South Dakota State University

Sioux Falls, SD
The emphasis on practicing for the NCLEX proved helpful. The 2010 class had one of the highest mean scores on the HESI Exit Exam in the school’s history (the HESI Exit Exam evaluates a student’s readiness for the NCLEX exam).


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Round 1: 2008 – 2009
Matthew Healy
Timaree Ice
Desirae Klein
Steven Shields
Ryan Tennant
Round 2: 2009 – 2010
Jay Bain
Ryan Berry
Andrew Depaul
David Dickerson
Heather Marie Dubois
Brian Erenberg
Josh Jansen
Phil Olinger
Nathan Richer
Steve Willison 
 Experts recommend that nursing students learn to make clinical judgments and that they practice taking NCLEX-style questions as part of their regular coursework. The NCIN program allowed faculty at South Dakota State University to help students prepare for the NCLEX exam by adding a module on study and testing strategies to the professional nursing course offered during the first term of the accelerated BSN program. Student response system questions, CD-ROM practice tests, and review book questions helped students practice answering NCLEX-style questions. Faculty met students one-on-one to further strengthen their test-taking and other skills.