There is a nightmare that is common to all nursing students. They are taking their NCLEX-RN and suddenly, all the questions look unfamiliar. They can’t remember anything they have studied. They begin to sweat as they try to recall the correct answers but their minds are blank. At the end of it all, they get back a paper with a big fat F!
If you are a nursing student who has had this nightmare, don’t let it keep you from getting a good night’s sleep. The proper study habits will ensure a passing grade. However, it’s important to adopt the correct techniques so you can achieve success.
The National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN® exam) has one purpose: To determine if it’s safe for you to begin practice as an entry-level nurse. It is significantly different from any test that you took in nursing school.
While nursing school exams are knowledge-based, the NCLEX-RN® tests application and analysis using the nursing knowledge you learned in school. You will be tested on how you can use critical thinking skills to make nursing judgments.
If you would like to become a nurse, taking the NCLEX-RN is essential. It will determine whether or not you receive your nursing license.
Because the NCLEX-RN test is so important, you want to do all you can to make sure you are prepared. Besides studying the materials that are on the test, there are certain strategies you can use to ensure success. Here are some we recommend.