Passing NCLEX-PN exam is a surefire plan towards gaining your Practical Nurse License. This is a very hard exam with a large topic scope which if measured in textbooks will most likely reach 4-feet in height.
First of all, make sure that your validity as a Practical Nurse is valid. To confirm this, find more about the school that you took your training in; if they are licensed to give out Practical Nursing training then youíre done with the first hurdle.
Wherever you are in the United States there are test centers in almost all 50 states and also outside of the country. Getting there is the easy part. Upon taking the test, you have a 5 hour time limit with only two Ten (10) minute breaks.
You need to get your hands on every possible resource available! It is imperative that you do, since they are very essential, exam takers should never have the mindset of ďItís okay, I can retake the examĒ (you are eligible to take the exam after 91 days or depending on Individual state requirements). These may range from books, review quizzes, study guides and such.
Once you have them with you, Review! You are always in dire need of a NCLEX-PN review. Obviously, if you want to pass the exam you canít merely rely on stock knowledge unless youíre a super genius in which case, be my guest and take the exam without studying.
The exam isnít basically theoretical, it is more of analytical; the exam will revolve more on practicality, quick thinking, and strategy, handling of patients and your work once youíre licensed. Thinking about it this test is very effective in determining if the exam takers can take care of their patients or not.
If you suddenly end up failing the test, assuming you gave your best and didnít wing it, donít worry too much. As stated above you can retake it again, and since you already have the feel of the adaptive computer test that they use (every correct answer leads to a harder answer) youíll probably have a higher chance to pass, Just donít forget to review!