NCLEX 2013

  1. 0
    Anyone taking their NCLEX in april? if yes, how do you plan to study for it seeing that the test plan will change for april. I ask because New York is taking a minimum of 10 weeks to process applications and I graduated from FL and my school just sent off the paper work last week
  2. Get our hottest student topics delivered to your inbox.

  3. 17,437 Visits
    Find Similar Topics
  4. 16 Comments so far...

  5. 0
    What does "the test plan will change for april" mean? I have not heard that the NCLEX was changing in april can you post a link or something?
  6. 0
    Every year, the NCLEX changes its format...the NCLEX "changed" when I took my PN exam many moons ago, and it "changed" last year when I took the RN exam in June. They update to anticipate the ever-growing changes to our practice, as well as recommendations on more safety questions, etc...not a BIG deal...prepare for the exam, and you will do well!
  7. 0
    True the format changes constantly but the passing standard changes every few years. The passing standard will be higher beginning April 1st
  8. 1
    Information on NCLEX PN/RN can be found using this link https://www.ncsbn.org/nclex.htm.

    NCLEX Examinations

    ~ Application & Registration - https://www.ncsbn.org/2911.htm
    ~ Before the Exam - https://www.ncsbn.org/2915.htm

    ~ Testing Locations - https://www.ncsbn.org/1267.htm
    ~ Exam Day - https://www.ncsbn.org/2914.htm
    ~ After the Exam - https://www.ncsbn.org/2917.htm
    ~ Exam Statistics & Publication - https://www.ncsbn.org/1232.htm
    ~ NCLEX Test Plans - https://www.ncsbn.org/1287.htm
    Horsebytes likes this.
  9. 1
    Quote from Danielle318
    True the format changes constantly but the passing standard changes every few years. The passing standard will be higher beginning April 1st
    This is what our school told us as well...we graduated in December, and they highly recommended taking the exam before April if we could.
    keepmovingrn likes this.
  10. 2
    Quote from Danielle318
    True the format changes constantly but the passing standard changes every few years. The passing standard will be higher beginning April 1st
    And they said the same thing to my class in December 2011...Yes the standards get HIGHER and HIGHER each year...the challenges and skills for nurses are evolving for an all time HIGH...
    So, what's the issue???? If you are able to provide, safe, effective care, and study your test taking roadblocks, you will be able to pass...If you are REALLY concerned about the new material, the NCSBN has NCLEX review...they are the organization behind the NCLEX...I recommend their thorough review, next to Kaplan. You survived nursing school...don't rush to take a test because fear of a "higher" standard. Welcome the higher standard...this is just the beginning of your nursing career. I assume you want to be able to practice at a high standard...and you will continue to educate and practice at a high standard as you career progresses as well.
    teacher08 and JustBeachyNurse like this.
  11. 1
    Quote from LadyFree28
    And they said the same thing to my class in December 2011...Yes the standards get HIGHER and HIGHER each year...the challenges and skills for nurses are evolving for an all time HIGH...So, what's the issue???? If you are able to provide, safe, effective care, and study your test taking roadblocks, you will be able to pass...If you are REALLY concerned about the new material, the NCSBN has NCLEX review...they are the organization behind the NCLEX...I recommend their thorough review, next to Kaplan. You survived nursing school...don't rush to take a test because fear of a "higher" standard. Welcome the higher standard...this is just the beginning of your nursing career. I assume you want to be able to practice at a high standard...and you will continue to educate and practice at a high standard as you career progresses as well.
    When you say they, are you referring to your teachers? When I said the passing standard was going to be higher I was referring to the OFFICIAL statement made by NCSBN. Maybe I missed the memo but I didn't see an OFFICIAL statement made by NCSBN in 2011 that passing standard was going to be higher. Although my teachers mentioned it but I know my teachers don't help write NCLEX. Also I don't think there is an "issue" I was just trying to tell the original poster what I've heard/read about the NCLEX changing in 2013. I absolutely agree with your last statement concerning practicing at a higher standard
    keepmovingrn likes this.
  12. 0
    Official statement from the NCSBN site: https://www.ncsbn.org/4220.htm

    The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) voted on Dec. 17, 2012, to raise the passing standard for the NCLEX-RN Examination (the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses). The passing standard will be revised from the current -0.16 logits* to 0.00 logit beginning April 1, 2013, with the implementation of the 2013 NCLEX-RN Test Plan. The new passing standard will remain in effect through March 31, 2016.
    After consideration of all available information, the NCSBN BOD determined that safe and effective entry-level registered nurse (RN) practice requires a greater level of knowledge, skills, and abilities than was required in 2009 when NCSBN implemented the current standard. The passing standard was increased in response to changes in U.S. health care delivery and nursing practice that have resulted in the greater acuity of clients seen by entry-level RNs.

    The BOD used multiple sources of information to guide its evaluation and discussion regarding the change in passing standard. As part of this process, NCSBN convened an expert panel of 12 nurses to perform a criterion-referenced standard setting procedure. The panel's findings supported the creation of a higher passing standard. NCSBN also considered the results of national surveys of nursing professionals, including nursing educators, directors of nursing in acute care settings and administrators of long-term care facilities.

    In accordance with a motion adopted by the 1989 NCSBN Delegate Assembly, the NCSBN BOD evaluates the passing standard for the NCLEX-RN Examination every three years to protect the public by ensuring minimal competence for entry-level RNs. NCSBN coordinates the passing standard analysis with the three-year cycle of test plan evaluation. This three-year cycle was developed to keep the test plan and passing standard current. A PDF of the 2013 NCLEX-RN Test Plan is available free of charge from the NCSBN website.

    The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose members include the boards of nursing in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories — American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Islands. There are also 12 associate members. Mission: NCSBN provides education, service and research through collaborative leadership to promote evidence-based regulatory excellence for patient safety and public protection.

    Media inquiries may be directed to the contact listed above. Technical inquiries about the NCLEX examination may be directed to the NCLEX information line at 1.866.293.9600 or nclexinfo@ncsbn.org.

    The statements and opinions expressed are those of NCSBN and not the individual member state or territorial boards of nursing.
  13. 1
    Quote from Danielle318
    When you say they, are you referring to your teachers? When I said the passing standard was going to be higher I was referring to the OFFICIAL statement made by NCSBN. Maybe I missed the memo but I didn't see an OFFICIAL statement made by NCSBN in 2011 that passing standard was going to be higher. Although my teachers mentioned it but I know my teachers don't help write NCLEX. Also I don't think there is an "issue" I was just trying to tell the original poster what I've heard/read about the NCLEX changing in 2013. I absolutely agree with your last statement concerning practicing at a higher standard
    I was referring to what the NCSBN has stated in the past. Ironically, I had professors who attend NCSBN meetings, but in no way I was referring to them. In the future, due to changes in Medicare reimbursement as well as safe care issues, don't be surprised if they change how we are licensed...the NCSBN is starting that trend by raising the bar...

    My original post was in general about how the concern of the changes in the requirements to pass. I don't see the reason whether or not to take the NCLEX early if you need adequate time to study-that is my point. Why get extra super nervous when there the NCSBN lets the public know what changes they are making, AS WELL as have a program to study for the test?? Just keep studying, have confidence, and RELAX...you made it through nursing school, you can conquer the NCLEX!
    ricreds20012001 likes this.


Top