Information Technology (IT) plays an essential role in the daily duties of every nurse (both RN and PN) irrespective of their work setting. Therefore, NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN exams can have questions pertaining to IT. It is important that the candidates preparing for NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN to familiarize and be prepared to answer such IT related questions in the exam.
Below are the major areas where NCLEX asks questions related to IT:
- Documenting an Order Entry from the Doctor – Nurses receive telephone orders and verbal orders from health care providers and should know how to document them correctly using computers.
- Accessing and checking patient information on the computer – Several important factors are to be followed while accessing patient records. Knowledge of privacy and confidentiality regulations, policies are essential.
- Documenting patient information on the computer- Documenting on the computer accurately, completely and in a timely manner.
- Ready to utilize resources to enhance client care (evidence-based research, information technology, policies and procedures)
Remember; NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN is looking for competent nurses who can care for the public in a safe manner. Learn to think correctly and act as a competent nurse and you will surely be successful in your exam.
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