I will be taking the NCLEX this summer also and have been studying from 3 books that came with CDs to use on the computer, they offer practice tests and comprehensive.
I have Saunders w/CD which I like because it divides the book by subject and has a seperate pharmacology section also. I also have the NSNA review book which has great comprehensive tests, and finally I bought the Kaplan book and CD, which is really helpful. It summarizes alot and gives facts that help when answering the review questions.
I really dont have any tips to share, as I havent taken the boards yet. But I will say doing 100 questions a night has helped me and that way I wont be cramming for such an important test
Best of luck to you and anyone else taking boards in the coming months!!
P.S. I wanted to post last night but didnt get a chance..so I will ask now. Is anyone considering taking the Kaplan review
course? It is so pricey, my best friend took it and told me to just study the review books that I have and I pass. Any thoughts?