Tutoring agencies offering preparation courses for the NCLEX-PN, such as Kaplan, Inc., often provide free practice exams to potential students. Sample exam questions are also available at BrilliantNurse.com, Nurseslabs.com and PracticalNursing.org, and available at little to no cost through mobile apps such as Varsity Tutors and NCLEX PN Mastery.
The National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses exam consists of basic medical questions to determine a candidate’s competency in four main categories: safe and effective care environment; health promotion and maintenance; psychosocial integrity; and physiological integrity. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing updates the exam every three years to reflect changing needs in the medical community. Information regarding the methodology of these changes and the content of the exam is available on ncsbn.org.