Tuesday, May 20, 2008

New Changes - 2008 NCLEX-PN® Test Plan

This information is official and will be the new changes in the NCLEX-PN as pf April 2008

2008 NCLEX-PN® Test Plan

Test Plan for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical/Vocational Nurses (NCLEX-PN® Examination)

Distribution of Content
The percentage of test items assigned to each Client Needs category and subcategory in the 2008 NCLEX-PN® Test Plan is based on the results of the study entitled Report of Findings from the 2006 LPN/VN Practice Analysis: Linking the NCLEX-PN® Examination to Practice (NCSBN, 2006), and expert judgment provided by members of the NCSBN Examination Committee.

Client Needs Percentage of Items from Each Category/Subcategory
Safe and Effective Care Environment
Coordinated Care 12-18%
Safety and Infection Control 8-14%

Health Promotion and Maintenance 7-13%

Psychosocial Integrity 8-14%

Physiological Integrity
Basic Care and Comfort 11-17%
Pharmacological Therapies 9-15%
Reduction of Risk Potential 10-16%
Physiological Adaptation 11-17%

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