Which is better to study for NCLEX, Saunders or Kaplan? And why?
I have the Saunders review book and I love it - it got me through Med/Surg II. I also signed up for a Kaplan class...but haven't decided if I will go through with it yet. I'll be interested to hear other comments!
I don't know the answer to this personally, but my aunt is a nurse educator for a hospital in Florida. They buy all of the Kaplan materials for their students, because apparently, they find it to be very effective. G/l!
Saunders. I received a free Kaplan RN guide to review and I found the Saunders RN Q&A and Comprehensive to be a much better set. You need to make sure that you have alot of alternate format questions to do. Those priority and select all that apply suck!
I did the Kaplan program and passed the first time with the minimum number of questions. They both probably work well.
I think it depends on which style you prefer. I had the Saunders book throughout nursing school and took the Kaplan class before the exam. I found the Kaplan questions in the question bank to be at least equilivant, if not harder, to the questions on the exam. I was so worried when I was studying because I didn't seem to be getting any of them right. Then I felt like I breezed through on test day.
Thank you everyone with all of your helpful comments. At the end of my second semester senior year we have a Kaplan class to take to prepare for the NCLEX and I think I'll take that class. Until then I got advice from Nurse XY which he said it would be beneficial to go over NCLEX questions daily to get used to their wording.