Does your nursing school curriculum include critical-thinking skills training?
NCLEX evaluates your ability to use clinical judgment 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 by step? Are you able to make an educated decision comfortably or do you get stuck second-guessing yourself?
There’s a big difference between getting stuck at near passing and testing above the passing standard and it is determined by your ability to use higher-order thinking.
NCLEX questions are designed using Bloom’s Taxonomy for the cognitive domain. Do you know how to solve NCLEX problems this way? (see page 4 of the nscbn test plan – 2019 RN) (PN test plan page 4 also)
If critical-thinking skills were not taught across your nursing school curriculum, you’re at risk for repeating NCLEX.
The good news is, you can catch up in 12 weeks. Here’s how.