Hurst Review Opinion? - page 4

I failed NCLEX RN twice. Was wondering if Hurst would help. For those who used it, please let me know thanks. ( Feb 18, 2017 - video and links added by staff to help readers ) Passed NCLEX-RN... Read More

  1. by   shieyecla
    I used Kaplan and was scoring 70-80s but I failed. I took my boards again last month and passed. I used NCSBN for questions and Hurst for content. Hurst was amazing and worth the money!
  2. by   Miss Missy
    How long did you study Hurst content, and what were your scores for the Hurst Q banks?
  3. by   shieyecla
    Quote from Miss Missy
    How long did you study Hurst content, and what were your scores for the Hurst Q banks?
    I took my boards after 45 days. I did not use their qbank I used NCSBN questions because they are hard and challenging. I was scoring 65-100 but mostly 70s.

    Good luck
  4. by   imaltes1983
    I took NCLEX in July 2015 and passed with 75 questions on the first attempt. I took the Hurst review and I must say it was extremely informative. I definitely learned a lot from just the review. I wish my nursing school taught the same way Hurst does. I would absolutely recommend them to everyone.
  5. by   UKtoTX

    I am a UK-educated RN who took an online HURST Review this past July 2015 and passed my NCLEX with 78 questions on first attempt this August 2015. I am so proud =) HURST was undoubtedly an indispensable part of my achieving this goal. I would like to encourage NCLEX takers who use HURST to fully commit to the HURST review philosophy of learning the HURST content thoroughly "without doubt and without hesitation" and honing critical thinking skills. You cannot possibly memorize everything, so I agree with HURST that is better to have a solid core of knowledge than to try to know everything, and to use carefully practiced judgement to decide questions where you do not know the content. Questions came up in this exam that concerned diseases/situations I had barely knew about and I had to have strategies to help me work out those questions; strategies like "acute vs chronic" and "pick the killer" answer. HURST content and strategy will help you in this regard.

    The only slight variant on that advice I would like to leave here is for nurses like myself who did not train in the USA.

    For all y'all FENs out there ;0) please remember that reviews like HURST are as the word makes clear - REVIEWS. They assume that a reviewer will be a US nursing school graduate who has covered the US nursing curriculum in-depth at some time in the past. Therefore if there are areas, say for example OB, that you maybe covered only minimally in your foreign nursing education, you may need to allot some study time and a denser textbook to give yourself a more thorough grounding. Some questions - especially SATAs - can be very hard to get right if you don't have this grounding. That is just my opinion for FEN NCLEX takers. Core content teaching is great to help you focus when you have studied nursing at a US nursing school, but it may leave you without "the bigger picture" in a subject, if you have barely covered that subject before at all. Just bare that in mind when planning your study time.

    I work full-time in ICU so committing time was hard. I would say I needed about 3 months, with at least two full weeks of that period devoted to NCLEX. I studied the HURST review and did 3 out of 6 of the Q-tests, which I found of equivalent difficulty to the NCLEX. I bought the HURST book and studied and wrote in it until it was practically falling apart. I supplemented this with the Prentice Hall series, LaCharity's Prioritization, Delegation and Assignment (if you're acing this I think you're well on your way) and the Lippincott's Alternative Format Q's book. Also liked Davis (it had very challenging questions that I found far harder than NCLEX). I did not, however, take to Kaplan - each to their own, eh.
    Last edit by Joe V on Feb 18, '17
  6. by   beautiiRN2b
    anyone have the link for the old hurst videos?
  7. by   amandavlr
    I passed NCLEX first time - 75 questions - I recommend HURST - just really KNOW the material.
    I also used Saunders and NCLEX Mastery - Good luck!
  8. by   Proverbs16:24
    Hey if anyone with hurst review want to study together, please let me know. I will be getting it next week and seeking a study partner with hurst review videos already. Thanks
  9. by   AriKal

    My answer (especially) to you is short: YES!

    I'm a big fan of HURST, hurst simpily saved me, and I can tell you why!

    You see, I took the Hurst, ati and the Kaplan, and heres my input:

    If you feel that you need to REVIEW your content, then HURST is defiantly for you.
    Hurst breaks down hard nursing science into a simple & short review. it does NOT repeat what you learned back in school in dull & boring presentations.

    Oh, and some may find the southern accent slightly irritating, i find it amusing :P

    the downside of hurst you may say it that they dont have very extensive Qbank, only few hundreds,

    (I wrote about hurst, and compared it to the rest, in my blog. you might find some helpful insights.)

    P.S if you really think you need to practice questions, I'll say you can follow Uworld.
    It's pretty much like Kaplan's Qbank(maybe even better) but u pay as you need, instead of (expensive) Kaplan review