NCLEX stands for National Council Licensure Examination, the test administered by The Boards of nursing that represent each of the 50 states in the United States, the District of Columbia, and the five US territories: American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. NCLEX if often referred to as The Boards or State Boards. NCLEX has only one purpose: to determine if it is safe for you to begin practice as an entry-level nurse.
NCLEX is now a computer-adaptive test (CAT). The NCLEX tests the following: Safe and Effective Care Environment (12-24%), Health Promotion and Maintenance (12-24%), Psychosocial Integrity (10-22%) and Physiological Integrity (36-60%). In NCLEX-CAT, the questions are adapted to your ability level and your answer to the question at hand will determine the degree of difficulty of your next question which is directly related to the level of passing. You have a maximum of 6 hours to complete the examination with a minimum of 75 questions up to a maximum of 265 questions 15 of which are experimental and are not scored. It is administered daily except on weekend.

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