I am a senior nursing student in my final semester of school. I just had a class today which is supposed to help us students transition to a professional nursing role. One of the big areas to cover is NCLEX preparation. During the class my instructor mentioned that beginning this Spring the NCLEX questions will be increasing in difficulty. I am wondering if anyone else has heard any information regarding this issue??
Part of me feels a little anxious, but I also wonder how much more difficult it will be. Does this mean less people will pass the NCLEX or fewer people will complete the exam in 75 questions. Honestly, I do feel like almost everyone says that they finish in 75 questions. I think one of a few things when I hear this. One, nursing programs
are creating their curricula to focus on NCLEX pass rates. Two, some people are lyiing, or three, the exam really is easy.
Having never taken the NCLEX, I really can't state which of those choices is the most probable, but I do feel like my program tries a little too much to increase NCLEX pass rates. Obviously, we all want to pass the first time around, but taking multiple exams each semester which have no effect on my grade is a pain.
Anyway, back to my original question. Does anyone have any input on this idea of the NCLEX question difficulty increasing this Spring 2013??