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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 ...

How to avoid common mistakes on the NCLEX

6 Common NCLEX Mistakes to Avoid

  For many nursing students, taking the NCLEX exam is the most difficult and stressful moment in their nursing education. Your resolve will be tested, your critical thinking skills will be tested, and even your commitment to your chosen profession in nursing may be tested. It’s for good reason that the NCLEX might be the ...

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Note-taking Tips for Nurses

  A well-organized notebook — paper or digital — is a thing of beauty. Nursing students who have a great system of note-taking often find it translates to the rest of their life, improving their study habits, writing skills, and even the organization of their thoughts and communication. Have you given much thought to your personal ...

Organize your Schedule for Better Time Management

When Deadlines Attack: Time Management Tips

It’s one of those dreams: You’re back in high school, and you’re late for an exam, and you can’t find your classroom. Or you have a paper due, but you didn’t do it. Stress from unmet due dates and too much work can seep into our dreams and lead to anxiety-fueled nightmares. Good news: Time ...

Flashcards for Study Memorization

Best Practice Flashcards

Flashcards! For having such a flashy name, the humble flashcard is far from the most exciting part of a healthcare student’s study routine. For many, the flashcard makes us think of our awkward middle school years, inking geography or biology words and definitions on the front and back of white index cards. It’s hard to ...

Start Strong: 4 Tips for a Great Semester

As the shadows get longer, the nights turn crisp, and summer comes to an end, it’s back to school for millions of students across the country. For college students starting or returning for nursing or other healthcare degrees, it’s exciting to take a big step toward a new career. A few ideas to keep in ...

Learn to balance your studying schedule as a parent in nursing school

Parents in Nursing School Should Try These Study Tips

Like so many worthwhile things in life, the work required to successfully become a nurse takes serious dedication. If you’re currently in a nursing program, you know the demands don’t always stop when you step in the door of your home at the end of a shift — which can be extra tricky for parents. ...

Creating an NCLEX study plan that will help you pass the exam

Passing the Licensure Exam: An NCLEX Study Plan

Once nursing students finish their clinical rotations and courses and graduate from nursing school, one final hurdle looms between them and their first nursing job: the National Council Licensure Examination, commonly known as the NCLEX. If you graduated from a good nursing school, you’ve already learned the foundations and the specialized knowledge you’ll need to ...