Prioritize in the New Year!

I spent a little time enjoying the holidays, visiting family, and resting.  I hope you got a bit of a study break as well as they say, “all work and no play…makes us dull”.  Caregiver role strain is going to be an issue no matter what type of nursing job you take on and I […]

7 Must-Know Tips for Dosage Calculation

We all cringe when we see medication calculations on the NCLEX or even in real life.  Not only are nurses asked to do complex dose calculations – we often are doing them in real life under extreme time pressure or professional stress.  These are not optimum conditions for complex math.  Here are some hints to […]

The Pharmacology Guide You’ve Been Waiting For!

This guide has three sections to help you be successful on NCLEX pharmacology.  Each section can assist you by itself, but together they can be an even more powerful tool to improve your grasp of common pharmacological concepts and drugs.  With them, you can synthesize knowledge in a way that can increase recognition and knowledge […]

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 […]

Answering a Medication NCLEX Question

One thing that I would reassure you as you take the NCLEX is to develop a couple of test-taking strategies.  I’ll talk about a few and then we will apply it in a question. Read the whole question.  Do not read the first sentence and then answer it.  NCLEX writers love to feed you too […]