From beta-blockers to boot camp: Preparing students for the NCLEX-RN

Nurs Educ Perspect. 2009 Nov-Dec;30(6):384-8.


Although it is thought that reviewing essential materials and learning how to answer computer-generated questions are optimal preparations for NCLEX-RN, strategies that build knowledge, self-confidence, and professionalism of the nurse taking the exam are equally important. A senior seminar course that guides formal NCLEX-RN preparation is presented in this article with specific course strategies and a blueprint of seminar content that can be adapted to the nursing curriculum.

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Computer-Assisted Instruction / methods*
  • Curriculum
  • Delaware
  • Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate / methods*
  • Educational Measurement* / methods
  • Fear
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Licensure, Nursing*
  • Self Care
  • Self Efficacy
  • Self-Assessment
  • Students, Nursing / psychology