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i'm so confuse please do help me

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i have been reading saunders for 3 weeks now and i have come across this kaplan qbank as a supplemental reviewer... is it really helpful if i'll just buy the kaplan qbank which is 299 rather than buying the complete course? coz anyway i will be reviewing in excell nursing for the next month. help me... :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::crying2::crying2::crying2:

My opinion is I would wanna know how to answer the question before I just do questions. With Kaplan they will teach you good strategies on how to answer there questions. I found there questions to be very challenging. I took Kaplan after my second time failing and turned right around and failed NCLEX again right after Kaplan. What helped me is Linda LaCharity book and exam cram after failing boards 3x and passed with 75 with those two books.

You need to do what you feel is necessary to get you ready for the test. You can buy all the study aids and attend all the review courses in the world, but it won't do any good unless you buckle down and attack and master the material.

I failed my NCLEX-RN on my first try. Back then i was only using Saunder's 4th Ed. I have been reading articles here before and they said doing Saunder's and Kaplan's Qbank is a good review already, well as for me im self reviewing..My friend also said Qbank is very good since the questions are in the level of the actual exam and he added that Qbank is the only way out! haha :rotfl: Anyway, the best way to utilize both is do the saunder's first and after finishing or doing atleast 2500 questions from it, proceed with the qbank. (It's what i'm doing) :)

Rationale: Saunder's is basic, Kaplan is complex..:)

Hope that helps! Good luck to all of us takers!

My opinion is I would wanna know how to answer the question before I just do questions. With Kaplan they will teach you good strategies on how to answer there questions. I found there questions to be very challenging. I took Kaplan after my second time failing and turned right around and failed NCLEX again right after Kaplan. What helped me is Linda LaCharity book and exam cram after failing boards 3x and passed with 75 with those two books.

Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment: Practice Exercises for Medical-Surgical Nursing http://www.amazon.com/Prioritization-Delegation-Assignment-Exercises-Medical-Surgical/dp/0323044077/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1263920670&sr=8-1

http://www.amazon.com/NCLEX-RN-Exam-Cram-Wilda-Rinehart/dp/0789737051/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1263920963&sr=1-1

The link you presented is for the Linda LaCharity book, which is the one that people recommend in addition to Saunders and/or other review books.

The link you presented is for the Linda LaCharity book, which is the one that people recommend in addition to Saunders and/or other review books.

yeah but how about the exam cram? i'm kindda confused on which book is it the exam cram practice questions or the exam cram 2nd edition?

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Exam Cram has two types of books one is just questions and the other one has content and questions. The CD in both books are same. Either book is very helpful. I had both books, I also had Linda Lachrity book and that was very very helpful to me. I also took Kaplan course, I failed the first time and Kaplan offered me free classes again which I went. It did helped me how to answer the quetions, but Exam Cram and Linda Lachrity helped me a lot. Exam Cram has similar questions as Nclex. You do have to know your content, which we all forget after few months since schools are done. I would suggest that if you don't feel comfortable on content you should go over first. There is lots of SATA quetions that requires content. When you are taking test either practice or real test, always think what would you do as a nurse if you are at the bedside for that pt. that kind helps to answer the question. Also know your infection control I had a lots of them. Good Luck to you and stay positive, and stay clam when you go for your test. The other thing helped me is I used ear plugs. Also I wrote down my labs on the white board that they give us before my test. I also posted infection control thing, how to remeber. If you can't find it let me know. Someone posted long time ago.

You need to do what you feel is necessary to get you ready for the test. You can buy all the study aids and attend all the review courses in the world, but it won't do any good unless you buckle down and attack and master the material.

There is no secret formula or strategy to pass the NCLEX. Master the material and you will pass. Just don't go overboard and memorize everything cause that is pointless also.