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Category: NCLEX-RN Basics

Chris

NCLEX-RN Safety and Infection Control

One of the notorious B.I.G. topics on nursing boards exam – NCLEX-RN safety and infection control. From washing your hands to patient placement, infection control integrates topics of disease prevention, spread, and maintenance. The NCSBN says that infection control states that between 10%-14% of the questions, but most new grads didn’t take the time to […]

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Stephanie

Can I Challenge the NCLEX-RN Results?

The NCLEX-RN is a high stakes exam. Without a passing score, you are not able to practice as a registered nurse. Because there is so much riding on this one exam, what should you do if you receive a failing score and think that you should have passed or if you felt a test item […]

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Chris

NCLEX-RN Myths

NCLEX-RN myths?!?! What do you mean? Who’s spreading rumors? Is it nurses, the internet, or my nursing school? Jeez, Louise! You guys would be surprised at all the crazy things that people come up with about the NCLEX-RN. There’s more fear and trepidation centered around this test than a black hole. Luckily, with a little […]

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Michelle

What are the 8 main content areas on the NCLEX-RN

Becoming familiar with the distribution of content for the NCLEX-RN test plan will help you study more efficiently. Remember that each category reflects client needs across the life span and in a variety of settings. The percentages attached to each category can vary by 3% based on the total length and content distributions of the […]

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Crystal

Highlights from the 2016 NCLEX-RN Test Plan

Every 3 years, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (those folks who invented the NCLEX) publishes their NCLEX-RN Test Plan. This document (and webinar) is chock full of useful information about the exam including its structure, content, question types, scoring, and much more. But at 61 pages, it’s not exactly a beach read. […]

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Kiley

I failed the NCLEX RN: Help!

First don’t be hard on yourself if you do not pass the NCLEX the first time (or even the second time). Don’t think of yourself as a failure; you simply did not pass. The good news is that you are able to take the NCLEX many times to pass. The bad news is that it […]

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Michelle

Should I Get my BSN?

BSN or Not So, you have decided to become a nurse. Your first decision was whether to become an RN or an LPN. Your next choice is whether to earn an Associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) or a Bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN). There are many considerations to think about when you are making this […]

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Kiley

What comes after the NCLEX RN

You did it. You finished your exam and you are walking out the door. What comes next? Hopefully you are rewarding yourself with some relaxation after all of your hard work studying. You have definitely earned a break. Now comes the wait to find out if you have passed or not.   Finding out your […]

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Stephanie

What Does NCLEX Style Mean?

I remember being in nursing school and facing one particularly tough exam.  To me, the questions were confusing, detailed, and there seemed to be more than one right answer! My instructor made it a point to tell me that these were NCLEX style questions.  NCLEX style? What did that mean? I knew that NCLEX was the […]

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Chris

3 Subjects to Know Before Taking the NCLEX-RN

How many of us would kill to have a crystal ball to show us questions we’ll receive on the NCLEX-RN? Seems impossible though, right? Wrong! Thousands of nurses have been taking the NCLEX-RN and their combined knowledge as given us some helpful hints on passing. Ahead are 3 subjects to know before taking the NCLEX-RN. […]

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