NCLEX-RN Exam Cram | Pearson IT Certification (2024)

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Self-Assessment.

1. Preparing for the National Council Exam for Registered Nurses.

Preparing for the Exam

The CAT Exam

Testing Strategies

Read the Question Carefully

Look for Keywords

Watch for Specific Details

Eliminate Options That Are Clearly Wrong or Incorrect

Look for Similar Options

Look for Opposite Answers

Exam Prep Questions

Answer Rationales

2. Simplifying Pharmacology.

Pharmacology

Three Areas of Pharmacology

How Nurses Work with Pharmacology

Time-Released Drugs

Administering Medications

Understanding and Identifying the Various Drugs

Angiotensin-Converting Agents

Beta Adrenergic Blockers

Anti-Infectives (Aminoglycosides)

Benzodiazepines (Anticonvulsants/Sedative/Antianxiety)

Phenothiazines (Antipsychotic/Antiemetic)

Glucocorticoids

Antivirals

Cholesterol-Lowering Agents

Angiotensin Receptor Blockers

Cox 2 Enzyme Blockers

Histamine 2 Antagonists

Proton Pump Inhibitors

Anticoagulants

More Drug Identification Helpers

Herbals

Drug Schedules

Pregnancy Categories for Drugs

Exam Prep Questions

Answer Rationales

3. Caring for the Client with Disorders of the Respiratory System.

Acute Respiratory Failure

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Pulmonary Embolus

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic Bronchitis

Emphysema

Asthma

Acute Respiratory Infections

Pneumonia

Pleurisy

Tuberculosis

Emerging Infections

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

Legionnaire's Disease

Diagnostic Tests for Review

Pharmacology Categories for Review

Exam Prep Questions

Answer Rationales

4. Caring for the Client with Disorders of the Renal and Genitourinary System.

Acute Glomerulonephritis

Chronic Glomerulonephritis

End Stage Renal Disease

Peritoneal Dialysis

Hemodialysis

Renal Transplants

Nephrotic Syndrome

Urinary Calculi

Urinary Tract Infections

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Bladder Cancer

Diagnostic Tests for Review

Pharmacology Categories for Review

Exam Prep Questions

Answer Rationales

5. Caring for the Client with Disorders of the Hematopoietic System.

Anemia

Pernicious Anemia

Aplastic Anemia

Sickle Cell Anemia

Iron Deficiency Anemia

Cooley's Anemia (Thalassemia Major)

Hemophilia

Polycythemia Vera

Diagnostic Tests for Review

Pharmacology for Review

Exam Prep Questions

Answer Rationales

6. Caring for the Client with Disorders of Fluid and Electrolyte Balance and Acid/Base Balance.

Basic Knowledge of Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

Regulation of pH and Its Effect on Fluid and Electrolytes

How the Body Regulates pH

Metabolic Acidosis

Causes of Metabolic Acidosis

Symptoms of Metabolic Acidosis

Care of the Client with Metabolic Acidosis

Respiratory Acidosis

Causes of Respiratory Acidosis

Symptoms of Respiratory Acidosis

Caring for the Client with Respiratory Acidosis

Metabolic Alkalosis

Causes of Metabolic Alkalosis

Symptoms of Metabolic Alkalosis

Caring for the Client with Metabolic Alkalosis

Respiratory Alkalosis

Symptoms of Respiratory Alkalosis

Care of the Client with Respiratory Alkalosis

Normal Electrolyte Values

Changes Associated with Aging

Exam Prep Questions

Answer Rationales

7. Caring for the Client with Burns.

Burn Classifications

Burn Measurement with TBSA

Client Care for Burn Victims

The Emergent Phase

The Intermediate Phase

Dressings for Burns

The Rehabilitative Phase

Diagnostic Tests for Review

Pharmacology Categories for Review

Exam Prep Questions

Answer Rationales

8. Caring for the Client with Sensorineural Disorders.

Disorders of the Eyes

Intraocular Disorders

Retinal Disorders

Refractive Errors

Traumatic Injuries

Visual Tests for Review

Pharmacology Categories for Review

Ear Disorders

Otitis Externa

Assisting Clients with Hearing Loss

Diagnostic Tests for Review

Pharmacology Categories for Review

Exam Prep Questions

Answer Rationales

9. Caring for the Client with Cancer.

Cancer

American Cancer Society's Seven Warning Signs of Cancer

The Four Major Categories of Cancer

Risk Factors for Specific Cancers

Cancer Prevention

Patient Teaching

Management of the Client with Cancer

Radiation

Chemotherapy

Bone Marrow Transplantation

Types of Transplants

Nursing Care After Transplantation

Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Diagnosis of Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Prognosis of Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Treatment of Hodgkin's Lymphoma

