For those who took KAPLAN and passed NLEX..

  1. HI all!
    First of all, congrats! I am scheduled to take the NCLEX next week and am starting to flip out.
    I have a question for you all... do the questions that are offered by Kaplan reflect the types of questions that are on NCLEX? I completed the Kaplan program and am now simply studying questions and occasionally some content. However, I am using only the Kaplan quest. Just hoping that I am Ok with that.

    Any input??
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  2. 22 Comments

  3. by   PennyLane
    The questions were very similar in terms of difficulty and phrasing. When I took the exam I felt very comfortable with the types of questions from the Kaplan course, but I still felt that the test was VERY hard. I passed at 75!

    Good luck!!!
  4. by   RNKITTY04
    Ditto what Pennylane said. I thought the test was very hard but I knew I passed it when it shut off at 75. I left the testing site knowing I was an RN, and this comes from someone who is NOT very self-confident.
    Kaplan to me was worth every penny.
    Good Luck to you.
  5. by   maire
    Quote from GottaBeanRN
    I have a question for you all... do the questions that are offered by Kaplan reflect the types of questions that are on NCLEX?
    Yes, they sure do!
  6. by   JulzNDuane
    They are very similar. The Kaplan is well worth going through, the content review and the question trainers were a big help to me. I passed with 75 questions as well as the majority of my classmates who took the Kaplan. Good luck!
  7. by   nptobee
    Maybe I'm not giving Kaplan its due. I too passed with 75 questions. I also reviewed a lot of content, and used a couple of other review books. But I would imagine that part of my success is due to Kaplan, if not from simply doing multiple questions during the classes. I just felt that I could have done questions on my own, and learned their strategies from a store bought Kaplan book. I didn't think it was worth the money, but like I said, maybe it helped more than I realize.

    Good luck to you!
  8. by   *PICURN*
    YESSS!!!!!!

    Seems like all of you took Kaplan passed w/75.....

    I took Kaplan and took NCLEX 2/17/05 and my computer shut off @ 75

    HOPE I am like the rest of you and PASSED!!!!!
  9. by   GottaBeanRN
    Thank you all for your replies. I have 1 week to go!!! WIsh me luck and good luck to all those taking THE test!
  10. by   CapeMaui
    Hi, For those of you who used Kaplan, what were you getting for an average score on the practice tests? Thanks!
  11. by   lmcnabbkv
    hmmm i haven't taken it yet, but i would also like to know about those of you who have passed...i have ranged 64-73 on the question trainer disc. the 73 was on the 200q test and i am still saving the 265 question test for a couple days before i test. i guess they say anthing mid 60's and above and you are ready to test....is this correct???
  12. by   maire
    Quote from CapeMaui
    Hi, For those of you who used Kaplan, what were you getting for an average score on the practice tests? Thanks!
    I don't think you really want to know. LOL I was getting 60s on most, and a couple of 50s snuck in there as well. This was on the question trainer CD. I scored a 70 on the readiness test. Still passed the NCLEX with 75q (and not sure how that happened! ).
  13. by   *PICURN*
    I was getting like an average of 64% on all the tests (some were more like 62, some were more like 74) but overall my avg was 64%

    They say if you get between 62.3% and 70% you are in good shape to take the NCLEX
  14. by   GottaBeanRN
    I am so happy to see that you guys are also getting lower scores on the questions (no offense)!!! I was starting to worry! I bought the online question review which I really really like!!! Still scoring on the lower end but I like it!!! :-)
    I just can't wait for this all to be over (1 week)!!!!!
    PICURN... did you pass? I saw a lot of posts from you and I am just waiting to see THE ONE!!! good luck I am sure you did fine w/ 75 ques!

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