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Who we are?

AJ Nursing Review center provides personalized study and review to help you prepare for and pass your NCLEX-RN board exam. The review course covers the NCLEX Test plan structure, Strategies for answering NCLEX-RN questions, types of test items, and how to prepare for the exam. In- class tutorials help guide students to understand common NCLEX mistakes and pitfalls, as well as how to critically think in the mindset of the exam. Additionally, students are given sample NCLEX style questions for practice.

Classes are taught by nurse educators with over 12 years of teaching and preparing RN's for board exams. The review course focuses on concepts and processes fundamental to the practice of nursing and these are integrated throughout the tutorials. Tutorial questions will highlight:

  • Nursing process
  • Therapeutic Communication
  • Delegation
  • Prioritization
  • Application of Content
  • Analysis of Content

What we focus on

In Class Training 85%
On Line Reviews 78%
Continuing Education 85%
Sample Questions 67%
Discussion & Support 62%
Resources & Links 64%
Tips & Tricks 75%
Effective Studying Techniques 88%
Videos and Media 85%

Our Leadership

Dr. Jonas Nguh, PhD, MSN, NEA-BC, RN
Director of AJ Nursing Review Center

Dr. Nguh is a nurse by profession and an educational administrator. With more than 15 years nursing experience, Dr. Nguh has practiced in various clinical settings ranging from Long-Term Care, Critical Care, Ambulatory Care, and Community & Home Health Settings. Dr. Nguh has held various faculty and administrative positions in pre and post licensure institutions (Practical and Registered Nursing institutions) to graduate nursing programs. He currently serves as an instructor for Masters level Nursing students, and Research Reviewer for PhD and DNP nursing students.

Dr. Nguh holds a PhD in Public Health, a Master's of Science in Nursing, a Master's of Science in Healthcare Administration, and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Dr. Nguh serves on several editorial boards including the International Journal of Complexity in Leadership and Management, the International Journal of Management in Education, Journal of Transcultural Nursing, and the Journal of Nurse Practice in Education.

A member of several nursing and healthcare organizations, Dr. Nguh holds board certification as a Nurse Executive-Advanced from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). He serves on the board of directors for the American Heart Association, and's Regional Advisory board for the DC/MD/VA area.

We help you prepare for the NCLEX-RN board exam

We teach classes, provide resources and sample questions


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What is NCLEX-RN?

The National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses is designed to test essential knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for safe and effective practice of nursing at the entry level. Entry into the practice of nursing in the United States and its territories is regulated by the licensing authorities within each jurisdiction. To ensure public protection, each jurisdiction requires a candidate for licensure to pass an examination that measures the competencies needed to perform safely and effectively as a newly licensed, entry-level registered nurse. The exam is developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) and is the same no matter which state you are in or where you plan to work.

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How is the exam administered?

The NCLEX-RN exam is in a computerized adaptive testing format. Each test is tailored to the examinee. Every time the examinee answers a question, the computer re-estimates the examinee's ability. With every additional answer, the ability estimate gets more precise. Based upon the most recent, revised ability estimate, the computer selects the next item to be presented, such that the examinee will find it challenging (not too hard, not too easy).This way an adaptive test presents the examinee with the items that will be the most informative for measuring ability. It also reduces the number of easy items that high-ability examinees receive and reduces the number of difficult items that low-ability people receive.

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What if I don't pass the first time?

In all but 4 states, students are allowed to retake NCLEX after 45 days if they did not successfully pass their first attempt. Each state has its own policy about the number of times a student may take NCLEX and at what point additional education is needed before being allowed to retest.

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Why do some states have a higher passing standard for nursing licensure, like California or New York?

All states accept the National Council recommended passing standard for the NCLEX-RN examination or NCLEX-PN examination to be eligible for nursing licensure. California and New York do NOT require a different passing standard on the NCLEX-RN or the NCLEX-PN examinations for initial nurse licensure by examination.