Review Course Advice

  1. I just found out that I failed my nursing boards can antone recommend a review course or pass on some tips to me..Thanks
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  3. by   suzanne4
    Sorry to hear that. Which exam did you prepare for? RN or PN?

    What exactly did you use to prepare and how did you use it?
    Let me know and then we can help you get thru the next exam.:angel2:
  4. by   Palexa3934
    I took the RN exam..
    I used NCSBN's Review for the NCLEX-RN exam and I used a NCLEX-RN Review book by Alice Stein..
    I did horrible on Physiological Adaption and Reduction of Risk potential. I am think of taking a review course but there are so many of them out there that I am not sure what I need to look for and where to start. I appreciate any guidence that you can give me..Thanks

    Quote from suzanne4
    Sorry to hear that. Which exam did you prepare for? RN or PN?

    What exactly did you use to prepare and how did you use it?
    Let me know and then we can help you get thru the next exam.:angel2:
  5. by   suzanne4
    Send me your e-mail address by pm, do not post it here and you will inlcude you in my program.

    In the interim time, I want you to pick up a copy of the Saunder's Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN exam. And I will help you get thru this exam.:angel2:
  6. by   ManyRN2B
    I took the Hurst Review course online and LOVED IT! I highly recommend this review course to anyone that is looking for one. You can do it at your own pace. You have 90 days access. I finished it in one week. Hurst has an excellent pass rate and I know many RN's that only had 75 q's after taking her review course. You can also attend an live review if they have one in your area. I heard the live review was awesome too. Marlene Hurst is funny and makes it entertaining and easy to understand!

    www.hurstreview.com

    Tiffany
  7. by   TexasCCRN
    Hurst review is the only review! It's the best
  8. by   Nickle
    For live reviews, I'm quite fond of Marlene Hurst, too . . . as well as Judith Miller, who does the NSNA review each year.

    For the books, I like Saunders because of the CD-ROM that lets you practice on specific test-plan areas that you're weak in, like Reduction of Risk or Physiological Adaptation. When I do the practice tests in specific content areas (like renal, maternity, peds, cardiac) and then review the grading breakdown of how I did on each type of question, I find that I'm consistently deficient in the same categories (Physiological Adaptation is a weak area for me, too.) So that gives me an idea of where I need to focus my study efforts. Then you can take exams of the CD that test specifically on that particular type of content. On the Saunders CD, choose Exam, then on the next screen, choose either Level of Cognitive Ability, Client Needs, or Integrated Processes to practice on specific test-plan content areas.

    It's just as important to understand test strategies as nursing concepts. The live reviews are really helpful for this. And practice as many questions as you can! Set a daily or weekly goal of xxx questions, then keep notes on stuff you miss so you can review it. Good luck!
  9. by   nurseMargo
    My suggestion would be: do what Suzanne suggests to do!!!! ( hello, Suzanne :hatparty: ). She is the smartest and the best lady ever!!!!!!!!!!!
    I did it and passed NCLEX-RN with 75 questions.
  10. by   suzanne4
    Thanks, Margo.............

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