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This is a discussion on NCLEX Books - Which one worked for you? in General Nursing Student, part of Nursing Student ... I've been looking into getting a NCLEX book to use when I start NS this Fall. However, while...by TheAmazingMrsA Jul 22, '12I've been looking into getting a NCLEX book to use when I start NS this Fall. However, while searching through Amazon I realized there are a million of them, each by a different publisher. Does anyone have one they love or found some were better than others? Each book has good reviews online, but sometimes that doesn't mean much... and I don't want to regret my purchase down the road.
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- Jul 22, '12 by Mrs.PrissI start in fall too! I ordered The RN Course Book 15th edition, Mosby's Nclex-RN Review Cards, and Saunders Comprehensive Review, and NCLEX 4000 for now. I'm SURE I will figure out which ones I like best and I'm positive I will be getting different ones and more!
- Jul 22, '12 by turnforthenurseRNSanders NCLEX-RN review is excellent. Another good one is the Pearson Prentice Hall NCLEX-RN Review by Hogan.
- Jul 22, '12 by ShineyNickel76I need to get mine too. My school actually recommends the Saunders book. I have heard alot of other nursing student prefer that one too. So that is what I want to get but I might look into some others as well to make sure I have a good selection.
- Jul 22, '12 by scrubwearerMy school recommended the Saunders book but my favorite to study with was the "made incredibly easy" series. They have questions and the rationale with it so it was extremely helpful.
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- Jul 22, '12 by annietartThe Saunder's book, and Davis' books are great for studying. I really like Davis' Success line. It provides a nice bank of questions along with a complete rational along with some great test tips. It got me through gerontology (med surg part 1) and my actual med surg class. It's going to get me through acute care too.
- Jul 22, '12 by Annachu512I have been picking up any cheap ones I can get a hold of. They're older but still really helpful with content and question style. I usually get them on eBay for less than 10 dollars a piece. I have lots of supplement books that I picked up that way as well.
- Jul 22, '12 by BostonFNPSaunders was great.
- Jul 23, '12 by Joe N635DCSaunders comp review 5th
- Jul 23, '12 by summerinalaska10:30 am by grahamd01 10:30 am by grahamd01 a member since may '12. posts: 14 likes: 1
hi all other future and current nurses!
i wanted to thank all of you for your stories and inspiring encouragement about your nclex experiences. i really feel like this website is the reason i passed my nclex-rn this passed weekend.
first off, making to graduation was my sole priority throughout nursing school. i never thought at all about nclex until i recieved my att. even while registering on pearson vue, i still had another 8 weeks to finish school and never gave it a thorough thought as to what i should do to pass it. school was tough and i figured i had to make it to graduation before i even consider nclex.
when i recieved my att, i had been out of school for maybe 2 weeks. i was just starting to somewhat relax.....then the chaos started. i didn't have the money to pay for fancy prep classes and scoured the internet for days trying to find the 'best' study materials, but that was fruitless as well. then i found this website and i was positively thrilled to find a collaborative site with real forums of people just like me trying to make it through nclex-rn alive. the resources suggested on this site were truly helpful and i wanted to pass them on to others. there were many suggestions so i only picked these because of the price and constant attention they recieved on this forum.
1. kaplan 2012-2013 nclex-rn (the green book. i found it on amazon for 20.00)
2. lacharity priority,delegation, and assignment (amazon 16.00)
3. mosby's medication cards w/ mneumonics (flashcard set- amazon- 25.99)
other than those, i researched any unclear information in my textbooks from school. i really felt like the questions on nclex-rn were very similar to these 2 books. whenever i didn't get a question correctly, the books offered clear reasons why the choices were right or wrong. if i was still unclear... i looked it up to clarify further. nclex asked so many different types of random information that it was ideal that i studied every page in both of the books....twice. for me, it helped me to retain the information better. i also made a point to memorize the important reference ranges listed in the kaplan book. very helpful!!! knowing what is normal vs. abnormal is a huge advantage on nlclex.
i hope this helps someone else and thanks again for helping me!