Preparing for a career in the nursing field requires discipline, determination, and a lot of studying.
SC4 Library has created this resource to assist students throughout their health sciences education; from incoming students preparing to take the HESI entrance exam to recent graduates studying to take the NCLEX exam.
NCSBN develops two licensure examinations, the NCLEX-PN and the NCLEX-RN, that are used by boards of nursing to assist in making licensure decisions. The exam uses computer adaptive testing (CAT) to measure the competencies needed to perform safely and effectively as a newly licensed, entry-level nurse. CAT is a method for administering exams that merges computer technology with modern measurement theory to increase the efficiency of the exam process. This video explains why CAT is used for NCLEX and how it works. Topics covered include item selection and pass/fail rules.
Most of NCSBN's educational video productions are designed to provide clarity to nurses, nursing students and others about some of the most challenging issues boards of nursing (BONs) face in their mission to protect the public.
Nursing regulators, nursing educators and candidates remain actively engaged in the NCLEX. As such, we receive a number of questions about the NCLEX on topics ranging from examination development principles and sample content, to exam administration and using computerized adaptive testing, or CAT. We have compiled these questions and answers, and invite you to join us as we uncover the NCLEX FAQs
NCLEX®-PN Excel! was developed by Drexel University to prepare practical/vocational nursing students for NCLEX®. It is the only accredited, university-based NCLEX®PN program offering courses nationally and even internationally. The content was created by Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professionals and focuses on test-taking skills as well as clinical information. Topics discussed include pharmacology, obstetrics, women’s health, pediatrics, common diseases in major body systems, legal issues, developmental tasks, and management of clinical care.