Would you pass the vocab/spelling section of the NCLEX?

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Passing the NCLEX exam is one of the most important steps en route to becoming a nurse. “Vocabulary and Spelling” is one of the four sections a potential nurse must master in order to pass the NCLEX. Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.

Exalt most nearly means:

Ubiquitous most nearly means:

Hubris most nearly means:

Feral : Wild ::

Paramount : Unimportant ::

Choose the word which is misspelled

Choose the word which is misspelled

Choose the word which is misspelled

Choose the sentence that contains a misspelled word. If there are no mistakes choose the last response.

Choose the sentence that contains a misspelled word. If there are no mistakes choose the last response.

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17 Responses to Would you pass the vocab/spelling section of the NCLEX?

  1. Your name

    The 2nd to last question is wrong. Confidence is spelled with a “c” not an “s” at the end.

  2. Rhonda Hill


  3. John P. Havelin

    How embarrassing is this: you’re trying to run a test on grammar and you have one wrong! In number 9 you have the correct answer as being “no mistakes”, but it should be the sentence directly above it–because the word “confidence” is misspelled (with an S instead of a C.)

  4. Your name

    I would, but the author of this article wouldn’t – unless the NCLEX has it’s own spelling for the word confidence.
    from dictionary.com confidense – no dictionary results

    con·fi·dence   [kon-fi-duhns] Show IPA
    full trust; belief in the powers, trustworthiness, or reliability of a person or thing: We have every confidence in their ability to succeed.
    belief in oneself and one’s powers or abilities; self-confidence; self-reliance; assurance: His lack of confidence defeated him.
    certitude; assurance: He described the situation with such confidence that the audience believed him completely.
    a confidential communication: to exchange confidences.
    (esp. in European politics) the wish to retain an incumbent government in office, as shown by a vote in a particular issue: a vote of confidence.
    presumption; impudence: Her disdainful look crushed the confidence of the brash young man.
    Archaic . something that gives confidence; ground of trust.
    in confidence, as a secret or private matter, not to be divulged or communicated to others; with belief in a person’s sense of discretion: I told him in confidence.


    • Scrubs Editors

      Okay. We here at Scrubs are MORTIFIED. We of course know how to spell “confidence,” but accidentally clicked the wrong “answer bubble” in our quiz application. Okay, no excuses. But y’all are good spellers! Thanks for catching, and it has been fixed!

  5. Kathleen

    Even with the mistake……. Keep the quizzes coming I really enjoy them.

  6. evelyn j trinidad

    its nice need mor refreshing to perfect the exam

  7. Faye

    Keep the quizes coming. My brain needs exercise as I have been an inactive nurse for 10 years now. I decided to be a domestic engineer but I am looking forward to work as a nurse in a year.

  8. I cannot believe that I only missed one and that is the was number 6. This is my favorite part keep them coming.

  9. Christine

    You scored 10 out of 10.

    Your performance have been rated as ‘Unbeatable’

    Change “have been” to “has been” and your grammar is correct.

  10. Jen

    9 out of 10, not too bad!

  11. Patricia Milot

    I guess 9 out of 10 is good but I would have liked 10 out of 10. Thank you for this quiz! Keep them coming! :)

  12. Dawn Bintz

    Oh my goodness, I have not heard a single instructor mention a spelling/vocabulary test as part of NCLEX!! So yes please keep these tests coming!

  13. Crazy! Ididnt even know that was part of the Nclex…. I am nervous about taking it this spring after graduation, But I think I did ok on this quiz. I only got 2 wrong.

  14. Dorothy

    My how times have changed from when I became a nurse. We did not have vocabulary and spelling 40 yrs ago.

  15. Gloria Villegas

    9 out of 10 ! Pleased !