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NCSBN's Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination v8.5

Newly Updated!

Cost: 3 weeks - US$50  |  5 weeks - US$70  |  8 weeks - US$100  |  15 weeks - US$160

CE Credit: N/A

Subscription Length: 3 weeks, 5 weeks, 8 weeks, 15 weeks

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Prepare confidently with the most comprehensive review available.

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Every year, an editorial team (consisting of nursing faculty from across the U.S.) reviews all course content and questions in this self-paced online NCLEX-RN review course. New items are continuously developed and added to ensure proper representation of the most current NCLEX-RN Test Plan content. This means you can prepare confidently, knowing that your study materials are thorough and completely up-to-date.

Register now for the NCLEX review and get started today!



Take advantage of all these student nursing-friendly features.

NCSBN’s NCLEX online review course allows you to study at your own pace, giving you unlimited 24-hour access to unparalleled NCLEX preparation resources:

  • Prepare for the real thing with over 1,300 practice “NCLEX-style” questions.  This includes alternate item types such as multiple response (SATA), fill-in-the-blank and hot spot questions.
  • Reinforce learning and concepts with 2,000+ pages of comprehensive student nursing content organized according to the current NCLEX test plan.
  • Further build your confidence by completing 30+ interactive and highly engaging quizzes, including classification quizzes.
  • Gain access to outside resources including Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary, A.D.A.M. SmartEngage Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Edition, Epocrates® Rx Online Reference and R.A.L.E. Heart and Lung Sounds.
  • Get invaluable instructor feedback through the Ask the Instructor feature, where you can ask questions and get a timely response.
  • Study Smart, Relax! and Remember It!  Throughout the course you will find "helper" boxes. The information in Study Smart, Relax! and Remember It! boxes are tips to help you study smarter.
  • Interactive learning aides throughout the course including sounds, ECG strips and images.

  • Study at your own pace without the added stress of deadlines in this self-paced format. 

  • Now mobile friendly - version 8.5 allows you to study on both your desktop and mobile device!


Choose a NCLEX review subscription to match your deadline and budget.

You can choose to give yourself 3, 5, 8, or 15 weeks of access to the course, depending on your individual schedule and budget. The amount of work you do in this course is completely up to you.

How do you decide which subscription to purchase? Students spend an average of 85 hours completing the entire review. Figure out how many hours a week you want to devote to the course and then use this chart to choose your subscription:

Subscription Length Average time per week needed
3 weeks (suggested study plan) 27 hours per week
5 weeks (suggested study plan) 16 hours per week
8 weeks (suggested study plan) 10 hours per week
15 weeks (suggested study plan) 5 to 6 hours per week


Student Feedback

  • I MUST thank the NCSBN review course team and Susan. She is an awesome instructor and gave very detailed explanations to the questions I had. She would also directed me to more resources to support my understanding of the learning materials. Thank you Susan once again! ( Testimonial Feb 2017)
  • The review is very detailed and has helped me understand many important basics that I did not understand or was never lecture in nursing school. (Follow Up Survey Feb 2017)
  • What an incredible resource! I started completing the course and informed my entire class (via social media) that it was a perfect resource for NCLEX preparation... Prepare smarter, not harder! Thanks NCSBN. (Follow Up Survey Feb 2017) 
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Developed by: This course was developed by National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).

Author(s): The course instructor and managing editor is Susan Richmond, MSN, RN, NCSBN Interactive Services Content Manager.

Background: Read our NCSBN Instructor's blog.

Course contributors are faculty with nursing expertise across the U.S.

Cheryl Tienne Carlin, MSN RN CNE
Visiting Professor at Chamberlain College of Nursing, Online RN-BSN
AAS Nursing Faculty at ECPI University, College of Nursing
Charlotte, NC

Laurie DeGroot, RN, MSN
Northern Iowa Area Community College
Mason City, IA

Beth Fahlberg PhD, RN
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI

Karen Ippolito, EdD, RN, FNP-BC 
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
California State University, Stanislaus
Turlock, CA

Shandra James, RN, DNP
Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
The University of Michigan 
Ann Arbor, MI

Nickie Loftin, MSN Ed, RN, CMSRN, CNE
Nursing Professor
Lone Star College
Kingwood, TX

Ellen Rearick, PhD, RN, CCM
Assistant Professor
Ventura College School of Nursing
Ventura, CA

Susan Rouse PhD, RN, CNE
Associate Professor
Indiana University Northwest
Gary, IN