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You passed the NCLEX?! How did you do it?

You passed the NCLEX?! How did you do it?

Despite all the study aids available, there is randomness in the success of nurses in passing their national certification exams.

(Mostly) painless prepping for the NCLEX

(Mostly) painless prepping for the NCLEX

Passing the NCLEX is great, but passing the NCLEX without going slightly insane beforehand is even better. Here’s how.

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“Stop stressing and don’t cram”: 5 tips for passing the NCLEX

Brittney from The Nerdy Nurse knows all too well the trials and tribulations of passing the NCLEX. And she’s got some great advice for nurses getting ready to take the exam!

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NCLEX quiz: Perinatal safety and administration

“The nurse in obstetrical triage evaluates 4 clients. Which of the following should be attended to first?”

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NCLEX quiz: Perioperative medications

“Which of the following liquid anesthesia agents are most commonly used for surgical clients who go home the same day of surgery?”

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NCLEX quiz: Legal, ethical and safety implications of surgery

“Which nurse is responsible for starting a client’s discharge planning?”

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NCLEX quiz: Postoperative care

“An 89-year-old male lives alone independently. Following his inguinal hernia repair, which teaching method would be most effective for postoperative and discharge teaching?”

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NCLEX quiz: Pediatric safety and administration

“A child is preparing to enter kindergarten in the fall, and has not received vaccinations since the age of 6 months. The nurse should first…?”

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NCLEX quiz: Nursing and anesthesiology

“A diabetic client who uses insulin is admitted on day of surgery, having followed directions to have all food and medications withheld. The client’s glucose is 320 mg/dL. The nurse should…”

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NCLEX quiz: Medication and treatment safety

“The IV hospital team has noted an increase in IV infiltrations. As part of a Plan, Do, Study, Act quality improvement project, which step would come FIRST?”

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NCLEX quiz: Prioritization, delegation and communication safety

“The nurse advises unlicensed personnel to provide oral hygiene for clients who are unable to perform it for themselves. Which technique should be emphasized?”

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NCLEX quiz: Privacy, precautions, psychiatry and other safety concerns

“Which of the following is the most effective way to ensure essential information about clients is passed from nurse to nurse during report?”

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NCLEX quiz: Pain management for oncologic clients

“A hospice client has increasing pain. Analgesics should be scheduled to provide…?”

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NCLEX quiz: Psychosocial, ethical and end-of-life

“A client’s wife is concerned that her dying husband keeps stating, ‘I need to go to work.’ Which of the following statements by the nurse would be most appropriate?”

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NCLEX quiz: Cancer risks and screening procedures

“Which of the following clients is at highest risk for colorectal cancer?”