Kaplan versus Nclec Questions - page 2

Hi Everyone, My question is for anyone who took Kaplan cource and also took Nclex RN as well. I want to know if the questions for Nclex are similar to Kaplan's questions or not? I mean as far as... Read More

  1. by   Anjum
    Thanks all for all the input. I really appreciate it.
  2. by   onduty23
    ncsbn.com has questions

    its 50 bucks they write nclex questions
  3. by   stayingoutoftrouble
    I took Kaplan but wouldn't swear by it. I think I would have been ok with Saunders (love that book) and maybe some of the other things that are out there. The reason I say that is because I was really excited about some of the strategies they taught me but when it came to taking the test I found I didn't use any of the strategies. The questions were way more difficult than that. But, that's just me. I passed the first time and so who knows if I would have had the same success had I not taken Kaplan. All I know is that I didn't apply the strategies I was taught by Kaplan during the test at all.
  4. by   Sheri257
    I have to agree ... I think the decision tree they teach is only useful to some extent because it doesn't apply to a lot of questions.

    But, quite frankly, the decision tree didn't apply to a lot of Kaplan questions either. The most useful thing about Kaplan was the questions themselves because, at least in my case, they were very close to the exam.

    :typing
    Last edit by Sheri257 on Feb 18, '07
  5. by   twotfruity98
    I used all of kaplan's resources and did not pass. none of the questions i had on the nclex came on the exam. i utilized al the strategies but still was not able to pass. i thought i had passed when it shut off at 75 but when i found out i failed i was shocked i thought i had the correct answers. anyways good luck.
  6. by   twotfruity98
    I used Kaplan's resources and still failed. i thought i knew the contents and the strategies that they provided for me. i reviewed all the question trainer and rationales. i don't understand what happened. please if someone know how i can use any strategy to pass please help. i really i'm down.
  7. by   Sheri257
    Quote from twotfruity98
    I used Kaplan's resources and still failed. i thought i knew the contents and the strategies that they provided for me. i reviewed all the question trainer and rationales. i don't understand what happened. please if someone know how i can use any strategy to pass please help. i really i'm down.
    I notice you're from Canada .... were you educated in the U.S.? Because from what I understand, the test is obviously a lot tougher for students/nurses who weren't educated in the states.

    :typing
    Last edit by Sheri257 on Feb 18, '07
  8. by   odman55
    my two cents:

    Took kaplan...wasn't all that impressed. The only thing I learned was about the delegation questions since we didn't have those type of questions in my 2 year associate program. I never got higher then a 58% on their tests. I signed up for the ncsbn.com and would say that those questions are more alike to the actual nclex questions. Passed yesterday so take it for what it's worth
  9. by   rnstudnt
    I took the Kaplan review and while I didnt like the actual "in class" portion of it I found the Qbank very helpful. It sets up questions that you can narrow down to 2 answers that both sound completely correct. And they drill into your head its the "BEST" answer for the given situation. VERY much like the real Nclex. I did Saunders questions and found that they are much too easy. I didn't see a question on Nclex that was remotely like Saunders. One book that I did like alot for content was Delmars Nclex review and Practice questions. The questions are a higher level than Saunders and covered more unfamiliar content. Hope that helps. Good luck
  10. by   PICUmaleNurse
    Some 2 cents from this direction now:
    I thought Kaplan was great because of the instructor that I had. She did of course just go over questions like all of them do, but her explanations of the rationales were clear and it did help me pass NCLEX. That said, I think that just going over as many questions as you possibly can is the way to go. I had a technique that I used where I would go over questions with a non-nurse who was forced to use real critical thinking skills in order to answer the questions....fyi...he always had a good percentage of answers that were correct. And it helped me because when he was wrong it forced me to "teach" and tell him why I chose what I chose. For me, explaining the question helps me to remember concepts.

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