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NCLEX-RN Test Preparation: NCLEX-RN Online Practice

Online Test Preparation with PrepSTEP

Access PrepSTEP and Testing when On or Off-Campus.  PrepSTEP provides downloadable eBooks and online practice tests for nursing pre-entrance and preparation for NCLEX-PN, and NCLEX-RN.


  • Follow PrepStep link located on the right.
  • Click the "Sign In/Register" option at the top to either sign in or register as a new user.
  • Type into the search box the name of the test you will be taking. Example: "NCLEX-RN" or "NCLEX-PN".
  • Select from the practice tests and study tools that appear in the results to begin.

PrepSTEP: Preparing for NCLEX-RN (See instructions on the left)

About This Test

The official NCLEX-RN exam is computer adaptive, which means that all test candidates will answer a different number of test questions (items) depending on the candidate’s ability level and the types of items he or she answers correctly and incorrectly. During the allotted six-hour time period, all candidates must answer a minimum of 75 items, and may answer a maximum of 265 items. This PrepSTEP practice exam contains 165 items, which should be completed in a four-hour time period.

The online practice exam will be scored, and you may look at the answer key to read the rationale for both the correct and incorrect choices, as well as the sources of the information. It is recommended that you use the sources to thoroughly review information that you found problematic. The NCLEX-RN exam is graded on a sliding scale based on the difficulty of each particular exam; therefore, we are unable to predict how many correct answers on this practice exam would equate to an actual passing grade on the official exam.