10 Diagnostic Tests for Review

Pharmacology for Review

Exam Prep Questions

Answer Rationales

10. Caring for the Client with Disorders of the Gastrointestinal System.

Ulcers

Types of Ulcers

Inflammatory Bowel Disorders

Crohn's Disease (Regional Enteritis)

Ulcerative Colitis

Diverticulitis

Diagnosis of Diverticulitis

Treatment of Diverticulitis

Diseases Associated with the Liver

Hepatitis

Cirrhosis

Pancreatitis

Cholecystitis/Cholelithiasis

Symptoms of Cholecystitis

Symptoms of Cholethiasis

Treatment of Cholecystitis

Diagnosis of Cholecystitis/Cholethiasis

Treatment of Cholethiasis

Food-Borne Illnesses

Diagnostic Tests for Review

Pharmacology for Review

Exam Prep Questions

Answer Rationales

11. Caring for the Client with Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System.

Fractures

Treating Fractures

Compartment Syndrome

Osteomyelitis

Osteoporosis

Treatment of Osteoporosis

Gout

Treatment of the Client with Gout

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Musculoskeletal Surgical Procedures

Fractured Hip and Hip Replacement

Total Knee Replacement

Amputations

Assistive Devices for Ambulation

Crutches

Canes

Walkers

Diagnostic Tests for Review

Pharmacology for Review

Exam Prep Questions

Answer Rationales

12. Caring for the Client with Disorders of the Endocrine System.

Pituitary Disorders

Tumors of the Pituitary

Thyroid Disorders

Hypothyroidism

Hyperthyroidism

Parathyroid Disorders

Hypoparathyroidism

Hyperparathyroidism

Adrenal Gland Disorders

Adrenocortical Insuffiency (Addison's Disease)

Adrenocortical Hypersecretion (Cushing's Disease)

Diabetes Mellitus

Diagnostic Tests for Review

Pharmacology Categories for Review

Exam Prep Questions

Answer Rationales

13. Caring for the Client with Disorders of the Cardiovascular System.

Hypertension

Medications Used to Treat Hypertension

Heart Block

Toxicity to Medications

Malfunction of the Conduction System

Myocardial Infarction

Diagnosis of Myocardial Infarction

Management of Myocardial Infarction Clients

Buerger's Disease

Thrombophlebitis

Raynaud's

Aneurysms

Congestive Heart Failure

Diagnostic Tests for Review

Pharmacology Categories for Review

Exam Prep Questions

Answer Rationales

14. Caring for the Client with Disorders of the Neurological System.

Seizures

Types of Seizures

Treatment of Seizure Clients

Status Epilepticus

Brain Injuries

Epidural Hematomas

Subdural Hematoma

Treatment of Epidural and Subdural Hematomas

Increased Intracranial Pressure

Treatment of ICP

Neurological Assessment

Cranial Nerve Assessment

Glasgow Coma Scale

Intracranial Pressure Monitors

Care of the Client with Intracranial Surgery (Craniotomy)

Spinal Cord Injury

Treatment of Spinal Cord Injuries

Potential Complications with SCI Clients

Guillain-Barré

Treating Clients with Guillian-Barré

Degenerative Neurological Disorders

Diagnostic Tests for Review

Pharmacology for Review

Exam Prep Questions

Answer Rationales

15. Caring for the Client with Psychiatric Disorders.

Anxiety-Related Disorders

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Dissociative Identity Disorder

