NCLEX-RN Question
Types and Exam Format

Planning to participate in NCLEX-RN and don’t know anything about the exam pattern and question types? Well, you have come to the right site. NCLEX Nepal has come up with a solution for you. Understanding the question types and test format is key to increase your NCLEX-RN score and be a registered nurse in the United States, Canada, and Australia.

It is almost impossible to clear an NCLEX-RN exam unless you understand the exam format and verities of questions asked in the test. Without further delay let’s discuss the NCLEX-RN question types and exam format in detail. Stay tuned.

Questions in an NCLEX-RN exam basically comes from four sections i.e. Physiological Integrity Safe, Psychological Integrity, Effective Care Environment, and Health Promotion and Maintenance. Each section is equally important to clear an NCLEX-RN test. Let’s learn about each question section in detail.

I. Psychological Integrity

Questions in this section deals with psychiatric problems, organic mental disorders, crisis intervention, substance abuse,  anxiety disorders, schizophrenia. Approximately 12 percent of questions come from the Psychological Integrity section in the NCLEX-RN test.

II. Physiological Integrity

Questions related to gerontology, pediatrics, adult medical care, surgical care, diabetes, respiratory diseases, neurological disorders, renal diseases, skin disorders, and infectious diseases are asked in this category. The majority of questions i.e. 43% to 67% questions fall under this category.

III. Safe and Effective Care Environment

Questions in the Safe and Effective Care Environment deals with patient care, prevention of injuries and infections, pediatric patients’ safety, and laboratory test results. This section contains from 21% to 33% of NCLEX-RN questions.

IV. Health Promotion and Maintenance

Questions in the Health Promotion and Maintenance deals with pregnancy, labor, delivery, infant care, pregnancy symptoms, pregnancy complications, pregnancy prevention, birth control measures and sexually transmitted diseases. This section contains approximately 12% of the NCLEX-RN questions.

Exam Format of NCLEX

The NCLEX-RN test is completely computerized adaptive and the test is taken on a computer at a Pearson Professional Center. Questions in the NCLEX-RN test are asked in four ways:

In the NCLEX-RN examination, Multiple-choice questions are asked in three alternate formats that are:

01. Chart/ Exhibit Questions:  

Display charts or exhibits will be shown on your screen and based on the information provided, you will have to choose the right answer among the options.

02. Audio Questions:  

You will be provided an audio clip and based on it, you have to select the correct option.

03. Graphics Question 

Graphic images will be shown on your computer screen and based on the information provided you will have to answer the question.

The computer will generate the questions based on how you answered the previous question. The time duration of the NCLEX-RN exam is five hours and after 2 and a half hours, participants will be given a mandatory 10-minute break. NCLEX-RN exam scores are determined by comparing how you responded to the questions.

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