The State of Florida Department of Health ensures quality healthcare by requiring over 200 fields to be licensed, in over 40 healthcare professions. In order to be a nurse, you must pass the NCLEX (different tests for PN and RN).
Visit www.flhealthsource.gov to learn more about other licensing boards, including:
Clinical Laboratory Personnel
Hearing Aid Specialist
Mental Health Professions
Nursing Home Administrators
Orthotists & Prosthetists
Respiratory Care Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
DEPARTMENT REGULATED PROFESSIONS
Dietetics & Nutrition
1. Take the test as soon after your coursework as possible. To facilitate that, register for accounts with the Florida State Department of Health and Pearson Vue early your last term, and you'll be ready to move forward at the end of your program.
2. Attend any review sessions offered at the school.
3. Study! Utilize some of the excellent online educational resources, books, videos, podcasts, and apps.
Applicants who do not successfully pass their examination will have to submit a re-examination application. After three failures of the same level of examination (RN, LPN), regardless of jurisdiction, the applicant must successfully complete a Florida Board of Nursing approved remedial training program. The program includes classroom and clinical components and proof of completion must be submitted at the time of application for the fourth attempt.
NCLEX-RN Practice Exam (4Tests.com) (Free) An interactive exam with 49 available questions.
NCLEX Reviewers (Free) This site provides a huge collection of sample questions and practice tests, some general and others broken down by specific topics and body systems, all with answers and rationales provided.
NCLEX Review and Secrets (Free) Questions exactly like you'll get on the test!
Excellent review! This content has been developed to support nursing students preparing for the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). All of this content has been created under the direction of Khan Academy and has been reviewed under the direction of the the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).
Practice questions, question a day emails, other resources.
Visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) for more information about the test and test prep.
RegisteredNursing.Org offers information on schools and programs, ways to pay, tips to help you get accepted and get through nursing school, resources to help you pass the licensure exam, and how to build an amazing resume and land a great nursing job after graduation.
Quizlet offers flashcards, tests, and study games.
There are many excellent YouTube videos on the NCLEX and the subjects it covers.
NCLEX - www.caring4you.net (Podcast) (Free)