TEST PLANAn In-depth Look at Exam Content, Administration & Item Writing Exercises

What is the Test Plan?


Candidates are encouraged to review the REx-PN test plan before their exam appointment. The REx-PN test plan includes an in-depth overview of the content categories, details about the administration of the exam and REx-PN style item writing exercises. The test plan is updated every five years to reflect fair, comprehensive, current and entry-level nursing competency measurement.

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REx-PN Test Plan

Effective January 4, 2022

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REx-PN Test Plan
Table of Contents

  • A definition of each Client Needs Category
  • Nursing activity statements
  • Detailed content examples
  • Sample REx-PN items
  • An item writing guide