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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

Get Started with NCLEX Practice Questions

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 TitleNursing CategoryNCLEX CategoryDifficulty
You are caring for a cirrhotic client with jaundice. What is a nursing priority?GI / GUPhysiological Adaptation
The nurse is caring for a client with severe liver cirrhosis. What are some appropriate nursing interventions? Select all that apply.GI / GUPhysiological Adaptation
The client has just had surgery that resulted in a transverse colostomy. What is an appropriate nursing intervention?GI / GUPhysiological Adaptation
The client is suffering from an intestinal obstruction. What is a priority nursing intervention?GI / GUPhysiological Adaptation
The client is recovering from inguinal hernia repair. What nursing interventions are appropriate? Select all that apply.GI / GUPhysiological Adaptation
You are caring for an infant with Hirschprung’s disease who has just had surgery. What do you tell the parent?GI / GUPhysiological Adaptation
After surgery for peritonitis, a priority nursing intervention should be what?GI / GUPhysiological Adaptation
A client is suspected of having peritonitis. What should the nurse do to prevent complications? Select all that apply.GI / GUPhysiological Adaptation
The client has an acute flare up of diverticular disease. Nursing interventions to prevent complications include what? Select all that apply.GI / GUPhysiological Adaptation
The client is a teen with right lower quadrant abdominal pain, nausea and a fever of 101.5 degrees Fahrenheit. What does the nurse do prior to the diagnosis?GI / GUPhysiological Adaptation
An infant is to receive surgery for esophageal atresia. What is an appropriate preoperative treatment?GI / GUPhysiological Adaptation
The client is at risk for dumping syndrome after a partial gastrectomy. Nursing interventions to prevent this from happening include what? Select all that apply.GI / GUPhysiological Adaptation
The client has just had a partial gastrectomy for gastric ulcer. What is an appropriate nursing intervention?GI / GUPhysiological Adaptation
The client is suffering from a gastric ulcer. What are some appropriate nursing interventions? Select all that apply.GI / GUPhysiological Adaptation
The client has gastritis. What is an appropriate nursing intervention?GI / GUPhysiological Adaptation
You are caring for an infant who has had surgery for pyloric stenosis. What is a priority nursing intervention?GI / GUPhysiological Adaptation
You are caring for a preoperative infant who has pyloric stenosis. As the nurse, what should you do?GI / GUPhysiological Adaptation
You are caring for a client with a hiatal hernia. What are some appropriate treatments? Select all that apply.GI / GUPhysiological Adaptation
You are caring for a client with acute bacterial gastroenteritis. What nursing recommendations should you make? Select all that apply.GI / GUPhysiological Adaptation
You are teaching a client how to avoid getting Giardia gastroenteritis. What should you recommend?GI / GUPhysiological Adaptation
You are teaching a client how to avoid getting E. coli gastroenteritis. What should you recommend?GI / GUPhysiological Adaptation
You are caring for a client at risk for atherosclerosis. What dietary measures should you make?MusculoskeletalPhysiological Adaptation
The client you are taking care of has cystic fibrosis. What nursing interventions should you do? Select all that apply.RespiratoryPhysiological Adaptation
You are treating a child who has phenylketonuria. What should you do in order to prevent complications?OB / PedsPhysiological Adaptation
The client is having an insulin reaction. What is a nursing priority you should do?Endocrine / MetabolicPhysiological Adaptation
What are some complications of diabetes mellitus? Select all that apply.Endocrine / MetabolicPhysiological Adaptation
In teaching a diabetic client good foot and skin care, what should the nurse do?Endocrine / MetabolicPhysiological Adaptation
In caring for a diabetic client on insulin, the nurse should observe what nursing intervention to avoid complications?Endocrine / MetabolicPhysiological Adaptation
In caring for a young diabetic patient, what should be some nursing interventions? Select all that apply.Endocrine / MetabolicPhysiological Adaptation
You are taking care of a client with Huntington disease. What is a priority nursing intervention?Endocrine / MetabolicPhysiological Adaptation
The client is suffering from a migraine headache. What is an appropriate nursing intervention?NeuroPhysiological Adaptation
You are caring for a client with bacterial meningitis. What is a priority nursing intervention?NeuroPhysiological Adaptation
The client has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barre disease. What are some appropriate nursing interventions? Select all that apply.NeuroPhysiological Adaptation
The client has been diagnosed with Bell’s palsy. What is a priority nursing intervention?NeuroPhysiological Adaptation
The client has trigeminal neuralgia. What are some nursing interventions to help the client? Select all that apply.NeuroPhysiological Adaptation
The client has been diagnosed with Meniere’s disease. What is a priority nursing intervention?FundamentalsPhysiological Adaptation
The client has otitis media. Nursing interventions to reduce the risk of chronic otitis media include the following. Select all that apply.FundamentalsPhysiological Adaptation
In the care of the deaf or hard of hearing client, the priority nursing intervention should be what?FundamentalsPhysiological Adaptation
The client has just had ear surgery. What are some nursing interventions to prevent complications? Select all that apply.FundamentalsPhysiological Adaptation
The client has an external ear infection. What nursing intervention is a priority in order to prevent complications?FundamentalsPhysiological Adaptation
The client has been diagnosed with glaucoma. What is a priority nursing intervention?FundamentalsPhysiological Adaptation
The plan to prevent postoperative complications of cataract surgery include the following. Select all that apply.FundamentalsPhysiological Adaptation
To prevent worsening of a detached retina, a priority nursing intervention should be what?FundamentalsPhysiological Adaptation
The child has been diagnosed with diplopia. What is the plan of care to prevent complications of this condition?FundamentalsPhysiological Adaptation
In order to prevent retinopathy of prematurity, the nurse should do the following:FundamentalsPhysiological Adaptation
The priority treatment for the care of an artificial eye is the following:FundamentalsPhysiological Adaptation
In helping a blind client have a sense of safety and security, the nurse should do the following. Select all that apply.FundamentalsPhysiological Adaptation
In the care of the blind client, the nurse should engage in the following behaviors. Select all that apply.FundamentalsPhysiological Adaptation
What does the nurse recommend in order to prevent injuries to the eyes? Select all that apply.FundamentalsPhysiological Adaptation
The client has been diagnosed with myopia. What does the nurse tell the client to expect in the form of treatment?FundamentalsPhysiological Adaptation