Best NCLEX Books for Nursing Students

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Bravo, you have successfully completed your nursing education. Now, you are all geared up to clear the next step i.e. the NCLEX-RN examination. To ace the NCLEX exam, you need to select the right study material. However, with an array of new books hitting the market every day, it can be difficult to choose.

We can feel your pain and here we help you pick the best from the available options, we have listed the most exceptional NCLEX Review Books to help you achieve a successful nursing career.

1. Saunders Comprehensive Review

As the title of the book reads, ‘The Saunders Comprehensive Review” provides a detailed review of all subject areas and exclusively covers the latest test plan. This 1180+ page book compiles all of the tricks and tips regarding test preparation. It also includes a number of practice tests and discusses the best test-taking strategies. This bestseller also introduces students to a unique web portal that offers additional study materials.

2. Prioritization, Delegation and Assignment

This book is for nursing students who want to be deft at prioritizing, delegating, and assigning skills. This book helps develop your critical thinking skills including analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating given information to reach a conclusion. Critical thinking skills are essential in performing well during case studies and practice exercises. So, grab a copy of this NCLEX review book to develop the ability to think in real-time patient care scenarios.

3. Lippincott Q&A Review Book

If you are looking for a book that gives you a sense of the real exam, this book is the best option for you. This review book is a replica of an actual NCLEX exam in every aspect such as format, content and difficulty level. This book is authored by an award-winning nursing educator and provides comprehensive tips to crack all eight formats of the test including fill in the blanks, multiple choice, hot spot, graphic items, drag and drop, multiple response, charts, and audio options.

4. HESI Comprehensive Review

This NCLEX review book is a good fit for students who want exposure to a variety of learning mechanisms in a steady and structured way. The book offers a range of comprehensive chapters. Each chapter ends with open-ended questions. In addition, the book offers well-summarized content and critical-thinking style questions that students need to answer in HESI exams.

5. Mosby’s Comprehensive Review

This book is a classic resource that offers over 4,000 practice questions, detailed rationales, a preparation tool kit, a couple of comprehensive exams, customizable quizzes and audio summaries based on the pattern of the newest test plan as per NSCBN guidelines. This book is a good catch to help you score an excellent grade.

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