The NCLEX stands for National Council Licensure Examination. It is a standardized test used to assess the competency of individuals seeking to become licensed as registered nurses (RNs) or licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN/VNs) in the United States.
The NCLEX has but one purpose. To determine if you have the minimum level of knowledge needed to safely start practicing as an entry-level nurse.
NGN, or Next Generation NCLEX, is a revision of the NCLEX exam that is set to take effect in April 2023. It will feature 10% of new, long-form questions that test a nursing graduate's clinical reasoning skills. These new questions include Extended Multiple Response, Extended Drag and Drop, Cloze, Enhanced Hot Spot, and Matrix/Grid.
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