National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), regulatory body of US boards of nursing, released a new NCLEX Test Plan 2013 and raised the standard for passing the NCLEX.
The development is expected as NCSBN is updating the test plan and passing mark every 3 years, with the previous review done in 2010. The new NCLEX test plan and passing standard will be implemented effective April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2016. Here’s the excerpt from NCSBN Press Release via www.ncsbn.org:
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) voted on Dec. 17, 2012, to raise the passing standard for the NCLEX-RN Examination (the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses). The passing standard will be revised from the current -0.16 logits* to 0.00 logit beginning April 1, 2013, with the implementation of the 2013 NCLEX-RN Test Plan. The new passing standard will remain in effect through March 31, 2016.
Download the NCLEX Test Plan 2013 now if you are taking the exam after April 1 so that you can prepare and pass the US licensure exam for nurses.