® examination is a variable length Computer Adaptive Test (CAT). It can be a short as 75 questions and as long as 265 questions. Of these items, 15 items are not scored and is part of a pretest. The maximum alloted time is six (6) hours including optional break periods.

The scope and content of the NCLEX-RN® examination is described in the NCLEX-RN® Test Plan. The practice of nursing requires knowledge of client health needs and a thorough understanding of integrated process fundamental to the practice of nursing. Client Needs is the framework used in the development of NCLEX-RN® examination questions.

The health care needs of clients in a variety of settings across the life span are grouped in four (4) Categories. These are:

  • Safe, Effective Care Environment
  • Health Promotion and Maintenance
  • Psychosocial Integrity
  • Physiological Integrity
The percentage of items taken from each category is broken down in the table below.

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Anonymous said...

san pong state maganda mag-aply ng NCLEX?
nahihirapan kasi ako magdecide

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