Would you recommend Lippincott's Review for NCLEX-RN?

  1. Hi everyone :-)

    Happy Tuesday! Just got Lippincott's Review for NCLEX-RN, and goodness gracious it has 5,000 questions! For those of you who used this book for the exam, did you finish most/all the questions in the book first then moved to the cd-rom? After this, I got to do Kaplan's...can't wait

    Have a great day and thanks for the feedback

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  3. by   Heather333
    I used Lippincott's for my NCLEX review. I did a lot of the questions from the book but mostly used the CD-ROM. I switched back and forth in the beginning but in the end I used the CD. I think I did about 3,000 questions between the both of them.

  4. by   meownsmile
    I used Lippincott. I did a mix of both book and cd-rom. I also used Saunders and after taking the test found that it was more similar in the way the questions were formatted to NCLEX. Saunders i felt had very good study tips and explainations of how to choose correct answers.
  5. by   futurecdrn
    Meownsmile-what kind of Saunders book did you use? Is it the Saunders Comprehensive (green) or Saunders Q & A (yellow)? Thank you!

    Reviewing for NCLEX-RN can really increase my anxiety so I'm doing my best to get organized and plan to pass.
  6. by   Sleepyeyes
    I had a Lippincott, a Mosby and both Saunders! :chuckle:
    I liked Saunders the best because that one explained why all the other answers were WRONG. So I learned a lot while I was studying.

    And I passed. Of course, that was 3 years ago....
  7. by   Jonty45
    As a newly registered NY RN about to come and work in the US of A I used Mosby which was a very good study aid. I can almost understand most of the posts now!!
  8. by   meownsmile
    The Saunders that i used was actually a loaner from a friend who graduated last year. It was Saunders Q&A review for NCLEX-RN. I just liked it and found after i took the test that i seemed to more resemble the way the test questions were formatted. The rationals explained well why certain ones werent good answers and why the right one should have been chosen over the others. Just seemed that until i used the Saunders i wasnt quit picking up on the KEY words in the questions. Just my opinoin,, what works for one doesnt always work for someone else.
    Look at the review books closely before you spend the money on one and see if it is what you can work with. For a little longer look see if the college library or one of your instructors have some you can look at for comparision. Then spend the money on the one that fits your study style.
  9. by   CharmRN
    Meownsmile-Thanks for your feedback on Saunders Q & A. I see what you mean that Saunders Q & A seemed to be better in laying out the rationales for correct and incorrect answers, and emphasizes strategies. I bought Lippincott but I will exchange it for Saunders since after reviewing it, I feel like I can adapt to it more effectively. Did you use the book or cd-rom more?

    Thank you and have a great day :-)
  10. by   meownsmile
    I intermixed, used both.
  11. by   ERDIVA2B
    I used the lippincott cd rom and used Kaplan its easy reading and gets you in the nclex mind set, the cd rom in study mode is great too! it gives you the rationale and the technique of how your should come up with the answer!