Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight On nurseVersity: A Nursing Test Prep Program Built On Rackspace Managed Cloud

nurseVersity is an online test prep program for nursing students, specializing in offering supplemental practice exams, flashcards and video to help nursing students increase their test scores. Students who know what’s tested design the product and content within nurseVersity, and it is all reviewed and validated by nursing educators.

The site offers tests for nursing entrance exams, RN boards, LPN boards and nurse practitioner boards. Overall, each practice test is designed to help prepare students for the nursing boards and help raise class exam scores.

Tony Leonard, founder and CEO of nurseVersity, came up with the startup concept when his daughter was attending nursing school.

“It all started by me, a father wanting to see my oldest daughter succeed and pass her nursing boards,” he says. “There are so many nursing students that fall short when it comes to passing their boards; I wanted to do something that could help these students with a pass on their first attempt.”

“We want to help all those that want to help others become the best they can,” explains Leonard. “To date we have had over 1,000 nursing students use our applications and have determined if a student uses nurseVersity for at least 10 hours a week over six weeks, they pass 100 percent.”

As Leonard searched for a hosting provider that could facilitate nurseVersity’s needs, the self-funded entrepreneur turned to the Rackspace Startup Program for assistance in building the business’ infrastructure on the Rackspace Managed Cloud.

“Rackspace offers nurseVersity stability and reliability to our student customers, and not to mention the industry standard with proven experience to help us grow as needed,” says Leonard. “We have partnered with a team that truly cares about our nurseVersity startup success, something that I had never ever experienced that before.”

I might add that their customer service teams are all rock stars,” Leonard continues. “To actually receive an email let alone an actual call to offer service and support – it’s like winning the lottery! Rackspace has a customer for life with nurseVersity.”

Leonard says the future of nurseVersity is laser-focused on helping nurses pass their exams.

“We need nurses and they need critical thinking skills. Our mission is for nurseVersity to become a staple for all nursing students wanting to achieve their dream of becoming a nurse.”

The Rackspace Startup Program was there to provide nurseVersity with a world class Managed Cloud platform on which to build its test prep platform for nursing students. Drop the Startup Team a note and let us know if you need help building your startup.

John McKenna loves startups and was a Space Cowboy with the Rackspace Startup Program. He also crafted customer stories and produced really cool videos for the Customer Reference Program. John enjoys telling stories through his writings…and loves the beach, the ranch, his dog Blue and most of all his three beautiful daughters.


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