Do Nursing School Grades Matter?

Since many nurses work three days a week, it is quite possible to work and go to school all while accelerating your career. While nursing school grades have a strong correlation with passing the NCLEX, what role do they play in your career? The simple yet convoluted answer is – it depends. It depends on your career aspirations. Are you trying to stay put as a registered nurse? Do you want to go back to school and become a nurse practitioner, nurse educator, clinical nurse specialist, or certified registered nurse […]

What Makes the NCLEX So Complicated?

The NCLEX exam can be very unforgiving. The test is designed to be computer adaptive(gets slightly hard every time you do well), has randomly selected abstract questions, and can have more “select all that apply”(SATA) formatted questions than others. Remember having more SATA questions does not necessarily mean you are doing well. In addition to all this, you may think your questions are getting more difficult but in reality you may getting easier questions are doing poorly. So what does that mean for you? That the nursing profession you chose […]