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A Resource Guide for Nursing Students and Faculty

Learn about the NCLEX test from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

The test can range between only giving you 75 questions, all the way up to 265 questions. If you’ve done really well and proved your proficiency, you could be done in almost 75 questions. If you’re up and down throughout the test, and they can’t determine with certainty that you are proficient, you could get the full 265 questions. If you’re doing very poorly, and there’s no chance you can work up to that passing standard, they could stop the exam short of those 265 questions. 

READ THIS!!:  NCLEX-RN Examination: Test Plan for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing

The NCLEX-RN examination test plan (67 pages) includes an in-depth overview of the content categories along with details about the administration of the exam as well as NCLEX-style item writing exercises and case scenario examples.

What if I run out of time?

Navigating the NCLEX: What to Expect & Tips for Success 

Student spotlight: Gear up for NCLEX success 

NCSBN Webinars

The Role of Security in Today's Testing Programs - This article explains the importance of a secure and reliable test for nurses.


Read this article for advice on various study books.

Visit the website (Formally NRSNG) to help prepare yourself for the NCLEX. Their app now includes 4,500+ practice NCLEX questions with rationales.  

Khan Academy has a nice collection of NCLEX-RN questions. There are also lessons on all the body systems if you need to brush up on physiology.