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10 Free NCLEX Practice Tests & Quizzes [1000s of FREE Practice Questions]

Every registered nurse must know how to pass the NCLEX! Get practicing for the NCLEX with these 10 free NCLEX practice tests and NCLEX practice questions!
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9 Unique Gifts for Male Nurses [2019 Buying Guide]

Struggling to find a unique gift for a male nurse? Look no further! Here we list the top gifts for male nurses to help you find the perfect one.
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UWorld NCLEX Review: A Look at the Curriculum, Platform, & Reputation

UWorld NCLEX provides a wide array of review questions with in-depth rationales, but it might not be the best NCLEX review program for your situation.
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Kaplan NCLEX Review

Is Kaplan’s NCLEX Review really worth it? Get the skinny on its curriculum, platform, and reputation among top commercial NCLEX prep courses!
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CrushNCLEX Review: A Great Self-Study Option for Aspiring Nurses

The CrushNCLEX review program offers a lot of important content to subscribers, but their review package may not be the best fit for all students.

Our 5 Favorite Scrub Skirts & Nursing Skirts

Scrubs have a lot of advantages from a practical point of view, but they aren’t always stylish – here are 5 awesome scrub skirts that stand out!

The 7 Best Nursing Penlights for Everyday Use

Don’t make a bad first impression with patients! Here are the 7 best nursing penlights for any speciality and a range of budgets!
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17 Nurses Gift Baskets To Show That You Care

Our favorite gift baskets for nurses – perfect for your colleague, friend, or nurse who is taking care of your loved ones.
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7 Cute Scrub Dresses for Nurses

Here are 7 cute scrub dresses for nurses that are both functional as well as stylish! Perfect outfits for nursing pinning ceremonies!
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The 9 Best Compression Socks for Nurses

Don’t get caught with swollen ankles at the end of the day. We’ve got the 9 best compression socks for nurses to feel great at the end of your long shift!

NCLEX Mastery Review – Should You Get This App?

Wondering if NCLEX Mastery is worth it? Check out our review where we look at the value, curriculum and overall platform.
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Hurst NCLEX Review: A Look at the Platform, Material, & Reputation

98.6% of test takers pass the NCLEX after using Hurst’s review course, but is Hurst Review worth it? Take a look at our platform & curriculum review.

11 of the Best Shoes for Nurses in 2019

Aching feet at the end of the day? Consider some of these best shoes for nurses that blend both comfort and style for a long day at the hospital!

What is Nursing School Like? What You Should Know Before Enrollment

Wondering what to expect in nursing school? Here are the things you want to know so you can decide if it’s for you!
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15 Funny Nurse Shirts That Will Make You Smile

Find some good ol’ humor in your day-to-day with these 15 funny nurse shirts that are guaranteed to get you through your next shift!
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Can Nurses Have Tattoos in 2019?

Can nurses have tattoos? The short answer is yes, but read on to see whether your tattoo will be allowed in the workplace.
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Our 6 Favorite Nursing Pins and the Story Behind Them

We’re taking you through a nursing pin history lesson and sharing with you our top 6 nursing pins for nursing graduation!
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The 11 Best Watches for Nurses & Medical Professionals

Here are 11 of the best watches for nurses that are designed to actually help you be more effective in the workplace – check them out now!
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What are Clinicals in Nursing School?

Nursing school clinicals shed light on the nursing career that you simply cannot learn from a book – check out why they are so helpfulf for future nurses
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The Best Nursing School Backpacks for 2019

Don’t get caught with your high school backpack – we’ve got 7 awesome nursing school backpacks to get you to class in style!
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5 Gorgeous & Functional Nurse Tote Bags

Good nurse tote bags shouldn’t sacrifice looks for functionality – here are our 5 favorite nursing totes that have it all!
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4 Best Pharmacology Flashcards for Nurses

Don’t get intimidated by the sheer amount of drug memorization necessary for the NCLEX – we’ve got an alternative – fun & effective pharmacology flashcards!

Best Laptops for Nursing Students

Don’t make the mistake of purchasing a laptop for school that can’t keep up with the demand. Here are the 5 best laptops for nursing students!
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The Patron Saint of Nurses

We can’t make this kind of story up – read about the patron saint of nurses, Saint Agatha, and be inspired by her story of resilience!
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10 Cute Stethoscope Covers for Nurses

Have fun spicing up your wardrobe with these ten fun homemade stethoscope covers that we handpicked just for you!
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Subjective vs. Objective Data (and Why it Matters!)

If subjective vs objective data has you in a ball of confusion, you’re probably overthinking it! Check out our simple guide to understand the differences
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Our 4 Top Physiology Coloring Book Recommendations

Make studying physiology a blast and even more effective with one of these 4 physiology coloring books on our list!
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6 Anatomy Coloring Books for Effective Nursing Studies

Learning anatomy can actually be fun and proven more effective than traditional studying using these 6 anatomy coloring books!
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NCLEX Testing Centers International & Domestic + Scheduling Tips

Scheduling your NCLEX appointment is a bit different than registering for other exams. Find NCLEX testing centers near you & book your NCLEX!

BoardVitals Review + 10% Off Coupon

Considering BoardVitals for your test review? Be sure to read our in-depth BoardVitals review and enjoy our 10% off BoardVitals coupons!
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6 Best Nursing Clipboards for 2019

A nursing clipboard should improve organization, not hurt it! Check out our favorite nursing clipboards and foldable clipboards for efficiency

37 Hilarious Nursing School Memes to Brighten Your Studies

Everyone deserves a break when studying, especially you nursing school students! We’ve got the best nursing memes to brighten your day

18 Nifty Stethoscope Accessories for Doctors & Nurses

Working in the medical profession doesn’t mean you can’t have your own flair. Check out some of these stethoscope accessories to spice up your wardrobe

15 Best Nursing Bags & Lunch Bags For Nurses & Medical Professionals

Having a practical nursing bag no longer means sacrificing on looks. Check out our list of the 12 best nursing bags and medical utility bags for 2019!
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7 Best NCLEX Review Courses + Exclusive $ Discounts for 2019-2020

Don’t waste your time on an ineffective NCLEX review course – we’ve got 7 of the best NCLEX review courses for this year!

Is the NCLEX Hard?

The NCLEX is different for each test taker, which is why to answer the question – “Is the NCLEX hard?” we have to look at other factors.
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The Best 5-Week NCLEX Study Plan

The NCLEX can be intimidating but we’ve got you covered with this 5-week NCLEX study plan that will help you pass the NCLEX!

What is a Passing NCLEX Score, Anyway?

What is a passing NCLEX score? Get in-the-know about what you need to score on the NCLEX to become an entry-level nurse and start your career!
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How Many Times Can You Take the NCLEX?

We’re asked this question all the time. How many times can you take the NCLEX? We’ve got answers, plus some tips on how to use the NCLEX pass rates to determine your chances!
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What the NCLEX Stands for

Knowing what the NCLEX stands for is more than just a few words. The NCLEX stands for safety and regulation in healthcare. Learn more here!
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What to Bring to the NCLEX? [Updated for 2019]

Knowing what to bring to the NCLEX is a necessary step in preparing for passing the NCLEX. Check out what to bring and get on with your life!
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The 10 Best NCLEX Review Books [updated for 2019]

The best NCLEX review books you need to pass your NCLEX-RN exam! We’ve got our 10 favorite books that will help you pass with ease.

What is the Nurse Symbol Meaning?

Headed to nursing school and still wondering what is the nurse symbol meaning? Get the scoop on the top nurse symbol meanings here.