Changes to the NCLEX

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    Hello everyone. I am a nursing student in Connecticut and we had a graduate of my class come and speak to us. When she was there we asked here questions about the state boards and if they were making any changes to it. I have heard that they are adding more fill in the blanks and diagrams to the test. Now I was really worried about this because I wasn't sure anymore how I was going to set my notes up (and I have tons of them now) to fit the test format. These supposed changes are scheduled for the first of April. I have gone to the national league of nursing website, the national council for licensure exams, and my own state board of nursing and the only articles I found for any revisions was for the NCLEX -RN. I haven't found anything else as far as the PN exam goes except for the state decided not to revise this exam. I am not sure if what I am hearing is factual or fictional. If anybody has any info about this and a legitimate site I can go to to further investigate I would greatly appreciate it. I need the info because I don't want to be preparing for something that isn't real. We also get a lot of true and false questions and all of the books I have concerning the NCLEX have no true and false. I didn't even see anything for true in false in the planned revisions to the NCLEX-RN.
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    Hello everyone. I am a nursing student in Connecticut and we had a graduate of my class come and speak to us. When she was there we asked here questions about the state boards and if they were making any changes to it. I have heard that they are adding more fill in the blanks and diagrams to the test. Now I was really worried about this because I wasn't sure anymore how I was going to set my notes up (and I have tons of them now) to fit the test format. These supposed changes are scheduled for the first of April. I have gone to the national league of nursing website, the national council for licensure exams, and my own state board of nursing and the only articles I found for any revisions was for the NCLEX -RN. I haven't found anything else as far as the PN exam goes except for the state decided not to revise this exam. I am not sure if what I am hearing is factual or fictional. If anybody has any info about this and a legitimate site I can go to to further investigate I would greatly appreciate it. I need the info because I don't want to be preparing for something that isn't real. We also get a lot of true and false questions and all of the books I have concerning the NCLEX have no true and false. I didn't even see anything for true in false in the planned revisions to the NCLEX-RN.

    that questions will have more than 1 correct answer. So instead of 1 best answer there maybe 2 or more as the correct answers. I've also heard about the fill in the blanks but not sure about the other. This was information from nursing teachers. Good luck!
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    You are correct about the changes to the Nclex RN exam, beginning April 1 there will be fill in the blanks, multiple choice questions with more than one correct answer, and diagrams that we are to look at and answer questions about. All of this info should be available from your state nursing board. I am in MA. Our school has been receiving info from the MA board since last Sept about these changes. This info is also in the 2004 Nclex Candidate Bulletin which is put out by National Council of State Boards of Nursing and Pearson VUE who runs the exams. I received mine from school about three weeks ago. You should ask your program director at your school. Good luck. I am afraid that we are going to need it.
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    None of this will affect ADN grads, since they traditionally do well on the nclex...I think the change is to make it easier for the bsn types who traditionally do NOT do well on the nclex, to pass the first time around.
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    Hello everyone. I am a nursing student in Connecticut and we had a graduate of my class come and speak to us. When she was there we asked here questions about the state boards and if they were making any changes to it. I have heard that they are adding more fill in the blanks and diagrams to the test. Now I was really worried about this because I wasn't sure anymore how I was going to set my notes up (and I have tons of them now) to fit the test format. These supposed changes are scheduled for the first of April. I have gone to the national league of nursing website, the national council for licensure exams, and my own state board of nursing and the only articles I found for any revisions was for the NCLEX -RN. I haven't found anything else as far as the PN exam goes except for the state decided not to revise this exam. I am not sure if what I am hearing is factual or fictional. If anybody has any info about this and a legitimate site I can go to to further investigate I would greatly appreciate it. I need the info because I don't want to be preparing for something that isn't real. We also get a lot of true and false questions and all of the books I have concerning the NCLEX have no true and false. I didn't even see anything for true in false in the planned revisions to the NCLEX-RN.
    Just took PA NCLEX-RN 4-12-04,only two question were new type.This is an example... Pick From below the signs and symptons of CVA, then you would have 5 possibilities. you had to pick all that applied, could be one or all five . In my test these two questions were very easy. IT was the other 73 that were hard... just kidding, the rest of test was run of the mill NCLEX easy at first, harder as you go along..what helped me was going over and over NCLEX type questions . I went to dipolma program at Methodist School of Nursing In Philly PA . Got my licence in mail today !!!!!! now if I could just figure out how to change my user name from PHILLY GN these darn computers give me a head ache.


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