NCLEX Review


Two Day Intensive NCLEX-PN Review Sessions are being hosted by Casa Loma College.
This course is for graduates of Casa Loma College’s Vocational Nursing Program as well as the general public.
What You Will Learn:
You will learn amazing test-Taking Strategies, Medical-Surgical, Pediatrics, Maternal-Newborn and Psychiatric Nursing
Hours:   8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Days:     Two Days (days may vary with each review session)
Fee:       $200 Casa Loma College Graduate
                $399.00 General Public
Register: To register, contact Career Services, Dora De La Mora at 818.785.2726 ext. 204 or email
How to Pass The NCLEX-PN EXAM was a recent article published on  Study.comLearn how to prepare for test day by reading this and other articles on and by attending Casa Loma College’s Two Day Intensive  NCLEX Review.
What is the NCLEX? The NCLEX exam, also known as the National Council Licensure Examination, is used by state boards of nursing to decide whether or not a candidate is ready to begin practicing as an entry-level nurse. This comprehensive exam touches on a number of nursing concepts, and is only open to students who have already completed an accredited nursing program. There are two variations of the NCLEX, one for registered nurses (RNs) and one for practical nurses (PNs), although the registration process and exam content of these two exams is extremely similar.
What is the Test Format? The NCLEX-PN covers a lot of important medical information for aspiring practical nurses. In order to successfully pass the exam, you should devote your attention to reviewing as much of the information that you'll be tested on as possible. The NCLEX consists of four major categories, along with six subcategories. The majority of questions are multiple-choice, although other potential formats include fill-in-the-blank, drag-and-drop, and chart/exhibit questions. Regardless of format, all questions will relate to nursing concepts and topics.
The number of questions varies depending on which version of the test you're taking. The PN (VN) has a maximum of 205 and a minimum of 85. For both exams, you'll also be asked 15 experimental questions, which will not count towards your final score. These questions are used by administrators as they plan for future exams.
What is on the Test? The PN test feature the same four content categories, which are detailed below:
  • Safe and Effective Care Environment: This area tests a nurses’ ability to create a welcoming and functional setting for patients. Topics of study can include accident prevention, ethics, client rights, and home safety.
  • Health Promotion and Maintenance: In addition to curing illnesses, contemporary nursing practice focuses on the prevention of future health problems. This section will challenge students' knowledge of growth and development principles, with topics including the aging process, newborn care, lifestyle choices, and developmental stages.
  • Psychosocial Integrity: The NCLEX also tests a student's knowledge of mental illness, and this category focuses on emotional, social, and mental factors (such as abuse, chemical dependencies, and stress) that can influence a patient's health.
  • Physiological Integrity: Practicing nurses are expected to promote physical wellness by ensuring that patients remain calm and comfortable. Topics in this section include risk management, therapeutic procedures, and abnormal responses to therapy.
Check Out Test Prep Guides: There are numerous guides available that can help you get ready for this exam. You can buy them at different retailers, both online and at bookstores. You'll want to try to find guides that provide an in-depth review of each of the subjects that appear on the exam and that offer you practice tests with solutions so that you can gauge your readiness for the big exam.
Pay Attention to the Questions: A practice exam can help you get ready for the questions you'll find on the NCLEX-PN. You can improve your chances of passing the exam by making sure that you're answering the question you're being asked and keeping in mind that the most complete answers typically allow you the smallest chance of making an error. You'll also want to avoid answers that are subjective!
If an answer shares terms in common with the question, you should give it further consideration. Answers that ensure the client is not harmed are generally correct. Similarly, correct answers don't usually require the nurse to leave the patient. Focus on applying the nursing process whenever it seems useful. Finally, make sure you're familiar with the treatment options for patients suffering from different mental or emotional disorders.