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Wow you have a lot of books...
Look at how many free time you'll have on your vacation. Think if you'll be more willing to read your Saunders book (and take some notes) or if you would rather do questions. Will you be able to find a quiet place with no distaction? I think if you can find 4 hours for yourself almost every day, you should be fine (2 hours in the morning, then 2 hours later in the day for example). Use the books you feel good about. Again, I loved Kaplan for the questions, not so much for the review part of the theory. You might not like Kaplan at all so you shouldn't use it. I can't help you with Hesi and Mosby, I didn't use them...
I do have a lot and something has to go back. I was in the store, didn't know what I wanted, bought a bunch with the plan to return something.
I won't have any free time on my vacation. The free time will be standing in lines for rides. We've done this vacation in the past and we get up early and don't end until really late. There are a few nights at best we come back a little early but it's rare. I will never get time to myself because my husband will have a hard time with the 3 kids in the heat...one has a feeding tube and we had a major issue 2 years ago (very close to calling 911).
I am going to use the PDA in lines and make cards. We are driving and that will a day and a half to get there...so I have that time. The way home we are rushing it some so I will have 1 day to read. I will then have 15+ days before I take NCLEX. I did score well on my ATI predictors (98% chance and 94% chance of passing on my first try).
I think I'm going to return Mosby's. The Made Easy one I wish I could return but it was a present and I've had it for a while and so it has to stay. I've heard great things about the Hesi and it's slim so I may keep that. I also heard the Saunders and the Exam Cram. So I need to decide if I want to keep The Hesi and Exam Cram because those are the only ones I can return.
So what stays...
Lippincot (I don't count this one...I used it a while back and didn't like it but can't return it)
Made Incredibly Easy (has to stay....not the best book)
So I have 1 I feel is really good.
Could be returned...
Hesi Conprehensive Review for NCLEX
Mosby (I'm feeling like that one needs to go back)
Exam Cram (can go back but I did hear good things.
I also am easy distracted so more then one book will help me make sure my mind doesn't wander off.
I hate that there are so many books.