NCSBN Resources to Help You Prepare for the NCLEX

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As a nursing student, preparing to take the NCLEX will be one of the biggest challenges you face during nursing school… if not THE biggest! That’s why when it comes time for you to start preparing for the big test, we recommend you start at its origins: the NCSBN.

NCSBN Overview

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is a nonprofit organization comprised of nursing regulatory bodies in the U.S., the District of Columbia, and four U.S. territories. Along with serving as the primary regulating body for the nursing industry, they also develop the single most important exam in your nursing career: the NCLEX. We know that the NCLEX is challenging, but NCSBN provides a variety of resources to make preparing for it easier. Check out a dozen of their most helpful resources below.


For those who are still early on in nursing school and aren’t yet preparing to take the NCLEX, below are a few resources to educate yourself on the overall process. NCSBN provides great step-by-step information to ensure you understand exactly what you’re signing up for.

NCLEX Registration & Preparation

If you are finishing up nursing school and are almost ready to take or register for the NCLEX, but do not know where to begin, NCSBN provides many tips and resources to help you be successful throughout the entire process.

While these resources are very helpful in the preparation for this exam, keep in mind there are a variety of other resources available to prepare. ATI is here to help you with all things NCLEX prep. From our Live Reviews to Board Vitals and Virtual-ATI, you’re sure to find a study plan and prep program that’s right for you. If you still aren’t sure where to begin, check with your school to learn more about the ATI resources available to you.

With the proper prep and dedication, you can be successful on the NCLEX and achieve your dream of becoming a nurse.

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