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lippincott vs. saunders? which is the best review? appreciate any input/advice. thank you... Read More

  1. by   rn_888
    hi guys, which is better kaplan or ncsbn online?? il take the exam on april 5, im done with saunders compre 3rd edition, kaplan strategy 2007 and trainer cd, lipincott and mosby questions??? u think thats enough or i will go and take ncsbn online?? pls i need ur advice and pray for me?? by the way, how hard is nclex??? saunders test i got 73 -78%, kaplan 62-65% sigh.... pls ptay for me guys......
  2. by   whirlwind
    kaplan and saunders??
    both... but right now, i'm dong suzannes plan with saunders..
    hoping for the best next time with nclex:angel2:
  3. by   Sheri257
    Quote from chocolate123
    to all kaplan students:

    did you take kaplan in a class setting or online? if you took it online, what are the videos like? is there an instructor reviewing how to answer the questions or is the instructor reviewing material (example: cardio, resp.& etc.). i'm debating about taking a class or doing it online. it will be better for me to do it online.
    i took the kaplan online class and loved it. there were both content review videos and tons of videos that went over questions and explained the rationales in detail. so ... they give you both and then some.

    :typing
  4. by   chocolate123
    Thanks Lizz, I will be signing up with Kaplan online this weekend.
  5. by   Narine
    Is it Kaplan online with Q bank....which are 3 month course...or another ???
  6. by   chocolate123
    Narine...that is the one I was referring to. Price around $418.
  7. by   Sheri257
    Quote from Narine
    Is it Kaplan online with Q bank....which are 3 month course...or another ???
    The Q Bank, unfortunately, is separate from the online course and costs more. Some people I know who took the regular class with an instructor got a discount on the Q Bank but, I don't know if that's available with all of the regular classes.

    If I had to choose one, I'd go with the online class because there's plenty of questions there also. But, I did like the Q bank better for question practice.

    Basically it breaks down like this:

    The online course includes the content review book and the content review videos which, are worth watching because they add a lot more info than what's in the book itself. They also make a point of telling you in the videos what content is tested heavily on the exam.

    You also get the Question Trainer which is about 1,000 questions, plus the diagnostic and readiness tests which gives you another 300 or more questions. Then they give you a bunch of videos, broken down by content area ... that go over a lot of those questions in detail. There's also other videos that review things like tracheostomy care, how to use canes, crutches, etc.

    The Q bank is separate and is about 1,200 questions. Unlike the Question Trainer and the other tests where you've got to answer everything before they give you the rationales ... you can set the Q Bank to give you immediate feedback on whether you got the answer right or wrong and why you got it right or wrong.

    The Q Bank is also broken down by content area into 50 question chunks which, at least for me, was more manageable than trying to answer some of the longer tests on the Question Trainer, etc. where some of the tests were as long 250 questions.

    So ... I hope this gives you some idea about the differences between the two.



    :typing
    Last edit by Sheri257 on Mar 1, '07
  8. by   chocolate123
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    [color=#4f398b]lizz... is this the one you are referring to- i pulled this off the kaplan's website

    [color=#4f398b]kaplan nursing's nclex-rn* complete online is tailored to you. total cost: $418.00

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    [color=#3c3c3d]nclex-rn complete online gives you access to over 3,000 exam-style questions.
    • qbank – an online database containing over 1,200 exam-style questions with explanations
    • question trainer – an online database with over 1,000 exam-style questions divided into seven practice tests with comprehensive explanations and individualized feedback
    • diagnostic test – 180-question test with individualized feedback to help identify your test strengths and weaknesses to make your study more effective
    • readiness test – 180-question test with individualized feedback to help you determine if you're ready to take the nclex-rn exam and identifies any areas that need continued study
    • alternate question type quiz – an online quiz with the latest alternate question types
    [color=#3c3c3d]nclex-rn complete online gives you strategies and tools vital to your success on the exam.
    • video-streamed review of questions – review exam-style questions while strengthening your critical thinking skills
    • online study center – orientation seminar, test-taking workshop, strategy seminar, video-streamed review of class questions and frequently-tested nursing content
    • the course book – review frequently tested nursing content
    • 3 months access to your online resources gives you the time you need to prepare for this difficult exam
    [color=#3c3c3d]if not, please let me know, because i would like to sign up this weekend.
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    [color=#3c3c3d]thanks.
  9. by   Sheri257
    Wow ... if they're giving you all of it for $418 then go for it. That wasn't available when I bought it so go for it ... it's great deal.

    :typing
  10. by   chocolate123
    Thanks for the advise. I'll let you all know how well I do on the exam.
  11. by   lavender rose
    Quote from dtp995
    lippincott vs. saunders?
    which is the best review?
    appreciate any input/advice.
    thank you
    hello, i haven't written in a while here in the forum. been busy with my house and studying:roll so much for my test to come in 11 more days. can't wait and on the other hand apprehensive about it. i would suggest saunders book for studying and the cd's. do as many questions your eyes and brain can take in that session of studying. cause if you are tired then the brain does not work as it should and nothing is being retained. then you know its time to take a good break or quit and try later when refreshed. i've been reading all the advice tips i can too.
  12. by   chocolate123
    Hi Lavender rose,

    Welcome back! I just signed on to this website not to long ago and I believe it is the best. You guys really help me out alot. However, since you have been studying for the exam...do you feel that you can't maintain all the information. I know the school can only teach you for so much, therefore you have to do some studying on your own to pass the boards. But now that I'm reading the Saunder book at least 2-3 hrs per day, I feel like some of this stuff I never learned and I'm finding that I can't keep all that material in my head. I realize when I do the Saunder's CD or ATI review, I'm still get only 60% to 70% correct. I don't take my boards until April, but this is scarey. Any advise. Thanks
  13. by   lavender rose
    Quote from chocolate123
    Hi Lavender rose,

    Welcome back! I just signed on to this website not to long ago and I believe it is the best. You guys really help me out alot. However, since you have been studying for the exam...do you feel that you can't maintain all the information. I know the school can only teach you for so much, therefore you have to do some studying on your own to pass the boards. But now that I'm reading the Saunder book at least 2-3 hrs per day, I feel like some of this stuff I never learned and I'm finding that I can't keep all that material in my head. I realize when I do the Saunder's CD or ATI review, I'm still get only 60% to 70% correct. I don't take my boards until April, but this is scarey. Any advise. Thanks
    Thank-you! Are you taking the PN or the LVN? I am glad for this website/forum to help with one another when needed. I am to take the LVN NCLEX. Yes, I do agree with you that not all the information can I maintain in my head. Even some of the stuff learned does find an exit door and we have to go back to review it and then say "oh yeah, I remember". How sad sometimes that can be, huh. When online type in the word NCLEX and it will give you a list of websites. Some of them give you free info advice and of course the rest you have to pay . But that is how they stay in business. Just print out the free info and take it with you and apply to your studies. What I keep thinking is the stuff that I do not know that will show up on the NCLEX . I just hope I will have the knowledge for those to get through them. They say apply your ABC'S, NURSING DIAGNOSIS, MASLOWS, and avoid medicating them right away. Look at the other interventions before that. These are some ways. There are more out there too. But look up NCLEX. Let me know how things go.

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