Well after being bombarded by who is better and who is worse or horrible I decided on a plan for my studies toward the NCLEX so I hope this will be to my benefit. So what's the $500 dollar question? Well it's really simple...Who did you choose for the review of NCLEX RN and how much did that cost you?
We all know the big guns Kaplan charge 500 big bucks..ok well $499 for the detail review with the q bank. I'm opting for NCSBN RN review with an 8 week review at $100. I am also using the NSNA Delmar review at a cheap $62 bucks and the purpose of this is they have CAT logic implementation as well as a lot of knowledge based questions, because I know content is my weak point. Will being cheap lead to my ultimate demise? I guess we will find out in the months to come but I've seen people pass and fail with all sorts of reviews, and spending way more than $500 to learn stuff they already learned from nursing school. I even found this youtube video that claims they found the "secret to passing the NCLEX RN" and of course you click on the link to find out the secrets then they ask for you credit card number.
That's all the NCLEX reviews really come down to...taking your credit card number and seeing how much money they could get by banking on the fears of nervous students...fears that failing is not an option and if you don't pay up, you will fail.
Well I beg to defer. there is no secret. When it comes down to it people who use reviews seldom take full advantage of all its resourses, almost never complete all of the modules and test questions and they are surprised they fail. Then how do you explain the people who use 1 single textbook like, only the Saunders, did no reviews and they passed with 75 questions?
I say people should stop being fearful, stop being wishy washy with your studies and get down to the business of studying. Do that and you will pass you NCLEX no doubth.
I will keep a detail record of my study habits and repost my progress. Good luck to everyone about to take the NCLEX RN.