How do I use BoardVitals?


Once you have purchased your desired question bank, log into your BoardVitals account and follow the steps below: 

  1. Click the green GO button next to your purchased question bank.
  2. Choose a name for your exam, if you choose not to name your exam, the exam name will default to the original - question bank name, followed by the date (i.e. Psychiatry Exam February 12, 2019, NCLEX-RN July 2, 2019).
  3. Select a difficulty level: Easy, Moderate, or Hard. You can also select All to receive questions from any difficulty or choose just one or a combination of difficulty levels. These levels are calculated from the number of correct and incorrect answers for a particular question during Test Mode (Timed) exams, which gives them the appropriate rating.
  4. Check the boxes next to the topics you wish to cover on your exam.
  5. Select an exam type: Test Mode (Timed) or Study Review Mode.
  6. Select the number of questions desired for your exam.
  7. Click Create Exam.
  8. Begin answering questions.
  9. Select your answer from the choices, or fill in the blank.
  10. (Optional) View the answer and complete explanation to the question by clicking the blue Show Explanation button under the question.
  11. Click the Next button.
  12. Continue answering questions until you have completed your exam.
  13. Once you have finished your exam, click Submit for Grading.
  14. You will then be led to a results page. Here, you will see your performance on your exam, and see how you rank against other BoardVitals users.

*Note: You can leave an exam any time by clicking the yellow Pause button. All exams you have created are available to you in the Exams tab on the left-hand side of your screen.

If you'd like to purchase another question bank, click on the BoardVitals logo in the upper-lefthand corner of your Dashboard to return to the storefront.