Many professionals will take a new, not yet validated NCLEX exam, and then report its validity to employers and others. This will be false. Anyone who tries this is committing fraud, or worse.
The NCLEX will be updated daily, and it will be stale by the time it was written. It will be ripe for abuse. It will be out of date by the day it was written. Any professional taking it will be a fraud.
Unfortunately, some students will take an NCLEX exam that does not even offer what it is supposed to offer. They will be motivated to lie to a prospective employer or grade broker, just to get the job.
In all honesty, the current test is not at all difficult. It has been difficult to get people to take the test. A lot of the effort in that effort has been driven by people wanting to see students failing to pass the test.
The added difficulty of a harder test is a sign of cheating. It is also a sign of desperation on the part of students who want to pass the test to have a job.
Why is the test so hard? That is because it is not a true multiple choice or essay test.
First of all, there are no multiple choice questions on the NCLEX. Many years ago the first test offered had multiple choice questions, but the test was later redesigned to fit the new Common Core state standards. Second, the current exam has been standardized from multiple types of essay questions. These types of essay questions were changed to multiple choice, because the essay questions were found to be too difficult to administer with reasonable accuracy. They are difficult to administer because students are struggling to write essays and some students are struggling to read and understand them.
The last test is also very similar to what was offered before the Common Core standards were introduced. Students will be taking a test where there are only two types of questions: multiple choice and essay questions.
Instead of taking this exam, students should do something more useful, such as using the computer to do research and respond to questions. Not only will this give them practice answering actual questions, but it will also give them the ability to perform research on the topics they will be tested on. It will also give them experience doing some research without relying on the computer.
Taking this exam is not good for students. It is a waste of time, and it is bad for their education.