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I really want to purchase the online review for $300 but I don't know where to get the $300 from!! I'm so stressed cuz I'm planning to take nclex-pn for the 3rd time. I've been working on nclex 3000 cd questions but I would like to learn the contents as well before I sit for the exam. :confused:

YOUR THOUGHTS ON HURST REVIEW? DID U ATTEND THE LIVE REVIEW OR ONLINE?

nthomp14

Has 2 years experience.

Hi sweetmya,

I attended the live hurst review. They give you many good tips on how to remember content, however it is not very in depth; more broad but they do cover every category. The practice questions that come with it did not help me at all and were a lot easier than the actual NCLEX ones. I have failed the NCLEX Rn 2 times now :( which is very frustrating. I hope that my advice can help you!

Hi sweetmya,

I attended the live hurst review. They give you many good tips on how to remember content, however it is not very in depth; more broad but they do cover every category. The practice questions that come with it did not help me at all and were a lot easier than the actual NCLEX ones. I have failed the NCLEX Rn 2 times now :( which is very frustrating. I hope that my advice can help you!

Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. I heard pretty good feedback about this review and I'm willing to waste another $300 & give it a shot. Ya, I would like to learn good tips on how to remember contents as well and that's all I really care about I guess. Hey, keep practicing questions and one day u will pass the exam. Don't loose hope hun.

nthomp14

Has 2 years experience.

Thanks so much and good luck to you as well. I hope the Hurst review will help!

Thanks so much and good luck to you as well. I hope the Hurst review will help!

I got a hold of some money and bought the review. I just reviewed the fluids and electrolytes a lil bit and liked it so far. It's kinda hard to understand her sometimes cuz of her accent but it's not 2 bad I guess.

THanks. Goodluck 2 u 2.

If you don't have the money for the Hurst review, I suggest you buy the Saunders Comprehensive Review or another test review book and devour it. Many people pass the NCLEX using no more than one review book and you can too. Good luck.

I say if your not strong on content then use the feur review. Very strong on content. I am doing the home study. I love it because I can always go back and listen to the lecture again. They have the content books and the study questions too. I think the Saunders book is good too for the questions. I just ordered two other book on test taking and the alternate questions. I had a few of these when I sat for the exam in Dec 09.

Hey SweetMya. Email me I have some notes that can help you out! I wouldnt of been able to pass with out them.

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lisat380

Specializes in Mental Health,Oncology,Med-Surg.

Good luck sweetmya!

I'm on the same boat with you, I'm taking PN for the 3rd time too and I'm sorry but my account expired already i'm just reviewing her notes again and its easier for me to comprehend. Im planning to take NCLEX on Feb 22nd and doing ExamCram Qs.

When are u planning to take yours?

Good Luck on your studies! We can fight the NCLEX devil hehe :yeah:

Good luck sweetmya!

I'm on the same boat with you, I'm taking PN for the 3rd time too and I'm sorry but my account expired already i'm just reviewing her notes again and its easier for me to comprehend. Im planning to take NCLEX on Feb 22nd and doing ExamCram Qs.

When are u planning to take yours?

Good Luck on your studies! We can fight the NCLEX devil hehe :yeah:

Thanks everyone but I already bought the hurst review.

I haven't scheduled the test date yet cuz I'm trying to get $200 lol since I spent $300 on the review. But I would like to take the test as soon as I finish hurst review. Goodluck 2 u 2. thanks

i could use some help, could you send them to me too!!!!

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I took the live Hurst review January 11-14th of this year. NOT WORTH THE MONEY !!!!! I REPEAT NOT WORTH IT !!! Yes it gives you great test taking tips but you probably could get them from any NCLEXs review book (which Hurst has one of those too for $40 way cheaper and more practice questions than the live review). It does go over all the topics but so broad the NCLEXs have specific questions in regards to disease processes and I had a TON of prioritizing questions. One after another. Marlene Hurst only goes over prioritizing questions a little bit she mostly goes over core content. Overall the review is entertaining but I would rather have used the money for a good movie instead.

In case you are wondering if I'm a dissatistifed customer with Hurst because maybe I didn't pass. I took the NCLExs the 26th of this month and passed the first time with 75 questions. I do not owe that to Hurst I believe I had really good teachers and a good school that has a 98% pass rate.

Good luck with Hurst I hope you get more out of it than I did.

I saw that you bought the hrst review what do u think so far? I was just wondering B/C I was planning on getting also but wasn't sure. I have been out of school since 2008 and need to review alot of content since I have forgotten so much. plz let me know how the hurst is going and is worth the $$.

Thanks in advance

I took Hurst and failed. Not close to NCLEX by a long shot. You'll feel good after the review that's for sure. Then you'll sit for boards waiting to get a "If you see this think this" type of question. A type of question you will never get.

The problem with NCLEX is it's not affiliated nor does it approve or supervise any course or book out there. There should be some source of NCLEX content and practice questions that is of NCLEX. In other words "This is what you should know". Simple right? Not so.

What you have is Hurst's take on it, Saunders take on it and many others.

Why else would people that through the course of nursing school and all it entails hit a brick wall when it comes to boards? People that by the time they graduate are study machines.

All you can do is divide your study time between content and practice questions. From where it doesn't matter much because none of them nail NCLEX though Kaplan's questions are closer than others.

The odds of passing lean more towards the wealth of information you've gathered through your years in nursing school than the five days spent in a review.

Not to say you should not prepare. Review of content and practice questions is a must. Just keep it into perspective.

Think of any course or study aid as supplemental. That's all it can be. If it were anything other than that we would all read the same book or join such and such's miracle "you can't fail if you take this" course and pass.

Sorry if I offend or frighten. I remember something from nursing school called "presenting reality". This is it. I'm also not trying to bash Hurst or any other course. Just to share my own opinion through my experience.

Good luck and someone give me an amen!

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grammer

im taking the online hurst review and listening to feuer because I graduated from school in june 2009, so i dont remember much. but my sister took the boards last month, and she reviewed from hurst, feuer, kaplan, and learning extention (wow, thats a lot huh, she was terrified to fail), she told me that the questions are similar to kaplan "in the way they are asked, format wise..etc." and learning ext helped her learn how to eliminate the wrong answers. so, idk i guess it depends on what you need help with, either "not knowing enough content" or just "help eliminating wrong answers" ....

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im also on hurst review online. i think it's good but do you recommend any good book for practice question for nclex???

In a perfect world where money and time was not an object a good strategy would be the Saunders review and questions book for content and the Kaplan online practice questions for practice in a format closer to NCLEX.

In the real world you're probably going to have enough time to stick to one book or review course. Too many sources will just be too much.

My advice would be if a student were to graduate and wish to take boards within a month or so go with the Kaplan questions with less emphasis on content. Not no content at all just less.The logic being you just got out of school and you will not gain that much content or new material within a month. Practice questions in the style of NCLEX may be of greater advantage.

Three months or more study time and that is if you can spend most of your time studying then half an half content and question would be my plan.

Good luck.

I just started my hurst plan today, does anyone have any ideas on where I should start. Or do you have a mapped out plan for either 5 days, 1 week, or 2 weeks?