NCLEX is still testing your ability to be a safe, competent nurse.
NCLEX is still a computer adaptive test (CAT).
The difficulty level and passing standard have remained the same.
NCLEX will still be testing you on all 8 Client Needs Categories.
The computer will still offer breaks.
The computer will continue to decide whether an applicant passes or fails the NCLEX using one of three rules:
95% Confidence Interval rule
Maximum-Length Exam rule
Run-out-of-time (R.O.O.T.) rule
how will the nclex changes affect your preparedness?
First, remember the test may have changed in question count, but it is still the same test. Don’t be stressed about 60 items being the new minimum. All along, the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN examinations have been able to make a decision on the first 60 credited questions. The average number of items for first-time test takers is 118 questions for RN and 115 for PN. This means that most test takers won’t be affected by the new 130-question maximum.
The NCLEX determines if you are ready to begin practice as an entry-level nurse. It is quite different from the tests you took in nursing school. Can you use critical thinking skills to make nursing judgments?
Understanding and mapping out your NCLEX prep is one of the most important aspects of preparing for the exam, but it can also be one of the most difficult. These prep materials will help you get your studies aligned.