Somatoform Disorder

Panic Disorder

Phobic Disorders

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Personality Disorders

Cluster A

Cluster B

Cluster C

Managing Clients with Personality Disorders

Psychotic Disorders

Schizophrenia

Bipolar Disorders

Substance Abuse

Alcoholism

Other Commonly Abused Substances

Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence

Conduct Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder

Eating Disorders

Diagnostic Tests for Review

Pharmacology Categories for Review

Exam Prep Questions

Answer Rationales

16. Caring for the Maternal/Infant Client.

Signs of Pregnancy

Presumptive Signs

Probable Signs

Positive Signs

Prenatal Care

Prenatal Diet and Weight Maintenance

Alpha-Fetoprotein Screening

Other Prenatal Diagnostic Tests

Measuring Fetal Heart Tones

Signs of Complications of Pregnancy

Types of Abortions

Abnormalities Effecting Pregnancy

Diabetes in Pregnancy

Preeclampsia

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

Cord Prolapse

Maternal Infections

Preterm Labor

Intrapartal Care

Stages of Labor

Phases of Labor

Important Terms You Should Know

Prelabor Testing

Fetal Monitoring

Pharmacologic Management of Labor

Postpartum Care

Terms Associated with the Normal Newborn

Rh Incompatibility

Contraception

Diagnostic Tests for Review

Pharmacology Categories for Review

Exam Prep Questions

Answer Rationales

17. Caring for the Pediatric Client.

Growth and Development

Infant (28 Days to 1 Year)

Toddler (1-3 Years)

Preschooler (3-5 Years)

School Age (6-12 Years)

Adolescence (12-18 Years)

Congenital Anomalies

Anomalies of the Gastrointestinal System

Anomalies of the Musculoskeltal System

Anomalies of the Cardiovascular System

Inborn Errors of Metabolism

Respiratory Disorders

Acute Otitis Media

Tonsillitis

Laryngotracheobronchitis

Acute Epiglottitis

Bronchiolitis

Cystic Fibrosis (Mucoviscidosis)

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastroenteritis

Pyloric Stenosis

Intussusception

Celiac (Gluten-induced Enteropathy, Celiac Sprue)

Cardiovascular Disorders

Rheumatic Fever

Kawasaki's Disease (Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome)

Musculoskeletal Disorders

Scoliosis

Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease (Coxa Plana)

Muscular Dystrophies

Childhood Cancer

Wilms Tumor (Nephroblastoma)

Leukemia

Osteogenic Sarcoma (Osteosarcoma)

Ingestion of Hazardous Substances

Salicylate Overdose

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Overdose

Lead (Plumbism)

Iron Poisoning

Diagnostic Tests for Review

Pharmacology Categories for Review

Exam Prep Questions

Answer Rationales

18. Emergency Nursing.

The ABCDs of Emergency Care

Airway

Breathing

Circulation

Deficits

Obtaining Client Information

Trauma

Head Injuries

Chest Injuries

Abdominal Injuries

Documenting and Protecting Forensic Evidence

Poisoning

Poisonous Stings and Bites

Bioterrorism

Chemical and Biological Agents

Nuclear Warfare

Triage Categories for Disaster Victims

Diagnostic Tests for Review

Pharmacology Categories for Review

Exam Prep Questions

Answer Rationales

19. Cultural Practices Influencing Nursing Care.

Cultural Diversity and Its Effect on Healthcare

Cultural Assessment

Understanding Client Beliefs

Working with Clients Who Speak Different Languages

Healthcare of Hispanics/Latinos

Time Considerations

Use of Nonverbal/Verbal Communication

Childbirth and Pain Response

Native Americans and Alaskan Natives

Time Considerations

Use of Nonverbal/Verbal Communication

Childbirth and Pain Response

Asian-Americans

Time Considerations

Use of Nonverbal/Verbal Communication

Childbirth and Pain Response

Arab-Americans

Time Considerations

Use of Nonverbal/Verbal Communication

Childbirth and Pain Response

Nursing Plan Dietary Considerations Across Cultures

Religious Beliefs and Refusal of Care Considerations

Exam Prep Questions

Answer Rationales

20. Legal Issues in Nursing Practice.

Legal Issues in Nursing Practice

Types of Laws

Statutory Laws/Regulatory Laws

Civil Law

Criminal Law

Common Law

Code of Ethical Behavior in Nursing Practice

Legalities That Affect Nursing Practice

Negligence

Malpractice

Assault

Torts

Fraud

Witnessing Consent for Care

Managing Client Care

Exam Prep Questions

Answer Rationales

21. Practice Exam I.

22. Answers to Practice Exam I.

Answer Rationales

23. Practice Exam II.

24. Answers to Practice Exam II.

Answer Rationales

Appendix A: CD Contents and Installation Instructions.

