I agree because I don't feel my nursing program tests prepared me much for the actual NCLEX. Of course, the content was important but I don't feel I was taught HOW to take the licensing exam while I was in school. The NCLEX is a whole different ball game, so to speak.
My nursing school
test questions were very similar to NCLEX guides like Saunders, etc. and while those guides helped me a lot with nursing school, I don't feel those guides helped much with the actual NCLEX exam.
The first thing Kaplan tells you is to forget about every test you took in nursing school and, IMO, they were right. Of all the NCLEX guides I looked at Kaplan was the only one that closely resembled the actual NCLEX.
I personally told the director of my nursing program that all of the teachers needed to take the Kaplan course and make the test questions more like Kaplan.