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Prepare for the NCLEX

The National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) is the all-important step between graduating from nursing school and becoming a nurse. It’s a standardized test, set by the Board of Nursing in each state, that makes sure you have the knowledge and skills you need to work in the field of nursing.
Prepare for the NCLEX
What’s in the exam?
  • Safe and effective environment
    How to practice and treat patients safely, and the care and precautions you need to take every day as you carry out your duties as a nurse.
  • Health promotion and maintenance
    How to educate and advise patients on the best ways to look after themselves and lead healthy lives.
  • Psychosocial integrity
    How to give patients and their families the emotional support they need during and after treatment.
  • Physiological integrity
    How to treat patients, how to help reduce the risk of disease, and other aspects of taking care of the body.
Which NCLEX are you taking?
The NCLEX-RN tests you on the practical application and analysis of everything you’ve learned while studying for your degree at nursing school. It’ll let you demonstrate you have the knowledge, skills and decision-making abilities you need to enter the field as a Registered Nurse.
This exam tests your readiness to start working as an entry-level nurse once you’ve completed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) program.
Did you know
In 2018, the national average pass rate for the NCLEX-RN was 89.54%.
Source: National Council of State Boards of Nursing, 2018
Preparing for the exam
Besides studying hard, there are many ways to make sure you can give the NCLEX your all.
studying hard
Free study guides
You’ll find a variety of resources online that offer practice exercises and more, to help you study at your own pace.
Study courses
Sign up to take one of the many designated NCLEX prep courses.
Start a study group
Studying with other people is a great way to make the most of the time you spend learning. You can help each other, test each other, and have fun along the way.
To register for the NCLEX, submit an application for licensure/registration to the board of nursing/regulatory body (BON/RB) in the state where you want to be licensed/registered.
Group of smiling nurses in scrubs holding folders
Group of smiling nurses in scrubs holding folders
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