The CramMaster Engine

Multiple Test Modes

Pretest Mode

Adaptive Drill Mode

Simulated Exam Mode

Installing CramMaster for the NCLEX-RN(r) Exam

Using CramMaster for the NCLEX-RN(r) Exam

Customer Support

Appendix B: Things You Forgot - on CD.

Appendix C: Alphabetical Listing of Nursing Boards in the United States and Protectorates - on CD.

Appendix D: Need to Know More? - on CD.

Glossary.

Index.

Index

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Introduction

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NCLEX-RN Exam Cram | Pearson IT Certification (2024)

FAQs

How many questions do I need to get right to pass the NCLEX? ›

While it's possible to pass the NCLEX after answering all 135, it's also possible to pass the test with a minimum of 70 questions or any number in between. Keep in mind NCLEX has a time limit of five hours. If you haven't answered enough questions correctly when the clock runs out, you will fail the test.

Is 75 questions on NCLEX good? ›

Yes, you can pass the NCLEX-RN by answering only 75 questions. Keep in mind, the number of questions you answer may be a sign you passed, but it is not a definite sign. If your questions got progressively more challenging until the test stopped, this is one of the good signs you passed NCLEX in 2023.

How can I increase my chances of passing the NCLEX? ›

How to Pass the NCLEX-RN: 7 Key Tips
  1. Know The NCLEX Content. ...
  2. Make A Study Plan. ...
  3. Familiarize Yourself with Question Types. ...
  4. Remember to Use the Nursing Process. ...
  5. Utilize Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. ...
  6. Rest the Day Before the NCLEX Exam. ...
  7. Be Early and Stay Calm on the Day of Your NCLEX Exam.
Mar 17, 2023

How do you answer NCLEX questions you don't know? ›

8 Steps of NCLEX Question Analysis
  1. Read the whole question. ...
  2. Ask yourself first. ...
  3. Think about the types. ...
  4. Focus on each question answer. ...
  5. Decide if the answers are wrong, right, and possible. ...
  6. Rank your correct and possible options. ...
  7. Reread the question after choosing “finalists” ...
  8. Make a decision and don't look back.
May 3, 2022

How many questions out of 75 do you have to get right to pass NCLEX? ›

To pass the NCLEX RN or PN, test takers must correctly answer at least 85 questions (the minimum amount). Unfortunately, that means you can also fail the exam within those 85 questions or items.

Can you get 145 questions on NCLEX and pass? ›

Answering all 145 questions on the NCLEX-RN alone does not mean you failed the exam. However, with each correct answer you provide, the test should give you a question that becomes increasingly more difficult than the previous one.

Does the NCLEX shut off at 75 if you fail? ›

The test will turn off as soon as it determines that you have either passed or failed with at least 95% accuracy. For some students, CAT may determine within 75 questions that the individual has passed or failed. For others, it could take 85, 100, or even the full 145 questions.

Are you smart if you pass NCLEX in 75 questions? ›

Finishing the NCLEX as 75 questions means that the Computerized Adaptive Testing was confident in assessing your knowledge and critical thinking abilities. 75 NCLEX questions is not a direct indication of pass or fail. It means you were either doing really well or really poorly.

How do I know if I passed NCLEX? ›

Unfortunately, the only way to know for sure if you have passed the NCLEX is to wait for your official results. Although it does not always happen, the Pearson Vue trick can give you a good pop-up even if you failed the NCLEX exam.

What are considered hard questions on NCLEX? ›

Each category of questions requires an increasing level of critical thinking skills. Analysis, synthesis and evaluation questions would be considered higher-level NCLEX questions. Synthesis questions are based on creating or proposing solutions, such as a plan of care.

What happens if you fail NCLEX 3 times? ›

If they fail, they'll need to wait 45 days before retesting. After failing three times, though, they'll need to complete a board-approved remediation program before the next retake. test-takers have six attempts to pass in total.

