The NCLEX Review 4000 study software, published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, is a comprehensive review program used to help nursing students prepare for the NCLEX-RN exam. The individual version of the program comes on a multimedia CD. NCLEX Review 4000 was first published in January 2008.
The NCLEX Review 4000 program is so named because it contains 4,000 multiple choice and alternate-format questions in five major content areas covering 29 topics, such as fundamentals, pediatrics, psychiatric-mental health, medical-surgical and maternal-neonatal nursing. The product also includes important questions on prioritizing and delegation, a key topic on the NCLEX-RN exam. The software simulates the NCLEX-RN exam, which is given on computer. Three study modes - pre-test, review and test - give the user correct and incorrect answers with rationales.
After graduating from an accredited school of nursing, a student must pass the NCLEX exam to receive a nursing license. This license grants the graduate permission to practice nursing in the state where she took the exam. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing owns and produces NCLEX exams and administers these exams on behalf of the boards of nursing in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories: American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Islands. Vocational, practical and registered nurses take the NCLEX-RN exam.