For those who have taken NCLEX and did Kaplan/Saunders study questions, could someone please tell me if the NCLEX questions are more similar to the ones from Kaplan or Saunders?
I'm focusing on Kaplan, but kinda peek in Saunders.
Are the Kaplan Qs a good predictor for NCLEX? The Kaplan staff said when u get 65% or above, you're ready. I'm not doing very well.... quite far away from 65%....I will repeat the tests and quizzes, but just feeling depressed. My scores doesn't improve at all, and I'm almost done with all the Q bank and Q trainers
Any strategies for studying/test-taking/getting ready for the test would be very helpful as well.
THANKS A LOT EVERYONE
Jul 22, '09
I think the NCLEX exam is more on decision making and critical thinking and for sure you wont have one unless you have the knowldege...I used kaplan,saunders,ncsbn, and exam cram on prepairing for the exam...among the four, id say id prefere exam cram coz as the title implies its good for cramming and with this comes a simplified review of the content...saunders - a bit easy but it will promote confidence which you will need on the test...kaplan - challenging,id suggest that youd take not of the rationales and write them down specially those which you think may appear on the exam...ncsbn - more like kaplan ...how you see things and which ones are working for you...to sum up id suggest that you begin with saunders since its easy and exam cram just to have the general feel on the questions...and when you are comfortable with the questions...try advancing to kaplan and ncsbn...you see i think the problem with others who are prepairing is that they go to kaplan first without brushing up on their knowledge which i think can be overwhelming and somehow daunting to those who dont have a lot, i think thats suicide...with this exam you need to plan things and the best way to deal with it is by starting with the basics,the more simple and easier task...this is what i think may help you go through with NCLEX...
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