BrentRN

BrentRN PhD

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BrentRN has 39 years experience as a PhD and specializes in Pediatric Nursing and Educational Technology.

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  1. Shut off at 75? You mostly likely passed!

    The current test has not changed at all. The COVID changes are just the removal of 15 questions that are tested against the applicants other answers for determining difficulty level. The difficulty level and passing rates are comparable to the scores...
  2. Shut off at 75? You mostly likely passed!

    Please know that you can fail 50% of the questions and still pass. Unless you got them mostly all wrong you probably passed if it stopped at 62. The failed payment trick is not always reliable. Try going to your state board of nursing site to search ...
  3. I think you are mixing up what nursing instructors and NCLEX-prep resources do to try and prepare you to be be a nurse and pass the boards. Nursing instructors are trying to prepare students for more than the exam. The exam only tests minimum safety...
  4. What is the source for this question? Unless it is from the NCSBN site this is not an example of an actual NCLEX question.
  5. Why are so many nurses against unions?

    I am not sure how the low percentage is due to the unions not doing a good job. There has been a systematic effort to kill unions in business for the last 45 years. Entire business are out there to help businesses keep union away. Employees will be t...
  6. Are you referring to actual NCLEX-RN questions or those found in prep resources. Those are two different issues. Assuming you are referring to the actual exam, it reminds me of the questions I wrote for exams that require application of knowledge ra...
  7. Why are so many nurses against unions?

    Excellent response. I have worked in union and nonunion environments. In the nonunion meritocracy workplace I saw raises distributed at the whim of the supervisor. Those who curried her favor got more money each year. "Merit" raises need to be based ...
  8. Maybe Clinicals instructor doesn't like men

    To all nursing students: If you think a faculty member has a bias due to your race, gender, or sexuality you should document in a diary format what you consider biased behavior. There may not much that can be done unless it is blatant. Ask other clin...
  9. Is Shortage in Nursing really a hoax?

    All healthcare shortages in the US are mostly a problem of distribution not numbers of available providers. We have a rural/urban divide in our country's politics and choice of home. The educated are more likely move away from rural areas leaving few...
  10. Their reported reason for doing it is that something like 50% of all nursing errors are committed by first year nursing students. They have concluded, without published evidence that I can find, that the licensure exam must be to blame. The long stat...
  11. You're absolutely correct, yet the NCSBN touts their research as the reason for going ahead with the changes.
  12. I am not sure of what you are asking here. Please elaborate. Thanks.
  13. Student Not Eligible for NCLEX

    A few commenters feel that requiring graduates to take an exit exam is "manipulating statistics". I think I understand what they are getting at because they feel a passing rate should not be affected by an exit exam requirement. Based on the many sta...
  14. I think it is a good thing to try and improve the exam. The tested NGN questions are not problem. The problem comes from creating the questions before validating the CJM. The council claims the model was validated via an expert review but that is an ...
  15. The problem is that the tested questions are simultaneously assuming the CJM is valid and that the questions validated the CJM. That is circular logic. Imagine this analogy: Suppose I have a theory that homeopathic medicines are using "quantum level ...