What’s in the exam?
- Safe and effective environmentHow 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 maintenanceHow to educate and advise patients on the best ways to look after themselves and lead healthy lives.
- Psychosocial integrityHow to give patients and their families the emotional support they need during and after treatment.
- Physiological integrityHow 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.
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.
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.
Helpful study links
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.