Varsity Tutors can get you set up with a Pittsburgh NCLEX prep course that may be just what you need to take your studies to a new level. Whether you're studying nursing at the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, or any other school in the area, If you're pursuing licensure as a Registered Nurse or a Practical Nurse, you'll be required to pass the NCLEX. Passing the NCLEX may be one of the last hurdles between you and a career as an RN or PN, and Pittsburgh NCLEX prep can provide you with the guided, systematic review of nursing concepts that you may need to get ready for the test, so you can bring all that hard work to fruition.
What material will a Pittsburgh NCLEX course cover?
The NCLEX, or National Council Licensure Examination, comes in two forms, the NCLEX-RN (NCLEX for Registered Nurses) and the NCLEX-PN (NCLEX for Practical Nurses). There are some minor differences between the two - for example, the NCLEX-PN includes a Coordinated Care section that isn't present on the NCLEX-RN - but beyond some differences in curriculum, the tests are quite similar. In either case, you'll be primarily tested on your understanding of Client Needs. You'll have to incorporate concepts from the Social, Physical, and Biological Sciences as you answer questions related to Client Needs, as well as integrating processes like Communication and Documentation, or the Teaching/Learning relationship between nurse and client, into your approach. The breadth and depth of subject matter at hand can seem intimidating at first glance, but a Pittsburgh NCLEX course can help you approach subsections one at a time and build your proficiency in a directed way.
Test-taking skills are useful on any test, but you may find them particularly important on the NCLEX, due to the unique way that the test is presented. The NCLEX uses a Computerized Adaptive Testing system that adjusts the difficulty of the test on the fly. Each time you answer a question, the computer will re-estimate your abilities based on all your previous answers, and each successive question is intended to offer you a 50/50 chance at answering correctly based on the computer's current estimation of your skill. As you work, the assessment gradually becomes more precise. This means that you can't revisit questions or change answers but a Pittsburgh NCLEX class can help you learn to balance the need to answer questions as accurately as possible with the need to maintain a good pace on the test.
How will a Pittsburgh NCLEX course be taught?
If you choose to enroll, you'll learn alongside your peers in an online classroom environment, where you'll be taught by an expert NCLEX instructor. Thanks to video chat technology, the class works very similarly to a traditional classroom. You'll be able to see and speak with the rest of the class, and you'll be given lessons and led in reviewing topics like Pharmacological Therapies or Physiological Adaptation by your instructor. Your instructor may also choose to break the class into groups for discussion and activities which can put you into conversation with diverse voices and give you a new perspective on nursing concepts. You may be able to imagine how useful a collaborative environment like this can be when you're studying how to respect the Culture and Spirituality of the client in a nursing environment, to give one example. You'll also be able to request one-on-one time with your instructor outside of class so you can clarify any topics that you're struggling with.
The online format of the course allows you to take control of your studies in certain ways. For one thing, you'll be able to access the course from anywhere you have an internet connection so you can work in an environment that you find comfortable and productive. You'll also be able to pick from a wide range of course meeting times so even if you have a demanding schedule, you can find a course that works for you. An online course also doesn't require you to commute so you can save both money and valuable study time.
How can I get signed up?
If you contact Varsity Tutors, we'd be happy to provide you with more information about what you can expect from a Pittsburgh NCLEX class. We can also talk through scheduling. Classes start every month. The NCLEX is a challenge, but with the right resources, you can start working towards your goals of licensure as a Registered Nurse or Practical Nurse. Give us a call and get started today.
Betty: Pittsburgh NCLEX course instructor
...I have a doctoral degree in Nursing Education. I love science and enjoy teaching subjects related to all science topics. I have a critical care and emergency department background. I have experience in assisting students with the writing and reviewing of essays, theses, and dissertations. I have extensive experience in the use of APA formatting of papers. I have two daughters and one granddaughter. I was raised in Mississippi and currently live in Georgia.
