NCLEX Prep Product Comparison


Khan Academy

Khan Academy provides online lessons and quizzes for several NCLEX-RN topics. Students can watch free recorded video lectures on topics ranging from circulatory system physiology to muscular-skeletal diseases. After completing a lesson, students can check their understanding with multiple choice and ordering questions that also cover topics on the exam. If you get stuck, each question includes hints.

Virtual-ATI NCLEX-RN Review

The Virtual-ATI NCLEX-RN Review system is an online, 12-week study program designed to help students succeed on the NCLEX-RN. Each participant is assigned an online personal coach that helps develop a personal study plan and also lets a student know when they think they're ready to take the test. The study program, which costs $525 per student, consists of an online course with lessons, practice questions, and other assessments. A post-review study plan is provided at the completion of the program.

Kaplan NCLEX-RN Content & Practice Pack

Kaplan offers several of their NCLEX-RN test prep solutions in one package known as a Content & Practice Pack. This package, which costs $279, includes both online lessons and practice questions. The online video lessons cover popular NCLEX topics like pharmacology and diabetes. Additionally, students receive access to 3 full-length computer adaptive practice tests and an evaluation of their performance. For additional study, students may access a large practice question bank full of common NCLEX-style questions.

Hurst Live NCLEX-RN Review Course

The Hurst Live NCLEX-RN review course combines an in-person prep course taught over three days with access to several online study tools. The course is taught at several locations throughout the USA, and online tools are available for a several months after the course completion date. The online materials include recorded lectures, e-books, and review practice questions. The cost of the program is $425. Participants in the course also receive access to NurseCoach, an online guidance and technical support system.

The online learning platform offers a comprehensive collection of online courses, practice tests, and other study tools for the NCLEX-RN or -PN exams. Included is an online video course covering all the exam material, hundreds of practice questions based on real NCLEX exams, and extensive practice tests. Each practice test includes an in-depth result report so students know what they've mastered and what to study next. Also included is 24/7 access to expert tutors, a personalized study schedule tool, and NCLEX logistic & test-taking information. Members also gain access to all of's NCLEX resources for one monthly subscription fee, which varies depending on the type of membership plan.

NCLEX Prep Product Comparison

Khan Academy Virtual ATI Kaplan Prep Pack Hurst Live (RN)
Flashcards w/ Explanations
Comprehensive Content Overview
In-Depth Video Lessons w/ Transcripts
24/7 Access to Expert Tutors
Practice Tests/Questions
Detailed Answer Explanations
In-Depth Diagnostic to Identify Areas of Strength & Weakness
NCLEX Logistics & Test Taking Tips
Built-in Personalized Study Planning System
Fully-online course?
A Good Option For... Those looking for online lectures & practice questions Those that want a 12-week study program Anyone who wants primarily practice tests and questions Anyone who prefers in-person test prep Those taking either the NCLEX-RN or -PN exam that want in-depth content review, access to practice tests, flashcards, and other study resources.

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The NCLEX is an exam for aspiring nurses looking to prove their skills and knowledge. Students must pass this standardized exam in order to receive their nursing license.

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