Ultimate Guide: 28 Free NCLEX Reviews, Questions, and Resources.

Guidepost: Free NCLEX Practice Questions, Reviews, and Pharmacology

Your Ultimate Guide

There’s nothing like free online material. Luckily, there are tons of free NCLEX websites on the internet. You just need to know where to look! Here is a definitive guide to all things online and free for the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX -PN!

Free NCLEX Practice Questions

NCLEX Questions are a great way to practice for the NCLEX online. They get you used to the style of the exam, as well as teaching you content when you read the rationales. You’re well on your way to becoming an RN.

Tip: If you want an unlimited supply of NCLEX questions and content with quality rationales, find a really good NCLEX book!

If you want free questions, you can find thousands of them here:

  1. NRSNG.com

    The nice thing about these questions is that they are rated by category AND by difficulty. These seem like quality questions as well.

  2. NursesLabs

    This page has thousands of NCLEX questions arranged by category, and can be practiced in a really convenient way. No scrolling for answers, and they even give you rationales. It’s just a great place to practice for free!

  3. Amy’s Blog

    Amy’s blog was set up in 2009, while she was in nursing school herself. Since then, she has posted over 1000 NCLEX-style questions with rationales on her blog.

  4. Quizlet Free NCLEX Questions

    As if you aren’t buried in NCLEX questions already. Here’s a few thousand more. Quizlet lets users publish quizzes and practice questions. Did I say thousands of questions? I mean, literally, thousands in every subject imaginable. They are arranged as flashcards, so unfortunately, they don’t include detailed rationales.

  5. 150 NCLEX Questions PDF

    Updated December 6, 2013: I found this page recently, and was surprised when this .pdf actually had 150 NCLEX questions on it, all with rationales! The only drawback is that the rationales and explanations seem a bit hurried. But, it’s free!

  6. NCLEX 10K Question of the Day

    This website provides you with one free question in your inbox per day if you sign up. You can easily connect your Facebook account and get some practice every day. These are questions licensed from Lippincott’s, a leader in nursing education materials. You can be sure of their quality.

    Tip: You can get access to all 10,000 NCLEX-RN 10K questions for 65 dollars.

  7. Free NCLEX Question Blog

    Here’s a site that posts questions originating from Kaplan. Analysis, strategies, and rationales are included.

  8. Texas Nursing Schools Blog

    Also check out this blog page. It lists links to some NCLEX gems including medications to monitor, more questions with rationales, body system visuals, tutorials, and more.

  9. TestPrepReview

    This already popular site has NCLEX questions in many categories. Simply choose any category and you’ll have
    a page full of NCLEX style questions! The answer keys are on the bottom.

  10. Free Nursing Content Review

    Answering questions is great, but you may want some nursing content review. Many say that a complete NCLEX review consists of two parts: NCLEX Questions and Core Content Review.

    Tip: Do you need a really complete, thorough content review? That’s what Hurst NCLEX Review is known for. See for yourself.

    If it’s been a while since you were in nursing school, or if you just want to refresh yourself on core content, these sites will help you on your way:

  11. NCLEX Review Blogspot, by University of Miami NCLEX Review Instructor

    Written by a nurse, this blog gives you straight-to-the-point content about subjects ranging from pharmacology to infectious diseases and more. Everything is clear and simple. You can learn a lot here.

  12. The Giant Anonymous Study Guide

    Here’s an impressive study guide someone posted. It has tons of mnemonics, gets straight to the point, and teaches you a lot. It’s been passed around the internet for a while. Created by some kind soul who really wanted to help us nursing students out!

  13. Dani’s Blog

    This is another blog written by a former nursing student! Dani published case studies, care plans, and teaches you how to prioritize and assess through the eyes of an experienced RN. The NCLEX tests your critical thinking. Dani’s blog will take you one step closer to thinking like a nurse!

  14. Www.rnceus.com
  15. These free courses offered by www.rnceus.com goes over the details of many of the most fundamental sets of labs: the CBC, urinalysis, renal, ABGs, and coagulation. Many other courses are also offered for free here. This site is intended for nurses seeking Continuing Education Credits, but there are quite a few courses that would help you on the NCLEX, as well! Here are some more:

  16. Understanding the CBC
  17. Interpretation of ABGs
  18. Understanding Coagulation Tests
  19. Understanding Urinalysis
  20. Understanding Renal Function Tests
  21. Diabetes Treatment: Insulin and Oral Anti-diabetes Drugs
  22. Tip: A new company called iSuperLearn uses subconscious audio techniques to help you learn core content. At twenty bucks, it’s worth a look!.

