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Changes in NCLEX exam due to covid-19

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"After making a number of changes to enhance the safety of those taking the test, as well as the staff working in the centers NCLEX test delivery at U.S.-and-Canada based Pearson VUE test centers, resumed on March 25th at a limited number of test centers in major metropolitan areas across the United States and Canada. Please see below for important changes to the delivery of the NCLEX examinations:

To ensure social distancing measures are in effect, as well as increase the number of candidates that can test daily, the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN, effective March 25, 2020 until July 4, 2020, will be administered as follows:

  • Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT) will still be used
  • The minimum number of test items will be 60
  • The maximum number of test items will be 130
  • The maximum testing time will be 4 hours
  • The difficulty level and passing standard has not changed
  • The Next Generation NCLEX Special Research Section will NOT be included"

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Apparently now they can only accommodate about 50% of people that need to take the test?

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Also some states allow for temporary permits to work as a nurse before taking the exam.. I'm sure a lot more of these permits have been issued these last few months. So it's not like those who have already prepped and studied for the exam have to sit at home idly until exam time, they can go ahead and work. Not that I'm encouraging procrastinating for those of you who are dreading the NCLEX lol