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Kaplan? Hurst?

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by joannamdv joannamdv (Member)

joannamdv has 2 years experience .

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Hi all,

It's my first time posting here. I'll be graduating in a few a months and I was wondering if anyone has used Kaplan or Hurst? If so, do you felt that it helped you and that it's worth the money? Also, has anyone just reviewed on their own using NCLEX books? Just wondering if I need to invest money into these review classes or if I should take the test first (while reviewing on my own) and going from there. Thanks all :nurse:

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I really suggest doing a review course. I did NEC.. you know, the people who created those really cool visuals to help you remember conditions. https://www.facebook.com/pages/NCLEX-NEC/90904973295

I haven't taken the NCLEX yet, but NEC is really helping me. I'm also doing Kaplan questions. My friend did a Kaplan course and she passed it the first time. She just did a whole bunch of their questions.

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joannamdv has 2 years experience.

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I never knew that NEC had a review course! Thank you for letting me know, I'll check it out. I've just always been so unsure as to whether or not I should take a review course. I've had a good amount of people tell me to just take the NCLEX and review on my own without a review course. I've also had lots of people tell me how helpful these courses are. So I've just been shopping around for more opinions. Good luck on your NCLEX by the way! You'll do great!

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Get the Kaplan course. It works wonders and it is all worth it. I took the Kaplan course, ended up doing 75 questions on NCLEX and passed on my first try. :)

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Hurst has a good reputation. Have read some negative responses about Kaplan, but most people find it useful too. Check them out online and see which seems better for you. If you can afford it, do both. Can't hurt, except your wallet. Good luck.

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I just finished the Kaplan course and I am glad that I took it. It really teaches you the ins and outs of NCLEX something I think is hard to learn on your own. You also get access to several oline practice tests and over a 1000 questions in a Q BAnk so it is very helpful.

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kponderRN has 2 years experience and specializes in Telemetry.

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Honestly I think it depends on your learning style and what you want out of the review course. I took Hurst and loved it (passed NCLEX on the first try w/ 75 questions) they break the material down in easy to memorize ways and it is funny also! They pretty much cover all the material you could ever need to know for NCLEX. I think Kaplan is tips in passing the NCLEX...not so much a breakdown of knowledge content. I bought the Kaplan review book just for the extra questions that they have at the end of the chapters and the 265 test at the back of the book.

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Yes. Kaplan does not cover much of any content. They do give you a course book that breaks down everything you need to know, however content is up to you to review. It probably does depend on the person. For me it was easier to review the content on my own, and it was helpful to have the teacher explain the nclex and i find the decision tree very helpful when answering nclex questions. Some questions are very tricky, you can know all the content you want however you still may get the wrong answer.

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