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National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX for RNs)

Quick Facts

  • Delivery Mode:
    Online

  • Tuition Fee:
    AUD $2,000

  • Course duration:
    12 Weeks

Course Overview

  • Course Name: National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX for RNs)
  • Duration: 12 Weeks
  • Delivery Mode: Online

Introduction

In March 2020, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) transitioned to an Outcomes-Based Assessment (OBA) for IQNMs who meet the AHPRA registration standards. With this new system, the bridging program has been now replaced by Outcomes-Based Assessment (OBA).

To assist the nurses in preparing for the Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) exam as part of Outcomes-Based Assessment (OBA) in Australia, the Institute of Health & Management (IHM) has developed the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RNs) course.

NCLEX for RNs is a preparatory course which enhances the candidate’s professional knowledge and helps them to prepare for the Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) exam as a part of the Outcomes-Based Assessment (OBA) in Australia.

* This course does not lead to direct registration as a Nurse or Midwife in Australia. NCLEX for RNs is a preparatory course which enhances the candidate’s professional knowledge and helps them to prepare for the Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) exam as a part of the Outcomes Based Assessment (OBA) in Australia.

** this course was previously called NCAP-OBA part 1

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About the Program

NCAP- OBA (MCQ Preparation) is a preparatory course which enhances the candidate’s professional knowledge and helps them to prepare for the Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) exam as a part of the Outcomes Based Assessment (OBA) in Australia.

This nursing program will provide International nurses the opportunity to study content relevant to nursing care in Australia, allowing them to review their nursing knowledge through continuous assessment reviews to prepare them for the OBA-NCLEX exam. This course aims to merge their previous nursing knowledge, experience, nursing skills and life experiences and provide them with new knowledge about the Australian healthcare system, Australian Registered Nurse Standards of Practice and the Australian National Quality and Safety Health Standards.

The course promotes an environment of critical enquiry, testing of ideas, generation and expansion of nursing knowledge, in preparation to be skilled, competent, confident, critical thinking registered nurses in Australia.

Course Structure

  • Duration : 13 weeks (including Orientation week)
  • Orientation: 1 Week
  • Delivery : Online

Course Units

  • NAU 001: MCQ Exam for RNs

Course Fees

  • Total course fee $2000

Admission Requirement

  • The applicant must hold current registration as a Registered Nurse in their home country

Course Start Dates


Online Delivery

  • Aug 30, 2021
  • Oct 11, 2021
  • Nov 29, 2021
  • Jan 31, 2022

Changes in the Australian Nursing Registration Process

The New Nursing Registration process comprises of 7 steps:

If you are an internationally qualified nurse or midwife (IQNM) who wishes to register in Australia, you will need to complete the Self-check before applying for registration. This is an online check where you will need to enter your qualification information into the Self-check. Based on your qualification you will be assigned to one of three streams for registration.

The three streams are:

  • Stream A – IQNMs who hold a qualification considered to be substantially equivalent, or based on similar competencies, to an approved qualification
  • Stream B – IQNMs who hold a qualification that is relevant to the profession, but is not substantially equivalent, nor based on similar competencies to an approved qualification
  • Stream C – IQNMs who hold a qualification that is not substantially equivalent or relevant to an approved qualification

*There is no fee to use the Self-check.

IQNMs that do not hold a relevant qualification (under section 53 of the National Law) or do not meet the required assessment criteria will need to upgrade their qualification in Australia before being eligible to apply for registration.  Click here to know more.

Those who successfully complete the self-check must proceed in the IQNM assessment process.

For IQNM assessment process students will need to pay a non-refundable assessment fee of $640 AUD.

This fee contributes towards AHPRA’s costs in checking IQNM documentation provided, and for the IQNM to undertake their orientation.

90 mins of video orientation and quiz based on that video.

At this stage you will have to upload all the attested documents as required.

Multiple choice questions exam, the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) is an online test taken through Pearson VUE test centres in most countries.

For registered nurses, the NCLEX-RN registration fee is $200 USD (Approx. AUD 288), plus an additional international scheduling fee of $150 USD (Approx. AUD 216) ($350 USD in total) (Approx. AUD 504).

A clinical exam to assess whether candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills and competence of a graduate-level nurse or midwife from an Australian NMBA-approved program of study.

The OSCE will simulate a clinical environment and “patient” scenarios which Registered Nurses are likely to encounter when they assess, plan, implement and evaluate care. Nurses are expected to utilise a contemporary evidence base and effectively demonstrate the safe practical application of nursing skills.

