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Advice for Taking the NCLEX the Second Time

Every future nurse wants to pass the NCLEX on the first try, but every so often you have a bad day and don’t make it. If you don’t pass the NCLEX, you have a 45-day waiting period until you can take another crack at the test. During that time you have the opportunity to get ...

How the NCLEX Works

Becoming a nurse means passing the National Council Licensure Examination, better known as the NCLEX. The test, proctored by the National Council of the State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), is not like the tests you took in school. Unlike your math exams where everyone had to answer the same questions, the NCLEX is dynamic. It’s ...

NCLEX Stress Management

The NCLEX looms large for nursing students. It’s not an exaggeration to say the test is one of the most consequential academic endeavors any nurse will ever encounter, and that can create a fair amount of anxiety while studying. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the prospect of the NCLEX, but here are a few ...

5 NCLEX Test Taking Strategies

If you become a registered nurse in the United States, you’re required to pass the National Council Licensure Examination, better known as the NCLEX. The test touches a wide variety of topics. Anatomy, pharmacology, administration, best practices, and how to talk to patients are all covered. There are also different types of question formats, and ...

Lab values aren’t constant, but knowing generally accepted ranges is essential for passing the NCLEX and for a career as a nurse.

Nursing Lab Values to Know

To be a nurse is to know lab values. Nearly every single shift you’ll have to note, record, and assess a whole lot of data generated by your patients. This information is crucial to their health and care, and knowing how to record, manage, and interpret this data will be a big part of your ...

No two NCLEX tests are the same, but you can still prepare by knowing these 10 essential types of questions.

10 Common Types of NCLEX Questions

To become an RN, you need to pass NCLEX. It’s a comprehensive, adaptive test that can last for anywhere from 75 to 265 questions. Due to the computerized nature of the exam, no two NCLEX tests are the same. Many nursing students, very understandably, find the test to be a little daunting. When you decide ...

Once nursing students graduate, one final test looms between them and the start of their careers: the NCLEX.

7 Essential NCLEX Study Tips

After all their hard work, nursing students graduate with one final test standing between them and their first nursing job: the National Council Licensure Examination, commonly called the NCLEX. If you graduated from a nursing school that prepared you well, you’ve already learned the foundations and the specialized knowledge you’ll need to become an incredible ...