I took both reviews.The kaplan was paid for by my school.I however felt that it didnt teach rationales.I went to a school where we had to self teach because the instructors were not up to par.Our med surg one just read the power point back to us and couldn't answer questions or give any rationales to save her life.
So i decided that the kaplan wouldnt be enough and i paid for the Hurst.It was the best 300 bucks i ever spent.I feel that one can pass with just the Hurst review.Its a content review with detailed rationales .I only did the 7 exams on kaplan and was making 75% and above after i had completed the Hurst review.
I took my boards on Monday in Texas, 75 questions in about an hour.I was sure i had failed because the exam felt easy to me.I did the pearsonvue trick immediately after and got the pop up and today morning i found that i had passed.
I now realize the exam only felt easy because of the preparation that i got from Hurst.I could hear Marlene's voice through out my exam saying..."no one ever died from pain....' and 'pick the killer answer".
Anyway, i just wanted to help anyone who is trying to decide on which review to take and to wish you all the best.