The National Council Licensure Examination, or NCLEX, Review 3500 is practice test software that aspiring registered nurses, or RNs, can use to find out in which areas on the NCLEX-RN they are strongest and weakest; knowing this allows people to focus their studies on the weakest areas. The software includes a pretest that provides an initial look at a person's best and worst areas, review questions with immediate feedback, a simulated NCLEX-RN test and a test an instructor defines. There is also a comprehensive glossary of key medical terms.
NCLEX Review 3500's practice test and review questions cover the safe and effective care environment, health promotion and maintenance, psychosocial integrity and physiological integrity sections that are included on the NCLEX-RN exam. There are multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank and identification questions included on both the software and the real exam, and the number of questions the test taker answers on the real exam varies as it is adaptive to the test taker's responses.
In addition to using this software, test takers can utilize study groups, discussing their concerns about the exam with their professors and using nursing class notes for test preparation. Some universities also allow nursing candidates to take proctored practice exams on campus, and these can be helpful to prepare for the testing conditions expected on the actual test day.