Which NCLEX review book to get...

  1. so far I'm between
    KAPLAN
    NCLEX review made incredibly easy
    Mosby's NCLEX review

    What helped you pass the NCLEX...i'm due to take boards in june/july and need to start studying....I want a book that just just have questions but has a review of everything..... what helped YOU?
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  3. by   maolin
    I haven't taken my boards, but Saunder's Comprehensive Review is tremendously helpful for studying for my course exams. It has outlines & notes of material, practice questions, rationales of answers (both why the correct is correct and the distractors are wrong, as well as strategy). Saunders has several NCLEX reviews, I believe the Comprehensive is the best b/c of the notes.
  4. by   maolin
    For got to add - it also comes w/ a CDROM w/ a bunch (1600+/-) of questions as well, so you get the practice of taking computer tests.
  5. by   can25rn
    Take as many computer exams as you can....they are extremely helpful. I took boards 2 yrs ago and found the Mosby's flashcards helpful too b/c I kept some in the car and in my purse and they were everywhere so when I had 10 minutes I was studying. Good luck!!!!
  6. by   suzanne4
    I only recommend Saunders...........nothing else..........the explanations are the best............and my students pass............

    Your choice...........
  7. by   punnit_square
    Quote from KEVIN88GT
    so far I'm between
    KAPLAN
    NCLEX review made incredibly easy
    Mosby's NCLEX review

    What helped you pass the NCLEX...i'm due to take boards in june/july and need to start studying....I want a book that just just have questions but has a review of everything..... what helped YOU?
    I recently ordered the Kaplan NCLEX-RN because I was told it is fantastic. Personally, I am more interested in the CD. I currently have Lippincott. The book is very good, but the disk is mediocre . . . it only has 300 questions in the test bank.
  8. by   KEVIN88GT
    anyone else? Looking for more input.
  9. by   letina
    ncsbn online review course www.learningext.com

  10. by   madwife2002
    Quote from letina
    ncsbn online review course www.learningext.com

    I second tina's suggestion and would add in
    NCLEX-RN review by Stein and Miller it has a CD rom with questions, and 20 audio CD's, going over all you need in nclex. It also has 2200 questions inside book.
    Good Luck
  11. by   starcandy
    I think Saunders Comprehensive and Kaplan was the best source to learn the techniques in answering questions. Ncsbn online review course www.learningext.com was very economical and it was good general review. After passing the NCLEX, I tossed my Saunders book, which I regret because I would have been a good resource for my first year of nursing.
  12. by   daisywill
    Definitely Saunders comprehensive review for NCLEX-RN. Perfect book. Need I say more. I have not found any other book as good as this one. Definitely dont get Mosbys NCLEX review. I have that and it sucks and dont waste your money on incredibly made easy. It does not top Saunders. I want to kiss the publisher.
  13. by   KimberlyT
    Quote from KEVIN88GT
    so far I'm between
    KAPLAN
    NCLEX review made incredibly easy
    Mosby's NCLEX review

    What helped you pass the NCLEX...i'm due to take boards in june/july and need to start studying....I want a book that just just have questions but has a review of everything..... what helped YOU?
    I second the opinion of some of the other responders. I liked Saunders a lot. It is kind of offputting at first since it is INCREDIBLY comprehensive, but then that's what you need to do a good review. I did NOT, however, read the whole book. I also had the first 2 books you mentioned and liked them. I also took the Kaplan course and read a 2003 version of their book. Aside from my Kaplan course (and the extra 20+ hours I spent taking tests at their site after the course), I spent the most time with Saunders, both the book and the great CD it comes with. Kaplan spends a lot of time in its book imparting these little strategies, which I confess I did not use when I took the NCLEX (I passed with 75 questions in a 2 1/2 hour blur.) If you only get 1 book, I'd go with Saunders.
  14. by   ManyRN2B
    I agree Saunders is really good. I don't have the comprehensive review for Saunders but I have the Q&A CD for Saunders. I bought the Comprehensive review from Nursing Education Consultants called NCLEX-RN A comprehensive Study guide 5th edition.

    Here is their website.
    http://www.nursinged.com/resources/rn_book.asp

    They are the same authors that write the Memory Notebook of Nursing. I love those books! They really helped me understand some tough concepts with pictures and mnemonics. I really like their book. At the end of each system, it has drug charts with side effect, client education. It also has diagnostic tests for each system at the end of the chapter. Really helpful.

    Try and look through both books and see what fits for you.

    Good luck! I take the boards in June/July too.

    T

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