If you're applying to any public Registered Nursing program then you might know about the TEAS test. It's a test you need to pass to even qualify to be accepted into a nursing school. It covers science, English, and math (basic algebra).
The book the teacher suggested was about $50, I don't have that kind of money. I found this book to be at my budget at less than $20. I was a little skeptical since it was less thicker than the book suggested, and I also worried about how effective it was.
In each section it had a little bit of information, followed by practice quizzes, and then slightly more advance practice quizzes which you are suppose to time yourself. At the end of the book there is a model examination for each subject.
I did all the test but I didn't really have enough time to take it in. I really needed to work on my speed in math, I felt guilty that I didn't focus on that.
I looked up on the Internet that the science section of the TEAS test came as a big surprise to a lot of people. That it had little to do with microbiology, physiology, and anatomy, but stuff from middle school. When it came time for me to take the test, they were right. It had a lot to do with rocks and earth science. Most TEAS test studying books including mine didn't cover this.
I passed my TEAS test exam but I totally bombed on the math part. It frustrates me because that's what I mainly focused on when I was studying but I still bombed it. My problem was that I ran out of time and couldn't answered 1/3 of it.
This was helpful for me and good for anyone that doesn't have a lot of money. Just remember to focus on timing yourself.