Two most popular review course for NCLEX here in United States are Kaplan Review course and Hurst Review course. Most of the nursing graduates are confused to decide which course to take. I passed my NCLEX in the second attempt. I took my first course from Hurst and second from Kaplan (Both online). I found both of the courses different in their own way. Here are the differences that I found between Kaplan and Hurst.
1) The video lectures of the Hurst review are very detailed and the instructor is very energetic. It is very easy to follow the lecture. However, if you are confident enough that you know the materials, K will be the great source for revision since their course teach you how to read the questions and how to answer.
2) Decision tree provided by Kaplan is most important part of Kaplan review, I loved it and used decision tree for answering each and every questions while practicing questions and also while taking examination for board.
3)Kaplan has detailed and too much information while Hurst has specific and concise information sometimes feels limited.
4) Kaplan teaches about critical thinking while I did not find in Hurst review, keep in mind that although critical thinking is necessary for test it is more important in real world.
5) Price: I can understand most of you are thinking about cost. Kaplan is little expensive than Hurst, my suggestion is choose the one that fits for you, price is worth it in both cases.
Since I passed my NCLEX after taking Kaplan review course I will give 100% for Kaplan and 95% for Hurst. I felt Hurst review needs to include more information about critical thinking. To decide the right one it's your own call but be confident and give your test you will do great. Make the plans before hand, I would say at least 2 months. And ya NCLEX is very very very, did I emphasize enough, different than exit exam.
Most important tip I can give is don't be over-confident, trust in yourself and get enough rest before test day. Here are the links for the both courses site.