Kaplan question Trainer 7...Need help!!!!

  1. Hi all,

    I am looking for some words of encouragment. I just finished Kaplans question trainer 7 and scored a 59. ugghhhh. I am a little tired being at work and all but I thought I could at least get a 63. All of my q-bank scores were in the 60's. I am testing on Monday and just want this anxiety to be done with.

    Do you think that the Kaplan "bar" is set a little high to ensure their passing rate?? Should I reschedule and continue studying?? I will take any and all input.

    Thanks,
    jr
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  2. 21 Comments

  3. by   anonymurse
    Quote from JR816
    Hi all,

    I am looking for some words of encouragment. I just finished Kaplans question trainer 7 and scored a 59. ugghhhh. I am a little tired being at work and all but I thought I could at least get a 63. All of my q-bank scores were in the 60's. I am testing on Monday and just want this anxiety to be done with.

    Do you think that the Kaplan "bar" is set a little high to ensure their passing rate?? Should I reschedule and continue studying?? I will take any and all input.

    Thanks,
    jr
    I'll tell you what happened to me and you can see if it fits you. This applies to the "Kaplan Complete." I did everything right, like studied 2 1/2 to 4 weeks (I planned and did 4 weeks while working as a RN applicant), studied ONLY "the Kaplan way," hit my weakest stuff first, did all the trainer stuff, my scores were good (up to 65), and I didn't get predominantly a certain kind of question wrong. So I took another trainer test (I forgot if you can where you are, but at that point I could), and I busted 60. So I called Mom and she told me I was as ready as I was ever going to get and I should go for it before I lost any more info. I thought to myself "Yeah, I can see that at this point, I'm losing more content per day than I'm gaining," so I took it as scheduled and passed in 75. I could see the improvement in my critical thinking, so I thought, well maybe it's time. Also I know myself pretty well and figured if I put it off once, I'd do it again and again until I lost the time I needed for a re-test if needed. And I looked around at the delayers I knew and knew it was true. That was just me, but hope it helps.
  4. by   JR816
    If you don't mind my asking, what was your cumulitive qbank score? I feel the same way. I started doing some Saunder''s just to brush up on my content and found the wuestions to be kinda easy. I only have a couple hundred qbank questions left but my scores are ranging from 60-80%. I think that's kinda good.....right?? How long ago did you pass?
  5. by   ******guest******
    take the NCLEX! I was in the exact same boat as you, and contemplated if I was ready. But--I actually read from someone on here that they has never even broke 60 on any of kaplan's study banks and they passed. So I figured I'd give it a go. I passed in 75 questions and it took me about 40 minutes to complete NCLEX. I do believe Kaplan sets the bar a little high...that being said, I think it really helped me. GOOD LUCK! Be calm and relex and you will do great. Many people fail out of nerves and not lack of knowledge. I guess in the end I just thought to myself: "What's the worst that could happen? I could fail....I've done that." This is one test and does not determine the rest of your life (although it's easy for me to say that now that I'm done testing but TRUST ME!) sending many good vibes your way
    Last edit by ******guest****** on Sep 15, '07 : Reason: typos!
  6. by   ohmeowzer RN
    my cumuilitve score for q bank was 53%..lol.. i passed RN boards w/ 75 questions first try. did over 4000 questions and took the course. good luck on your test
  7. by   KnightNurse
    Quote from JR816
    Hi all,

    I am looking for some words of encouragment. I just finished Kaplans question trainer 7 and scored a 59. ugghhhh. I am a little tired being at work and all but I thought I could at least get a 63. All of my q-bank scores were in the 60's. I am testing on Monday and just want this anxiety to be done with.

    Do you think that the Kaplan "bar" is set a little high to ensure their passing rate?? Should I reschedule and continue studying?? I will take any and all input.

    Thanks,
    jr
    My QT #7 was 59%. I passed 1st try. It's all depends if you feel ready or not.
  8. by   JR816
    lol......the million dollar question. i am going to study for four hours this morning and then call it a day. I am going to the football game to relax and hopefully my many greuling hours and some sleepless nights will get me through bthe next 48 hours. Please say a little prayer and thanks for your words of encouragement.
  9. by   nclexwarrior
    Well, I just took Q Trainer 7 and got a 68%. The way I talk to most people, my chances of passing Nclex next week is good (I hope)
  10. by   ltmja
    I keep in contact with five of my friends from the nursing program. They all did kaplan and were averaging no higher than in the fifty's. My one friend got to test 6 and scored 62 but all the test before that she was scoring in the 50's. All of them passed but one so far. I didn't pass my first time but didn't do the 7 test either so that is what I am working on right now. Keep at it
  11. by   JR816
    i passed!!!!!! i am so relieved. thank you everyone for your words of encouragement!!!!!!!!
  12. by   miss_cy
    please people tell me, knowing my kaplan question trainer scores are like these. what do you guys think? i will be glad to accept all your advices..thanks a bunch!
    QT1 - 77%
    QT2 - 69%
    QT3 - 70%
    QT4 - 60%
    QT5 - 61%
    QT6 - 60%
    QT7 - 66%

    it gives me the shakes whenever i think of the actual nclex..on how will my abilities in answering the question trainer will affect the nclex-rn..i also do saunders study mode for the content.
    help guys!!!!!
  13. by   Ms.RN
    [quote=2b_usrn;2408537]please people tell me, knowing my kaplan question trainer scores are like these. what do you guys think? i will be glad to accept all your advices..thanks a bunch!
    qt1 - 77%
    qt2 - 69%
    qt3 - 70%
    qt4 - 60%
    qt5 - 61%
    qt6 - 60%
    qt7 - 66%

    wow!!!!! those are good scores!! :studyowl::studyowl: you are more than ready to take the test. i really thought nclex test was so much easier than kaplan tests. go for it!!!!
  14. by   miss_cy
    [quote=graduatenurse;2408595]
    Quote from 2b_usrn
    please people tell me, knowing my kaplan question trainer scores are like these. what do you guys think? i will be glad to accept all your advices..thanks a bunch!
    qt1 - 77%
    qt2 - 69%
    qt3 - 70%
    qt4 - 60%
    qt5 - 61%
    qt6 - 60%
    qt7 - 66%

    wow!!!!! those are good scores!! :studyowl::studyowl: you are more than ready to take the test. i really thought nclex test was so much easier than kaplan tests. go for it!!!!
    oh really? im just concern ofcourse, in addition to the nervousness the fact that my actual nclex exam is coming very soon..thanks graduate nurse for your very encouraging comment..congrats to you!!!!..im still doing q&a continuously..il keep posting.. i hope to soon post a thread about how i passed the nclex - rn.:spin: though the results will be a month after i take the exam..il receive it by mail...oh god! i pray il passed it this time..this is my 2nd attempt and 1st time using suzannes plan plus kaplan question trainer 1-7

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