Understanding NCLEX-PN® Changes for 2017

If you’re a PN student planning to take the NCLEX-PN this year, there’s a test plan change from The National Council of State Boards of Nursing that you should know about. Client-needs category questions have changed, and this table tells you which types of questions appear most on the 2017 exam versus the 2014 exam.

Client Needs

Percentage 2014

Percentage 2017

Coordinated Care 16–22% 18–24%
Safety & Infection Control 10–16% 10–16%
Health Promotion & Maintenance 7–13% 6–12%
Psychosocial Integrity 8–14% 9–15%
Basic Care & Comfort 7–13% 7–13%
Pharmacological Therapies 11–17% 10–16%
Reduction of Risk Potential 10–16% 9–15%
Physiological Adaptation 7–13% 7–13%


Kaplan’s ready to help guide you

In preparation for these NCLEX-PN changes, Kaplan Nursing will be revising the NCLEX-PN review course in the following ways:

  • Updating all Kaplan study materials
  • Adding resources for even more practice and review
    • Challenge questions for the review course sessions
    • Three Question Trainers of various lengths and level of difficulty, organized from easy to difficult and from shorter to longer
      • Question Trainer 1: 50-item test added in the initial release
      • Question Trainer 2: 85-item test added in the initial release
      • Question Trainer 3: 205-item test added as follow-up later this spring
  • Adding prescriptive information to the final review course session
    • Review course faculty will assist you with planning your continued preparation after you complete the review class
  • Increasing engagement with the addition of 300+ newly recorded content videos

Get ahead of the curve, excel at the updated NCLEX-PN with Kaplan’s NCLEX-PN Prep.

For more information on how Kaplan can help you master the new version of the NCLEX-PN, visit www.kaptest.com/nursing.

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