13 Best Nursing Reviews & Study Guides

List Updated August 2020

Bestselling Nursing Reviews & Study Guides in 2020


Admission Assessment Exam Review

Admission Assessment Exam Review
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Step-by-step explanations
  • Sample problems
  • Practice tests
  • Illustrations

ATI TEAS Secrets Study Guide: TEAS 6 Complete Study Manual, Full-Length Practice Tests, Review Video

ATI TEAS Secrets Study Guide: TEAS 6 Complete Study Manual, Full-Length Practice Tests, Review Video
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Practice Tests
  • Video tutorial portal
  • Secrets to Test Taking
  • Steps to Reduce Test Anxiety

CCRN Review Book 2018-2019: CCRN Study Guide and Practice Test Questions for the Critical Care Nursing Exam

CCRN Review Book 2018-2019: CCRN Study Guide and Practice Test Questions for the Critical Care Nursing Exam
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020

CEN Review Book 2018-2019: CEN Study Guide and Practice Test Questions for the Certified Emergency Nurse Exam

CEN Review Book 2018-2019: CEN Study Guide and Practice Test Questions for the Certified Emergency Nurse Exam
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020

Review Guide For RN Pre-Entrance Exam

Review Guide For RN Pre-Entrance Exam
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • CD

Lippincott's Review for Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification (LWW, Springhouse Review for Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification)

Lippincott's Review for Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification (LWW, Springhouse Review for Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification)
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Lww

Illustrated Study Guide for the NCLEX-RN® Exam

Illustrated Study Guide for the NCLEX-RN® Exam
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020

PSB Practical Nursing Exam Secrets Study Guide: PSB Test Review for the Psychological Services Bureau, Inc (PSB) Practical Nursing Exam (Mometrix Secrets Study Guides)

PSB Practical Nursing Exam Secrets Study Guide: PSB Test Review for the Psychological Services Bureau, Inc (PSB) Practical Nursing Exam (Mometrix Secrets Study Guides)
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Used Book in Good Condition

HESI A2 Study Guide: HESI Exam Prep and Practice Test Questions

HESI A2 Study Guide: HESI Exam Prep and Practice Test Questions
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020

PSB Health Occupations Secrets Study Guide: Practice Questions and Test Review for the PSB Health Occupations Aptitude Exam

PSB Health Occupations Secrets Study Guide: Practice Questions and Test Review for the PSB Health Occupations Aptitude Exam
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020

ATI TEAS Review Manual: Sixth Edition Revised

ATI TEAS Review Manual: Sixth Edition Revised
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Jones Bartlett Learning

Stroke Certification Study Guide for Nurses: Q&A Review for Exam Success (Book + Free App)

Stroke Certification Study Guide for Nurses: Q&A Review for Exam Success (Book + Free App)
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020

HESI Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination

HESI Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Want to cover EVERYTHING on the NCLEX-RN? HESI can help! The HESI Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination, 5th Edition provides a comprehensive, all-in-one review of the information you need to know to not only succeed on the NCLEX-RN exam but also on your program's HESI exit exam. Written in an easy-to-read outline format, this trusted guide breaks down chapters by clinical areas and the concepts emphasized on the NCLEX-RN exam.
  • Rationales are provided for any incorrect answers or areas of weakness to help strengthen your understanding. The companion Evolve website also offers 700 practice questions in both study and exam formats to give you valuable practice using the same electronic testing format you will face on the nursing school exit exam and on the NCLEX-RN exam.

NCLEX: Taking & Passing this Nursing Exam the Second Time

After the rigors of nursing school, facing the NCLEX is a daunting task. If you had some difficulty with the test the first time around and need to retake it, there are a number of tips that you can use to help you pass the test and finally start your career in nursing.

1- Think back to the test and analyze why you didn't pass. Did you understand what the questions were asking? Were you familiar with the material being tested? Or was it that you were unable to answer the question because you were confused with the format? Understanding what went wrong is the first step toward passing.

2- If the answer is that you were unfamiliar with a lot of the material, take a couple of practice tests to pinpoint exactly what you need to focus on. You can get excellent practice tests from both the internet and many review books. You can also use your performance report to help you determine your weak areas.

3- Consider taking a review class. They can help you structure your study time, answer questions and focus on important chunks of content.

4- Take as many practice questions as you can. Take at least 25 questions each and every day. Make sure to read the answers and rationales for each question, including the ones you answer correctly.

5- Use a variety of sources. Good choices include a few different review books, and old nursing school notes and tests.

6- If content is not the issue but you are having difficulty with how to answer the questions, take each question one at a time. Read it very carefully. Make note of any important key words. I used the mouse to highlight any words that might indicate what type of answer the test is looking for. For example, if the question read: "All of the following are examples of ACE inhibitors except..." I would highlight the "except" to remind me that I am looking for the answer that is not an ACE inhibitor.

7- Always try to think of a nursing intervention, usually assessment of the patient, which can be used before calling the physician. Analyze the answer choices and determine which represents an assessment technique.

8- Follow the nursing process. Assess first, then diagnose, create a plan, implement that plan then evaluate its effectiveness. Often questions will require you to think along those lines. Determine which part of the process the question is looking for, then find the answer choice that reflects it.

9- Start early. Don't wait until a week before you take the test. Give yourself a few months to really learn the test and it's material and take plenty of practice questions.

10- Relax! Try not to stress about the test. Remember, the NCLEX is no indication of how you will perform in the real world as a nurse. The night before the test, do not study. Take a few practice questions, read a book (non-nursing), exercise or go out to dinner. Do whatever you can to reduce anxiety over taking the test.

While the NCLEX is definitely a challenge, it's a manageable one. Study hard, learn the test and don't give up! Good luck!

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