Education & Certification
- William Carey College - Bachelor of Science, Nursing (RN)
- Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans - Doctor of Science, Adult Health Nursing
- High School Writing
- College Biology
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Denise: Pittsburgh NCLEX course instructor
...first year in nursing school, all the way up into their first jobs as new nurses. I can help with professional license prep exams, including ANCC, AANP, and NCLEX. I can help with nursing classes such as medical terminology, dosage calculations, and pathophysiology, to name a few. If it has to do with nursing, I am passionate about any class you need help with. I love helping people learn new things, and I love to...
Jennifer: Pittsburgh NCLEX course instructor
...and overwhelming they can be. I would love to help support students through this process and help them pass the NCLEX and Family Nurse Practitioner boards. I have a BSN, MSN in Nursing Education, and a post Master's degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. I received all of these degrees at Lewis University. I have been a Registered Nurse for 11 years and a Family Nurse Practitioner for a little under a year. I can...
Ken: Pittsburgh NCLEX course instructor
I am a dedicated, student-focused teaching professional with a passion for motivating students to learn and achieve goals. I specialize in K College Level Math, HESI Math/English, TEAS Math/English, GED Math, Math SAT/Regents Prep, as well as Nursing Medication Dosage Math.
Education & Certification
- Fairfield University - Bachelor in Arts, Police Science
- ACT Math
- Middle School Math
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Donna: Pittsburgh NCLEX course instructor
...in healthcare administration. My masters is in Adult Nursing and Education. Over my career I have been one to mentor in all areas. I enjoy helping others learn and grow. I have two grown children, a son who is a doctor and a daughter who recently graduated from nursing school and is an RN. Helping her to study reminding me how much I enjoy teaching. It would be my pleasure to assist you with your...
Shelby: Pittsburgh NCLEX course instructor
...years before deciding to go back to school to fulfill my first passion - working in the medical field. In January of 2019, I graduated from NYU with my accelerated second bachelors degree in nursing and successfully passed the NCLEX on my first attempt in April 2019. I currently work as a registered nurse at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in downtown Chicago. With my background, I really enjoy tutoring pre-nursing and nursing students as they navigate...
Education & Certification
- University of Michigan-Dearborn - Bachelor in Arts, Mass Communications
- Marine Biology
- Elementary School Science
- +39 subjects
Ugonna: Pittsburgh NCLEX course instructor
...recently finished my Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Magna Cum Laude with Honors, at Lenoir-Rhyne University. have a Bachelors in Psychology after attending both Yale and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Masters in Business Administration from Pfeiffer University, and am currently working on a second Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Lenoir-Rhyne University. I completely understand the pressures of maintaining good grades with extracurricular activities, trying to stay competitive for college or...
Susan: Pittsburgh NCLEX course instructor
...mastery. On testing day, this translates into improved performance both through a greater level of knowledge and competence as well as through a decreased level of anxiety. I am eager to share my love and passion of learning, combine it with fun and create light bulb moments with your learner! I enjoy tutoring all ages and many subjects, but I enjoy test prep tutoring the most. The reason I enjoy test prep so much is...
Education & Certification
- Hope College - Bachelor in Arts, Chemistry
- Wayne State University School of Medicine - Doctor of Medicine, Biomedical Sciences
- Chemical Engineering
- +170 subjects
Lauren: Pittsburgh NCLEX course instructor
...In regards to my teaching philosophy and style, it is important that the student and I have an interactive experience. I am not interested in lecturing, I am a great listener and really want to personalize my approach to your individual needs while we work together. Throughout my academic career, I have developed many study techniques and methods. It is with great pleasure I wish to share my knowledge and help my students to achieve...
Cayce: Pittsburgh NCLEX course instructor
...I then practiced as an ICU nurse for four years, during which I balanced working and school online to pursue my master's degree. Most recently, I have been loving my role as a Family Nurse Practitioner for the past two years. I tutor AANP, NCLEX and professional certification prep, as well as pharmacology and science. I truly believe education can be enjoyable and is often better retained when it's funny or quirky! Anyone can have...