    Free NCLEX Pharmacology Reviews

  23. Pharmacology Mnemonics by Nursing Education Consultants

    This blogspot has picture after picture of high quality mnemonics. A mnemonic is any picture, phrase, or study tool that helps you remember things that aren’t easy to remember. If you need to study up on your drugs and NCLEX pharmacology, this is the ultimate source of mnemonics for you.

  24. Free NCLEX Videos

  25. tootRN with Jannah George

    A very helpful blog, Jannah breaks down tough NCLEX strategies and concepts in an easy to follow manner. From there, you can check out her YouTube channel for even more videos!

  26. ALFA – Assisted Learning for All

    Over 150 quality videos guiding you through nursing topics ranging from Arterial lines to taking manual blood pressures. Generously managed free of charge by Dr. Terri Whitt, and special thanks to various contributors of the videos as well.

  27. Hurst Review’s Free Material

    Hurst Review provides free NCLEX and core content on its website. They give you three videos, a page of session notes, and 5 free NCLEX questions.

    The first video is kind of a ‘salesy’ video, but the next two are full of information about fluid retention, hypervolemia, heart failure, and pacreatitis. The five questions seem really professional with good rationales (as if they’d really be found on the NCLEX). After finishing, you just wish there were more questions and videos!

  28. Nurse Nacole’s Channel

    Nurse Nacole releases videos for nursing students, new nurses, and of course, people studying for the NCLEX. Watch free strategies, tips, and lessons here. She also posts some NCLEX questions on her blog, NurseNacole.com.

  29. AllNursingNotes Channel

    All Nursing Notes has more than a dozen videos on various subjects on the NCLEX including pharmacology, infection control, neuro, and cardiac. Also check out the AllNursingNotes website.

  30. Anneliese’s Channel

    Anneliese Garrison has been on the NCLEX Review scene helping tutor students, selling online review packages, and conducting seminars through her website Caring4You.Net. She also manages this YouTube channel with videos about prioritization, delegation, and reading EKGs.

    Tip: Anneliese has received over 20 positive reviews! Check out what other students have said about her teaching style and student support.

  31. Free NCLEX Apps

    Mobile applications are the big thing now. A lot of NCLEX Reviews have already jumped on the bandwagon. And why not? It’s so convenient to pull out your phone and tablet and start studying, people are buying them up. Here are some of the best ones out there (this is in my personal opinion after perusing through each one).

    Update 11/16/2013: I’ve updated the apps listed here, and taken a second look at many of them to give you better insights on the pros and cons of each.

  32. NCLEX Reviewer with Rationales
    Android

    This app is actually very good. The questions don’t seem overly simple (there are application questions, not just ones that test your knowledge) and the interface is easy to use. The rationales are very thorough (not one sentence like some other apps). Also included in rationales are exam strategies (how to arrive at each correct answer via elimination and prioritizing). All in all, one of the best truly free apps out there!

  33. NCLEX Mastery Lite

    Android

    This “lite” version features more than 100 flashcards. NCLEX Mastery is an app that features quality mnemonics, pharmacology questions, and much more for your NCLEX Review. Although you do need to pay for their premium version to unlock all content, the free version is extremely easy to use and includes quality content. Check out their PN version as well!

    Tip: Check out reviews for their paid app here. As of now, they charge about twenty-five dollars. People love them!

  34. NCLEX Flashcards App
    Apple, Android

    The good: This app has tons of free content and information. It covers pharmacology, lab values, psychosocial integrity, safety and infection control, and more. And it’s all free!

    The Not So Good: The information is displayed in a slightly difficult to read format, and the interface and what to press is confusing when in “study” mode. This app does not have NCLEX questions (it doesn’t claim to, it’s a flashcard app).

  35. The NCLEX 50 App

    This app has 50 NCLEX questions with rationales. They offer more questions (over 1300) for a fee. The 50 questions are good, but most are knowledge questions, and some seem a bit too easy to answer. Still, it’s 50 questions you didn’t have before, and the rationales are pretty good.

  36. For a complete list for Android, search ‘NCLEX’ on the play store.

    For a complete list of NCLEX Apps for iTunes, browse here.

Tip: One last tip: have you thought of NCLEX tutoring? How does a one-on-one meeting with a professional NCLEX instructor sound? Read reviews for MyGuru NCLEX Tutoring!

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59 Comments

  • Elizabeth says:

    Thanks, Kevin! It’s hard sometimes to find all these websites in a search. I’m still deciding if I want to buy an NCLEX Review, but for now I’ll try some free questions.

