Alumni Resources


Alumni NCLEX-RN® Study Tips (word doc on flash; table to be posted directly on webpage)
NCLEX-RN® Readiness Content Assessment (create a survey link) and (word doc on flash)
Study Plan template (word doc on flash)
Errors in Processing worksheet (pdf on flash)


  • Blakemore, J.R. (2013). Never change answers on examinations: Evidence-based practice in nursing education? Journal of Nursing Education, 52(8), 421-422. (pdf on flash)
  • Mykeko, M. (2012, August). Cracking the code: Successful strategies for studying. American Nursing2012. (pdf on flash)

Presentations: NCLELX-RN® Test-taking Strategies

  • Pearls for NCLEX-RN® Success: Strategies to Correctly Answer Questions (ppt flash)
  • Act Like a Patient, Think Like a Nurse! (ppt on flash)
  • Pointers for Test-taking Success (ppt on flash)
  • How to Pass NCLEX-RN

NCLEX-RN® Information
National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)

  • 2013 NCLEX-RN® Detailed Test Plan – Candidate Version (pdf on flash)
  • 2014 NCLEX-RN® Candidate Bulletin (pdf on flash)
  • 2014 - 8 Steps to NCLEX® (pdf on flash)

Textbooks: NCLEX-RN® Review and Test-Taking Strategies
Consider purchasing e-books or mobile apps as these are cheaper and environmentally-friendly. (all jpeg files of book covers on flash)

  • Nugent, P.M., & Vitale, P.A. (2014). Fundamentals Success: A Q&A Review Applying Critical Thinking to Test Taking. (3rd ed). Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis.
  • Silvestri, L.A. (2014). Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination. (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders
  • Lisko, S.A. (2014). NCLEX-RN® Questions & Answers Made Incredibly Easy. (6th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • LaCharity, L.A., Kumagai, C.K., & Bartz, B. (2013). Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment: Practice Exercises for the NCLEX® Examination. (3rd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier-Mosby.
  • Billings, D.M., & Hensel, D. (2013). Lippincott’s Q&A Review for NCLEX-RN®. (11th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Wittmann-Price, R.A., & Cornelius, F.H. (2012). Fundamentals of Nursing Test Success: An Unfolding Case Study Review. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.
  • Keith Rischer. (2012). Think Like a Nurse.
  • Nugent, P.M., Green, J.S., Vitale, B.A., & Pelikan, P.K. (2011). Mosby’s Review Questions for the NCLEX-RN® Examination. (7th ed.). St Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.
  • Nugent, P.M., & Vitale, B.A. (2011). Test Success: Test-Taking Techniques for Beginning Nursing Students. (6th ed). Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Company.
  • Singh, N. (2011). NURSING: The Ultimate Study Guide. New York: NY: Springer Publishing Company.
  • Wittmann-Price, R.A., & Thompson, B. (2010). NCLEX-RN EXCEL: Test Success through Unfolding Case Study Review. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.
  • Ohman, K.A. (2010). Davis’s Q&A for the NCLEX-RN Examination. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Company.
  • NCLEX Review 4000 Study Software for NCLEX-RN®. (2008). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Vitale, B.A. (2007). NCLEX-RN® Notes: Core Review and Exam Prep. F.A. Davis Company.
  • Coonan, P.R. (2006). NCLEX-RN® for Dummies. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Publishing, Inc.

NCLEX Practice Resources

NCLEX Live and Virtual Review Courses