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Free Study Guides for the NCLEX-RN® Exam

After learning all you did in nursing school, how in the world do you know what will be on the NCLEX-RN® exam? Where do you even start studying? Well, check out our free study guides for the NCLEX-RN® exam and you’ll have a good idea. We’ve analyzed resources from the test producers to give you a reliable breakdown of concepts covered on the test. Then, you can develop your own study plan, including using our practice questions and flashcards!

Basic Care and Comfort

Attending to basic patient care and comfort is an important role of an effective nurse. There are many facets of this type of care and this study guide provides an outline of things to consider. Be sure to access further information about topics with which you are unfamiliar.

Health Promotion and Maintenance

Part of your job as a nurse will be to help patients toward better health. This involves not only recovering from a current illness or condition, but also helping them to be less likely to need similar medical services in the future. The questions concerning health promotion and maintenance comprise about 6 to 12% of the entire test and this study guide will help you prepare for them.

Management of Care

A big part of a nurse’s job is managing the care of patients and this is quite a large responsibility. There are many concepts you’ll need to know to address this type of question on the NCLEX-RN® Exam, which make up about 17 to 23% of the entire test. This study guide will help you know what types of things to review before test day.

Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies

A large portion of nursing activities relate to the administration of pharmaceutical and parenteral therapies. There are many things to remember while engaging in these activities to both ensure proper patient progress and to guard patient safety. This study guide outlines the important content in this area of nursing.

Physiological Adaptation

Most patients require care for physiological conditions and illnesses. These conditions and illnesses can vary greatly in severity and type. It is vital that a nurse be able to meet each patient’s needs and this may involve a great number of varied tasks and procedures. This study guide will help you prepare for test questions involving the physiological care of patients.

Psychosocial Integrity

Psychosocial aspects patient conditions impact all parts of the healthcare process. It is important for a nurse to consider mental health factors when interacting with patients, so this test includes questions of this nature at the rate of about 6 to 12%. Reviewing the material in this study guide will help you find out what you’ll be expected to know in this area to do well on the NCLEX-RN® Exam.

Reduction of Risk Potential

It is a major goal of healthcare to reduce and/or eliminate any risk to its patients. As a nurse, there is a lot you can do in this regard. This study guide outlines the areas in which the nurse’s role is vital in reducing the potential for risk.

Safety and Infection Control

When a patient is under your care, he or she expects to be kept safe, both physically and in terms of avoiding new illnesses and infections. Part of your job as a nurse will be to see that all safety measures are in place to keep all of your patients at low risk of harm. This study guide provides you with an outline of concepts you need to know to do well on this type of question on the NCLEX RN® Exam which make up about 9 to 15% of the test.

With our study guides as a basis, we hope you’ve been able to cover all the content you might see on the actual NCLEX-RN® exam and that you’ll feel really ready on test day. We certainly wish you the best of luck and hope to hear from you when you’ve finished. Check us out on Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter. Or send us a note with your news at We’d love to hear from you!