I had a friend take the nclex yesterday and she studied from kaplan, medspub, and ncsbn, she told me that ncsbn had questions most like NCLEX and even said some were very very simular!!
i test july 8th
Jul 2, '09
I bought the online review from the NCSBN for just $50 and passed the NCLEX with just 75 questions three weeks ago. I agree that it is a very good review. In fact it was the first review ever made available to nursing students for NCLEX, before all this prep for NCLEX became a big business, according to their website. I did not have money for Kaplan, like some of my classmates, so I bought this and I must say that the value I got far surpassed what I paid for it. I also used the Saunders and Mosbys questions as well which helped me round out my preparation because a friend of mine who took it last year recommended that i study questions from different sources. The only beef i had with the NCSBN questions were with the SATA and Alternative questions, they kinda sucked and I felt were done half-ass. But that only made up like 80 to 100 of the 1200 plus questions. The other questions which were like 1000 questions were very good and I felt were very indicative of what I say on NCLEX. In the end I passed NCLEX with 75 questions and apart from the standard fees paid for licensure and exam i only paid $50 for my NCLEX prep compared to $400 to $500 for Kaplan and i yielded great results, don't ya think ;-)
Last edit by Mexarican on Jul 2, '09