Have been out of school for a long time and need help! LPN review!

  1. I graduated back in 2011 from LPN school and took my boards a few months after without studying and failed miserably. Its been almost a 1 1/2 yrs now and I need to get my butt into gear! I have been looking for review courses. I have the saunders nclex pn 5th edition and it sits on the back of my couch because I hate books! I have heard of a few online review courses. Kaplan, Hurst, and I can't remember the others now lol. I am a bit confused with kaplan . There is the Kaplan Review Anywhere Classroom for $399 and then the Kaplan Qbank with review book for $129. I'm not sure which would be better for me...I also want some suggestions to which you guys have used and what worked best for you.
    Last edit by Joe V on Nov 12, '12
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  3. by   iwant2beanurse
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    Hey I graduated back in 2011 from LPN school and took my boards a few months after without studying and failed miserably. Its been almost a 1 1/2 yrs now and I need to get my butt into gear! I have been looking for review courses. I have the saunders nclex pn 5th edition and it sits on the back of my couch because I hate books! I have heard of a few online review courses. Kaplan , hurst, and i cant remember the others now lol. I am a bit confused with kaplan . There is the kaplan review anywhere classroom for $399 and then the kaplan qbank with review book for $129. Im not sure which would be better for me...I also want some suggestions to which you guys have used and what worked best for you. Thank you!!!
    I just took my PN state boards this Oct. 2012 and I past on the first try. I use the Kaplan Q bank and I feel like it is just like the state board questions. I had the in class review also but I think the Q bank helped better then the in class review !review!
  4. by   marissamace
    So you did the $399 one? Sorry i keep getting confused by all the different ones. Money really isnt the issue but then again its around christmas time and I dont wanna waste anything that wont be useful for me or worth it .
  5. by   iwant2beanurse
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    So you did the $399 one? Sorry i keep getting confused by all the different ones. Money really isnt the issue but then again its around christmas time and I dont wanna waste anything that wont be useful for me or worth it .
    I was enrolled at ECPI and it was included with the program so I don't know how much it was. We had the class, the Kaplan book, and the Internet access.
  6. by   cperry85
    the 399 is a live review and the qbank with the book....... really good and break downs material
    129 is just the book and qbank if you can get yourself going......

    i actually did both and i hate that i didnt pay attention to the live review so i will be redoing it.

    i myself graduated sept 2011 and this is my 3rd chance ....
  7. by   cperry85
    oh yeah the live review can be either over the computer webcam you see the teacher they dont see you just talk through typing but you hear and see them.....

    or the classroom live review...........
  8. by   marissamace
    With the classroom live review is that on a webcam too ? Sorry so unfamiliar with all of this .
  9. by   iwant2beanurse
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    With the classroom live review is that on a webcam too ? Sorry so unfamiliar with all of this .
    I don't know anything about the webcam but a Kaplan instructor came to our school and talk to us about test taking strategies. If you don't have a lot of money to spend I would just buy the Q bank!! Good Luck!!
  10. by   cperry85
    no classroom is a real person.

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