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Welcome to the largest collection of NCLEX Questions anywhere online.

Our mission at NRSNG is to provide you with the tools and confidence you need to succeed in nursing school, on the NCLEX®, and in your life as a nurse.

One essential “road block” to becoming an RN is the NCLEX-RN® exam that is taken upon graduation from nursing school. Many people refer to the test as the licensing exam because without this test you are not legally allowed to obtain a job as a nurse.

The key to successfully passing is to take as many mock NCLEX® questions as you can find.

Our recommendation is that you start taking practice exams and quizzes from the first day of nursing school focusing on the content you are covering with each semester.

You should continue this throughout your entire program slowly building on the number of questions you take daily until after you complete your program you are taking 100 or more each day.

The NRSNG NCLEX® Questions Study Plan

Here is our suggested question study plan as you prepare to take the NCLEX®. This plan is focused primarily on practice questions rather than content. For content review please visit our courses, podcasts, videos, cheatsheets, etc . . .

Step 1: Focus on Current Study Areas

It can be tempting to take random quizzes as soon as you start nursing school. This is flawed however because you are going to get unrealistic results and feedback as there is no way you will be able to answer pharmacology questions if you haven’t taken your Nursing Pharmacology course yet.

The problem is MOST apps don’t provide you with the ability to sort out questions into appropriate categories . . . and those that do allow sorting don’t allow you to sort into ENOUGH or the RIGHT categories to be helpful regardless of what you are studying.

That’s not our method! We have sorted our questions into 21 categories so that you can start practicing regardless of what you want to study.

Choose Your Question Categories:

Nursing Categories (Click to Start Practicing)

NCSBN NCLEX® Categories

Step 2: Read Rationales and the Re-Read

One of the most important concepts of test prep is reading and analyzing the rationales.

As I prepared for the NCLEX® and for the CCRN I spent the majority of my time reading through the rationales.

While taking NCLEX® questions you should spend the majority of your time reading, taking notes on, referencing, and analyzing each rationale. If you get a question wrong it can be easy just skip over it and move on, instead dive into the rationale and look over each element.

Step 3: Take Practice Questions EVERY Day

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Repetition is the key here.

There are only so many things that you will learn in your nursing education.

As such, there are only so many questions that you can be asked . . . I mean how many ways can you be asked about the symptoms of hyperkalemia?

Taking NCLEX® questions every day will help in a couple of ways:

  • Expose you to commonly asked questions and themes
  • Make you familiar with the wording
  • Help you identify strengths and weaknesses

You should work to scale up the number of questions as your progress through your program. As a brand new student your focus should be learning HOW to be a nursing student (schedule, time management, and critical thinking).

At this point in your journey start by taking maybe 10 or so questions a day.

Each semester increase the number by 10 questions so that by the end of your program you are up to 50 questions.

Once you graduate increase the number to 100-200 questions a day as you prepare for the NCLEX®.

Try to schedule the exam within 45 days of graduation while the information is fresh.

If you use this method you will feel comfortable with the content that will be covered as well as feel confident in the TYPES of questions and wording.

And . . . be easy on yourself.

You don’t have to be scoring perfectly on exams and quizzes from day one.

In fact, you never have to score perfectly. What really matters is that you are improving. The best way to guarantee improvement is repetition.

Step 4: Focus on Areas You Are Struggling With

Focus on the Nursing Categories and Subjects You Are Weak In

As humans, by nature, we enjoy focusing on and spending time doing things at which we consider ourselves “good”.

Think about it . . . we want to feel validated and like we are good at stuff.

The best way to achieve these feelings is to keep doing things that we already know we can do well.

So how does this apply to nursing school?

After working with literally hundreds of thousands of nursing students in nearly 200 countries, one of the most common mistakes I see students make is doubting themselves and being afraid to “make a bad grade”.

When you take a quiz over an area you are struggling with or not familiar with . . . you are going to make bad marks. That’s just a fact. However, as you continue to work through those “struggle areas” they will soon become your strengths.

Finding your weak areas is easy with NursingPracticeQuestions.com. With advanced statistics by category you know exactly where you need to focus.

Where to Find Free NCLEX® Practice Questions

You’re there! Our webapp Nursing Practice Questions (NPQ) was built with the nursing student in mind.

Get started with a free account, select the area you want to study, and start taking free questions now! We’ve even listed out a number of the questions you’ll see below:

Sample List of Practice Questions Inside:

Question Title

Oncology - Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies

Cardiac - Psychosocial Integrity

Mental Health - Basic Care and Comfort

Respiratory - Physiological Adaptation

Fundamentals - Management of Care

Neuro - Physiological Adaptation

Respiratory - Management of Care

Respiratory - Physiological Adaptation

Labs - Physiological Adaptation

OB / Peds - Health Promotion and Maintenance

OB / Peds - Physiological Adaptation

Hematologic / Immunology - Physiological Adaptation

Respiratory - Physiological Adaptation

Fundamentals - Psychosocial Integrity

Endocrine / Metabolic - Management of Care

Pharmacology - Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies

Hematologic / Immunology - Management of Care

Prioritization / Delegation - Physiological Adaptation

Endocrine / Metabolic - Management of Care

Mental Health - Health Promotion and Maintenance

Pharmacology - Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies

Mental Health - Psychosocial Integrity

Fundamentals - Basic Care and Comfort

OB / Peds - Physiological Adaptation

Fundamentals - Management of Care

Pharmacology - Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies

Respiratory - Psychosocial Integrity

Mental Health - Health Promotion and Maintenance

Pharmacology - Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies

Mental Health - Reduction of Risk Potential

Ethical / Legal - Safety and Infection Control

Mental Health - Psychosocial Integrity

GI / GU - Basic Care and Comfort

Endocrine / Metabolic - Psychosocial Integrity

Ethical / Legal - Management of Care

GI / GU - Basic Care and Comfort

OB / Peds - Management of Care

Neuro - Reduction of Risk Potential

Cardiac - Safety and Infection Control

GI / GU - Physiological Adaptation

Fundamentals - Basic Care and Comfort

Labs - Reduction of Risk Potential

Mental Health - Health Promotion and Maintenance

Ethical / Legal - Safety and Infection Control

OB / Peds - Physiological Adaptation

OB / Peds - Management of Care

Fundamentals - Safety and Infection Control

Cardiac - Safety and Infection Control

Prioritization / Delegation - Management of Care

OB / Peds - Health Promotion and Maintenance