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NCLEX - Psychiatric - Mental Health questions

Specializes in LTC and MED-SURG.

I haven't seen any posts that mention psychiatric or mental health questions on PN or RN NCLEX. For those who have taken either (especially PN) were there many or any of these type questions? THanks

I took mine in the late 90's and it was full of OB and Psych. questions (which i'd aced in school, anyhow). Other people i've known over the years have had other focuses entirely or even a complete hodge podge. To tell you the truth, there's simply no way that i'm aware of to know what you'll get in advance. I highly recommend a prep course CLASS if you've any hesitations, though. They can be great for general review and confidence building. The class environment (as opposed to a book) is great because you have the instructor readily available and can observe peers experiences. Good luck!

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

I took the NCLEX-PN on 12-28-05 and received no psych questions. I did, however, receive a question on Xanax (a popular psych drug). There were a bunch of questions on therapeutic responses that the nurse should make.

I haven't seen any posts that mention psychiatric or mental health questions on PN or RN NCLEX. For those who have taken either (especially PN) were there many or any of these type questions? THanks

The NCLEX exams are no longer separated into Med/Surg, OB, Peds, Psych, etc. like they were prior to 1982. The "psych" type questions now fall under "psychosocial integrity" and make up 8 - 14% of every NCLEX-PN and 6-12% of every NCLEX-RN exam. The reason some candidates believe the exam had no psych questions, is because questions related to psychosocial integrity encompass more than just mental illness. Also included are questions about grief, cultural issues, stress management, therapeutic communication, body image changes, sensory changes or deficits (blind, deaf, etc.), religion, end of life issues, etc.

Drysolong

Specializes in LTC and MED-SURG.

The NCLEX exams are no longer separated into Med/Surg, OB, Peds, Psych, etc. like they were prior to 1982. The "psych" type questions now fall under "psychosocial integrity" and make up 8 - 14% of every NCLEX-PN and 6-12% of every NCLEX-RN exam. The reason some candidates believe the exam had no psych questions, is because questions related to psychosocial integrity encompass more than just mental illness. Also included are questions about grief, cultural issues, stress management, therapeutic communication, body image changes, sensory changes or deficits (blind, deaf, etc.), religion, end of life issues, etc.

Thank you. This info is good to do.

I took the RN NCLEX this morning and I had a handful of psych questions, I can't say how many exactly?? But they were in there. One med, and then the rest where you have this pt with such and such mental illness, how would you respond in ??? situation, you know those type.

My test seemed very balanced a little bit of everything.

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