What is the best source to pass the NCLEX? ›

The Best NCLEX Prep Courses
  • Kaplan — Top Pick.
  • NurseAchieve — Most Advanced Practice Exam Technology.
  • Hurst Review — Best First-Attempt Pass Rate.
  • NCLEX Mastery — Most Affordable.
  • Mometrix University — Best Free Resources.
  • ATI — Best Product Offerings.
  • Achieve Test Prep — Best In-Person Experience.
May 3, 2023

Why did I get all 145 questions on the NCLEX? ›

Does 145 questions on NCLEX mean you failed? No, if you answer all 145 questions on the NCLEX, that does not mean you fail. In fact, if you answered 145 questions and each question was progressively more challenging, then that is a good sign that you passed.

Did I pass NCLEX if I got the last question right? ›

If the last question is below the level of difficulty needed to pass, the candidate fails. If the last question is above the level of difficulty needed to pass, the candidate passes.

What happens if you get all the questions on the NCLEX? ›

Maximum-length Exam Rule

If you end up answering the full 145 questions, that indicates that you're close to the passing standard, and the computer will keep giving you questions until you've reached the full number of possible questions.

Can you pass the NCLEX with 50% of questions right? ›

The NCLEX is scored using dichotomous scoring, so you can either pass or fail the exam. Currently, to pass the NCLEX-RN, the standard is 0.00 logits–or answer questions correctly at least 50% of the time.

Which state has the hardest NCLEX exam? ›

None. There is no “easy” state to take the NCLEX. The NCLEX is a national exam administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). Because it's national, the NCLEX will be the same regardless of what state you choose to take it in.

How accurate is the NCLEX trick? ›

The NCLEX trick is not 100% accurate. Some students have reported getting “a bad pop-up” when they passed and getting “the good pop-up” when they failed.

Is 90% chance of passing NCLEX good? ›

Depending on the time of year tested and the year, the NCLEX pass rates for first- time, US-educated test takers are usually between 80-90% +/1. So ATI says they predict that 59.9% of students will pass the NCLEX (with a 90-100% probability) when usually around 90% pass.

How soon can I do the Pearson trick? ›

How soon can you do the Pearson VUE trick for NCLEX? You can do the Pearson VUE trick once you receive the email confirmation that you have finished your NCLEX exam. It usually takes a few minutes to one hour for the results to get the email from Pearson.

Why does the NCLEX shut off at 75 questions? ›

When the NCLEX-RN shuts off at 75 questions, it means you either did very well or very poorly—enough so that the CAT model is 95% confident in your success or failure after only one-third of the possible 265 exam questions. Further, in a 75-question test only 60 questions are counted toward your passing score.

How many SATA should you get on NCLEX? ›

You may get around 10-25 SATA questions in total, but that will depend on how you're answering your NCLEX questions.

Can Pearson VUE quick results be wrong? ›

Are NCLEX Quick Results Accurate? The NCLEX Quick Results/Pearson Vue Quick Results are believed to be 100% accurate. However, the quick results are computer-generated and unofficial. Official results are released by the state board of nursing, not the NCLEX Quick Results Service.

Why did I get all 265 NCLEX questions? ›

If a student got all 265 questions, that would mean they are really straddling the competency line. The NCLEX algorithm is complicated, but it's a very smart, adaptive test. After you get past 75 questions, once it determines whether you're above passing or below passing, it will shut off.

What is the average score on the NCLEX? ›

Therefore, test-takers typically answer between 75 and 145. Since the test is adaptive, the NCLEX percentage to pass will vary for each candidate. The test will constantly challenge the test-taker until it finds the kind of questions that they will have a 50% chance of passing.

What if I only got 75 questions on the NCLEX? ›

If you don't answer enough questions correctly, you will not pass the NCLEX. The minimum passing score for the NCLEX is set by each individual state board of nursing. Typically, the passing score is between 85-95%. If you answer less than 75 questions correctly, you will likely fail the NCLEX.

How soon can I get my NCLEX quick results? ›

What are Quick Results? Some candidates seeking licensure in the U.S. can access unofficial test results two business days after taking their exam. The NCLEX quick result service does not authorize candidates to practice as a licensed/registered nurse.

