National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)
What is the NCLEX-RN exam?
The National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN©) examination is a standardized test used to determine whether a nursing student is prepared for entry-level nursing practice.
Passing the NCLEX-RN© exam allows nursing students to become licensed as a registered nurse (RN) and may begin working in the field or go on to complete a bachelor's degree in nursing.
Who is eligible?
Nursing students attending an education program focused on pre-licensure are eligible to sit for the NCLEX exam.
NCLEX exam overview
NCLEX exams are comprised of a variety of question types including multiple choice, select all that apply, matching, and more. The NCLEX exam is offered in a computerized adaptive testing (CAT) format that tests at three levels of comprehension:
- Level 1: basic recall of knowledge and information
- Level 2: analysis and application of specific information
- Level 3: application of rules, facts, and processes to identify best care practices
Once a candidate demonstrates competency of a level 1 question, the exam moves on to a level 2 question. Once competency of level 2 has been demonstrated, the exam moves onto a level 3 question.
For more information on taking the NCLEX exam, please visit National Council of State Boards of Nursing.
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