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Carla Smith Consulting provides
ATI and NCLEX review and test prep

Why choose us?

We teach you exclusive, clinical reasoning skills that help you answer passing-level questions correctly and master the test.

We focus on a 5-step approach to answering NCLEX questions and focus on essential test taking strategies specific to the new NCLEX test plan…to pass—the first time.

Each step in the approach is accompanied with NCLEX practice questions, anecdotes from nurses who’ve passed the NCLEX exam, hints, tricks, and proven guidelines.

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NCLEX/ ATI Test Prep and Review

ATI Test Prep during School and Post-Graduation

ATI testing is utilized during nursing school and post-graduation. ATI offers a wide variety of NCLEX® preparation assessments during nursing school. These assessments not only prepare you for the NCLEX, but they also help you gain critical thinking skills and a comprehensive nursing knowledge base needed to be a great nurse. Most vocational schools, colleges, and universities utilize ATI test prep and will not allow you to pass a class or complete the nursing program without passing the ATI exam.

NCLEX® Test Prep

You’ve finished nursing school. Now it’s time to practice your profession. Here are a few things you should know about the NCLEX®, the licensure exam you need to become a nurse, and your NCLEX® prep.

The National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX®), aka “The Boards,” is designed to determine that you’ll be a safe and effective nurse throughout your career.

When you are eligible to take the NCLEX®, you will receive an invitation from your nursing school.

The computer-based exam costs $200, and is offered throughout the year.

The NCLEX-RN® exam is pass/fail based on your ability to answer passing-level questions correctly. On Test Day, you will see anywhere from 75 to 265 questions and have up to 6 hours to complete the exam.

The NCLEX-PN® exam is pass/fail based on your ability to answer passing-level questions correctly. On Test Day, you will see anywhere from 85 to 205 questions and have up to 6 hours to complete the exam.

Multiple-choice questions on both the NCLEX-RN® and the NCLEX-PN® have 4 possible answer choices. Both exams also contain multiple-response, fill-in-the-blank, hot spots, chart/exhibit, and drag-and-drop question types.

When planning your NCLEX® review, it is suggested that you start prepping three months before the exam.