please help me

  1. Hi everyone, I am new user and I graduated nurse RN from India. I am going to take my NCLEX RN exam on April 10th. Can someone tell me what are the good books to read? I am really worried and can't make choice what to read .Everyone I ask they tell me the name of differnt book. PLEASE HELP ME ?
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  3. by   EricJRN
    Welcome to the site! I moved your post to the NCLEX Discussion Forum for more answers.
  4. by   donsterRN
    The one that a lot of people here talk about and seem to like is Saunder's Comprehensive Review for NCLEX-RN. Lots of questions and answers and rationales, along with a CD-ROM for even more review.

    Welcome to All Nurses, and good luck!
  5. by   Anjum
    I just took Kaplan review it is pricy but if you can find a group of people in your area you will get a discount. It will be still close to $360-400 but I believe it was worth it. Good luck.
  6. by   suzanne4
    For a foreign trained RN, only recommend the Saunder's book, it does the best job of explaining the rationales. All of my foreign students pass the first time with it and most do not have English as their primary language.

    Kaplan charges more for the programs for foreign trained nurses, in the range of $600 plus and they do not give a refund if they do not pass the exam.
  7. by   whirlwind
    thats true, ms. suzanne.. i'm foreign based and failed nclex-rn..
    i'm starting on your review tips...
  8. by   renri4
    yeah,right now im reading saunder's 3rd edition, im a foriegn graduate nurse from the philippines and i took nclex last year and unfortunately i failed... i did kaplan last yr. live review class and also online but i didn't make it! but kaplan is good! now,im following Suzanne plan's im doing her first tip... i heard so much of her study plan on this forum and they are all highly recommended because they passed using the book with Suzanne plan. SO,WISH YOU GOODLUCK!!!:smilecoffeecup:
  9. by   hlfpnt
    I'm not foreign trained, but Suzanne's study plan & Saunders is the only way to go!!! Good luck to you!
  10. by   greema
    thank you very much for the nice advise. I am going to the book store and buying the new addition of Saunder's. So according to you guys so this is the only book I should read or u want me to read some other also. My second question is how to memorise the all medication . Is there any tip for that Please tell me . Thank you all of u once again!
    Quote from Don3218
    The one that a lot of people here talk about and seem to like is Saunder's Comprehensive Review for NCLEX-RN. Lots of questions and answers and rationales, along with a CD-ROM for even more review.

    Welcome to All Nurses, and good luck!
  11. by   greema
    Thank you sooooooooo much evary single one for your help. Now I want know if there is easy way to rember all those medications ! Thank you soo much guys ...
    Quote from suzanne4
    For a foreign trained RN, only recommend the Saunder's book, it does the best job of explaining the rationales. All of my foreign students pass the first time with it and most do not have English as their primary language.

    Kaplan charges more for the programs for foreign trained nurses, in the range of $600 plus and they do not give a refund if they do not pass the exam.
  12. by   greema
    Than you very much Suzanne. I am glad to know that I gain some confidence, when I got ur messege. Is there any tip to remember all those medication because they are so many hard to keep in mind ? Do you want me to read all medication near by exam or start right now. I am really affraid. Is Saunder's the only book I should read or u want me to buy any other also ? I heard u have students , Iwant to be one of them.
  13. by   Sheri257
    I would ultimately have to defer with Suzanne when it comes to this subject but, I personally think you need both. I think Saunders is great for basics, especially if you're not familiar with U.S. Nursing.

    But if you really want to feel confident with the most difficult NCLEX questions ... I would also go with Kaplan.

    After taking the exam today, I feel that Saunders was helpful for basic review but Kaplan put it over the top. I know that a lot of people do fine with Saunders alone but, if I had relied upon that alone ... I don't think I personally could have tackled the more difficult questions as well without Kaplan.

    Just my opinion, of course. Maybe it's just a question of confidence but, I feel Kaplan gets you there better than most. Their approach is to make the questions so difficult that, in a way, the NCLEX seems relatively easy. Whereas ... Saunders is a little too basic.

    I say this after having done 4,000 Saunders questions before I got to Kaplan. When I actually took the exam ... it was much more similar to Kaplan than Saunders, IMO.

    :typing
  14. by   donsterRN
    Quote from lizz
    After taking the exam today,
    I hadn't realized you were testing today; congratulations! It seems like you just started your program.

    I'm positive you did well on NCLEX; much good luck and success to you in your future. You've got a good head on your shoulders; I know you'll have a remarkable career.

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