As the nursing profession evolves, so too must the licensure exams that evaluate nursing competency. This is where the Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) comes in. The NGN exam is the next evolution of the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN exams and is designed to better assess a candidate’s clinical judgment and decision-making abilities.
At Sovereign School of Nursing, we are committed to providing our students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their nursing careers. This includes staying up-to-date on the latest developments in nursing education and licensure, such as the NGN exam.
So, what exactly is the NGN exam, and how is it different from the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN exams? Here are some key differences:
- Focus on Clinical Judgment: The NGN exam is designed to assess a candidate’s clinical judgment and decision-making abilities, which are essential skills for safe and effective patient care.
- More Realistic Scenarios: The NGN exam presents more realistic and complex clinical scenarios that require candidates to apply critical thinking skills and clinical judgment.
- Adaptive Testing: The NGN exam is designed to be more adaptive, meaning that the difficulty level of the exam will adjust in real time based on a candidate’s performance. This ensures that each candidate is assessed based on their individual abilities and knowledge.
- Enhanced Security: The NGN exam features enhanced security measures, such as biometric authentication and video monitoring, to ensure the integrity of the exam.
Preparing for the NGN exam requires a different approach than preparing for the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN exams. At Sovereign School of Nursing, we incorporate NGN-style questions into our curriculum and use advanced simulation technology to help students develop their clinical judgment and decision-making abilities.
We also stay up-to-date on the latest NGN developments and work closely with our students to ensure they are prepared for the exam. Our faculty are experienced nurses and educators who are dedicated to helping our students succeed in their nursing careers.
Becoming a nurse is not only a fulfilling career choice but also a financially rewarding one. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for registered nurses was $77,600 in May 2021. Furthermore, nursing is a field with excellent job growth prospects, with a projected 7% increase in employment from 2019 to 2029.
In addition to job security and financial stability, nursing offers many opportunities for professional growth and development. As a nurse, you can pursue advanced practice roles such as nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, or nurse anesthetist. You can also explore leadership and management roles, education, and research opportunities.
National Council of State Boards of Nursing. Next Generation NCLEX. (2021). Retrieved from https://www.ncsbn.org/next-generation-nclex.htm
National Council of State Boards of Nursing. The Right Decisions Come From the Right Questions https://www.ncsbn.org/video/the-right-decisions-come-from-the-right-questions
National Council of State Boards of Nursing. The Next Generation NCLEX Asking the Right Questions https://www.ncsbn.org/video/the-next-generation-nclex-asking-the-right-questions
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Handbook, Registered Nurse https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm