What is NCLEX?
NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) is an examination which permits a nurse intending to practice nursing in the United States. It gives license to nurses especially the foreign nurses as granted by the state if he/ she passed all the requirements needed. There are two types, the NCLEX-RN for registered nurses and the NCLEX-PN for practical nurses. This examination aims to promote and guarantee public protection for safe, effective, competent and world-class healthcare services . NCLEX examinations are intended to test the knowledge, skills and abilities essential for the safe and effective practice of nursing at the entry-level.
The NCLEX examinations are in a computerized adaptive testing (CAT) format and like HAAD; it is administered by Pearson VUE in their network of Pearson Professional Centers (PPC). The NCLEX is a criterion-referenced type of exam in which the individual’s knowledge is compared to a predetermined standard and not on other individuals’ performances and test results on the examination. In computerized adaptive setting, the questions given by the computer depends on how you answer the previous questions. The individual will be scored by their ability to think critically about decisions involving nursing care.
What are the exam compositions?
NCLEX questions are categorized in three different levels. Level 1: comprised of the most basic questions; Level 2: a recall on specific facts and information must be supplied and then using it to analyze and interpret the questions; Level 3: could be the most difficult part and needs a complex, critical analysis. The questions must be applied with a different level of thinking- assess, evaluate and analyze information. The individual will have to apply the rules, facts, and processes they know and then make decisions about what is best for the patient’s care based on the situation.
The exam's content is based on client needs:
Basic Care and Comfort
Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies
Risk Potential Reduction
Safe Effective Care Environment
Safety and Infection Control
Health Promotion and Maintenance
Growth and Development/ Life Span
Disease detection and prevention
Coping and Adaptation
How to register and schedule for the examination?
Scheduling the examination
Once you have been made eligible and received your ATT, you may schedule your examination using the following options. You must test within the validity dates of your ATT. These validity dates cannot be extended for any reason. Appointments may be made up to one business day in advance.
Where to take the examination here in the Philippines?
Pearson Professional Centers-Manila
Trident Tower, 313 Senator Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City, Manila, 1327
+63 2 887 2198
How much is the fee?
The fee for taking the NCLEX exam is currently at $200.00. There is an additional $150.00 international fee for taking the exam outside the United States. A Value Added Tax (VAT), if applicable may be assessed and all these fees will be charged at the time of scheduling the exam.
How will I prepare for NCLEX?
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