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National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN)

Categories: Outcomes-Based Assessment(OBA)

Course Description


What is NCLEX-RN?

The National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) is a computer-based exam that tests application and analysis of the nursing knowledge of IQNMs. The IQNMs are tested on how they can use critical thinking skills to make nursing judgements, determining if they are safe to begin practice as an entry-level nurse.

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) develops and delivers the NCLEX-RN through Pearson VUE test centres. The NCLEX-RN is delivered in the computerised adaptive testing (CAT) format at dedicated Pearson VUE test centres in most countries around the world. 

The majority of NCLEX-RN items are multiple-choice but there are other formats as well. All item types are scored as either right or wrong and there is no partial credit. The NCLEX-RN is designed to test knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to the safe and effective practice of nursing at the entry level. 

 Link to AHPRA candidate handbook NCLEX-RN

AHIC NCLEX-RN Training Program Structure:

  • Access to around 2000 quiz questions that resemble the actual NCLEX-RN examination. 
  • Interactive videos and books, and weekly learning material, all that are published in the AHIC Learning Management System. 
  • Full-length Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) from Archer review. The CAT adjusts the complexity of the test according to the candidate’s ability level within each subject being assessed. 
  • Mock test with feedback provided to ascertain the candidate’s readiness to sit the actual NCLEX-RN test.
  • Interactive learning in small groups with problem solving case scenario exercises. 
  • Access to highly responsive Student Support Team. 
  • Unlimited course access until a satisfactory NCLEX-RN result is achieved. 

What will the AHIC NCLEX-RN Training Program Provide?

  • The content of the AHIC NCLEX-RN Training Program is developed in consideration of the underpinning knowledge and performance skills required by a graduate-level registered nurse or midwife against an Australian Nursing and Midwifery Board (NMBA) approved program of study. 
  • The AHIC NCLEX-RN Training Program is facilitated by highly skilled Australian Nursing Educators. They will guide students through the content and scope of the exam including an in-depth overview of the content categories, along with details about the administration of the exam as well as NCLEX-style item writing exercises and case scenario examples.
  • Online classes, interactive and self-paced learning to suit the availability of students in Australia and those who are offshore. This includes access to course resources, including the AHIC Student Handbook, until a satisfactory NCLEX-RN result is achieved.
  • Nursing Educator facilitated programs that include access to 2000 practice quiz questions, mock NCLEX-RN examinations, as well as online learning using the Video Sharing Platform, all of which will provide students with the preparation, knowledge, practice, and confidence required to sit the complex NCLEX-RN examination. 
  • Individualised support provided by Nursing Educators focusing on the areas of need identified in the mock NCLEX-RN examinations. 
  • A 12-week training program aimed at preparing the student to sit the NCLEX-RN examination within a timely and structured process.  Once Aphra authorises eligible candidates to sit the exam, candidates will receive an ‘Authorization to Test’ (ATT) e-mail from Pearson VUE, enabling the candidate to book their exam. The ATT is valid for 90 days, so candidates must sit their exam within this timeframe. 


AHIC NCLEX-RN Training Program Intake Dates:

  • June 2024
  • July 2024
  • August 2024
  • September 2024
  • October 2024
  • November 2024

With 10 intakes per year thereafter. Students can access the program until they pass the 

Note: Non-Accredited training program


Effective verbal and non-verbal communication is essential to nursing and needs to be empathetic, respectful, clear, attentive, and non-judgmental. Effective written communication is a legal requirement nursing responsibility with professional and legal consequences. Students must demonstrate:

  • ability to understand and respond to verbal communication accurately, appropriately and in a timely manner
  • sensitivity to cultural and individual differences
  • ability to provide clear instructions aimed at the appropriate age-related level and in the context of the situation
  • timely clear feedback and timely reporting of health care and updates in progress notes
  • capacity to recognise, interpret and respond appropriately to behavioural cues
  • consistent and appropriate awareness of own behaviours and their impact on others
  • ability to construct comprehensible written communication that is appropriate to the situation using medical terminology where applicable
Ethical and legal behaviour
  • Nursing practice is mandated by specific legal and regulatory requirements and standards to enable the safe delivery of care. Students must demonstrate knowledge and compliance with.Australian Law, professional regulations and scope of practice
Knowledge and Cognition

This course requires knowledge of theory and the skills of knowledge cognition, with the capacity to:

  • ability to read and comprehend a range of literature and information (literacy) and accurate preparation, calculation, administration and documentation of medication (numeracy) skills e.g., 100% accuracy with medication calculation.
  • ability to locate appropriate and relevant information
  • ability to locate appropriate and relevant information
  • ability to integrate and implement knowledge in practice and keep within scope of practice
  • ability to process information that is relevant to nursing practice
Behavioural stability
  • Behavioural stability is required to work individually and in teams in changing and unpredictable environments. Nursing students will be exposed to emergency situations and human suffering and will be required to have behavioural stability to manage these events objectively and professionally. Students must be able to cope with their own emotions and behaviour effectively when dealing with individuals in the clinical setting.
Strength and mobility
  • Nursing practice requires manual handling skills and fine motor skills.
  • Sufficient fine motor skills are necessary to perform, coordinate and prioritise care. Tasks that involve fine motor skills include being able to grasp, press, push, turn, squeeze and manipulate various objects and individuals.
  • Students must be able to demonstrate and perform these tasks consistently and safely to reduce the risk of harm to self and others
Sensory abilities
  • Students must demonstrate sufficient visual acuity to perform the required range of skills in environments which may be difficult and hostile.
  • Students must demonstrate sufficient aural function to undertake the required range of skills. Students must demonstrate sufficient tactile function to undertake the required range of skills and assessments.
  • Any strategies to address the effects of vision, auditory and tactile impairment must be effective, consistent and not compromise treatment or safety.

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Bank: Commonwealth Bank
Branch Name: Cnr of George & Market St, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
Account Name: Australian Harvard International College
BSB: 062 005
Account No: 1116 1515
Swift Code: CTBAAU2S (for international transfer)

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