NCLEX Stories from New Nurses

What’s your NCLEX story?

Joan Palmeri

Everyone has an NCLEX story.

My NCLEX story started in 2006 when I was recruited to consult on the Program for International Nurses in New York City (PIN). PIN assisted international nurses and physicians to transition into nursing in the United States. These women and men practiced in their home countries but struggled to pass the NCLEX. They had the knowledge, but simply could not figure out what NCLEX questions were asking. 

New graduates have similar issues, fresh out of nursing school and full of nursing content, but with no idea how to apply knowledge to the exam.

The answer is so simple. You need the problem-solving skills the National Board says are needed.

Here are NCLEX stories from nurses who finally stopped trying to study for NCLEX and focused instead on learning how to use critical judgment to solve problems.

What’s your NCLEX story?