Imagine your nursing journey. Does it start with you as a youngster, bandaging up Barbies and suturing stuffed animals and end with a dream nursing career and live patients? There are, of course, a few things missing from the middle of that scenario - specifically nursing school and passing the NCLEX. While nursing school provides a foundation for becoming a nurse, passing the NCLEX is what actually allows you to practice as an RN or LPN. Preparing to take exams can be stressful, so we've put together some NCLEX tips to help you feel prepared.