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Kaplan Review Phase 1. Need suggestions!

  1. 1 I just started my kaplan review last monday and followed its study plan. So far I'm on Phase 1, I took the diagnostic test and scored 51%. Then, I took the question trainers 1-3 and these are my scores 49%, 52% and 56%. Now I plan to watch and finish all the lecture videos before I start my online live classes in two weeks. Not sure if the videos are helpful but I am a visual learner.

    Does anyone of you took kaplan or have any experiences with its review? What are the meaning of my low scores? Should I freak out? The book said that to aim 60% and above. Isn't that low enough? Any suggestions?

    Also, how come I can not view the rationales for the diagnostic exam? I paid a lot but I am not able to review it. -_- Do you know? Please share. Thanks.
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  3. Visit  KimberlyRN89 profile page
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    I passed nclex last month and my scores were never at "Kaplan's standards". I feel that if you are above 50% than that is okay. But I do suggest going over content. I found my scores were low because I was weak in certain areas (such as maternity, neuro, etc..)
  4. Visit  i_am_KC profile page
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    Hi atom2013. How much did you pay for your review? Coz I'm planning to enroll in Kaplan too.
  5. Visit  atom2013 profile page
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    Quote from Nurse2bKimberly
    I passed nclex last month and my scores were never at "Kaplan's standards". I feel that if you are above 50% than that is okay. But I do suggest going over content. I found my scores were low because I was weak in certain areas (such as maternity, neuro, etc..)
    How did you go over content? Did you watch the lesson videos? Any tips on how you passed using kaplan review? Congrats by the way
  6. Visit  atom2013 profile page
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    Quote from i_am_KC
    Hi atom2013. How much did you pay for your review? Coz I'm planning to enroll in Kaplan too.
    I enrolled online on their main website. It originally costs $499 but I got a promo code of $50 off so I paid $449. Not sure if it still works, but if you decide to enroll, try to use this promo code: LIVE50. You may also check google for other kaplan promo codes. Good luck!
  7. Visit  cmedar20 profile page
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    I did the Kaplan live review, I'm currently finishing up the question trainers and qbank. My scores thus far are: diagnostic 57%, qt1 57% qt2 57% qt3 54%, readiness 57%, qt4 59%, qt5 63%, qt6 65%. After the readiness test I went back and watch all the hurst videos and read over my Saunders book. So make sure you are comfortable with your content and then apply the strategies learned from Kaplan. you should see improvement in your score thereafter.
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  8. Visit  atom2013 profile page
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    Noted. Thanks
  9. Visit  atom2013 profile page
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    @Nurse2bKimberly I read your private messages. However, I could not reply coz it said that your inbox is full. Anyway, thank you so much and Congrats again. Good luck to your career
  10. Visit  Ptrv12 profile page
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    I took Kaplan review when I was in school and my scores where always in 50's 60's range. The videos are very helpful and I would suggest doing as many questions as possible. I don't know why it does not let you see the rationales but it should. I passed NCLEX with 75 questions and got around 50 multiple choice (select all that apply) questions which meant I was in the hard questions most of the test. I actually found Kaplan to be harder in a way than the actual NCLEX. I also did the HURST review.
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    Quote from Ptrv12
    I took Kaplan review when I was in school and my scores where always in 50's 60's range. The videos are very helpful and I would suggest doing as many questions as possible. I don't know why it does not let you see the rationales but it should. I passed NCLEX with 75 questions and got around 50 multiple choice (select all that apply) questions which meant I was in the hard questions most of the test. I actually found Kaplan to be harder in a way than the actual NCLEX. I also did the HURST review.
    You got to see the rationales for the diagnostic test? 50 Satas? Wow! That's a lot. Congrats!
  12. Visit  Ptrv12 profile page
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    Thanks. Atom2013. I don't really remember if I could see the rationale for the Diagnostic test but in all the other tests I did. I also remember thinking that if I had watched the videos before taking the diagnostic test I would have scored higher because some of the answers to the questions where on the videos. For NCLEX I literally would study using the Kaplan book and Hurst review notes open and I combined important info on both on a notepad I took notes on. Hope that helps. Good luck on NCLEX!
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  13. Visit  savinglives101 profile page
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    Hey, I took the live classroom Kaplan course about a month ago and I passed with 75 questions. I did all the q-bank questions averaging 69%. I completed all my q-trainers ranging from 58-70. Kaplan wants you to get ~60-65 on the tests and at least a 50 in each client's need category. I found it really helpful and I would recommend it to anyone who needs an extra resource.

    What I recommend is, if possible without entirely overwhelming yourself, go over the content videos prior to class. And do the reading as well so you are prepared content wise. The content videos correlate to the book and they tell you the basic need-to-know for each area. Try to go along with the book if you have the physical copy, but if not - that is okay too. Because you have the basic content knowledge, you won't have to be confused with material during class because you will be going through critical thinking questions (majority of NCLEX questions) while in class.

    Definitely take advantage of the "rekaps" you get during class because they're nice to know tips. And basically, just pay attention to the strategies that they give you during class because they helped me a lot on the test.

    Stay positive and good luck!
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  14. Visit  i_am_KC profile page
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    Quote from atom2013
    I enrolled online on their main website. It originally costs $499 but I got a promo code of $50 off so I paid $449. Not sure if it still works, but if you decide to enroll, try to use this promo code: LIVE50. You may also check google for other kaplan promo codes. Good luck!
    thanks! I'm planning to enroll here in the Philippines. Oh btw, when do you think is the right time to review for Kaplan? I mean, how many days were left before the test when you started your review? I really need some tips. None of my friends has ever taken the NCLEX.

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