The new NCLEX

  1. I am stressing over the new NCLEX. I have heard that there are no study books available for this. Has anyone seen any? Our teachers really don't have much information on it either. They have told us that there will be touch screen pictures and math. I would feel so much more comfortable with the old multiple choice. If anyone has any info, please, please share. I'll stil use my olf NCLEX books to study, but I would love to have one in the new format.
    Thanks, Lisa
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   delirium
    I haven't heard anything about a 'new' nclex.
  4. by   nrselisa
    We have been told that it is no longer all multiple choice. We were also told that the questions that are multiple choice may have more than one correct answer. If, you much choose all correct answers. If you only choose one correct answer and there are two that are correct, then you get the question wrong. There is no partial credit for the one correct answer.
  5. by   delirium
    Its very interesting that I haven't heard about this, seeing as I'm taking the NCLEX in June. Do you know where your instructors are getting their information from?
  6. by   nrselisa
    I'm not sure where the info is coming from, but I just found another thread about this. I'll bump it up.
  7. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by delirium
    Do you know where your instructors are getting their information from?
    The instructors "don't have much info on it either." She doesn't say where she heard it from originally.

    Heather
  8. by   delirium
    I took a look at the website and I'm not too concerned. It looks as if these questions may be introduced along with regular NCLEX style questions 'as early as' April.
    We'll see.
  9. by   legsmalone
    I got an explination on whats going on from one of my instructors the other day....
    Everytime someone takes the NCLEX, we are giunea pigs for new questions. Given that a person takes a 75 question test, 15 of those questions are being "tried out" and are not even considered in the scoring of the person taking the test.
    These short answer/touchscreen question more then likely will be on the NCLEX this year, but won't affect your scoring, they are just trying the questions out to see how well they work, etc.
    So no fear guys, they aren't changing it permanently yet!
  10. by   NurseShell
    We were told basically that NCLEX is being "revised" maybe this April. Of course the way it comes across everyone paniced! Our instructors said "not to worry" and to focus on class and clinicals for now...they will update us as needed. I'm not gonna worry about it...if I "know my stuff" there shouldn't be a problem. It's not as if they won't tell you to select "all that apply" they don't expect us to be pyschic!
  11. by   emily_mom
    I haven't heard a thing about it. I'm not worried though.
  12. by   Jennerizer
    Exactly...why panic? They obviously will be asking things we should know anyways. It will just be asked in a different form.
  13. by   MelRN13
    I figure it can't be any worse than the NCLEX-PN I took last year. The only difference I've heard about is cost ($400 this year, was $200 last year). One of our instructors is a question writer for NCLEX and has said nothing about the "changes" everyone is talking about
  14. by   Katnip
    I first heard about the new NCLEX last week on this board. At first I thought it was just a rumor. It's not. Our school hasn't heard about it, but Kaplan just got the word this week. They will start modifying their program, hopefully soon, in order to prepare people to take the new style.

    Yes, we should know all this information. The problem with the change is that for nearly two years we have been taught test taking strategies geared toward the NCLEX. Every exam we've had is based on this. To change the style will mean a change in approach to the exam, and for some people a change in how you think these questions out. Having to choose when the answer is there in front of you is very different from coming up with the correct word out of the blue. Sure, it can be done. But it still takes preparation.

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