The NCLEX exam is an important step all nurses must take
After a nurse completes his or her education, there is one more step that must be taken before work can begin. All nurses must pass the NCLEX exam in order to receive a nursing license.
The National Council Licensure Examination is designed to measure the competence and skills needed to perform safely and effectively as a newly licensed, entry-level nurse. There are two types of exams that are given. The NCLEX-RN is taken by those who would like to become registered nurses, and the NCLEX-PN is for those pursuing a license as a practical nurse.
Each exam lasts about 2 to 3 hours, and anyone who does not pass it must wait 45 to 90 days before taking the test again.
If you are considering a nursing career, it is important to keep the NCLEX exam in mind when choosing where you want to go to school. Some schools place an emphasis on preparing students for this test because the license it awards you for passing is necessary if you want a job in nursing.
The curriculum that has been created for the nursing training programs offered by Lincoln Technical Institute, for example, is designed to prepare students to sit for NCLEX exams. Hands-on training that includes simulated hospitals and laboratories and real-life situations is provided.
Registered nurses and practical nurses each receive the training they need to succeed on the exams. Experienced instructors give students the tools necessary to pass. Once they have passed the exam, these nurses are ready to begin working in hospitals, physicians’ offices, schools, nursing homes, public health agencies and anywhere else nurses are needed.
Contact us to learn more about how the education programs available at Lincoln can prepare you for the NCLEX exam and a nursing career.