A question to those who took Kaplan and passed NCLEX

  1. I'm currently taking the Kaplan on-line review course, which is very helpful. I just finished doing the readiness test and found out that the way the analysis your test result is by percentage. I was wondering how the percentage can reflect how well you could do in the real NCLEX. So to those who took kaplan and passed, what was your percentage for the readiness test? How good do I need to be in the Kaplan readiness test in order to pass NCLEX?
    Thanks!
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   Sheba817
    I took the Kaplan and my scores were awful. So I purchased some NLEX books which had sample tests on a CD for my computer. I studied these for 2 weeks took the N-CLEX and answered 270 questions and passed.

    My experience is this, sign up for it....take it....don't ponder the questions and you will do fine
  4. by   SKM-NURSIEPOOH
    i believe it does spell everything out....how to use their system...when to take which test...etc. how could you've taken the readiness test without taking all of the pre-testing, online chapter review, & cd tests first? kaplan have an algorithm in place for a reason...you should perhaps follow it.

    i don't remember my first overall readiness test scores...but i do remember making significant improvements over the entire course (which kaplan gives you something like three months). just do the course work asked in the time frame & layout designed by kaplan & you'll see improvements!

    good luck & continue using the online q+bank test questions & home cd questions/book.

    cheers,
    moe
    Last edit by SKM-NURSIEPOOH on Jan 3, '05
  5. by   share
    To Moe:
    Thank you for your reply and suggestions. I apologize for not making myself clear. The 3 month kaplan on-line review course I enrolled just ended on 12/30. I did follow the steps and took the readiness test on 12/29. I did improve about 10 % comparing to my diagnostic test, however, I still didn't do very well on the readiness test so I'm pretty worried. That's why I want to ask how good I have to be on the readiness test that I can have a higher possibility to pass the NCLEX.
    Thanks~
    Last edit by share on Jan 3, '05
  6. by   BandEmom
    I took boards today in Oregon. I used Kaplan too, and did rather well on the diagnostic and the readiness exam. Passing scores both times. My test shut off at 75, and hopefully I will find out on Wednesday how it went. What you really need to pay attention to is the "bloom's taxonomy" part of the analysis of your score. If the application/evaluation sections are low, then you really do need to work on prioritizing. Almost everything I got today was prioritizing or who do you assign to the LPN/CNA or who do you give a private room to, etc.
    Let us know in the NCLEX forum how you did! And good luck.
  7. by   lave
    Quote from Sheba817
    I took the Kaplan and my scores were awful. So I purchased some NLEX books which had sample tests on a CD for my computer. I studied these for 2 weeks took the N-CLEX and answered 270 questions and passed.

    My experience is this, sign up for it....take it....don't ponder the questions and you will do fine
    how did you practice the priority questions. I can't find any in the book
  8. by   pirituba
    I got a 57, close to 60 on my readness test and I did all of the question trainer plus all the questions on Qbank. I passed nclex, I only got up to 75 questions. keep doing kaplan and the online review, clips and questions that was really helpful, specially pharmacology.
  9. by   luv2shopp85
    Whoa you just bummped up a thread from 2005.. I am sure the OP has already taken their boards and is a registered nurse and has been for almost 1 1/2 years now. Lol

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