10 NCLEX Tips to Boost Your Exam Performance

You know how important the NCLEX is, that’s why you’re here. Whether you’ve just begun to prepare for the big day or you’re several practice tests in, our goal is to help you make the most out of your study sessions. Remember, no one ever said they didn’t pass a test because they practiced too […]

The Distribution of Question Categories on NCLEX-RN vs NCLEX-PN and Why

Although the categories on the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN are the same except for Management of Care vs Coordinated Care, their distribution is different. What I mean by that is the percentage of questions on the test devoted to each category is unique by test.  Part of the reason is that the NCLEX-PN and NCLEX-RN are […]

My Favorite NCLEX Nursing Mnemonics

Mnemonics are popular study aids to help trigger your memory of a group of things.  It is similar to memorizing a phone number.  Instead of memorizing each individual number – you remember a group of 3 numerals (area code), 3 numbers and a group of 4 numbers.  This is called “chunking”.    When one thinks of […]

How is the NCLEX scored – in common English?

How is the NCLEX scored? So the NCLEX is actually an incredible test.  The academics and statistics behind how it scores is well-researched and very valid.  It is also pretty complex.  Let me try to explain… Firstly, be assured that your test is scored twice.  The computer where you take your test scores it and […]

Getting back into nursing – do you need to retake the NCLEX?

So that is actually a tricky question.  Have you let your license lapse? Or do you still have a current RN/PN license? If you have kept at least one state license current, then you probably don’t need to ever retake the NCLEX.  If, however you have not had a RN/PN license in the last couple […]