“The best way to prepare for the NCLEX-PN is by practicing questions. BoardVitals provides up-to-date and constantly evolving question banks with explanations that help with content remediation. Having access to the question banks on the go is especially efficient. Customization of the bank format allows for a study approach that fits an individuals precise needs.”Brittany Kronick
According to the 2017 NCLEX PN Test Plan, the following 4 major Client Needs categories will be covered on the exam:
The BoardVitals NCLEX PN question bank focuses proportionally on the content areas above.
Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) is a type of computer-based testing used in the NCLEX exams that adjusts the exam’s level of difficulty to the examinee’s ability, resulting in a more valid and reliable measurement of a candidate’s nursing competence. It does so by determining how consistently an examinee can answer questions correctly that are more difficult than the minimum passing standard needed to practice entry level nursing.
Computer Adaptive Testing helps educators gauge a student’s knowledge and readiness by understanding the difficulty level of questions a candidate can answer. The BoardVitals platform is programmed so every time a user answers a question correctly, subsequent questions will increase in difficulty until a question is answered incorrectly. Similarly, questions will get easier as more questions are answered incorrectly. The number and difficulty of questions will vary for each user because the exam is considered complete once the competence of the candidate is determined.
The NCLEX exams include questions in alternate item format, which is an exam question, or item, that does not use a standard four-option multiple-choice format. The following alternate item formats are included in the BoardVitals NCLEX question banks:
The BoardVitals NCLEX PN question bank presents all of the different question types that you will see on the exam.
Students that we have interviewed suggest that the Physiological Integrity category is the largest portion (seems to be usually about 50% of the exam). So if you have limited time to study, start on that category and then work on the Psychosocial Integrity portion. Lastly, Health Promotion and Maintenance is not highly represented on the exam. The questions in this category seem to be a little bit easier as well. Be prepared for multiple question types.