Kaplan NCLEX-RN 2011-2012 Edition with CD-ROM: Strategies, Practice, and Review (Kaplan Nclex-Rn Exam) (英語) ペーパーバック – 2011/2/1
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Barbara J. Irwin, BSN, RN is National Curriculum Director for Nursing programs at Kaplan, Inc. She supervises development of the Kaplan courses for preparation for the NCLEX-RN exam, as well as integrated testing programs implemented by nursing schools. While tutoring students that had been unsuccessful on the NCLEX-RN exam, Irwin developed a series of innovative test-taking strategies that help students achieve success. She presents Strategy Seminars and Test-Taking Seminars for the NCLEX-RN to nursing school faculties and students nationwide. Irwin received her BS in nursing from the University of Oklahoma. Her professional background includes experience as a nursing educator and director of a home health agency.
Judith A. Burckhardt, PhD, RN is Executive Director, Nursing for Kaplan, Inc. After graduating from Loyola University in Chicago with a BS in nursing, she received a master’s in education from Washington University and a doctorate in Educational Administration from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Her professional background includes many years of experience as an educator in diploma, ADN., and BSN nursing programs. She has developed programs and materials to help prepare students for the NCLEX-RN and has presented seminars for preparation for the NCLEX-RN exam and career development seminars to students, nurses, and health care professionals in the United States and abroad. Burckhardt has also given item-writing workshops to nursing school faculties.
Patricia A. Yock, BSN, RN, CRRN is the former Director of the Practical Nursing Program at Front Range Community College, Boulder County Campus, Colorado, and continues as a consultant with the Nursing Program. She received a bachelor of science in nursing from Loyola University in Chicago. Her professional experience includes clinical nursing in varied settings from post-surgical care to comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation, and nursing education in diploma and practical nursing programs. Yock is certified in rehabilitation nursing and served as the nursing director for inpatient rehabilitation and transitional care units.
Well, this book is not like that. Not in a bad way, but it takes a different approach. Similarities with any NCLEX book you've seen include: a bunch of practice questions and a couple full length practice exams. Other than that, this book is about 200 to 300 pages worth of Strategies on how to tackle the NCLEX. Most review books go over the content of what the test will contain. This book does not go over content you learned in nursing school that much, but talks about the NCLEX itself. It is literally a book on "how to answer NCLEX questions" not a content review book. It goes alot into the breakdown of what kinds of questions, how they are much different from nursing school questions, how the computer test progresses in terms of how many and the difficulty level of questions it gives you, and how to prepare to pass. With NCLEX, every answer is relatively the same length, and they are application or analysis type questions not a black and white question like "Which is a side effect of Haldol". This book does not dwell on nursing school content, but NCLEX strategies. Its only a review in terms of answering questions than reading the rationale. Thats the bulk of the review content if thats what you are looking for. If you want a review book, Saunders is top notch along with Princeton. But this book takes an interesting approach to studying.
I have nothing but good words for Kaplan. Sorry for the long review, but if you are thinking of buying Kaplan, do so!!!!
I took the NCLEX within a month after graduating from nursing school. I reviewed for two weeks.
The first 2-3 days of review, I did ATI -- my school had us review with ATI; we dreaded it, but I feel it helped out some. Some of the Q&A's however, were somewhat questionable. Rationales were not thoroughly explained, and the test strategy taught was ok, but it was not very systematic, I don't think.
By the 4th day of my self-review, I was cramming for a better, and more systematic way of knowing how to take an exam. I bought the Hurst review -- hmmm. It was too convoluted for me. By the 30th page, I was over it. Then I remembered a nurse from the hospital I did my preceptorship told me about Kaplan. She'd said she reviewed just from Kaplan, and Hesi. She said Hesi was required in her school. Along with Hesi, she also reviewed with Kaplan. She felt that Kaplan really helped her out. I did my own research, and read remarkable reviews, so I thought it would not hurt. I rushed the book order, and I received it the following day.
By the second week of my self-review with Kaplan, I felt soooo much better about taking the exam. I learned strategies I did not learn from other reviews, or from nursing school for that matter. I was wishing I knew about Kaplan during nursing school!!! I probably would not have been so stressed out, had I known Kaplan existed, or had it been introduced to us at all!!!!
For how much this book is, and how much information, and strategies it'll teach you, this BOOK IS SUCH A GREAT BUY!!! I applied the strategies from Kaplan when I took the dreaded NCLEX; my exam stopped at 75; & I passed on the very first try!!!!
More than 90% of my cohort took time off during the summer to be away from family just to attend a review, and paid $350.00+. Most finished in 200+ questions. Most passed, but for how much they had to pay and sacrifice --- it's a bit much!!
I STRONGLY RECOMMEND KAPLAN. It worked well for so many, myself, included.
I will not say review with this book solely (even Kaplan says - know your core material!!!) because there's so much information to review!!! As indicated in the book (paraphrasing from the book) --> even the most knowledgeable people, with poor strategies, will fail the exam -- so along with knowing your core material, know your strategies! And the Kaplan will teach you exactly that! I account this book for me passing the exam, along with my core material of course, (and some ATI)!
Believe in your self, know your core material, review with Kaplan, and you'l be so much more prepared for the exam!!!
The Kaplan book is not just for the NCLEX, I wish I had this book when I started nursing school. The strategies alone to make you "think" how your teachers want you to think is worth the price for the book.
Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment: Practice Exercises for the NCLEX Examination Is also a great book that compliments the Kaplan book.