NCLEX RN -- what study guides do you recommend?

  1. I wanted to buy a good overall study book and figured I might as well get a NCLEX review book. The bookstore had about 5 different ones!

    Which did you use / find helpful / hate etc...
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  3. by   EMTPTORN
    This is the book... has an excellent CD with questions, too. All chapters are seperated, ie you can study cardiology, renal, whatever, seperatly, or you can do a comprehensive test, too.

    ISBN # 0-7216-9235-4

  4. by   javamom
    I was wondering the same thing!
  5. by   ERDIVA2B
    I would suggest the Kaplan review because it teaches you on how you should think about the NCLEX and learn to dissect the questions. I found it most helpful and I passed with minimum amount of questions! A friend lent me his Kaplan CD Roms from the course he actually paid for and it does a diagnostic exam first that tells you your weak areas then you can focus! it is not a comprehensive review book by any means but it does get you thinking in the NCLEX mind frame!! Check it out! and Good Luck!
  6. by   mightynurse
    Hi there all RNs and future RN's !

    I was wondering if anyone is interested in anyone of the follwing CD-ROMS to help them prepare for the NCLEX:
    1. Kaplan 7 test Question Trainer
    2. Saunders Comprehensive REview for NCLEX-RN 2nd Ed.
    3. Lippincott REview for NCLEX-RN 7th Ed.
    4. Springhouse NCLEX 3000
    5. Davis's NCLEX-RN Success
    6. Princeton Review, Cracking the NCLEX-RN
    I am willing to share these CDs with anyone who may need them, if interested e-mail me at for further details.

    Happy Studying !!!!
  7. by   Vsummer1
    I emailed you and pm'd you! I am interested! Thanks!
  8. by   BMS4
    I definitely recommend you read Kaplan's. And I used Lippincott for study questions. Good luck.
  9. by   Sleepyeyes
    I liked Saunders (and I bought about 3 different ones) because it told you WHY the wrong answers were wrong, as well as why the right answer was right.

    So I learned a lot, and I passed my boards in 2000. Good luck.