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5 Tips for Becoming a Nurse

The United States is experiencing a significant shortage of nurses. According to a May 2021 report in Nurse Journal, nurses — one of healthcare’s most important roles — nurses ranked as the third most in-demand job in the United States. 

Three Keys to Developing an Effective NCLEX Study Plan

group-of-young-nurses-1-600x417Step 1: Figure out exactly what the NCLEX - RN exam is.

The first key to creating an effective plan to pass your NCLEX-RN exam is to gain an understanding of what the exam actually is. The NCLEX can easily be compared to the final leg of your registered nursing education “marathon”. You have spent years preparing for this final stretch.  You have spent countless hours reading your “Potter and Perry” nursing foundations texts and created hundreds of med cards based off your favorite Mosby Drug Reference Guide. It’s time to put it all together. You have done all the work and graduated from your nursing school!                                                                                            There is no way you can afford to cramp up in this final mile.

The Key to Passing the NCLEX? Critical Thinking

critical thinkingThe NCLEX is one of the most stressful standardized exams around. While the ACT, SAT, GRE, or GMAT are extremely important exams that heavily influence one’s chances of admission to college or graduate school, they are one of many factors that are considered in the admissions process. The NCLEX is different. It functions as a true gatekeeper. If you don’t pass, there are no other factors that can help you move forward with your career as a nurse. Being a nurse requires passing the NCLEX. Failure means you must take a deep breath, return to your studies, and try again at some point soon. This is, of course, a stressful proposition that all future nurses would like to avoid.

Can You Answer 6 Free NCLEX-RN Practice Questions?

NCLEX prep.pngIf you’re gearing up for your NCLEX-RN, you’re probably buried in cumbersome books, coffee-stained notebooks and disorganized thought. A great way to test where you are and where you should focus your study efforts is by using practice questions.

What to expect on your NCLEX-RN

The NCLEX-RN lasts for one day and you will face between 75-265 multiple choice questions. These may also include multiple response, fill-in-the-blank, and hot spot questions.

The NCLEX-RN is administered on a computer using CAT (Computer Adaptive Testing). This means that an individual will be offered more questions depending on how consistently the examinee can answer the questions correctly, with the attempt to provide a more valid and reliable measurement of competence.

Passing the NCLEX

act-tutoring.pngPassing the NCLEX is vital to your nursing career. How do you know if you are prepared to answer these complex questions so you can get on with your nursing career? There are several things to keep in mind. Let’s check to see if you are ready to test.

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