# NCLEX Review

Welcome to the Mometrix Academy NCSBN NCLEX review page.

If you’re here, odds are that you’re getting ready to take the NCLEX exam in the very near future, and you’re looking for test prep help.

Or maybe you’re still in nursing school, and won’t be taking the test for a while, but you’re the kind of person who likes to plan ahead and find out what the test is all about long before you actually have to sit down and take it.

Either way, you’ve come to the right website. If you already have most of the facts about the NCSBN NCLEX review and you’re looking for NCLEX prep videos, clicking on the links below will lead you to an abundance of practice to help you get ready for the most important test you’ll ever take.

If you’re looking for more information about the exam or free NCLEX practice test questions, just keep reading for the important exam information you need to know.

## Free NCLEX Questions

Use the NCLEX practice test questions below to get a better understanding of the NCLEX exam. Take advantage of these valuable free practice NCLEX questions to pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses.

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## NCLEX Study Guide

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## Test Plans

Use the NCLEX test plans below to get a greater awareness of the NCLEX exam breakdown. These infographics will help you stay focused on the most important sections of the NCLEX exam.

NCLEX stands for National Council Licensure Examination, and it is the official test that all prospective nurses must take before being allowed to practice in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, or United States territories. It is owned and developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, or NCSBN. There are two NCLEX exams: the NCLEX-RN for registered nurses, and the NCLEX-PN for practical or vocational nurses. The purpose of the test is to enhance public health and safety by making sure that only people who are qualified to act as nurses are actually allowed to do so. Passing the exam demonstrates that the prospective nurse has the knowledge, abilities, and skills that are required of a professional nurse.

All NCLEX exams are given on a computer; the days when there was an option to take it with pencil and paper are long gone. The NCLEX is given at Pearson VUE NCLEX testing centers, which has hundreds of locations across the country. Most questions are multiple-choice, but not all of them are.

Also, it’s very important to know that the NCLEX is a computer adaptive test, or CAT. This means that the computer adapts to the test taker – that is, it decides which question to give a person next based on their response to the last question. Essentially, if you answer a question incorrectly, you’ll be given easier and easier questions until you answer one correctly. When you answer a question correctly, you’ll be given harder and harder questions until you get one wrong. That process goes on continuously throughout the exam. Every test taker is given a first question of low difficulty, and the adaptation process begins from there.

## What’s on the test?

Because of the nature of computer adaptive tests, the number of questions test takers will face can vary dramatically. On the NCLEX PN exam, the number of questions can range from 85 to 205. On the NCLEX RN exam, questions can be as few as 75 or as many as 265. Also, the computer software is constantly analyzing a person’s total performance, not just the answer to the most recent question. Once it has determined with 95% confidence that the test taker is either skilled enough to pass, or is not skilled enough to pass, the computer will end the exam and assign a determination of either passed or failed, even if the six hour time limit (five hours for NCLEX-PN) hasn’t been reached. By the way, you shouldn’t panic if the computer ends your test long before the maximum number of questions has been reached. This doesn’t mean you have failed. It’s possible for a person to either pass or fail after answering only the minimum number of questions.

## How long do you have to take your exam after graduation?

The earliest you can take the NCLEX exam depends on which state you are in. Many students prefer to take the NCLEX 45 days after their graduation, but the time depends on you and how prepared you feel to take the exam.

## How many times can you retake the NCLEX?

If you wish to retake the NCLEX, you are allowed to retake the exam up to eight times per year, but you must wait 45 days between attempts.

## What is the meaning of NCLEX?

NCLEX means National Council Licensure Examination.

## How long does it take to get results back from NCLEX?

Your NCLEX exam results will be available and sent to you roughly six weeks after you take the exam.

## How much time do you have to take the exam?

It takes six hours to complete the NCLEX RN while it takes five hours to complete the NCLEX PN.

## How many days do you have to wait to retake the NCLEX?

If you need to retake the NCLEX exam, you must wait 45 days before attempting the exam a second time.

## How long does it usually take to get your ATT for NCLEX?

It usually takes two weeks to receive your ATT for the NCLEX exam.

## Is the NCLEX timed?

The NCLEX exam is timed. On the NCLEX RN exam, you will have six hours to complete the exam. If you’re taking the NCLEX PN exam, you will have five hours to complete the exam.

## What do you need to get on the test to pass?

According to the NCSBN, the logit score needed for the NCLEX is 0.00, meaning you must answer at least 50% of the medium difficulty questions correctly.

## How many questions can you miss on the NCLEX PN?

Scoring the NCLEX is more complicated than just counting up your correct answers and giving you a grade. Essentially, you will need to be answering the medium difficulty questions correctly at least 50% of the time to pass.

## How much does it cost to take the NCLEX PN?

To take the NCLEX exam, you will be required to pay a \$200 registration fee.

## NCLEX Study Guide

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by Mometrix Test Preparation | Last Updated: August 19, 2019