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Nursing.com Prep Academy vs. NCLEX Mastery?

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by Casandra K Casandra K (New) New

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Hi there! So, I'm studying to review for the NCLEX-RN and this is my 3rd retake. I've decided to review topics based on lifespan with Saunders as a start but don't know which Q Bank resource to get - Nursing.com Prep Academy NPQ or the NCLEX Mastery app? I've heard that the questions on the NCLEX Mastery are pretty similar to that of UWorld's difficulty but rationales aren't that detailed, but, unfortunately, UWorld is something I cannot afford right now. Which helped you more prepare for the NCLEX-RN and incorporated more critical thinking skills per question? I'm unsure as to which to get! Help! You're input would be greatly appreciated. 

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Try nurse achieve 30 day subscription is $95. 

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bitter_betsy has 1 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Emergency / Disaster.

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I like nurse achieve as well.  There are some on here who think that Archer is comparable to UWorld.  When I had archer the rationales were incomplete and it had plenty of room for growth.  They are new and they are actively working on their product.  The plus side is that it is extremely affordable so I would head toward at least the 2 week free of Archer before making any other decisions.  

Nursing.com has given me an ulcer.  I have had their product for many years and I love all the information that comes with it.  However - it was almost ridiculously impossible to pass a simclex which really added to my stress level.  When I did finally pass a simclex - I passed it with 64 questions - 38 were SATA.  Not even kidding.  I had to go back and count because there were so many.  They do have a 200% money back guarantee and I love their videos and everything else - but that simclex... ugh.

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vcRN has 3 years experience as a LPN.

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On 6/5/2020 at 8:52 AM, Casandra K said:

Hi there! So, I'm studying to review for the NCLEX-RN and this is my 3rd retake. I've decided to review topics based on lifespan with Saunders as a start but don't know which Q Bank resource to get - Nursing.com Prep Academy NPQ or the NCLEX Mastery app? I've heard that the questions on the NCLEX Mastery are pretty similar to that of UWorld's difficulty but rationales aren't that detailed, but, unfortunately, UWorld is something I cannot afford right now. Which helped you more prepare for the NCLEX-RN and incorporated more critical thinking skills per question? I'm unsure as to which to get! Help! You're input would be greatly appreciated. 

I think that the RN Mastery app was great for me when I took my NCLEX-PN the second time in 2017 (passed with the minimum questions). When I used it it provided self assessments and I think it’s great for convenience/on the go. I am beginning to use it to prepare for my NCLEX-RN as a supplement to another NCLEX prep as well. Good luck🙂 

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Erika90 has 1 years experience and specializes in nursing.

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Get Archer, it is very similar to UWorld now with regard to rationales and may be even more. Archer has quickly grown their rationales and some topics are so well explained that it will shatter all the doubts in those areas. A lot of questions in Archer are very tricky and may distract purposefully and they explain the incorrect options so well in the rationale that it clarifies many concepts. Archer has videos also within some rationales. 

Like @bitter_betsy mentioned already, Archer keeps growing...Archer is a fast updating app with fresh content, latest updates, what I love is how much they care about their customers and how low the price is kept ......I passed my NCLEX but kept the subscription as there's just a lot  I learn there that helps on the floor

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