NCLEX-RN

NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse). All boards of nursing in states and territories of the United States require candidates to pass this exam for licensure as a registered nurse (RN). The NCLEX-RN uses the five-step nursing process. Each of the questions will fall into one of the five steps: assessment, analysis, planning, intervention and implementation, and evaluation.

The basic, layout is as follows:

NCLEX RX Syllabus

A more detailed breakdown of the various aspects is as follows:


Safe and Effective Care Environment

The nurse promotes achievement of client outcomes by providing and directing nursing care that enhances the care delivery setting in order to protect clients and health care personnel. Concentrating on management of Care - providing and directing nursing care that enhances the care delivery setting to protect clients and health care personnel.

Related content includes but is not limited to:

  • „Advance Directives „ 
  • „Advocacy
  • „Assignment, Delegation and Supervision „
  • „Case Management
  • „Client Rights
  • Collaboration with Interdisciplinary Team 
  • „Concepts of Management „ 
  • Continuity of Care
  • Confidentiality/Information Security 
  • Establishing Priorities
  • Ethical Practice
  • Informed Consent
  • Information Technology
  • „„Legal Rights and Responsibilities
  • Performance Improvement (Quality Improvement)
  • „Referrals


Safety and Infection Control 

Protecting clients and health care personnel from health and environmental hazards.

Related content includes but is not limited to:

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  • Accident/Error/Injury Prevention
  • „Emergency Response Plan
  • „Safe Use of Equipment
  • „Security Plan
  • „Ergonomic Principles „ Standard Precautions/Transmission-
  • „Handling Hazardous and Infectious Materials Based Precautions/Surgical Asepsis
  • „Home Safety
  • „Reporting of Incident/Event/Irregular
  • Occurrence/Variance
  • „Use of Restraints/Safety Devices


Health Promotion and Maintenance

The nurse provides and directs nursing care of the client that incorporates the knowledge of expected growth and development principles; prevention and or early detection of health problems, and strategies to achieve optimal health.

Related content includes but is not limited to:

  • „Aging Process „ 
  • „Ante/Intra/Postpartum and Newborn Care „ 
  • „Developmental Stages and Transitions „ 
  • High Risk Behaviors
  • Lifestyle Choices
  • Self-Care
  • „Health Promotion/Disease Prevention „ 
  • „Health Screening
  • Techniques of Physical Assessment


Psychosocial Integrity

The nurse provides and directs nursing care that promotes and supports the emotional, mental and social wellbeing

of the client experiencing stressful events, as well as clients with acute or chronic mental illness.

Related content includes but is not limited to:

  • „Abuse/Neglect „ 
  • „Behavioral Interventions
  • Chemical and Other Dependencies/Substance Use Disorder
  • Crisis Intervention „ Stress Management
  • Coping Mechanisms „ Sensory/Perceptual Alterations „ 
  • Cultural Awareness/Cultural Influences on Health
  • „End of Life Care „ Therapeutic Environment
  • Family Dynamics
  • Grief and Loss
  • „Mental Health Concepts
  • „Religious and Spiritual Influences on Health
  • „Support Systems
  • „Therapeutic Communication


Physiological Integrity

The nurse promotes physical health and wellness by providing care and comfort, reducing client risk potential and managing health alterations. Mostly concentrated on, basic care and comfort - providing comfort and assistance in the performance of activities of daily living.

Related content includes but is not limited to:

  • Adverse Effects/Contraindications/Side
  • „Assistive Devices „ 
  • „Blood and Blood Products „ Parenteral/Intravenous Therapies
  • „Central Venous Access Devices „ Pharmacological Pain Management
  • Comfort Interventions
  • „Dosage Calculation „ Total Parenteral Nutrition
  • Effects/Interactions
  • „Elimination „ 
  • „Expected Actions/Outcomes
  • „Medication Administration
  • „Mobility/Immobility „ 
  • „Non-Pharmacological 
  • Nutrition and Oral Hydration
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Rest and Sleep


Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies 

This is about providing care related to the administration of medications and parenteral therapies.

Related content includes but is not limited to:

  • „Changes/Abnormalities in Vital Signs
  • „Diagnostic Tests
  • Laboratory Values „ 
  • „Potential for Alterations in Body Systems „ 
  • „Potential for Complications of Diagnostic Tests/Treatments/Procedures
  • „ Potential for Complications from Surgical Procedures and Health Alterations
  • System Specific Assessments
  • Therapeutic Procedures


„Physiological Adaptation 

Managing and providing care for clients with acute, chronic or life threatening physical health conditions.

Related content includes but is not limited to:

  • „Alterations in Body Systems
  • „Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances  „ 
  • „Hemodynamics „ 
  • „Illness Management
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Pathophysiology
  • Unexpected Response to Therapies

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