What's In The
The NCLEX-PN is based on the test plan developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.
The Examination tests the knowledge, Skills and abilities required to apply the four phases of the nursing process described to meet the needs of the client having commonly occurring health problems characterized by the predictable outcomes.
Phases Of Nursing Process
1. Collecting Data:
The Practical nurse contributes to the development of the data base by observing the clients needs; collecting information from the client,the health team and the other sources; determining the need for more information and communicating his/her findings. The nurse then participates in formulating the nursing diagnosis.
The Practical nurse contributes to the development of nursing care plan.assists in formulating goals and in identifying clients needs and nursing measures to meet the goals,communicates with the client and others in planning the nurse care, and communicates the clients needs that may require changing the care plan
The Practical nurse carries to basic therapeutic and preventive nursing measures as prescribed,provides a safe and effective environment,helps the client and others understand the care plan, and records and reports the client information.
The Practical nurse participates in evaluating the effectiveness of nursing care and the clients responses to it, helps to implement the appropriate change,evaluates the extent to which specific goals of the care plan are achieved, and records and describes the clients responses to care
The percentage of questions on the NCLEX-PN that are based on various phases are as follows:
Because the entry level nurse acts more independently when collecting the data and implementing, these phases are given more weight in the exam