Saturday, June 24, 2006

What is Entry-Level Practice of Nursing?

In order to define entry-level practice of nursing, The National Council conduct a job analysis study every three years to determine what entry-level nurses do on the job. The kinds of question they investigate include: In which clinical setting does the beginning nurse work? what types of care do beginning nurses provide to their patients? What are their primary duties and responsibilities? Based on the results of this study, National Council adjusts the content and level of difficulty of the test to accurately reflect what is happening in the workplace.

Why Must You Take the NCLEX-RN?

NCLEX stands for National Council Licensure Examination and prepared by The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). Each state requires that you pass this exam to obtain a license to practice as a registered nurse. The designation registered nurse or RN, indicates that you have proven to your state board of nursing that you can deliver safe and effective nursing care. The NCLEX is a test of minimum competency and is based on the knowledge and behaviors that are needed for the entry level practice of nursing. This exam test not only your knowledge, but also your ability to make competent nursing judgment.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

"What is The NCLEX-RN??"

NCLEX stands for National Council Licensure Examination, The test administered by the boards of nursing that represent each of the 50 states in United States, the District of Columbia and five United States territories; Amirecan Samoa, Guam, The Northen Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and The Virgin Island. The Boards have a mandate to protect the public from unsafe and ineffective nursing care, and each board has been given responsibility to regulate the practice of nursing in its respective state. In fact, the NCLEX is often referred to as "The Boards" or "State Boards."

NCLEX has only one purpose: to determine if it is safe for you to begin pratice as an entry-level nurse.