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This is a Article on Student Resources: NCLEX Review Materials in Nursing Student Assistance, part of Nursing Student ... one of the most daunting tasks in nursing school is learning to adapt to the nclex-style questions....by VickyRN Asst. Admin Oct 12, '09one of the most daunting tasks in nursing school is learning to adapt to the nclex-style questions. it is an entirely different way of testing and most students struggle with these types of exams.
i highly recommend the saunders comprehensive review for the nclex-rn examination (4th ed).
in my opinion, it is the best review on the market. make sure you purchase the edition that has the subject material broken down into topics (such as adult neurological disorders or musculoskeletal disorders). that way, you can follow along with your nursing school lectures. you then need to take the time to practice! don't just answer the questions, but delve deeper. analyze each answer - and the rationale provided by saunders - as to why the answer was right or wrong. make sure you understand the rationales. doing this will greatly improve your test-taking skills and your comprehension of the course content material.
excerpts from nclex review books from google book search:
lippincott’s review for nclex-rn
lippincott’s q & a review for nclex-rn
nclex-rn questions & answers made incredibly easy!: 3,500 + questions!
nclex-rn review made incredibly easy!
nclex-rn for dummies
kaplan nclex-rn: medications you need to know for the exam
cracking the nclex, 7th edition
nclex-rn review guide
how to prepare for the nclex-rn using cat
nclex q & a
free online sites:
2009 nclex examination bulletin
prentice hall's nclex question of the week
elsevier question of the week
prentice hall medical-surgical nursing nclex review questions - click on a chapter as you scroll down the page, then click on “nclex review” in the left side-bar.
nclex practice questions 1-10
nclex practice questions 11-20
nclex practice questions 21-30
nclex practice questions 31-40
free nclex quizzes (scroll to bottom of page)
sample nclex questions
nclex and hesi practice test
nclex format - nclex testing format of the nclex exam - pearson vue
nursing 436 nclex review questions
introduction to professional nursing practice
heart sounds review questions
lung sounds review questionsLast edit by VickyRN on Oct 17, '09
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- Oct 20, '09 by SonyaSN2010Thank you for this fabulous offer! I've heard only great things about this book, however my pocketbook was not ready to pay the $40-60 price. I tried all book sites and this is the lowest price! I will use the book in good health and for good studies.
- Oct 20, '09 by Elorraine11This is really great! thanks!
- Oct 21, '09 by CT.EMT.RNI signed up for the Borders Rewards Card and receive coupons for up to 30% off any product to help defray some of the high cost of books. Saunders was such a big help in RN School that I got one for my brother. When it comes time to sit for the NCLEX...get a large group together to get a good discount from Kaplan. I put aside $10-$20 each week a few months ahead of graduation and took it. The knowledge you gain is....priceless....many people who took the Kaplan prep in my RN class, had the computer turn off in the 70's and passed while a majority who didn't, ended up answering 230+ questions. Just food for thought.
- Oct 21, '09 by kenyohunt1I saw another post today that said the Saunders review book is on sale at amazon.com for $24.95 I think. Hope this helps.
- Oct 21, '09 by oncnursemsnVicky,
Wow. Thank you so much. I will advise my students to look up your allnurses site. Again, you are an amazing resource to my students.
- Oct 21, '09 by CruzLabuzonThank you for the tips.
- Oct 22, '09 by tlc2uvickyrn,
i love reading your articles here on allnurses. when i see an article here that you have written i know it is always worth reading. thank you for sharing with all of us here at allnurses.
in hindsite after completing lpn school and studying and passing my nclex i fully realize the value of the saunders nclex book.
i used this book "some" throughout nursing school. however, if i had taken the time during school to familiarize myself with all this book has to offer i believe nursing school would have been much less stressful for me.
i highly recommend all nursing school students get the latest version and don't just look at the 1 chapter for the body system you are studying but use the "content list" as a guide to other pertinent chapters. below is information from another post about how to put this book to best use.
saunders nclex study guide does break the material down into the body systems. ( use the newest version if you can it has multiple choice questions and the new style questions you'll want to practice as well).
look at the "contents list" in the front of the book as there are seperate chapters that also have information pertinent to many of the body systems.
"perioperative care" may be pertinent to most of the systems.
"care of a client with a tube''
"nutrition" (esp. k+ in cardiac)
nutrition needs for renal problems (uti, dialysis etc.).
nutrition for celiac disease etc..
there is a very valuable chapter in this book to help with taking tests in nursing school.
my suggestion fully absorb the chapter on "test taking strategies"
my 3rd edition saunders has 12 test taking strategies in it.
1. on "one sheet" of paper make a list of those strategies in the form of questions to ask yourself. use the list every time you practice questions until it becomes automatic for you to recall these strategies.
this list from another website is helpful as well. get used to asking yourself these questions before you answer test questions.
2. when you start studying a system in class. look at the "contents" list in saunders and determine any relevant chapters.
3. don't read those chapters yet. do read the questions and answer them. in your saunders book (in pencil so you can erase it) put a check or x for if you answered the question right or wrong.
4. look at your list of test taking strategies. beside each question write the number of the test taking strategy that would be useful to answering the question.
5. pay close attention to the questions you got wrong. when you do enough questions you will begin to see a pattern to which test taking strategies you need to improve on.
6. also pay close attention to the specific information being discussed in the questions. read the answers and rationales. (use the information in the questions and rationales as a guide to understanding what are the important points for this system) notice what the questions are asking about. is it specific medications? is it pertinent lab values? is it specific positioning of the client?
7. before you read your textbook chapters. answer any questions in saunders that is pertinent to the body system and to your lectures and notes. glance over the saunders chapters. glance at the boxes, charts, lists, and pictures in saunders and your textbook that pertain to your lectures and notes. depending on how much time you have to study use a little of that time to get a good idea of the big picture first and then read your chapter.Last edit by tlc2u on Oct 22, '09
- Oct 22, '09 by RoxyRN2Bwow, thanks for this great list of books. i was at barnes & nobles this past weekend and i was browsing nclex review books, but i couldn't make up my mind on a good. i decided to get on alnursses.com for some suggestions and, to my surprise, your post was the first thing i saw.
- Oct 22, '09 by howsoonThanks so much for this!!