Entries by Joan Palmeri

PearsonVue NCLEX testing updates

SCHEDULING EXAMS with Pearson Continue to log in to your PearsonVue account frequently to schedule an appropriate test date. As test centers reopen more dates/times will be available.  NCLEX TESTING CHANGES FROM NCSBN: The modified exam (60-130 Qs/4hours) will remain in effect through Sept. 30, 2020. CHICAGO – NCSBN will make several modifications to both the […]

How does happyNCLEX work?

QUESTION: How much time do I need to learn problem-solving skills? JOAN: I recommend 2-3 hours of practice daily, ideally, 5 days a week for 8-12 weeks. No more than 4 hours a day of prep is needed or recommended.  The average minimum time needed for new graduates is 8 weeks. For repeat testers, 12 weeks. Those […]

What is NCLEX Content?

Let’s clear up confusion about NCLEX Content.  Nursing school is CONTENT based. The NCLEX is CONCEPT based. NCLEX is not a test of academic knowledge. Your ATT proves you have a knowledge base. NCLEX tests if you can think. Clearly, it is impossible to know everything. Nursing is an ever-expanding body of knowledge and you will […]

Preparing Nurses for COVID-19

NCSBN offers a series of training videos for new nurses to manage care during COVID-19 pandemic: ACCESS HERE NEED PPE? Here are organizations to contact for help individually and for teams: Project N95 Masks 4 Medicine NEED FINACIAL HELP?  MedShare is a crowdfunding site to help organize fundraisers in your area. Nurses House helps nurses financially who […]

How to Get Out of NCLEX Hell

Does your nursing school curriculum include critical-thinking skills training? NCLEX evaluates your ability to use clinical judgement because most entry-level nursing tasks require critical judgment and decision-making skills. Do you know how to clearly identify what NCLEX style questions are asking? Are you able to use problem-solving skills to get to the correct answer step […]