NCLEX-RN Exam Breakdown

The NCLEX-RN theory exam consist of 75 to 265 multiple choice questions with an allotted time to complete in 6 hours. Please note, the length of the examination is determined by your response to the items.



The follow is a breakdown of the number of questions the candidate will see on the NCLEX-RN exam:


Exam Format Passing Grade Exam Duration
NCLEX-RN 75-265 Multiple Choice Questions Please see NCLEX-RN 6 Hrs.


NCLEX-RN Breakdown:


Category Percentage Weight
Safe and Effective Care Environment  
Management of Care 17-23%
Safety and Infection Control 9-15%
Physiological Integrity  
Basic Care and Comfort 6-12%
Reduction of Risk Potential 9-15%
Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies 12-18%
Physiological Adaptation 11-17%
Psychosocial Integrity 6-12%
Health Promotion and Maintenance 6-12%
Total 100%




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