Content review vs. questions to study for the NCLEX

  1. I am about to graduate from nursing school. I don't know which is better way to study for the NCLEX. I heard that Hurst's content is very good content review and Kaplan just goes over strategy. Should I just go over questions and if so which books are the best books. I was considering just reviewing my HESI book but not going so in depth because that's what nursing school was for and then maybe buying a kaplan book. Are there books with NCLEX style questions to help you prepare?
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  3. by   RN2BEESOON
    I feel it all depends on you. If you're strong in content go with Kaplan & vice versa. Both are good.
  4. by   Vee18
    What helped me pass was the Saunders book, I like it a lot because it goes in depth about the important things you need to know on the nclex I also used the Hurst Review which is really good because it makes learning a bit fun so it sticks with you and I also used iPhone NCLEX apps that helped me study during times I couldn't (traffic, waiting at the dentist office etc) good luck!
  5. by   Katniss0813
    Which iphone app did you use or which one is the best?
  6. by   cperry85
    Let me know apps too please or email me at
  7. by   jamie876
    If you want just review questions, I would go with a mobile app. They are cheaper and more convenient than text books. Just look in the app store, there are plenty of good ones
  8. by   bluebonnet12
    I believed it depends on where you are weaker, in strategy or content. For me, am not good at content but am also learning content while i practice answering more questions. I also agree with ipad or iphone apps there are bunch of nclex prep there. I purchased the kaplan app and some others. When you're on the go, it is more convenient to study on app.
  9. by   Vee18
    I used Lippincott NCLEX-RN (still covers LVN material), Lippincott's Med Surg, Silvestri Lite, and NCLEX Qbank. You can easily search NCLEX in the search bar in the App store and all of the apps I listed will show up