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ncsbn test review, has anyone used it?

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Specializes in ED. Has 1 years experience.

Hello everyone,

Looking for a nclex review course and debating between the kaplan and the ncsbn online review. I see alot of people using the kaplan but has anyone tried the ncsbn online review?

Thanks

cyram81RN, ADN, BSN

Specializes in OB/Gyn, FP, Peds, Public Health. Has 11 years experience.

I was debating on ncsbn and hurst. because all my classmates took one or the other and passed. But I have only a month left to study and I don't know if I could study Hurst in one month or if I need more time.

This will be my second time around too and I don't want too many resources.

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I was debating on ncsbn and hurst. because all my classmates took one or the other and passed. But I have only a month left to study and I don't know if I could study Hurst in one month or if I need more time.

i wonder the same thing.. im planning to enroll woth ncsbn but only have less than a month to review...

well, the practise tests are great, but the content reviw is too long !!

cyram81RN, ADN, BSN

Specializes in OB/Gyn, FP, Peds, Public Health. Has 11 years experience.

well, the practise tests are great, but the content reviw is too long !!

Can I do it in 3 weeks? I mean I am already studying 3-4 hours each day with an hour of just questions.

I took the NCSBN learning extension 3 week course and highly recommend it to anyone preparing for the NCLEX RN and especially to anyone who has taken the NCLEX and failed. I failed three times. I was not going to take it again, but eventually decided to try one last time. I have three kids so it made it hard to study. I did not even make it through all of the content because I would get overwhelmed and discouraged. I took the pretest, the postest, and did all of the practice quizzes. DO ALL OF THE PRACTICE QUIZZES AND READ EACH AND EVERY RATIONALE FOR EVERY QUESTION, EVEN IF YOU GET THE QUESTIONS RIGHT. If you have time do the quizzes over and over again. Not only is the content right on for the NCLEX RN, but these questions will help prepare you for the way the questions are worded on the actual exam and the NCSBN learning extension is always up to date to the current test plan. I was on the website for 1-2 hours a day everyday for three weeks. Thats it. I did the NCSBN learning extension and flash cards of lab values that I had made myself. Do the quizzes, read the rationales, and know your lab values and you too will be on your way to being an RN! Best of luck!!!

By the way....to one of the previous replies.....I had failed the NCLEX RN 3 times and I tried everything. Kaplan, Review cards, Review books with CD's, DVD's, Vipramed, and thousands of questions. It is easy to get overwhelmed with too many resources. The last time I studied I did only the NCSBN learning extension and flash cards with lab values. That really helped me focus on the content becuase I was not constantly changing study material and trying to get through it all. I took the NCLEX RN for my 4th time on Feb. 11, 2011 and got 265 questions and finally passed! I truely believe that it is all because of this review.

cyram81RN, ADN, BSN

Specializes in OB/Gyn, FP, Peds, Public Health. Has 11 years experience.

By the way....to one of the previous replies.....I had failed the NCLEX RN 3 times and I tried everything. Kaplan, Review cards, Review books with CD's, DVD's, Vipramed, and thousands of questions. It is easy to get overwhelmed with too many resources. The last time I studied I did only the NCSBN learning extension and flash cards with lab values. That really helped me focus on the content becuase I was not constantly changing study material and trying to get through it all. I took the NCLEX RN for my 4th time on Feb. 11, 2011 and got 265 questions and finally passed! I truely believe that it is all because of this review.

Thank you for the post. Yes I am on my second time around and I have Kaplan strategies book, exam cram, saunders, nclex made easy and nclex 3500 all the books i listed have cds. I have been just reading the Saunders book for content and using the nclex 3500 and exam cram to practice questions.

Generally gets good reviews here.

Carrig RN

Specializes in ICU. Has 1 years experience.

I used NCSBN review for content review and did all of the quizzes and tests, then the week before I used Saunders CD for questions over and over again. I recommend using the alternate question types from Saunders. They really helped me prepare for the SATA and prioritization questions. I passed with 75 questions.

cyram81RN, ADN, BSN

Specializes in OB/Gyn, FP, Peds, Public Health. Has 11 years experience.

I used NCSBN review for content review and did all of the quizzes and tests, then the week before I used Saunders CD for questions over and over again. I recommend using the alternate question types from Saunders. They really helped me prepare for the SATA and prioritization questions. I passed with 75 questions.

Did the questions on the NCSBN have the rationales for the wrong answer choices? Because I have been using NCLEX 3500 and it helps me a lot to have rationales for the other choices also.

I did the ncsbn review. I hated it. I probably logged on twice and then never again. I also did Kaplan. I felt Like that helped me a lot. I just got the good pop up and if that really works, and I passed, I really think it's because of Kaplan.

I did the hurst and kaplan before and failed. This time I am doing the NCSBN revew and I like it. I do think the way the questions are worded are a lot alike the actual exam. I just hope this is what I needed to pass.

I did the 5 week NCSBN review and I failed my NCLEX. I thought the content review was too length and there weren't enough review questions. I had a lot of issues logging in and their tech support was not helpful at all. I'm using the rest of my friend's Kaplan this time around and sticking with my Saunders and Lippincott books.

hey you guys i am about to sign up for the ncsbn review course NOW! the question really is what can IT hurt? thats how i looked at it. ive come this far to give any less than what i have given. if there are practice questions on the site and you have time for computer study....then what is there to loose. if there is not time for computer study(or cell phone) then perhaps it may not be such a good idea! well im heading over to the site now to sign up! will be testing mid april! if anyone else testing soon decides to do their online review AS WELL lets stay in touch! lets stay motivated about studying and continue to study but above all lets pray and believe god for a pass!:nurse:

hi! "allaboutme" maybe we can help each other i will take my exam on the 1st week of may..and these is my second time:(, i hope we can help each other..iam also planning to purchase the NCSBN review.