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NCLEX (National Council Licensure EXamination) is an examination for the licensing of nurses in the United States. Secured Life International Group (SLIG) is the one and only NCLEX preparation center in Nepal. There are two types, the NCLEX-RN and the NCLEX-PN.
NCLEX examinations are developed and owned by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN). NCSBN administers these examinations on behalf of its member boards which consist of the boards of nursing in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and four U.S. territories American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Islands.
To ensure public protection, each board of nursing requires a candidate for licensure to pass the appropriate NCLEX examination, NCLEX-RN for registered nurses and the NCLEX-PN for practical/vocational nurses. NCLEX examinations are designed to test the knowledge, skills and abilities essential to the safe and effective practice of nursing at the entry-level.
NCLEX examinations are provided in a computerized adaptive testing (CAT) format and are presently administered by Pearson VUE in their network of Pearson Professional Centers (PPC).
NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure EXamination-Registered Nurse). Passing the exam is required of candidates for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) by all US state and territorial
Remember each US state has their own requirements for giving you a licence to practice as a registered nurse in their state. All states require that you pass the NCLEX (Nursing Council Licensure Examination) for licensure in their state. But some states also require passing the CGFNS (Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools) Examination as well as English competency tests before they will give you permission to take the NCLEX exam.
The CGFNS exam tests the information you learned in nursing school. The NCLEX tests your ability to use that information to make good nursing judgements, to problem-solve, to use critical thinking skills.
Many of the CGFNS test questions also follow the NCLEX format of application/analysis questions. To pass it takes more than learning the facts and knowing how a system works. It involves a need way of thinking.
That is why nurse link offers a NCLEX/CGFNS class. The class is taught by the nurse link director who is an American Nurse with 30 years experience. She knows American Nursing.
The course gives you the core curriculum you must know. Then gives you strategies as well as teaches you how to think through to obtain the correct answers. It teaches you what is expect of you as an American nurse.
Will the NCLEX class really improve my chances of passing? The passing rate of the nurses, who have taken the Nurse Link CGFNS/NCLEX course, is greater than 95% for NCLEX. For the year 2010 it is 100%. Nurse Link can make the guarantee if you listen to the instructor's recommendations and use the strategies, you will pass NCLEX. If you bring the motivation and follow our guidance you are guaranteed to pass NCLEX and succeed.
There are other benefits of passing NCLEX and having a nursing license from a US State. If you go to Australia and join a university for your BN, BSN or Bridge Course, you can get a job in a nursing home while you study. In Canada you may be able to decrease your university time (and tuition) if you have a US Nursing Licence. Also you must have passed NCLEX to get into a Masters Program or an RN to BN program at the US universities. It will also insure a well paying job while you study.
The majority of test items are written at the application or higher levels of cognition but the exam may include items at all of the cognitive levels; mainly, memorization or recalling, knowledge, analysis and application.
The exam's content is based on client needs:
- Safe Effective Care Environment
- Management of Care
- Safety and Infection Control
- Health Promotion and Maintenance
- Psychosocial Integrity
- Physiological Integrity
- Basic Care and Comfort
- Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies
- Reduction of Risk Potential
- Physiological Adaptation
Most of the questions of the NCLEX-RN exam are worded multiple choice questions. In recent years, however, the Boards of Nursing have added broader questions that don't involve multiples choices. For example, some questions:
- Require identifying and selecting a particular area of a drawn body part pertaining to the question
- Involve selecting multiple correct answers (via check box)
- Calculating an answer for a mathematical question (usually for medication dosages) and inputting the answer
- Arranging according to order a certain medical or nursing procedure (e.g. how to don sterile gloves or how to do a guiac test)
If you want to live and work in USA as registered nurse, come see us for more information.
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