Normandale Student Freda Achiaa receives Hurst Review NCLEX Scholarship

By Steven Geller - Director of Media and Public Relations

Normandale Community College Nursing student Freda Achiaa was one of 10 Phi Theta Kappa members in the nation to be awarded a Hurst Review NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) Scholarship to cover the cost of the NCLEX exam fees and study materials.

The scholarship, funded by the national nursing exam prep company Hurst Review Services, is exclusively for Phi Theta Kappa nursing majors who plan to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX®). Hurst Scholars will receive a code to cover the cost of Hurst Review NCLEX® study materials and a cash award to cover the NCLEX® exam fees.

The NCLEX® is a standardized exam given by each state's board of nursing to determine if RN or LPN/LVN candidates are competent for entry-level nursing practice. In addition to the scholarship, Hurst also provides a $50 discount on NCLEX study materials - including the company's newest product, N-STREAM - for all Phi Theta Kappa members preparing to take the exam.

Hurst Review is an educational services company based in Brookhaven, Mississippi. Since 1988, Hurst's proven NCLEX® review course has helped hundreds of thousands of nursing students achieve first-attempt success. Hurst Review provides three comprehensive course formats to fit students' learning styles: live in-person, live streaming, and streaming videos. All courses include NCLEX®-style practice questions and simulation exams. These courses and features allow Hurst to continue to see a pass rate of over 98 percent.

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 nations, with approximately 250,000 active members in the nation's colleges. Learn more at