Not passing the NCLEX on your first go is okay. You went through nursing school to become an RN, so buckle down, figure out where you went wrong, and take the NCLEX again! Figure out where to start with this post. Read More >
The NCLEX is a computer-adaptive test. The test lasts up to 6 hours and ranges from 75 to 265 questions, depending on the amount of questions you answer correctly and their difficulty level. The NCLEX focuses on client needs and further breaks into 4 categories: safe and effective care environment; health promotion and maintenance; psychosocial integrity; and physiological integrity.
The first step to passing the NCLEX is figuring out what kind of test taker and learner you are. From there, you can capitalize on your strengths to master the NCLEX content and prepare yourself for the test. Read more >
Nursing practices vary from state to state. The NCLEX reflects national trends. Relying on your nursing experiences to answer NCLEX questions can be dangerous. Learn how to correctly answer tricky questions that may differ from actual practices you have encountered. Learn more >
The NCLEX is primarily composed of traditional multiple choice questions–text based stems with four answer options. However, the NCLEX also has several alternative format question types that can throw you off if you are not prepared. Learn more >
Though the NCLEX focuses on client needs, there are many different areas that you need to be prepared for. Additionally, with traditional multiple choice questions and alternative format questions, it is important that you have strategies to tackle whatever the NCLEX throws at you.
Allow yourself adequate preparation time–we recommend at least 2 months. Even though you’re capable of doing anything you set your mind to, you have to do the work first. Take enough time to practice, prepare, and build confidence for Test Day.
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