The Princeton Review Has Debuted a New Self-Paced Course for the NCLEX-RN Exam

NEW YORK, February 23, 2023 / —  The Princeton Review  ®, known for its test-prep resources for dozens of important exams—from the ACT®  to the USMLE®—has created a new self-paced online course for the NCLEX-RN®  (National Council Licensure Examination [for] Registered Nurses) exam.

The NCLEX-RN is a computer adaptive test that nursing-school graduates must pass in order to be licensed as a Registered Nurse in the U.S. and Canada. It is administered by the National Council of State Boards of NursingTM (NCSBN).

The Princeton Review's new NCLEX-RN Self-Paced online course stands out from other study aids for the test in several ways. First and foremost, the course includes practice resources (referenced below) that were developed by NCSBN for use with NCSBN’s Learning Extension course. The Princeton Review acquired the Learning Extension course from NCSBN.

The Princeton Review’s new course also includes practice questions and study aids for a forthcoming revision of the NCLEX-RN that will go into effect April 1, 2023. The revision, titled the Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) exam, will be an enhancement of the test. It will include new long form question types that will test a nursing graduate’s clinical judgment and reasoning skills.

The key features of The Princeton Review’s new NCLEX-RN Self-Paced online course include:

  • 3,500+ NCLEX-RN practice questions: among them are 1,900+ questions purchased from NCSBN
  • 1,000+ slides of study notes from NCSBN
  • 50+ Next Generation NCLEX practice questions
  • Interactive eLearning modules
  • 2 NCLEX-RN self-assessments with score reports that identify ways to improve one’s test-taking skills
  • Detailed answer explanations and test-taking strategies
  • The company’s Pass Guarantee : the guarantee promises a refund for the course tuition to anyone who purchases the course and has completed the study program specified in the terms for the guarantee but subsequently does not pass the NCLEX-RN exam.

The introductory fee for new NCLEX-RN Self-Paced course—which includes access to all the course materials for a full year—is $449 (a savings of $250 off the list price: $699).

“For 42 years, The Princeton Review has helped tens of millions of students score their best on tests that impact their educational opportunities and careers,” said Blaise Moritz, Senior Vice President - Product, The Princeton Review. "In recent years, we expanded our resources for the NCLEX-RN in response to very concerning statistics reporting current and projected shortages of nurses in the field of health care. We hope our resources for the NCLEX-RN, including our new self-paced online course, will serve to increase the percentage of nursing school grads that pass this very important exam the first time they take it. We know that the sooner they can begin practicing as licensed RNs, the better it will be for all who rely on their vitally important care.”

The NCLEX-RN is a computer adaptive test that presents a minimum of 60 and a maximum of 130 questions (the number depends on how well the test-takers do as they take the exam). The questions are primarily multiple choice, but the test can present questions in other formats including fill-in-the-blank and calculation. Test-takers have up to six hours to finish the exam which automatically ends when the test-taker has achieved a passing level.

In 2022, among just over 257,000 nursing-school graduates in the U.S. and in Canada who took the exam through Q3 (the period for which data has been most recently reported), the pass rate was 66.6% . In 2021, among the nearly 279,000 nursing school graduates who took the exam, the pass rate was slightly higher: 68.8% .

The Princeton Review's other resources for the NCLEX-RN include its NCLEX-RN Live Online course and NCLEX-RN QBank which debuted in November 2021.

The Princeton Review also has test prep resources for students aspiring to work in other medical professions and working professionals in other career fields. For medical school applicants, the company has several resources for the MCAT® (Medical College Admission Test), and for medical school graduates it has a Test Pack for the USMLE (U.S. Medical Licensing Exam). The company also publishes test-prep guides for the DAT® (Dental Admission Test), OAT® (Optometry Admission Test), and PCAT® (Pharmacy College Admission Test). For working professionals seeking designation as a CFA® (Chartered Financial Analyst®) charterholder, The Princeton Review has resources for the Level I, II, and III CFA exams.

About The Princeton Review 

The Princeton Review ® is a leading tutoring, test prep, and college admissions services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school–bound students as well as working professionals achieve their education and career goals through its many education services and products. These include online and in-person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors; online resources; more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House; and dozens of categories of school rankings. Founded in 1981, The Princeton Review is now in its 42nd year. The company’s brand, now in its 23rd year, is one of the largest online tutoring services in the U.S. It comprises a community of thousands of tutors who have delivered more than 23 million one-to-one tutoring sessions. The Princeton Review is headquartered in New York, NY. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University. For more information, visit and the company's Media Center . Follow the company on Twitter ( @ThePrincetonRev ) and Instagram ( @theprincetonreview ).


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