The NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) is an examination for the licensing of nurses in the United States. There are two types, the NCLEX-RN and the NCLEX-PN; Passing of the NCLEX-RN is required to become a licensed registered nurse. The exam is designed to test the knowledge, skills and abilities essential to the safe and effective practice of nursing at the entry-level. The exam's content is based on client needs, illustrated below:
Questions are primarily multiple-choice with four possible answer choices; however, there are also alternate question types. Examples include identifying and selecting a particular area of a drawn body part; selecting multiple correct answers (via check boxes); free response mathematical questions (usually medication calculations); and arranging the steps of a medical or nursing procedure in order. NCLEX examinations are provided in a computerized adaptive testing (CAT) format and are presently administered by Pearson VUE in their network of Pearson Professional Centers (PPC).
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