Every nursing student knows the importance of the NCLEX, but few know what to expect. As you begin your nursing journey, you have the opportunity to experience the NCLEX first-hand with our just released ONLINE simulation of the actual NCLEX Exam!  

Increase your understanding of the most important exam of your career when you take the NCLEX Simulation Exam and focus your studies on what you’ll need to know to pass.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a quick overview of our most frequently asked questions about our NCLEX Simulation. If you don’t see your specific question, please reach out to us by calling us 319-237-7162 or emailing nursing@hltcorp.com : 

How do I access the simulation?

NCLEX Mastery’s NCLEX Simulation increases your confidence and pass rate by simulating the actual, computer-based NCLEX examination. To access the NCLEX Simulation you must be on a desktop or laptop computer using the online version of NCLEX Mastery.

Here are links to purchase each Simulation if you haven’t already done so:

NCLEX-PN Simulation

NCLEX-Canadian RN Simulation

What does the “Probability of Passing” mean?

When you complete the NCLEX Simulation you will receive your “Probability of Passing” score. The Probability of Passing percentage is a rough estimate of your chances of passing the actual NCLEX-RN examination. This percentage is estimated based on an analysis of data collected from a random sample of users who attempted the NCLEX-RN exam in the last 5 years. We compared users’ performance in our app to their results on the actual NCLEX RN exam.

This probability estimates performance on the NCLEX-RN exam, but it should not be seen as a prediction of your exam results. It is subject to improvements as we add more data to our analysis.

Can I review the questions and rationales?

No, the Simulation is based on the actual NCLEX experience. Just like the actual NCLEX, you will not know what questions you missed as you complete the exam. You will not have access to explanations regarding correct or incorrect answers.  

At the end of the Simulation, you will receive time-per-question statistics and a detailed breakdown of your performance across NCLEX Mastery categories.

How do I purchase the NCLEX Simulation?  

You can purchase the Simulation at the appropriate link above. However, you will not be able to launch the Simulation until you are on a desktop or laptop computer.

Can I take it more than once?

No, each Simulation can only be taken once. It is only available on your desktop or laptop from within the online version of NCLEX Mastery.  

You should set aside time to complete the test in a quiet place, free from distractions. Please wait to begin the Simulation until you have adequate time to complete the test. You can take the NCLEX Simulation at any time, however once you begin, you will have six hours to complete the test and you will not be able to restart.

Posted by Benjamin O'Connor


  1. is it the full 265 questions or will it also just cut off?


    1. It will shut off at 75 questions 🙂


  2. Is it bad that my simulation went to 85 questions? Also, how do you know if your score is passing or not?


    1. I believe the PN Simulation will go to 85 questions as that is the minimum number of questions you’ll see on the actual NCLEX PN exam. Did you take the PN Simulation or RN?


  3. chevonne wallace July 30, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    hello i just recieved 80 % probability of passing…. is this good or bad?


    1. Hey Chevonne!
      Thanks for getting back to us-sorry for the delayed response. 80% is a good score based on our calculations, SIM design, and knowledge of the NCLEX. It is a good sign that you are preparing well for the exam! Good luck!
      Cindi RN


      1. Is the scored of 62% in pre test stimulation really bad?


        1. Catherine MSN RN February 1, 2018 at 4:42 pm

          Hi Ella! No, 62% is not bad for your score. We would like to see a higher score, of course. Just remember, this isn’t the same as a school exam and is not the same as an F. Feel confident in you score and keep working on it 🙂 Study on!


  4. Is an 80 percent on the probability of passing a good enough score to take my NCLEX next week?


    1. Catherine MSN RN June 12, 2018 at 3:23 pm

      It certainly should be enough, yes! Good luck!


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