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The world needs more registered nurses. Get ready for your 2017 NCLEX-RN test for free - with the same kinds of questions you’ll be answering on the actual written examination.

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  • How it works

    The best way to study for your examination is to practice answering questions similar to those you’ll find on the actual test. Our NCLEX-RN practice tests are based on the same categories that are included on the exam: Physiological Integrity, Safe and Effective Care Environment, Health Promotion and Maintenance, and Psychosocial.

    • Maximize your study time

      Our practice tests are designed to maximize your study time. You can take them as many times as you like. Study to learn and understand, not to memorize.

    • Like flashcards, only easier

      Taking each test several times is like reviewing with flashcards, only easier. Each time, the multiple-choice questions and their possible answers are randomply shuffled, so that you are learning facts, not the order of the questions.

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Scientifically proven

Research1 has shown that studying in the same way that you’ll be tested can increase your self-assurance as well as your ability to answer the test questions. We’ve designed our practice tests to duplicate the exam experience so that it becomes familiar to you. Our NCLEX-RN practice tests cover all the topics and skills that appear on the official exam.

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    Designed to simulate the actual NCLEX-RN experience in every way. The most efficient way to practice for the real exam.

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    No need to wait until you reach the end of the test to see if your answer is right. If you make a mistake, we'll let you know right away.

Frequently asked questions

  • If I’m not sure about which option is best, should I guess?

    Random guessing on the NCLEX-RN will lower your score. If you don’t know the answer right away, try to eliminate one or two of the choices. On practice tests, if you’re not sure, or if the question has new information that you haven’t seen before, click on the Hint button below the fourth answer option. You’ll get a clue to help you figure out the correct answer.

  • How can help me study?

    Research shows that practice tests are valuable tools in helping you prepare to sit for your NCLEX-RN. They can decrease anxiety about test-taking: the more practice tests you take, the better you become at reading the questions and developing a strategy for choosing the best answer. They also identify your areas of strength and weakness. We recommend a regular study schedule, starting 2-3 months before your examination.

  • When do I get the score for my practice test?

    Your score is constantly displayed. Before you begin, the numbered grid in the upper left corner of the computer screen is grey. As you take each NCLEX practice test, just look at the grid to see how well you are doing. Each grey square in the grid will turn green or red, depending if your answer to the question is right or wrong. With each question, the squares of the grid will turn green with your correct answers or red with the incorrect ones.

  • How are the practice tests arranged?

    Each of our practice tests falls into one of the four NCLEX-RN categories: Physiological Integrity, Safe and Effective Care Environment, Health Promotion and Maintenance, and Psychosocial Integrity. Each category includes practice tests that cover the subcategories. We also plan to offer tests that will take all the questions and split them into specific topics, such as pharmacology, laboratory tests, medical emergencies, etc.

  • Where do these questions come from?

    These questions resemble those on the NCLEX-RN. We designed them to simulate the real exam provided by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). Many of the questions were created by our authors. Others were kindly provided by the Khan Academy under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

  • What happens if I get a question wrong?

    If the answer is correct, you will see a green checkmark and can go to the next question. It it’s wrong, you will see a red “x” and the correct answer. The rationale for the correct answer will also show, so you can read it and find out more. Taking notes on the questions you need to study will reinforce your learning.

  • Do I need to register to access the tests or the results?

    No. You don't need an account to access our NCLEX practice tests or the results. We use a browser cookie to remember your progress so that you can safely close your browser window and come back at any time to the exact point at which you left off. No usernames or passwords to remember!

  • Is there a passing score for the practice tests?

    We’ve set the passing score for the practice tests at 80%. The NCLEX-RN is a pass/fail examination, designed to determine if you have an entry-level knowledge of nursing. While we can’t promise that getting 80% or higher on the practice test guarantees that you will pass your NCLEX-RN, you will have an indication of subjects that you know, as well as those that need more study.

  • Can I take a practice test more than once?

    Absolutely! Our practice tests work the same way as flash cards. Each time you retake any of the tests, the questions and options will automatically shuffle into a different order. Random ordering is a proven learning method.

  • What if I don’t understand a question or agree with an answer?

    We’re always glad to hear from users. If a question can be improved or corrected, please let us know. Send us an email at We review all comments and respond to users as soon as possible.

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Annual 2017 Nurse Plus Academy Scholarship

$1,000, competition ends December 31, 2017.

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The scholarship is established by the Nurse Plus Academy for the benefit of junior and senior students who are pursuing a baccalaureate or associate's degree with a major in Nursing. The funds can be used to cover the NCLEX-RN exam and other licensure costs, an NCLEX review course or the last semester tuition.

How to Enter

To be eligible for the scholarship, candidates will create a 2-minute video where they describe a plan for use of the funds and answer the following question: “How can nurses make a difference in health care?”, and post it online (YouTube or Vimeo are preferred). The candidates will submit the link using the 'Apply now' button above. The video submission will not be used for any purposes other than selecting the winner.

Eligibility Criteria

  • - An applicant must be enrolled in a state-approved nursing program which leads to eligibility to sit for licensure examination as a registered professional nurse.
  • - A baccalaureate student must be in his/her junior or senior year when application is made.
  • - An associate student must be in his/her final year (application may be made at the end of the first year)
  • - Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • - Be able to submit reference from dean/director of school, upon request.

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Use the 'Apply Now' button above to submit the link to your video. Competition ends December 31, 2017. A winner will be selected by the board from the list of all eligible candidates. The winner will be announced Feb 1, 2018.

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