NCLEX-RN Preparation for Overseas Registered Nurses

If you are an overseas registered nurse, aiming to pursue a nursing career in Australia, the first step is to get a registration as a nurse in Australia. The newly introduced nursing registration pathway involves an Outcomes-Based Assessment (OBA) that has to be taken by some internationally qualified nurses and midwives (IQNMs) who possess a qualification that is relevant but not substantially equivalent to an Australian qualification

Such IQNMs have to undergo the following two exams that are part of the OBA.

NCLEX RN Examination

The National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) is a standardized test that the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has introduced to determine if a candidate is ready to be licensed as an entry-level nurse in Australia.

To provide an outline for the examination, the test plan was developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc (NCSBN). This examination can be taken in most of the countries and is conducted by Pearson VUE.

WHAT TO BRING TO THE NCLEX-RN EXAM CENTRE?

Here’s a checklist of things to bring on the day of the exam:

HOW IS THE NCLEX RN EXAM ADMINISTERED?

  • Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) Is used to administer NCLEX RN.
  • With CAT, each candidate’s examination is unique because it is arranged interactively as the examination proceeds.
  • Computer technology selects items to administer that match the candidate’s ability.
  • The items, which are stored in a large item pool, have been classified by test plan category and level of difficulty.
  • After the candidate answers an item, the computer calculates an ability estimate based on all the previous answers the candidate selected.
  • The next item administered is chosen to measure the candidate’s ability in the appropriate test plan category.
  • The NCLEX-RN will serve up between 75 and 265 questions (Refer table below) and will stop as soon as your competency level has been identified. You can pass or fail at any number of questions.

HOW MANY QUESTIONS ARE ON THE NCLEX-RN?

SITUATION MINIMUM ITEMS MAXIMUM ITEMS MAXIMUM DURATION OF EXAMINATION
Regular Circumstances 75 265 6 Hours
COVID Adaptation 75 145 5 Hours (From 1st Oct,2020 till further notice)

HOW DO YOU PASS THE NCLEX-RN?

  • To pass the NCLEX-RN, you must demonstrate that your level of competency is above the minimum standard. As you answer questions correctly, you’ll be given increasingly difficult questions, and you should try to answer them correctly so that the NCLEX-RN algorithm can identify your passing-level competency with 95% confidence.
  • Answering questions correctly will require both nursing core content knowledge and critical thinking skills. We recommend you study with a mix of content, strategy, and practice.

WHAT TYPE OF QUESTIONS ARE ASKED IN NCLEX RN EXAMINATION?

WHEN WILL I GET THE RESULTS OF MY TEST?

Receive your official results from AHPRA up to six weeks after your exam.

WHAT IF I FAIL?

  • If you fail, you’ll receive a diagnostic profile that evaluates your test performance. It will indicate how many questions you answered on the exam. The more questions you answered, the closer you came to pass the examination.
  • Use the diagnostic profile to determine your problem areas and focus on your preparation accordingly.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT AFTER I PASS MY NCLEX-RN EXAMINATION?

Once you clear the NCLEX RN examination, you can then move to OSCE stage. AHPRA will provide you direction soon for booking your OSCE examination at Adelaide Health Simulation Centre.

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Topic : Prioritising questions for NCLEX exam
Date & Time : 12-Nov-2020, 4:30 pm (AEST)
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Fees

NCLEX-RN PREPARATION : 2500 AUD
OSCE PREPARATION : 3500 AUD

Intake Dates

NCLEX-RN: 26-Oct-2020

OSCE : 23-Nov-2020

Mode of Delivery

NCLEX-RN (ONLINE)

OSCE (FACE TO FACE)

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