Kaplan NCLEX Review Book
After graduating, I failed the NCLEX twice. I was overwhelmed with the internship and not knowing what/how to study for the exam. Also, was overwhelmed with real life stuff after graduating nursing school. I also worked part time as a tech and was just feeling distracted. So after shutting out distractions and really focusing on studying for the test, I ended up buying alot of NCLEX review materials, so I had the following:
NCSBN online review course (5 wks)
Content isn't great, very hard to learn from but the questions were NCLEX type questions. I would purchase this if you're only needing questions to study from and not for content review.
Kaplan - The RN Course Book: Preparation for the NCLEX-RN Examination 15th edition No online review course, just the book from amazon.com. Must have for content if you don't have time to study, minimum time needed to read over this book is about 1 wk.
Only thing about this book is that it may not have all the info you need and there are no NCLEX practice questions in this book. Probably contains about 50-60% info you would need to study for the NCLEX. You would have to purchase the online Kaplan review course for the questions or just use questions from another source.
Saunder's Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination 5th edition.
Good review book, I just feel like it's too showy and has more info than you actually need to study for. Questions to me are okay but appears to be easy.
Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment (PDA) by LaCharity 2nd edition
Very important, must review for questions. I feel like this book helped me the most to prepare for the NCLEX style questions, especially for those priority, delegation, assignment type questions in which I saw alot when i sat for my 3 NCLEX attempts.
Kaplan NCLEX-RN: Strategies, Practice, and Review 2011-2012 book
I read through this book cover to cover but I don't think it helped me at all. Good book for questions only.