Am I a nurse if I pass the NCLEX? ›

If you have met all your state's licensing requirements and passed NCLEX-RN, you will be approved for a nursing license and become a registered nurse.

How soon do you get results after NCLEX? ›

Getting Unofficial Test Results

Pearson VUE offers the option of getting unofficial results after taking the NCLEX in some locations. Unofficial results can be obtained 2 business days after taking the test for a fee of $7.95.

What is the hardest part of the NCLEX? ›

Let's look at the 16 most common challenges NCLEX candidates face and ways you can overcome them.
  1. Second-Guessing Your Abilities. ...
  2. Changing Answers Repeatedly. ...
  3. Reading Questions Too Fast. ...
  4. Cramming Before the Test. ...
  5. Not Using the Right Study Tools. ...
  6. Not Getting Enough Rest Before the Test. ...
  7. Reading Too Much into a Question.

What level are priority questions on NCLEX? ›

What are NCLEX Priority Questions? Priority questions are designed to test your conceptual comprehension. They are generally written at the analysis level, meaning you'll need to analyze the choices and apply your knowledge in order to answer the question correctly.

What if the last question on the NCLEX was easy? ›

If the last question on the NCLEX was easy, it means you got a question that was easy or a topic you knew very well. While that could be a sign you passed, you won't know for sure until the official results are available.

How do I pass NCLEX for the first time? ›

How to Pass the NCLEX: 11 Study Tips to Pass the First Time
  1. Understand the NCLEX Format. ...
  2. Don't Self-Evaluate During the Test. ...
  3. Find Ways to Manage Your Test Stress. ...
  4. Know Your NLCEX Study Style. ...
  5. Make a Study Plan. ...
  6. Don't Draw from Past Clinical or Work Experiences. ...
  7. Hone Your Test-Taking Skills. ...
  8. Invest in Test Prep Resources.
Feb 24, 2023

How much does it cost to retake NCLEX? ›

With Pearson VUE, the registration fee for NCLEX retesting is $200, plus a $75 reapplication fee. You must pay the $7.95 fee for Quick Results if you want faster results. Contact your local nursing board to learn about your state's retesting procedures and requirements before paying any registration fees.

What are the three pass fail rules for NCLEX? ›

There are three pass/fail rules for the NCLEX examinations: the Run-Out-Of-Time rule, the Maximum-Length Exam Rule and the 95-Percent Confidence Interval Rule.

Which state is easier to pass NCLEX? ›

New Hampshire

New Hampshire boasts the highest NCLEX pass rate average in the U.S., over 14% higher than the national average. In 2022, five of the state's eight bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) programs reported first-time pass rates above 90%, including a 100% rate for Plymouth State University.

What state is the fastest to process NCLEX? ›

If you are looking for the best state for NCLEX or easiest state to pass NCLEX, here are the top 5:
  • #1 Connecticut. ...
  • #2 Montana. ...
  • #3 New York. ...
  • #4 Northern Mariana Islands. ...
  • #5 South Dakota.
Jan 20, 2022

What do I need to memorize for the NCLEX? ›

Here are some of the most helpful mnemonics for the NCLEX-RN exam that you should include in your study sessions.
  1. MONA. For the treatment of Myocardial Infarction, you can think of the name MONA. ...
  2. ZZLSD. The drugs that are used in the treatment of HIV can be memorized with ZZLSD. ...
  3. MADD DOG. ...
  4. FAME. ...
  5. SPAMS. ...
  6. FAST. ...
  7. PRICE. ...
  8. STING.
Jan 7, 2016

How many questions can you miss on the NCLEX? ›

Failing the test can result in not answering the minimum amount of 70 questions within the allotted time. You can answer the first 69 questions correctly, but you will automatically fail the exam if you don't reach number 70.

How many questions should you answer before NCLEX? ›

We recommend that you complete about 2,800 practice questions before your exam. If you are giving yourself a month to study, that means that you would be doing about 100 NCLEX practice questions per day.

What is the highest number of NCLEX questions? ›

How many questions are on the NCLEX? A test-taker will see a minimum of 60 questions and a maximum of 145 questions on the NCLEX-RN and PN. Each of the tests will also include 15 experimental questions that do not count in scoring.

