NCLEX to be scrapped??? - page 2

Hi all, I'm new to this so please bear with me, but a friend of a friend of a friend (we're real close!) has told me that the US & Canada are planning to scrap the NCLEX in June of this year. I... Read More

  1. by   SAC101
    Passing the NCLEX exam gives a sense of accomplishment. I can't imagine nursing without this exam. The current information I am aware of is that The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) voted at its December 5-6, 2006 meeting to raise the passing standards for the NCLEX-RN exam. This takes effect on April 1, 2007. There is more information at their website: www.ncsbn.org
  2. by   RGN1
    We don't have N-CLEX or it's equivalent in the UK but having taken & passed it I have to say I learned heaps. I've been a nurse for 10 years but I can honestly say I am a better one for having taken the exam because of all the stuff I learned while revising for it. Colleagues are always asking me questions because I now have such a wide knowledge base now & know heaps more about meds than they do!

    Quite frankly I wish every nurse here in the UK had to take an exam like this (they used to a long time ago but it was dropped in favour of ward competencies & modular learning). I know you all think it's a pain & that you have a degree etc what more do you have to prove but I agree with the above poster - it is an accomplishment each nurse who has passed should be proud of. It starts you all off on a similar footing from which you can go on & try to be the best nurse you can be.
  3. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from RGN1
    We don't have N-CLEX or it's equivalent in the UK but having taken & passed it I have to say I learned heaps. I've been a nurse for 10 years but I can honestly say I am a better one for having taken the exam because of all the stuff I learned while revising for it. Colleagues are always asking me questions because I now have such a wide knowledge base now & know heaps more about meds than they do!

    Quite frankly I wish every nurse here in the UK had to take an exam like this (they used to a long time ago but it was dropped in favour of ward competencies & modular learning). I know you all think it's a pain & that you have a degree etc what more do you have to prove but I agree with the above poster - it is an accomplishment each nurse who has passed should be proud of. It starts you all off on a similar footing from which you can go on & try to be the best nurse you can be.
    Shame that they don't anymore. I am from old school and had to take final exam and also when I did my bridge from EN to RN had to do exam
  4. by   Altra
    Quote from LadyNASDAQ
    I think that the test is meaningless anyway. All the material is in the courses you take. Why test and retest? Just more revenue anyways. Even if you pass, this doesn't ,make you a better or worse Nurse. Experience is what helps you out along with preceptorship.
    While NCLEX is undoubtably a source of revenue for states and NCSBN, it is a standardized exam which provides one objective means of evaluating graduates of countless nursing programs across the U.S., each with its own idiosyncracies in terms of curriculum content, clinical experiences and grading methodologies. This is why licensed professionals (including physicians, attorneys, accountants, architechts, engineers and others) take exams for licensure.

    To the OP: I'm dismayed when educated professionals and professionals-to-be rely on rumor ... please see info at www.ncsbn.org and the website for your specific state board of nursing. Everything you need to know is there.

    Good luck to you.
  5. by   Gennaver
    Quote from Texas Tom
    Hi all,

    I'm new to this so please bear with me, but a friend of a friend of a friend (we're real close!) has told me that the US & Canada are planning to scrap the NCLEX in June of this year. I can't see this happening, but wondered if anybody else had heard the same or something that makes more sense.

    Thanks

    Tom
    Hi,

    Then that would make it very hard for me to try to attain a license come July.

    Gen
  6. by   Rep
    Quote from LadyNASDAQ
    I think that the test is meaningless anyway. All the material is in the courses you take. Why test and retest? Just more revenue anyways. Even if you pass, this doesn't ,make you a better or worse Nurse. Experience is what helps you out along with preceptorship.
    I disagree.

    The purpose of the exam is to find out if you have the intellectual and analytical capabilities to work as a nurse.

    And one thing also, if there are no exams and renewal of nursing licenses, it removes the incentives for nurses to study, read new materials in nursing practice.
  7. by   RNsRWe
    Ah, that famous "friend of a friend" who has a cousin who works in administration somewhere who's boss told her absolutely that he read an article......

    LOL.

    Urban myths now extend to the NCLEX-RN, I guess!

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