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    Stephanie is a contributor to the NCLEX-RN Blog at Magoosh. She has been a registered nurse for 13 years. She earned her AAS in Nursing from community college before enrolling as an online student at Grand Canyon University, where she completed both her BSN and MSN with an emphasis in Nursing Education. Student success is her top priority and she is committed to working with her students to see them thrive. When she isn’t teaching the nurses of tomorrow, Stephanie enjoys traveling with her family to warm, sunny places.

How to Study to Retake Your NCLEX-RN

Finding out that you did not pass the NCLEX-RN can feel like a crushing experience.  But, like many lessons along the way, sometimes we learn the most when success doesn’t come easily. So, perhaps after drowning your sorrows in a pint of your favorite ice cream, take look at the experience for what it’s worth […]

Does Your NCLEX-RN Score Really Matter?

You might already know that the NCLEX-RN score is different from other standardized test scores that you are familiar with.  If you have heard that you don’t receive a percentage grade or some other numerical score, you might be wondering if your NCLEX score even matters. While the score itself doesn’t matter, the outcome of […]

RN License Requirements for Virginia

If you are ready to get your nursing license, it is helpful to know the requirements of the state where you plan to carry your license.  Each state’s requirements can be a little bit different. In Virginia, you must complete an approved nursing program, complete an online application, fingerprints, background check, pay all associated fees […]

Does Nursing School Prepare You to Pass the NCLEX-RN?

If you are anything like me, when looking at the process of nursing school and then having to pass the NCLEX-RN, it can be easy to wonder if nursing school really prepares to you to pass the test.  Now that I am a nurse, I can tell you that, yes, it really does – just […]

Passing NCLEX-RN Score

Unlike many of the tests you’ve taken in the past, a passing NCLEX-RN score doesn’t represent a number score like 70% or 80%.  NCLEX only reports a score as pass or fail.  So what does a “passing” score really mean? In short, a passing score means that you have met the competency requirements of a […]

How Long Does It Take To Become a Licensed RN?

In order to be a RN in the United States, a student must first complete an accredited nursing program.  Then, students must take and pass the NCLEX-RN exam to receive a state license to practice. There are many ways to accomplish these requirements and some are faster than others.  In general, the time it takes […]

5 Strategies for Passing The NCLEX-RN

Preparing for your NCLEX-RN exam can be a stressful time! It might seem that preparing for the test can be even more overwhelming than the test itself. Take a review class? Study for weeks? Study for months?  Not to fear.  In this blog, we will take a look at 5 strategies for passing the NCLEX-RN […]