Sunday, September 16, 2007

Books for NCLEX review

There are many books that you can use to review for the NCLEX-RN test, but here are some books that were very useful when I studied for my own U.S. licensure exam:

1. Kozier's Fundamentals of Nursing - always useful whether for local or the U.S. NCLEX. It's important that you know your basics.

2. Saunder's Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination - finish reading the entire book and then try to answer the entire set of questions in the accompanying CD-ROM. When answering questions and you get stymied by a difficult question, go back to the book and study the topic again. This is a very good routine when studying and it improves retention.

3. Saunder's Q&A Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination - Use this book together with the Comprehensive Review to look up answers to questions you have difficulty answering. It has a CD-ROM companion which contains basically the same questions as in the book.

4. LaCharity's Prioritization, Delegation & Assignment - Perhaps the most important book you'll ever need to study about prioritization and related topics. This collection of practice exams teaches you the process of answering prioritization questions, but it is imperative that you have the basic knowledge about nursing skills, responsibilities, and patient needs. Use Saunder's Comprehensive Review book together with this workbook.

5. Kaplan's NCLEX reviewer on CD-ROM is also a good review material to have.

To see details of these books, just click on the links. You can purchase them from local bookstores, particularly at National Bookstore and my favorite C&E Bookstore. These books are in high-demand so call C&E to check if the books are in stock. There are copies being sold near the PRC compound in Morayta but don't expect the print quality to be as good.

For those who want the original books and who may not be able to purchase from local bookstores, you can buy them from Filipino Nursing Herald's Amazon Associates store. Some second-hand books are also available from Amazon's Web site.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

For Kozier page per page ba yung dapat basahin?

Geoff said...

I'm sure you've read Kozier before. A quick scan would do, just to help you recall some of the basics.

Anonymous said...

what books can you suggest that are helpful to read for CGFNS Qualifying Exam? Thank You

Anonymous said...

pwde din ba yung lippincott manual of nursing practice? i also have other lippincott books... are those still useful? thanks geoff!

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