  • varsha says:

    thanks dud 4for creating this .. it is very needful

  • Kadiatu O'baikamara says:

    Thanks guys this info are very useful 4 overseas nurse like us dat want 2 migrate 2 d US it will me prepare will 4 nclex exams real appreciate it

  • Meg Cross says:

    Elizabeth you are absolutely correct! I also had difficulties in finding a good materials. If you aren’t sure whether to buy or not, you can try this NCLEX mobile app ,hope it helps you as well.

  • Jonathan says:

    I would add NCLEXpreceptor.com They have a mobile app that has a lot of practice NCLEX questions. App have gotten pretty good reviews so far. Their website also has NCLEX questions and tips.

    • Kevin Pan says:

      Thanks, Jonathan! I’ll definitely check out their app!

      • Kevin Pan says:

        Meg and Jonathan, I’ve taken a look at your app while updating the app section of this page. My priorities when including apps on this list:
        1) Amount of FREE material
        2) Thorough rationales
        3) Ease of Use

        NCLEX Preceptor offers some free material, but seems to be only in the categories of Health Promotion and Terminology. Of these two, terminology has no available NCLEX questions. I found it difficult to navigate…when I accidentally skip a question it doesn’t let me go back and answer the previous one. Also, the free rationales seem to just repeat the question in answer form.

        If you can increase the value of the free offerings, I’d be glad to include this app! In my honest opinion, it was a close tie between yours, NCLEX Flashcards, and the NCLEX-50. Let me know if you make changes, and I’ll take another look!

  • Jeanine Badal says:

    Hi
    I feel so overwhelm sometimes.I graduated with an asoiciate degree in nursing in 1996.I fear failing the exam .I have limited money to purchase any material.I guess I wish I had a group I could study with .I do better with a study group.I did my exam in Trinidad,so I am having to study content and everything from scratch.Thanks for listening.
    Jeanine

    • Kevin Pan says:

      Yes, I think it must be very hard to start over with nursing content, especially when it’s been a long time or from another country.

      If you don’t have tons of money, you can always buy an older edition of a book, or practice some good questions with rationales online. You can even go to the library and possible find some NCLEX books. Since you’ve already been a nurse for so long, you already know how to think like one. You might just need to focus on being comfortable with the American language and our NCLEX-style of questions.

      Good luck, and come back and let us know how it goes!

    • cher says:

      Jeanine, I am planning to take the NCLEX in two months and i am panicking right now.. I am actually losing hope that I wil pass. Just like you, I graduated in 1996! 17 years ago! I feel like I have forgotten everything. I am trying to review but with a toddler at the moment, I can’t focus 100% on reviewing. 🙁

      Kevin Pan, you are a sweetheart for weriting about all these free resources! Thank you!

  • Therese vu says:

    thank Kevin Pan. I will try to look through all information you re suggested, however, I feel overwhelming for me to study Nclex, am really struggle in passing this test, God bless you in helping others, thank again. therese.

  • Mj says:

    Hi Kevin! I would like to ask if NCLEX4000 has almost the same content with NCLEX3500?THanks!

  • Amandine Martin says:

    This site is amazing- it’s nice to have everything in one spot! I take the NCLEX in 3 weeks and I live not having to cart a huge study book around! Thanks!!

  • Anna Flores says:

    Great web site.. I graduate May 2014.. getting ready for my NCLEX… wonderful material to review..

  • maun flanagan says:

    Thanks this was really helpful. I am having to re take my boards. They were last taken in 1981 and things have changed a lot since then!! Wish me luck!

  • maun flanagan says:

    I need to know more about the test. Mine was done on paper. Can you use a calculator during the test? How many questions on each section. Anything you can tell me will help!

  • katie says:

    thank you so much for all of these wonderful resources. as a nursing student i am very excited to find this! i especially like the links that provide notes, etc. thanks!!!

  • Mark Ayson Macasaddu says:

    Amazing site for every ones especially nurses(student nurses). It really helps a lot especially during my review of the specific disorders. It discusses different concepts focusing on NCLEX review. Thanks for sharing. GOD BLESS

  • Arlene Beck says:

    hi kevin..

