Sitting on the bus? Waiting to pick up your child from sports practice? Instead of staring out the window, thinking about how much studying you need to do, why not use that time to prepare for the NCLEX®?
Forget about heavy textbooks or unwieldy laptops – all you need is your phone. Dozens of NCLEX apps are available in iTunes® and Google Play™ online stores – here are a few that you might want to check out. Many offer a lite or trial version, so you can test them out before taking the plunge.
(Note: Chamberlain College of Nursing does not endorse any particular NCLEX study aids.)
- NCLEX Mastery
The full version of this highly-rated app offers 1,600 digital flashcards with rationales and pictures, plus 350 pharmacology questions. Questions are based on past NCLEX exams, and a built-in timer shows you how long you’re taking on each one. Other goodies: a comprehensive list of NCLEX mnemonics and a prefix, suffix and vocabulary section. $24.99 (soon to be going up to $39.99) iOS® and Android™.
- Saunders Mobile Review Questions for the NCLEX-RN® Exam
Based on questions from the bestselling review book. Test it out with a free 25-question lite version, or download the full app to get 1,500 questions and the ability to create customized quizzes. You can also purchase additional questions, 500 at a time, with in-app purchasing. Questions are written by NCLEX prep expert Linda Anne Silvestri, PhD, RN. The app features numerous alternate-format items, including audio and video questions. $29.99 iOS.
- HESI® Q&A for the NCLEX-RN Exam
From the makers of the HESI series of nursing exams, this app includes 600 critical-thinking style practice questions in six different content areas – Medical-Surgical Nursing, Pharmacology, Pediatrics, Fundamentals, Maternity and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing. Take a comprehensive exam, or create a customized quiz on the topics you need to study the most. No Internet access required for use. Use the “study mode” to review the rationale for every question. $24.99 iOS
- ATI RN Mentor
This quiz app includes 800+ NCLEX-style questions that span a number of formats: multiple choice, ordered response, select all that apply, image hot-spot and chart exhibit. Choose the topics and number of questions to generate customized quizzes. Each question features detailed rationales for both correct and incorrect answers. App includes a built-in calculator. $19.99 iOs and Android.
What apps do you recommend for NCLEX preparation? Leave your comments below.
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