How to provide for the client's privacy needs, participate in providing cost-effective care and meet the needs of clients in different age groups are some of the questions that may appear in the licensure examination for Practical Nursing. The test may also include questions about safety and infection control.
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing provides a detailed test plan outlining the concise content summary and scope of the licensure examination. The NCLEX-PN test plan is divided into four major categories: safe and effective care environment, health promotion and maintenance, physiological integrity and psychosocial integrity. These Client Needs categories provide a universal structure that assesses the nurses' skills and competencies in the workplace. The 2014 NCLEX-PN test plan is available for online viewing or download on the NCSBN website. The PDF file requires a compatible program to open.
Some practice questions are also available on Pearson IT Certification's website. The site provides an excerpt of the practice questions found in the NCLEX-PN practice exam book published by Pearson. The sample questions give the aspiring practical nurse a general idea on the types of questions that may possibly appear in the licensure examination. The excerpt includes 200 sample questions and an answer key for a self-help test.