Do the first 15 questions of the NCLEX count? ›

The first fifteen questions are pretest items and are not used to score the exam and determine if a test-taker has passed the NCLEX-RN. Not all candidates will answer the maximum number of questions. However, everyone who takes the exam must complete a minimum of 75 questions.

How many questions out of 75 do you need to pass NCLEX? ›

A test-taker must have answered the minimum number of required test questions to be eligible to pass. For examinees taking the NCLEX-RN, at least 75 questions must be answered. A minimum of 85 questions must be completed on the NCLEX-PN exam.

How many questions can you get wrong on NCLEX and still pass? ›

To pass the NCLEX RN or PN, test takers must correctly answer at least 85 questions (the minimum amount). Unfortunately, that means you can also fail the exam within those 85 questions or items.

Can employers see how many times you took the NCLEX? ›

Employers typically can't see how many times you've taken the NCLEX. Even if they can, it's unlikely to matter as much as you think. Facilities are more concerned with you having an active, unencumbered nursing license.

Can you pass NCLEX with 150 questions? ›

I know that you can pass whether you have 75 questions, 150 questions, or 265 questions. In order to pass, the computer will stop when it has determined with 95 % accuracy that you have demonstrated minimum nursing competency-the level with which you need to get to to pass.

How to pass NCLEX in 75 questions? ›

How to Pass the NCLEX with 75 Questions in One Attempt
  1. Stop Stressing.
  2. Don't Cram.
  3. Review an NCLEX Strategy Guide.
  4. Use Your Nursing School Notes.
  5. Review Questions and Take Practice Tests.
  6. NCLEX Prep Resources and Tools.
  7. Study, But Don't Over Study.
  8. Focus on Your Problem Areas.
Sep 30, 2022

Do the first 15 questions count on NCLEX? ›

The first fifteen questions are pretest items and are not used to score the exam and determine if a test-taker has passed the NCLEX-RN. Not all candidates will answer the maximum number of questions. However, everyone who takes the exam must complete a minimum of 75 questions.

How many easy questions can you miss on NCLEX? ›

You can successfully answer the first 59 questions, but if you don't get to question 60, you will automatically fail the exam. Another method to fail the exam is to not answer enough questions properly within the allocated time or to not answer enough questions correctly out of the maximum of 145 or 265 questions.

What if you get all 265 questions on NCLEX? ›

If a student got all 265 questions, that would mean they are really straddling the competency line. The NCLEX algorithm is complicated, but it's a very smart, adaptive test. After you get past 75 questions, once it determines whether you're above passing or below passing, it will shut off.

Can you study for the NCLEX in 2 weeks? ›

Each day of the last 2 weeks should be intentionally planned out in detail. Devote 4 hours to test taking practice and 2 hours to review of the test results, including content remediation. Have rest or no-prep days scheduled to make sure you are taking care of yourself and not burning out.

How many questions don t count on NCLEX? ›

How many questions are on the NCLEX? A test-taker will see a minimum of 60 questions and a maximum of 145 questions on the NCLEX-RN and PN. Each of the tests will also include 15 experimental questions that do not count in scoring.

Does the last question on NCLEX matter? ›

If the last question is below the level of difficulty needed to pass, the candidate fails. If the last question is above the level of difficulty needed to pass, the candidate passes.

How do you tell if you passed the NCLEX early? ›

The only way you will receive your official results is through your nursing regulatory body. This takes place approximately six weeks after you take the NCLEX. Some things to note: If you have not received your results after six weeks, contact your nursing regulatory body.

Which state has the highest NCLEX pass rate? ›

1. New Hampshire. New Hampshire boasts the highest NCLEX pass rate average in the U.S., over 14% higher than the national average. In 2022, five of the state's eight bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) programs reported first-time pass rates above 90%, including a 100% rate for Plymouth State University.

Which state has the hardest Nclex exam? ›

None. There is no “easy” state to take the NCLEX. The NCLEX is a national exam administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). Because it's national, the NCLEX will be the same regardless of what state you choose to take it in.

When to do the NCLEX trick? ›

The Pearson Vue Trick cannot be attempted until you have taken the NCLEX exam and received the email confirming your exam results. It is important to wait at least an hour after the exam before attempting the trick, as this will ensure that all necessary information has been transferred to Pearson Vue.

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