Are Saunders questions similar to NCLEX?

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    Hey everyone! I'm currently reviewing from the saunders book (the yellow one) and they seem much easier to me than the questions offered by Kaplan bank.

    For the people who used the Saunders and passed NCLEX, did you feel it was similar to the NCLEX exam?
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    I'm currently using Saunders and would like the answer to this question as well. Questions do seem a bit easy, or maybe we're just SMART! :-)
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    I took NCLEX yesterday and had 75 questions, and while I don't know for sure I passed, I got the good pop-up. I think that Saunders questions are definitely easier than NCLEX, and Kaplan's were way more similar to what you'll see with NCLEX.
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    Saunders Q I thought were way easier than Kaplans...& the NCLEX style Q are very similar to kaplan. I used Saunders for content mostly. I didn't buy the big Q&A book
    Isthisforreal? and Soliloquy like this.
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    Thank you for the responses!

    Also, how many hours a day did you guys study and for how long? My brain works in such a way that I can't seem to do more than 125 questions a day and I have to break that up into sections.
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    I started studying when I scheduled on May 31st and took mine yesterday. There were a few days that I didn't really study at all because of work or just feeling burned out. I studied anywhere from an hour or two a day, to there was one day when I ended up staying at Panera for 7 hours.
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    Quote from zipzip314
    I started studying when I scheduled on May 31st and took mine yesterday. There were a few days that I didn't really study at all because of work or just feeling burned out. I studied anywhere from an hour or two a day, to there was one day when I ended up staying at Panera for 7 hours.
    Thanks for the response, zip zip! I take my exam on July 1st which is 3 weeks from when I started. I never feel confident because "good" scores to me should be in the 80% and 90% and I'm definitely not seeing that when I do Kaplan or Hurst. lol Saunders yes. But not the other two.
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    Quote from Soliloquy
    Thanks for the response, zip zip! I take my exam on July 1st which is 3 weeks from when I started. I never feel confident because "good" scores to me should be in the 80% and 90% and I'm definitely not seeing that when I do Kaplan or Hurst. lol Saunders yes. But not the other two.
    My highest percentage with Hurst was 82% and I got a 75% on the 265 practice test in the back of the Kaplan strategies book. I didn't have the Kaplan qbank or anything.
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    use kaplan, they are much harder than saunders and definitely on par with NCLEX questions.
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    Saunders is 'easier' because its testing mainly on content (lower level, below pass level questions) based whereas the Kaplans are the higher level questions (analysis and application).

    I found the NCLEX to mirror the Kaplan qtrainers. Even the format and screen set up and colors were exactly the same. After a few questions I forgot it was the NCLEX and was thinking/feeling like I was taking a Kaplan test
    williamsa, mso819, and Isthisforreal? like this.


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