I know exactly how you feel, I'm also the only male in the class and must get through the program. The best book I've found is Saunders RN NCLEX review 4th edition. It is broken down by section and has at least 20 questions for each part in the book, plus there is a CD with many more questions also broken down by section, i.e. F & E, OB, Peds etc. Although it is a great book and give you a beet grasp of how the test questions are written and what to look for when answering, it is of no help to my school's tests, my schools
exams are at least twice as hard as any NCLEX practice tests I've taken from any book. I attend Midlands Technical College in Columbia, S.C., you almost have to have a couple years experience in the nursing field to answer the school's exam questions. They also appear to have an unwritten rule that NO ONE will pass med surg two or Peds and OB on the first attempt. These courses are in the third semester of clinical course work and have a drop/fail rate of 80%, which the school and instructors are very proud of, for what reason I have no idea, and the school doesn't even have a 100% NCLEX pass rate, only about 95%. I had a 98 average for each course, Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Micro, BIO 240 - Diet and Nutrition, Fundamentals of nursing, Med Surg I until now. I had graduated from my Bachelors degree Magna Cum Laude, but the nursing course I'm in now is eating my breakfast, lunch and dinner. The last test we took last week had an average score of 62 %, which includes everyone who took the test, my school requires an 80% to pass the test. No one passed the first two tests in this third semester. Everyone is failing, which seems to indicate a problem with either the tests or the instructors, not the students.