(Upated May 22, 2020)
Coronavirus Covid 19 is affecting NCLEX testing. NCSBN will keep some of the testing centers closed. However, some of the testing centers near large cities opened up on March 25 and more will open up on March 28 so that nursing students can take the NCLEX. We must have nurses – always.
You can read about all the changes HERE. The main changes to the test are:
- The minimum number of test items will be 60
- The maximum number of test items will be 130
- The maximum testing time will be 4 hours
- The modified test is in effect until Sept 30, 2020
- The difficulty level and passing standard has not changed
- The Next Generation NCLEX Special Research Section will NOT be included
- you can still take a break whenever you need to, but it will be counted in your testing time
- facemask and gloves are OK to wear to the testing center – they are considered “comfort aids”
- they staff will be cleaning continuously and keyboards and work areas will be cleaned between students
What if Your Testing Date Has Been Delayed?
Keep studying and practicing questions if your NCLEX test has been delayed. Here are my tips for that:
- After finishing your review course:
- read over content for 15 minutes – 1 hour daily
- practice between 50-100 questions daily
- write down the content you didn’t know in your notes
- review the topics students frequently have a hard time remembering
Coronavirus COVID 19 NCLEX Testing has affected screening for Pearson Vue staff and students. The staff will be screened before they are allowed to work. Students will also be screened. They don’t say exactly what this is, but you will probably have your temperature taken.
It’s a challenging time for all of us. Nurses are needed during this crisis. I hope we come out of this valuing more of what health care workers have to endure and give them the tools and compensation they deserve.