1. Hey everyone.

    I didn't have the best of luck with my first attempt at the NCLEX-PN. LONG story...relative had a stroke, I was sick for 3 days before the test, pure test anxiety, blah blah blah.

    Anyway, I got some good anti-anxiety meds from my doctor I work for, and they're helping with that part.

    Has anyone used the Saunders Q&A 2nd edition book with the regular Saunders Review? I have both books, but I don't think I have enough time for Suzanne's program unless I move my test date a few weeks.

    I was just wondering of any other testing materials besides Saunders, as that's mostly what the users on here use, but it obviously does a good job.

    I also have Kaplan's Strategies book, which does seem helpful.

    Last point. On the results mailed from Pearson, where it says "above passing standard, near passing standard, below passing standard" the only one that actually means you pass the "above passing standard" one? Just curious...

    ok enough rambling. Thanks guys!
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  3. by   hlfpnt
    The Saunders review book is your best bet for content & it has more questions than you'll probably have tome to get to. The Q&A book is just more questions & is good for practice. I used both along with Suzanne's study guide & passed first time.
    To the best of my knowledge the one that says "above passing standard" is where you want to be on all of it in order to pass the exam. Hope this helps good luck to you!
  4. by   Nursing28
    For me, Saunder's is the best. Took NCLEX-RN second time and passed with the Saunder's book. Did over 5000 questions. Saunder's is really good for content and Kaplan is good for critical thinking. You need to know the content for NCLEX and apply critical thinking to it as well. I think that is the only way to pass the exam. Good luck