Jump to content
February 2019 Caption Contest: Win $100! Read more... ×
eyeontheprize19 eyeontheprize19 (New Member) New Member

Need more Prep

NCLEX   (249 Views 5 Comments)
66 Visitors; 2 Posts
If you find this topic helpful leave a comment.
advertisement

Hi everyone! I am taking the NCLEX in a few months once I finish up my preceptorship. I need some advice on what the best nclex preparation programs would be best?

I feel as if my school did not prepare me for the boards at all. I realized this when I took the med-surg Hesi last year and realized that the school had failed to even cover the most basic of topics (Pressure ulcers? Never covered. Diabetes? Never covered. Fluid and electrolyte balance? Never covered.). I am currently doing Coursepoint by Lippincott and have a few nclex review books and am shocked at how little the school has prepared us...

 

I am looking for a nclex prep course that is simply more than just a bunch of questions. I'm trying to find something comprehensive that has modules that teach you content and THEN give questions. Does anyone know of some good programs that fit these requirements?

 

Thanks! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hurst! It is an investment ($400) but it is amazing. Their rationales are more in depth than Kaplan. They have 12 "Core Content" categories that include Fluid & Electrolyte, Burns, Endocrine, Cardiac, Renal, Neuro, etc.. and they teach you how to answer NCLEX questions, which I think is the most valuable part of the course.

If you still have access to HESI, use their practice questions too. The more NCLEX style questions you take, the better!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would suggest Kaplan nclex prep it comes with content videos that are short and to the point and also a ebook with important content. once you finish with the content review which is in phase one you move to phase two which has has session videos that help you answer higher level questions using there decision tree. they also include trainers that you can do that are additional practice. The cons would be that the rationales that are given you on screen aren’t great so you may need to look the information up in the ebook and also in my opinion the questions are really difficult. It’s expensive but they have discounts and also payment plans to pay it off! I ended up using Kaplan  for a few weeks and then I brought uworld as well for better practice questions and more in depth rationale on the questions. 

Edited by KiaaKoleeRN

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, KiaaKoleeRN said:
3 minutes ago, newgrad122018 said:

Hurst! It is an investment ($400) but it is amazing. Their rationales are more in depth than Kaplan. They have 12 "Core Content" categories that include Fluid & Electrolyte, Burns, Endocrine, Cardiac, Renal, Neuro, etc.. and they teach you how to answer NCLEX questions, which I think is the most valuable part of the course.

If you still have access to HESI, use their practice questions too. The more NCLEX style questions you take, the better!

Hi there! We don't have access to the HESI anymore. I have heard great things about Hurst but the price tag is what is scaring me! How long before the nclex did wait you do your hurst review?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

December 17: Graduation
January 7-9: Hurst Review
January 22: NCLEX

My friend took his on Thursday (Jan 17) and got his results last night - HE PASSED! Whoohoo.

I have always been a good student and don't have much problem testing though.. so consider your own study and testing habits before taking NCLEX. You will have access to your Hurst account for 30 days after your review. They recommend you study the material provided for 2 weeks prior to NCLEX.

Edited by newgrad122018

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
×