Purpose: Evaluates the knowledge, abilities, and skills required for entry-level nursing practice as measured by NCLEX-RN®.
Format: 172 multiple-choice, four-option items.
Administration: Can be administered in three hours. Schedule at the completion of the nursing program. The NLN DRT is non-secure and therefore may be ordered by educators and nurse candidates.
Test booklets do not need to be returned and can be used for further study and remediation.
This test may be administered as a computer-based test (CBT) or paper-based test (PBT).
Scoring: Performance reports for the DRT provide diagnostic information in the NCLEX test categories, the nursing process, clinical practice, and health alterations. The detailed, individual performance profile uses a graph to indicate strengths and weaknesses on 26 subscales related to those four areas. This report can be used to create an individualized study plan. A statement about the likelihood of success on NCLEX-RN®
is included based on the total score earned. Class summary reports display numerical scores with indicators of overall student strengths and weaknesses. The report provides nurse educators with the names of students who demonstrated relative weakness in each content area, and can help nurse educators to devise an effective group study plan. Correct answer to every item.
CBT users receive immediate feedback of individual and class test results.
For those who purchase the PBT version, two copies of each individual diagnostic profile are provided, one for the examinee and one for faculty analysis. A class summary report for the group is furnished when 10 or more students are tested. PBT score reports are mailed within 2 business days of answer sheets being received in the scoring center.