Frequently Asked Questions

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All the Hurst Review lecture videos are closed caption to assist with understanding the lecture content and to assist with different learning styles while studying. The closed caption option is notated by the “CC” icon at the bottom of the screen once a lecture video is activated. Be sure to activate the video first, then click on the CC icon at the lower right side of the screen. Closed caption in English is available for all the lectures and can be turned on or off at any time in the student’s online account.
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Yes – we are compliant with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)/VPAT (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template) criteria– ALL of our videos for both RN and PN as well as the Elevate modules are closed caption. This attribute has been there for many years. Students can listen to the audio version of the videos if they prefer as well. We also can adjust the amount of time that students have in taking the Readiness exams/Simulators in their account to accommodate for special timing on testing per their school’s ADA ruling and documentation. This is a feature that has also been in our testing platform for many years.

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Yes, Hurst Review Services can provide schools with data from elevate® and Q Reviews that will satisfy requirements within the Program Outcomes/Evaluation standards for accreditation defined by CCNE and ACEN. Please contact Hurst Review for further information.

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  • Yes, this can be done by the student, by faculty through a dashboard “portal,” or both. Students can print or email a certificate verifying their progress of lecture completion. Students may also generate a certificate that indicates how they scored on each Q Review test. These certificates can be printed or emailed.
  • Faculty may monitor their students’ progression through a dashboard portal specific to their school of nursing. If you would like additional information on this special option, contact Hurst Review.
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  • Yes, the elevate® course is a companion to the Hurst NCLEX-RN® Review and builds on the students’ understanding of Hurst Review’s core content. Elevate® dramatically improves students’ essential critical thinking and clinical judgment skills for NCLEX® success.
  • The course is presented as pre-recorded seminars during the senior level curriculum or for students to complete independently. Course components are flexible and designed to integrate into any academic calendar and include intense, guided preparation, clinical assignments, interactive critical thinking activities, and practice quizzes from the student’s online account.
  • Research data documenting a 63.83 point increase in comprehensive curriculum test scores and a 10.2 point increase in NCLEX® pass rates is available. (Ryan & Selman (2018), “Evaluating the Impact of National Council Licensure Examination Review Courses Integrated Into Nursing Capstone”, Stephen F. Austin State University.)
  • The Hurst elevate® team works closely with faculty to determine which format best meets the needs of their students. Ask your Regional Director today about this very successful program or contact Hurst Review for more information.
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  • The Q Review meets the requests of both students and faculty by offering 1,500 Customizer questions that can be arranged according to Client Needs category or content area. Additionally, 500 Simulator questions have been assigned to four evaluation tests that have equal p-values and resemble the NCLEX®.
  • The questions in both testing banks include all types of NCLEX® style questions, with more than 30% alternate format questions.
  • The Q Review testing system has been analyzed by an independent psychometric solutions company to determine question validity and reliability.
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Yes, Essentials of Acid Base Balance is a four-part series designed for the entrylevel nursing student. This program guides the student through mastery of the concepts of Acid Base Balance.

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  • Hurst instructors are registered nurses with at least five years of clinical or educational nursing experience. They are selected through a stepped process including interview, lecture and presentation style assessment, and professional experience.
  • Once applicants are chosen, they participate in our orientation process. They are required to learn all Hurst Live scripted lectures and attend an NCLEX® Boot Camp led by our Faculty Services department.
  • All faculty are subject to onsite evaluations by the Faculty Services department to assure quality assurance.
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  • Hurst attends all NCLEX® invitational conventions and meetings.
  • Hurst stays abreast of any life-threatening protocol changes published by CDC, AHA, Joint Commission, etc.
  • Programs are updated yearly to ensure students and faculty are fully informed.
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We recommend that students take Hurst Review as they enter the last semester of school or upon graduation. Students should have been exposed to all medical–surgical courses before taking the review.

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  1. We take a step-by-step approach:
  2. Core content (incorporating critical thinking and clinical judgment skills)
  3. NCLEX® testing strategies (We teach NCLEX®-specific testing strategies, not strategies that are universal for the MCAT®, LSAT®, or GRE®)
  4. NCLEX®-style practice exams (2,000 practice questions)
    1. 1,500 Customizer questions for students to practice for NCLEX® mastery
    2. 500 Simulator questions to evaluate student’s preparedness for the NCLEX®
  5. We focus on the students’ understanding of the “why” in relation to causes, signs, and symptoms.
  6. We use multiple teaching strategies to meet the diverse learning styles of our students. This opens up learning pathways to enhance understanding and keep the student engaged.
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  • Our goal is to help students pass the first time.
  • The NCLEX® tests safety and we teach students to be a safe novice nurse
  • Hurst provides a comprehensive, step-by-step approach to the NCLEX® with our “Clinical Judgment Approach” to NCLEX® Review.
  • The NCLEX® exam is different from nursing school exams. At Hurst, we teach the testing strategies that are specific to the NCLEX® .
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