If you didn't know before, nursing school has one of the toughest tests you ever come across. There are several numerous things for you to memorize all at once. 

But in the end, nursing school is worth it. Soon the knowledge learned will be used in helping a sick child or a patient that is ill. 

So, let’s talk about how you can get through nursing school. 

There are some tips we have for you. If you follow these steps, it will be easy for you to pass nursing school exams from the beginning to the end. 

  • Allow for plenty of study time

Studying for the test takes time. You need to have a plan for your study time. Although this might not be easy especially if you are in school and working full time. But if you don't study well, it might be hard for you to do well on the test. 

Some nurses recall studying for each test for at least 4 hours. You need to plan ahead and also give yourself time to understand the material. 

Also, while studying you don’t need to study at a particular desk. Find what works best for you. 

  • Look for some nursing questions examples

There will always be some example questions online no matter what test or class you are taking. Go online and search “class name example questions.”

Looking for a practice test will assist you in preparing for the real test. Look for one and find where your weakness lies and refresh your memory. 

Look also at your study guides and be certain you can revise them.

  • Make use of a study group

Some people prefer to study in a group which has helped them. In a study group, you will be able to ask each other questions, and if you don't understand something they can assist you. 

You can ask around in your class if there are any study groups you can join

Also, you can go online – there are several lots of study groups online. 

  • Use Your Learning Style to Study

As a student, you should know your style of learning, and you should put focus on studying with it. 

Below are some ways you can study with various learning styles:

  • Auditory - Podcasts should be listened to. Record yourself repeating the information you need to remember and listen to them again and again.
  • Visual - Color-coded notes might help you visualize them and remember them more easily. For visual learners, graphs, charts, and photos are also excellent.
  • Read and Write – This one is simple: read and re-read your notes, then write them down until you have remembered them.
  • Kinesthetic - Visualize yourself performing the activities and make them as realistic as possible. If you learn by doing, you may even make signs or other motions to correspond with certain information to help you remember them better.

These are just a few suggestions. Experiment with many methods until you find one that truly makes the reading click and stick.

  • Put Facts On Repeat

The more you read, write, and/or hear anything, the more probable it is that you will memorize it. Find a means to make the facts play in your head over and over again. Make a song out of the lyrics (for example, "Mary Had a Little Lamb"). Or simply re-read the flashcards until you have them all memorized.

  • Make Use of an NCLEX Practice Test Question Bank

One of the big tests you will take as a nursing student is the NCLEX. NCLEX test is the test that will decide if you will be awarded a certificate or not. 

Take the practice test as often as possible. You can find out which areas you need to study further by taking a practice test. It assists you in focusing your study time and making it more successful.


We sure there are a lot of fantastic additional ideas and strategies for acing nursing school exams. Do what works best for you, and most importantly, reward yourself when you pass! You're well on your way to a successful career.

May 12, 2023

Natasha Osei

Passionate Nurse Practitioner | People person
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