Published Jul 23, 2009
I was just wanting to know if anyone has taken the Hurst Live Review and was wanting to know your opinion on it. Is the review for LPNs or RNs?
I think it is for both LPN's and RN's, but I am not sure.
Was Hurst good?? Yes. It was a great SIMPLE content review. Did it put concepts into perspective? Yes.
However, I think Hurst was just that.... a great CONTENT review. They did not really go over how to crack the questions. For that, I took Kaplan. I believe with Hurst for content and Kaplan for question break-down, you have a very good chance of doing well.
I took BOTH and passed first time. NCLEX is TOUGH. Be smart. Be prepared. GOOD LUCK!
I agree with the above comment.
Only one person out of my graduating class took Hurst over Kaplan. She said it was not helpful unless you need major content review. They don't focus on answering questions, which is a huge part of the test. Sure, I agree you need to know content but it's even more important to be able to read the question carefully. The person I mentioned passed with 150+ questions. The rest of us have passed with 75. Take that as you wish.
Did you take the Kaplan live review? I bought the book and going to take the Q-bank trainer when I graduate, but I was going to take Hurst live review because they are the only people who are coming close to me.
Thank you. Did you take the Kaplan live review or did you use the book and Q-bank trainer?
I just did the Hurst since it was a school requirement before they sent our info out...we only had to pay $50 of the total fee. I want to do Kaplan but can't afford it, so I just read the strategies book, did the first 180 questions from it (got 124 right out of the 180 ). I am still going thru my Hurst book once more because some content I do have trouble with, but once I finish it, I'm going to use the Kaplan cd to do the other questions to see if I improve any.
I was skeptical of Hurst at first and I really wanted to do Kaplan since everyone was talking about it, but I ended up going to Hurst because of peer pressure haha (and also because it was cheaper than Kaplan) In the end, I'm glad I did Hurst. Anyway, aside from content review, Marlene Hurst also gave a lot of tips regarding test taking strategies. Sure, it's not as scientific-like as Kaplan, but she had a LOT of delicious pointers there regarding the NCLEX exam. I even remember being in the middle of NCLEX and almost hearing Marlene's voice everytime I analyze each options lol
I strongly recommend Hurst Review. It's an excellent basic content review, entertaining to boot. If you know your core content like the back of your hand, you'll be prepared with whatever NCLEX throws at you. I can honestly say I passed NCLEX because of Hurst review.
Oh wow...Only $50 for Hurst? Lucky.
Thanks so much. I am going to do it now thanks to everyone.
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