SIMCLEX® FAQ

Why are SIMCLEX® attempts limited?

On July 30th, 2019, we released a brand new version of SIMCLEX®: a patent-pending, computer adaptive NCLEX® simulator. It should be used specifically near the end of preparation as a gauge for NCLEX® readiness. To provide the most accurate simulator possible, SIMCLEX® attempts are limited. Because of its adaptive method, SIMCLEX® is always going to keep you at a level of question difficulty that's close to your level. It's a great predictive tool, but not the only way to take practice questions.

That's why we recommend utilizing SIMCLEX® less and NPQ Nursing Practice Questions® more because NPQ will ensure that you are getting the widest variety of questions spanning all levels of difficulty, which will help build confidence.
Taking NPQ's is also the best way to determine your areas of weakness so you can identify content to review!


How many questions are on the SIMCLEX®?

The SIMCLEX® is computer adaptive and will cut off when it's 95% confident that the user will either Pass or Fail based on the passing standard, just like the NCLEX®. This can happen anywhere between 75 and 265 questions.

Click here for a more in-depth explanation of how this adaptive test works.

COVID-19 UPDATES TO SIMCLEX:
Due to COVID-19, we have changed the rules our SIMCLEX® follows just as the NCSBN has done for the actual NCLEX®.
Now, SIMCLEX® will go anywhere between 60-130 questions and will be 4 hours long.

Here's our Massive Updates to NCLEX due to COVID-19 YouTube video for a more in-depth explanation.


Is there still a Money-Back Guarantee?

Absolutely! Depending on your plan, you can still qualify for a Money-Back Guarantee!

Check out our Money-Back Guarantee FAQ for answers about our Money-Back Guarantees!


What happens if I take all my SIMCLEX® exams and then fail NCLEX®?

If you don't pass your NCLEX® on your first attempt, you can submit a request for our Money-Back Guarantee to see if you're eligible.


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