marshandaly - to study for NUR 280 comprehensive exams and the HESI exit exams I used the nclex study guide that is going around the internet and can be found on this page https://allnurses.com/nclex-discussion-forum/nclex-study-guide-622449.html (copy and paste link). I used LaCharity PDA book because there were a lot of questions pertaining to prioritization and delegation. I searched NUR280 and NUR 280 on Quizlet and read through what people had put on there. I also used the NCLEX Mastery app which I purchased when it was on sale for 19.99. I also got the Lippincott Alternate Format Questions book which I used for NCLEX study more then while in school but it was helpful.
Then I also used all of these to study for the NCLEX (except quizlet).
I really read over the strategies in the beginning of a few books. These helped me when answering a lot of questions. Some that I really wasn't sure of I was able to get right because I used different strategies. Almost all of the textbooks for test prep have these in the front. I read over Kaplan, Saunders, and Lippincott.
There are 2 groups on Facebook - NCLEX and NURSES run by Joan Palmeri. She does workshops on strategy (this was the only one I took and I did not pay for it because she had a contest but it was very helpful and I used her strategies at least half dozen times during NCLEX - wish I had taken while in school), she also does select all that apply workshops and a couple of others. The groups are great by themselves because others post questions all day long and then post the answer and rationale. It is usually the harder questions that have stumped others that get posted so it is a good learning tool and an excuse to be on Facebook :).
I also looked over videos on YouTube to refresh the basics of different disease processes and medications. I like the Michael Linares videos from SimpleNursing. I am a visual learner so seeing and hearing the information helped me retrieve it during exams.