NCLEX-RN PRACTICE TEST

NCLEX-RN PRACTICE TEST

The National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN® exam) has one purpose: To determine if it’s safe for you to begin practice as an entry-level nurse. It is significantly different from any test that you took in nursing school. While nursing school exams are knowledge-based, the NCLEX-RN® tests application and analysis using the nursing knowledge you learned in school. You will be tested on how you can use critical thinking skills to make nursing judgments.

    HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE NCLEX-RN

About 6 weeks prior to graduation, you’ll receive two applications from your nursing school: An application for licensure and an application for the NCLEX-RN® Exam.

On a predetermined date, you will be required to submit the completed forms and the licensure fees to your nursing school. Upon receipt of an ATT (authorization to test), you will be able to schedule your test date and time. Testing is available year-round, 15 hours a day, 6 days a week, in 6-hour time slots.

THE NCLEX-RN TEST APPLICATION

Your first step is to submit an application to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). You will be required to follow the procedures established by the individual State Boards of Nursing. Some states have combined registration for the NCLEX-RN® exam with the application for licensure. In all other states, you must apply for licensure with the State Board of Nursing in the state in which you wish to become licensed. Once you have applied, you will receive a Candidate Bulletin to register for the NCLEX-RN® exam.

NCLEX-RN EXAM AND LICENSURE FEES

The cost to take the NCLEX-RN® exam is $200. Additional licensure fees are determined by the individual State Boards of Nursing. Send your completed test application and fee to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. You can register by phone by calling: 1-866-496-2539 in the USA (1-952-681-3815 for outside the USA) between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. (Eastern), Monday through Friday. Phone registrants are required to pay by VISA or Master Card. There is a $9.50 service fee for the phone registration. If you prefer, you may send a personal check, cashier’s check or money order to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

You’ll receive a postcard acknowledging receipt of registration. You will not be able to schedule an appointment to take the exam until your State Board of Nursing declares you eligible and you receive an Authorization to Test (ATT) in the mail.

How many questions are on the NCLEX-PN exam?

The NCLEX-PN exam is a computerized adaptive exam that can consist of anywhere between 75 to 265 questions. You will also be given 15 “experimental” items that will not count towards your score.

Is the Nclex RN test hard?

According to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, in 2017, the first-attempt NCLEX pass rate for U.S.-educated nursing students was 87%. The second-attempt pass rate for domestically-educated students taking the test was 45.56%. These results demonstrate that it is a pretty difficult test.

How many hours is the Nclex RN exam?

You will have up to five hours to complete the RN and PN exams: total exam time includes an introductory screen, two preprogrammed optional breaks and any unscheduled breaks you may take. The first optional break is offered after two hours of testing.

What are good signs you passed Nclex?

The questions are randomly selected as well, so no one applicant should guess what the answers are. Take your time and just do your best. Good signs you passed NCLEX is when you no longer need to answer any more questions.

Does it really take 48 hours to get Nclex results?

In fact, test center staff do not have access to the exam results. Exam results are available only from your nursing regulatory body (NRB) and will be sent to you approximately six weeks after taking the exam. … Some states allow you to access your results after 48 business hours through the quick results service.

How much math is on the Nclex?

Remember there are between 75 and 265 questions on the NCLEX RN so math does not make up a large percent of the questions but you still need to be prepared for them. Math questions are considered a lower level question on the NCLEX.