Which Nclex-rn Book Is Best

  1. I Need A Couple Of Honest Opinions. I Was Told That Using A Nclex Book (studying The Format Of The Questions) Would Help Me Out With The Way They Format The Questions In Nursing School (you Know ...everything Is A Senario). I Just Wanted To Know Which Book Would Be Helpful. I'm Thinking About Lippincott's But I Really Want To Know What You Guys Think.

    Thanks In Advance.
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  3. by   CCU NRS
    Quote from jemommy
    I Need A Couple Of Honest Opinions. I Was Told That Using A Nclex Book (studying The Format Of The Questions) Would Help Me Out With The Way They Format The Questions In Nursing School (you Know ...everything Is A Senario). I Just Wanted To Know Which Book Would Be Helpful. I'm Thinking About Lippincott's But I Really Want To Know What You Guys Think.

    Thanks In Advance.
    Check out as many different ones as you can from the library, if you are in a town of any size or even from the School.

    I liked Kaplan, (hint) I also just checked several out of the library and did not buy one. At your Metro Library they may even have the disc with the book mine did which I used to take the practice questions over and over. One of my instructors said something about you should answer at least 600 practice questions to prepare, don't know where she got this number probably from some magical instructor book.LOL In the front of the Kaplan it has test taking strategies and other helpeful hints be sure to read these.
    Last edit by CCU NRS on Feb 18, '04
  4. by   PHM
    Alot of us are using the Lippincott, as well. I like it's format and also like it for a quick review for class lecture.

    Many of us also have the Saunders review book (large light green color). We were told to only use books that have the answers as well as rationales. Makes sense. The rationales will help you to understand the subject knowledge and that's what's really important.

    Good luck,
    Phil


    Quote from CCU NRS
    Check out as many different ones as you can from the library, if you are in a town of any size or even from the School.

    I liked Kaplan, (hint) I also just checked several out of the library and did not buy one. At your Metro Library they may even have the disc with the book mine did which I used to take the practice questions over and over. One of my instructors said something about you should answer at least 600 practice questions to prepare, don't know where she got this number probably from some magical instructor book.LOL In the front of the Kaplan it has test taking strategies and other helpeful hints be sure to read these.
  5. by   pcat
    I really liked Saunders. I figured out that my patho professor used questions from that book and it really helped out. It was helpful for other classes as well. I like it because it breaks content down by systems and has outlines and questions.
  6. by   NICUbabyRN
    I also like saunders.
  7. by   jemommyRN
    Thank you guys for all of your replies. I never even thought to check one out at the library to see which one fits me the best.
  8. by   KimRN03
    Saunders or Mosby...great for studying for exams.
  9. by   wv_nurse 2003
    Look at as many as you can--I like the books that are divided up by body system--it makes it easier to use when studying for exams in school.
  10. by   NicuNsg
    Lippincott and Kaplan are good. But....Saunders was the best! The questions help you to think and give you more content, we all have to go back a remind ourselves about first semester....hehehe! I had so much stuff going on when I took my Nclex the 1st time, that as you could tell I failed. I took a Nclex course at work which used content review (not all of it, just focused on a few things) of what you really need to know and practiced questions on the computer. Then passed it. Lippincott was great for school to study by, but word to the wise Kaplan is good...but doesn't work for everyone....if you read the forward pages it states they give strategies for taking the CAT. There is a bell curve to our learning, Saunders tells you just what you need to know and how to break it down. Good luck!
  11. by   jemommyRN
    Congratulations KimRN03 and that thank you guys for responding. I am going to look at a couple different ones.
  12. by   orchid
    hi passed my NCLEX today..am so happy...its a stressful time but worth it sent you an email if you are interested in books. I used several.
  13. by   leslieRN2B
    Not being prejudice or anything but one of our faculty members has written questions for the green Saunders book. I think Sauders has good books as does Kaplan.
  14. by   Thebeeguy
    I also liked Saunders and Kaplan.

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