    I’m glad my husband found this site for me..This will help me lot in my NCLEX review.. kevin, i just wanna ask u if u have idea in my situation now, i’m now in Philippines, waiting for my spousal visa to be approved, and I’m married to american..I am a filipina planning to take the NCLEX, my question is, Do i need to take CGFNS, IELTS or any examinations aside from NCLEX to be a registered nurse there in USA? since i’m married to my american husband.. I’m confuse and want to have specific answer, cuz there’s lots of questions in my mind now.. thanks a lot.. hoping for your reply..:) Godbless

    • Kevin Pan says:

      Arlene,

      You will most likely need the CGFNS or IELTS. You should first find out what U.S. state you want to be a nurse in (each state has different rules and applications). Then follow the instructions for that state’s NCLEX applications.

      • Arlene Beck says:

        hi,

        thanks for your reply, futher question, 🙂 is it ok if my application for taking NCLEX is in SAIPAN? cuz the review center told me Saipan has the very simple and basic requirements, and then when i passed already the Nclex in God’s mercy, i can apply wherever state i want in USA like north carolina or connicticut for my reciprocity? is that possible?

  • Matt says:

    Hey Kevin,

    You have an outstanding list here. Preparing and taking the NCLEX requires great effort and your compilation of these resources just made all nursing students happy. On that note, check out our free NCLEX exams here: http://nurseslabs.com/nursing-board-exam-questions/nclex-exams-practice-questions/

  • Excellent blog here! Also your web site loads up quickly! What host are you employing? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my internet site loaded up as quickly as yours lol

  • Wild P says:

    Thanks Kevin. My graduation is in 2 weeks and there’s a lot of useful websites and apps here. Thanks for taking the time to do that.

  • johanna says:

    It has been a little over a year since I finished nursing school. I was pregnant in my last year and once the baby was born I just kept delaying taking the nclex over and over again. I am ready to get back to work but I feel like I have forgotten so much. I score terribly on practice tests and an so NOT ready for the nclex. I need a really good review to take me back to the basics….anyone know of any worthwhile review courses??

  • nikki says:

    I am looking for an NCLEX review on audio. I seen Feurs but didn’t want to spend the money when I came across your blog and isuperlearn I just wanted to know about your experience with it if any I tried looking at reviews for it and didn’t find any I also went to their website but the 3 little videos they have for free I cant listen to gives me an error message on url. Do you have any other suggestions I may find audio for NCLEX content without the huge price tag thanks in advance

  • linda says:

    I’m trying to view the Free hurst material but its not free. How do I obtain this material and view the videos?

    • Kevin Pan says:

      Hello Linda, you will have to navigate to their website first. Then, there will be a ‘Free Trial’ banner on the top right-hand corner. Click that, and you should be able to see their free content!

  • JH says:

    Another helpful question of the day site:
    http://www.practicequiz.com/qotd.php?ExamId=81

    Great job!

  • GW says:

    Hello Kevin!

    I am so thankful to God and to u for ur website.Have u heard of simplenursing.com? I find Mr. Mike Linares youtube nursing lecture videos very helpful too. God bless u more for ur help!

  • google says:

    Hi! This is kind of off topic but I need some advice from an established blog.
    Is it hard to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty quick.

    I’m thinking about making my own but I’m not sure where to start.
    Do you have any points or suggestions? Thanks

  • Barbi Watts says:

    Kevin just beginning her and I know there are ways to breakdown the question in subject verb form etc…..but I’m not finding much on it….can you help please

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  • pooja sharma says:

    thannx a lot kevin its reallyyy helpful ,I am preparing for nclex test in this nov 2014 ,

  • Landy says:

    Thank you very much Kevin!
    This is wonderful help for us student nurses and nurses out there!
    I have been a nurse for 9 years, but I like to review and find ressources to better my skills. Keep up the good work!

  • Vera says:

    Thank you for this.

  • Julie says:

    Hey Kevin!

    I just cannot get over the content & ease of use with simplicity on your blog! A true gift to some but invaluable to ALL – the way you educate, facilitate, and bring it all together. A gift which I truly wish I had and struggle to learn daily. I just need to share with yourself and everyone here how extremely rare and such a God-given ability (for u religious folks). I would be amazed to know and hope some day you may offer people like myself tutor services for those going thru LPN/RN programs!
    I would REALLY like to know if ANYBODY HERE HAS USED “KAPLAN/ ACHIEVE TEST PREP ” ONLINE COURSE(S) TO PURSUE THEIR RN OR PN TO RN BRUDGE PROGRAM THEY HAVE ???!!!If so, please advise . I hope Kevin it’s ok I post here If you sir have knowledge of same or can direct me with further questions I have please let me know!?

    AGAIN – Awesome , fantastic, phenomenal, & kuddos to yourself for such an amazing site!!

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