Rx for NCLEX-RN success: reflections on development of an effective preparation process for senior baccalaureate students

Nurs Educ Perspect. 2010 Jul-Aug;31(4):230-2.


This article highlights the process employed to support and facilitate student preparation for NCLEX-RN success at a baccalaureate institution that experienced a decline in pass rates subsequent to increased enrollment. The multifaceted approach emphasizes individualized attention; strategies to augment student self-confidence, enhancement of critical thinking skills, self-assessment of test-taking abilities, development of a feasible study plan utilizing learned effective study techniques; and the acknowledgment of barriers and identification of specific methods to overcome them. In place since spring 2006, consistently improved measurable outcomes are evident without the added student stress of consequences for failing to attain a benchmark score on an end-of-program examination.

MeSH terms

  • Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate*
  • Educational Measurement*
  • Humans
  • Licensure, Nursing*
  • Pennsylvania
  • Teaching / methods*