UNDERSTANDING THE CORONAVIRUS

A SUMMARY OF COVID-19

COVID-19 raises a lot of questions. This video from our partner, Dr. Armando Hasudungan, uses visuals to explain what you need to know about the virus and the pandemic.

ALL NEW 3D COVID-19 IMAGES

Pan around. Zoom in. Learn by exploring the virus, inside-out. Other 3D images to explore include:

  1. Virus external structure
  2. Virus tour
  3. Virus internal structure

TIPS FOR PREPPING DESPITE COVID-19 DISRUPTIONS

Maria-Flores Harris (DNP, RN, CNE) offers her best advice for staying on top of things during these uncertain times.

tip 1: keep focus

Remember that productivity starts with your mindset. You’re still in control of what you choose to focus on, so try to keep your goals in mind.

tip 2: MAINTAIN A SCHEDULE

No matter where or when you’re prepping, it’s essential to set goals and stay organized. Keeping yourself on a schedule or having a plan can help.

tip 3: MANAGE STRESS

It’s important to stay healthy both physically and mentally as much as possible. Remember to take care of yourself and use breathing techniques to stay grounded.

FAQ

WHAT HAS CHANGED WITH THE NCLEX DUE TO COVID-19?

  • The minimum number of test items will be 60.
  • The maximum number of test items will be 130.
  • The maximum testing time will be 4 hours.
  • The Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) Special Research Section will NOT be included.

For up-to-date information, visit the NCSBN’s website.

what hasn’t changed with the nclex?

  • 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.

NCLEX QUESTION OF THE DAY

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WALK THROUGH A COVID-19 DIAGNOSIS

Curious about how to diagnose a COVID-19 patient? Watch Dr. Judy Kalinyak, MD, PhD discuss the process in this recorded event where students worked through a full, virtual exam with her help.