Some sample questions from the NCLEX-PN exam ask about members of the health care team and their main functions; the recommended daily caloric intake for sedentary older men, active women and children; and symptoms of ill health, malnutrition and chronic disease wasting. Other questions ask about opportunistic infections associated with HIV/AIDs patients, help in reducing a patient's anxiety and post-surgical pain and diseases that decrease the metabolic rate.
Additional questions ask why patients should be sitting when breathing deeply and coughing, which procedures require the use of surgical asepsis techniques and what the ultimate purpose and goal of performance improvement activities is.
The NCLEX-PN test plan asks questions from four different sections, which are safe and effective care environment and health promotion and maintenance, as well as psychosocial integrity and physiological integrity. Most of the questions are about coordinated care in a safe and effective care environment. Other questions may relate to clinical problem solving using the nursing process, communication and documentation. Most of the questions are multiple choice with four answer options, and only one of them is correct. Other types of questions might be fill in the blank, listing steps or procedures and questions where more than one answer is correct.