Nursing

Blog spotlight: NCLEX passing standard raised due to sicker patients with longer life spans

Nurse Leader Insider, January 11, 2010

Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to Nurse Leader Insider!

The amount of care required by hospitalized patients seems to grow every year, and many nurses in the field question whether recently-graduated nurses are sufficiently prepared to take on the demanding task.

This is the issue considered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, (NCSBN), which recently raised the passing standard on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) to ensure new nurses are sufficiently ready to take on the growing needs of sicker patients.

To read more on the new passing standard, click here.



Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to Nurse Leader Insider!

Most Popular