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  • New! 2017 NCLEX-PN Test Plan - Basic
    Posted: 10/6/2016

    The 2017 NCLEX-PN Test Plan - Basic is now available to download and will go into effect April 1, 2017. NCLEX test plans are updated every three years to reflect current, entry-level nursing competency. The basic version of the test plan is an overview of approved content distribution. Visit the Test Plan page for more information on NCLEX test plans.

  • Now Available! NCLEX FAQs Webinar
    Posted: 4/27/2016

    The NCLEX FAQs webinar includes answers to frequently asked questions about NCLEX topics ranging from examination development principles and sample content, to exam administration and using computerized adaptive testing, or CAT. This webinar is available to the public here.

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