The Hurst review helped me to pass NCLEX when I decided to finally take the boards.....15 years out of school. Yes, it its a REVIEW of things you should already know, but Marlene spends a bit of time helping you think about NCLEX along the way...she emphasizes things like:
-If you've never heard of something, don't pick it!
-This is a safety test and every question has a potential death in it
-pick the KILLER answer
This type of advice is sprinkled in with the content. She does an excellent job of reviewing content, providing you with 'tricks' to remember things and then giving you testing tips at the exact time that you are overwhelmed with info, so that she keeps your interest. She's amazing.
I sometimes see people here who said that they did not pass after taking the Hurst Review, but keep in mind that attending a review class (any review class) is not enough to make you pass. You *have* to study and know the material they present.
Hurst aims at sifting through the 2 years of material of nursing school
, and presenting you with the MOST important topics covered on the nclex. They don't necessarily cover everything, and its not in exhaustive detail. Its about MASTERING a small amount of material and using it to answer the questions you know, as well as things you've never heard of before.
I highly, highly recommend Hurst....and I'm so glad I read someone else's post that did the same that helped me make that decision...its been the best money I've ever spent!