Preparation for NCLEX

Our Nursing department has a plan in place to ensure that you will pass the NCLEX-RN, the state licensing exam.

  • Test-taking strategies
  • NCLEX-like testing in each course
  • Kaplan integrated testing [program
  • HESI Exit Exam
  • Live review course
  • Online and print resources

Test-taking strategies

The first clinical course, NUR 210, Basic Principles in Nursing, includes content on test-taking strategies.

NCLEX-like testing in each course

Each nursing course designs its test format and test questions so that they are similar to the NCLEX questions. Students practice this style of testing from second semester sophomore year through their final semester.

Kaplan Integrated Testing Program

Kaplan Integrated Testing Program is a series of secure online tests designed to evaluate the knowledge and comprehension of students at the end of each clinical course. Students will identify areas of knowledge deficit and remediate in preparation for the next course. This early intervention will positively influence student outcomes.

HESI Exit Exam

Each YCP nursing student takes the HESI Exit Exam about six weeks before graduation. This 160-item computerized, comprehensive exam simulates the licensure exam and measures student preparedness for the licensure exam. The Exit Exam identifies the student’s strengths and weaknesses and need for remediation prior to taking the licensure exam.

Live Review Course

The Kaplan live review course is held here on the York college campus twice a year, in May to accommodate May graduates, and in January to accommodate December graduates.