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ERI PreRN Review

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by shape0fmyheart shape0fmyheart (New Member) New Member

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Has anyone gone to this? It's a 4 day, 32 hour review course I believe. I was supposed to go this week and I was blessed with strep throat which has kept me house and bed ridden since Sunday night. Tomorrow is the last day and I figure, what's the point in showing up for the last day?? (BTW, I had strep throat constantly when I was little but I do not remember it hurting *THIS* badly, wow) I did get a classmate of mine to pick me up a book so I will have to meet up with her somewhere to get it, I heard the book is good. I have also heard mixed reviews about the review course. Is it absolutely horrible that I missed it? (My school payed for it for all of us, I did not, or else I would have been going - strep throat or not! :chuckle ). I have been studying on my own, doing 100+ questions a day and slowly going through Saunders Comprehensive Review book. I am also getting a copy of the new NCLEX 3500 from this classmate of mine that picked up an ERI book for me. To anyone that has done ERI review, should I be worried/ticked that I missed it? I'm admittedly a huge worrier/OCDer and I am already having visions of failing the NCLEX and looking back saying, "If only I went to ERI!" :rolleyes:

On a better note, at least the strep waited til the day after graduation to bless me.

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RainDreamer has 8 years experience and works as a NICU RN.

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We did the ERI PreRN Review 4 days during the week of graduation. The book is helpful. But as far as sitting in the class for 8 hours per day, for 4 days ..... I don't think that was terribly helpful. There's just so much info to go over, and sitting there for 8 hours, just reviewing material .... it's information overload. It wasn't all that helpful for me. I have the book and I'm reviewing things out of the book ... the book is great and it helps because I can go through it at a slower rate and take more time reviewing the stuff that I need to review.

I would recommend just reviewing the book. I did take some notes during the 4 day review though, so I would ask a classmate if maybe you can make a copy of their notes .... but if not, you'll still be fine just reviewing the book. I wouldn't stress over missing out on the live review. Just go through the book and continue doing the 100+ questions a day ... that's exactly what I'm doing. You'll be fine!

And I hope you feel better soon!

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pinkprincessRN works as a RN.

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ERI review course was a total waste of time

on top of that...the rep that came to our school promoted her "own program" claiming all that people that took it had a 100% pass rate.

She says most people passed with 75 questions.

i bought into the idea because of that high pass rate...and addition...it was only $150

biggest mistake ever!!!!!

i shouldve done my research before signing up for it...it was too good to be true...

to make a long story short...

i ended up flunking the nclex the first time...wait 45 days...and paid another $200 to take it again...and paid $300 for kaplan....

Advice: If it sounds too good to be true...it usually is!!!!!!!!!! Go with something established and known to help many. Thank God for Kaplan!!!!!

oh..and i just wanted to add that out of 7 people that signed up for her course....about 5 flunked the nclex......nice huh!!!

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pinkprincessRN works as a RN.

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Just to add to my post...

If there is an ERI rep that comes to your school during the review course and promotes her "own program" called STARTING POINT...

She is NOT allowed to do that.

I contacted ERI already and they are forwarding my emails to the appropriate people.

She basically promoted Starting Point additionaly during the time she was supposed to be teaching ERI course....eri has no links to her program nor did they have no knowledge she was promoting this while she was going to schools to teach the review course.

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belle3672 works as a Hospice Nurse.

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I attended the 4 day review, my school paid for it. It was a waste of time. They do questions right out of the book. The book is ok. Kaplan's book is great for how to read the question, Mosby's and Saunder's CD's are great too. Good Luck!

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WindyhillBSN works as a Telemetry R.N..

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ERI review is a big waste of time.:madface: I wish my school would spend their money on Kaplan instead!

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The book was good. But the 4 day course was not worth it at all. It was mandatory at my school but it was a complete waste of time. If your sick stay home.

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Oooops!?!? Just noticed this thread started in 2005.

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bmoregirl works as a nursing tech.

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Eri was a big waste of time like everyone has said before the book is really good but the live review sucks. I suggest Kaplan

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Is is because most nursing schools are run by stubborn old ladies, we have to suffer though these ridiculous test developed by stubborn old ladies? Maybe some day they will pull their head out of their rectum.

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