NCLEX RN Board Review Questions and Practice Tests

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We source content from the leading publishers and the top rated NCLEX-RN writers in the country:

  • Alene Burke (RN, MSN, Certified Continuing Education – Florida Board of Nursing)
  • Connie Whitesides (Anesthesia Specialist, MSN, RN, CRNA, Chief Patient Care officer)

According to the NCSBN*, there are 4 integrated processes that are covered on the exam:

  • Nursing Process
  • Caring
  • Communication and Documentation
  • Teaching/Learning

We’ve developed our NCLEX RN board review questions around the content distribution suggested by the NCSBN.

Client Needs and Percentages

Safe and Effective Care Environment

  • Management of Care 17%-23%
  • Safety and Infection Control 9%-15%
  • Health Promotion and Maintenance 6%-12%
  • Psychosocial Integrity 6%-12%

Physiological Integrity

  • Basic Care and Comfort 6%-12%
  • Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies 12%-18%
  • Reduction of Risk Potential 9%-15%
  • Physiological Adaptation 11%-17%

NCLEX RN Exam Questions and Test Format:

All registered nurse candidates must answer a minimum of 75 items, though most nurses that we have interviewed end up taking more questions, as the computer adaptive test often requires additional data points.

The test can last up to 265 questions, however. Most of the test is in multiple choice question (MCQ) format, but there are also questions that include multiple response, fill-in-the-blank, and hot spots. From what we’ve heard, there are very few hot-spotting questions.

We have tried to match the exam format very closely… we include mostly MCQ and multiple response questions and also several NCLEX fill-in-the-blank types. These tend to be primarily calculations.

*Note that BoardVitals is not associated with the NCSBN.