- Start preparing for your National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) about 3 or 4 months before the exam.
- Take several practice tests per day (between 80 and 100 questions) to keep you focused.
- Make sure you cover all the topics and skills that will appear on the official exam.
- Study to learn and understand, not to memorize. Read every practice question carefully before selecting the answer.
- If you don’t know the answer right away, try to eliminate one or two of the choices.
- Read the rationales for the correct answers.
- Take notes. Taking notes on the questions you need to study will reinforce your learning
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 practice questions are based on the same categories that are included on the official exam provided by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN):
- Physiological Integrity
- Safe and Effective Care Environment
- Health Promotion and Maintenance