questions about review book VS. test questions

Students NCLEX


Im looking online right now to buy a book for NCLEX-PN. I dont want a book that reviews all of the information, i want a test question book so ican practice. Is there such a difference? I remember my instructors saying something about this but I cant seem to find different books on each of these. If anyone is reading this now and can help me id greatly appreciate it.(my teacher also said get somethin newer than 2008 since they changed the test a little and saunders is from 2006. Im so confused!)


100 Posts

Specializes in Home Health, Med/Surg.

Saunders has a Comprehensive review book that has outlines and questions. Saunders also has a review book that is questions only. .. I can't remember exactly what it's called. My advice would be to park it at book store and flip through them to find the one you think will work best for you. I have 5 or 6 different ones and they all bring something different to the table. Hopefully it paid off, I took my NCLEX-RN today. FYI -I also used the Saunders PN review book for my LPN and passed using only that. Good luck!


263 Posts

i just bought lippincotts like 250 test questions with rationales. I do remember her mentioning this author, and i think my findamentals was by them- it was published in 2006 tho- i looked everywhere i posibly could think of looking on barnes and nobles and couldnt find any newer edition so i d/k. I just need to get one. Im hoping its the most recent but i have a feeling its not since i htought my friend said she got a 2009 and a 2010 one...well see tomorrow, if worse comes to worse i can call up in the morning and ask them to hold it and place a different order....thankyou!


48 Posts

Specializes in Neuro, Med/Surg, OB.

For the NCLEX-RN I'm using Saunders Q & A Review! It has 1810 questions in the book, and 3500 more on the CD it comes with! It's great because the answers to each question are right beside it, so what I do is flip a page and cover the answers first, answer the question, then read the rationale (which are all great and detailed), regardless if I got it right or not. It has really helped!

I got it at Barnes & Noble for $40.00. It's the 4th edition (2009).

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