The fee for sitting the OSCE is $4,000 AUD. The OSCE fee replaces previous bridging program fees from private providers. This fee pays for AHPRA’s costs in running and maintaining the OSCE. AHPRA and the NMBA are funded only by fees, which must cover all costs of assessing IQNMs for registration in Australia.

The last part of the process before the registration.

For more Information

What is NCLEX-MCQ exam?

The multiple-choice question (MCQ) exam assesses the candidate’s professional knowledge. There are separate exams for internationally qualified nurses and midwives (IQNMs) intending to register in Australia as a registered nurse (RN), enrolled nurse (EN), or midwife:

  • The RN MCQ exam is the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) develops and delivers the NCLEX-RN through Pearson VUE test centres in most countries.

(source: https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Accreditation/IQNM/Examination/Multiple-choice-question-exam.aspx )

How to book your NCLEX-RN exam?

Follow the following steps to get ready for your NCLEX-RN exam in Australia:

1 Receive approval from the AHPRA to proceed to the NCLEX examination
2 Register and pay the exam fee at Pearson VUE online or call Pearson VUE NCLEX Candidate Services at your center of convenience
3 Receive Acknowledgement of Receipt of NCLEX Registration from Pearson VUE by email
4 AHPRA makes you eligible to test in the Pearson VUE system
5 Receive Authorization to Test (ATT) email from Pearson VUE. Must test within the validity dates on the ATT (90 days). There are no extensions
6 Schedule your exam appointment at Pearson VUE online or by calling Pearson VUE NCLEX Candidate Services
7 Arrive for the exam appointment with acceptable identification (passport required for all international appointments)and complete your exam
8 Receive your official results from AHPRA up to six weeks after your exam

WHAT questions can you expect in Australian NCLEX RN Examination?

IHM’s faculty includes highly skilled, well experienced Australian Registered Nurses who help students understand the foundation of nursing in Australia and nurture them to strive for the best. Since 2019, IHM has trained over 1700 IQNMs to get registered in Australia through the bridging program. With immense knowledge and experience, IHM has formulated this course to help nurses overcome OBA – MCQ exam.

The online learning platform used by IHM is interactive and innovative, through which students receive immense support, flexibility and quality virtual learning experience. With IHM’s Online learning platform students can experience learning that is centred around them, their work and other life commitments. Studying online with IHM means, care and support that students will receive at their fingertips, 7-days a week.

Through the program, nurses will learn about the Australian Healthcare system, the diversity of Australian culture and more importantly the standards of nursing practice required by Australian employers. NCAP for NCLEX – RN will build on the foundation of your professional knowledge and skills in nursing.

Why study NCLEX for RNs at IHM?

24*7 Student Support

Student welfare, administrative and educational support are paramount to IHM from the moment of application to the time of graduation and beyond. Whatever the mode of delivery – face-to-face, blended or online – students are supported and motivated on a one-on-one basis by the institute’s lecturers. IHM’s student support officers are available 24*7 to help students, if needed.

Excellent Online Learning Platform

The online learning platform used by IHM is interactive and innovative, through which students receive immense support, flexibility and quality virtual learning experience. With IHM’s Online learning platform students can experience learning that is centred around them, their work and other life commitments. Studying online with IHM means, care and support that students will receive at their fingertips, 7-days a week.

Experienced and Highly Skilled Faculty

IHM’s teaching faculty includes members with immense skills and years of experience. They not only help the students to understand the foundation of nursing in Australia but also nurture and empower them to strive for the best.

Everything you need to know about the Australian MCQ (NCLEX-RN) | A success story

Institutional Partnership

Our partnerships are built through positive, transparent, and engaging collaboration, and we’re grateful for the strong relationships we’ve built over the lifetime of IHM. These partnerships may vary in their nature but they all share the common fact that there’s mutual benefit and a strong sense of purpose to move the healthcare industry forward.

We encourage Nursing institutions, Hospitals, Healthcare Organisations and nursing associations to submit their expression of interest to become our partners!

Our industry and clinical partners provide physical access to products that benefit the simulation experience for students at IHM. Other partners provide opportunities to develop clinical skills at their facilities, such as nursing homes and hospitals. We also provide opportunities to upskill staff with the latest course.

If you’re interested in becoming a partner, make sure to express your interest with our staff today.

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