Kaplan's Qbank - page 6

Hello :) I have a question. I am taking my boards next Wednesday(the 23rd). I purchased kaplan's qbank and I'm doing 200 questions per day ( I'll be done with them by this Saturday). Anyways,... Read More

  1. Visit  m2theRZA} profile page
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    @prettyinpink57 and @noyesno -- congrats on passing the nclex!!!!!! must be such a HUGE relief to finally get this test done and over with and officially be an RN!

    I was wondering...did you guys feel that the kaplan Qbank questions were similar to the NCLEX Q's?? I'm slightly freaking out since you guys mentioned a LOT of SATA's...(25?!?!??)-- I am absolutely horrible at those and almost always get them wrong! taking mine in a week from today. any advice would be greatly appreciated! thanks and hope you guys get to relax and/or celebrate this weekend (@prettyinpink57- i am also in so cal and the weather is supposed to be gorgeous this weekend!)
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  3. Visit  prettyinpink57} profile page
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    Hey sasagrrrl! The questions were definitely similar to Kaplan!! I felt however that the SATA's were much easier on the NCLEX than Kaplan. I wish I could give you an example of one but they made us sign a confidentiality thing when we took the test. For me, the SATA's were the easiest part of the exam because they were very basic. However, a lot of my questions that I got were like them picking a RANDOM drug and asking something about the drug. Actually, I even had a lot of questions that gave me 4 patient's needing 4 different medications and I had to pick the patient/med that the nurse should see and give FIRST, AHHH talk about hard priority! I thought the staff at Pearson Vue was GREAT and definitely made me feel so comfortable walking in there. The 2 ladies working were very kind and encouraging.

    Let me know if you have any more questions, I'm sure you'll do great on the NCLEX!
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    Quote from prettyinpink57
    Hey sasagrrrl! The questions were definitely similar to Kaplan!! I felt however that the SATA's were much easier on the NCLEX than Kaplan. I wish I could give you an example of one but they made us sign a confidentiality thing when we took the test. For me, the SATA's were the easiest part of the exam because they were very basic. However, a lot of my questions that I got were like them picking a RANDOM drug and asking something about the drug. Actually, I even had a lot of questions that gave me 4 patient's needing 4 different medications and I had to pick the patient/med that the nurse should see and give FIRST, AHHH talk about hard priority! I thought the staff at Pearson Vue was GREAT and definitely made me feel so comfortable walking in there. The 2 ladies working were very kind and encouraging.

    Let me know if you have any more questions, I'm sure you'll do great on the NCLEX!
    finally the test is over for you.. have u tried the pvt? or did u pass already?
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    Quote from noyesno
    i got the "good" pop up!

    the test took me 2 hours. i got 75 questions with about 25 select all that apply (torture!).

    when i left the testing center and got into my car, "here comes the sun" (an acoustic version) came on the radio:

    here comes the sun, here comes the sun,
    and i say it's all right

    little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter
    little darling, it feels like years since it's been here
    here comes the sun, here comes the sun
    and i say it's all right

    i took the song as a good sign, went over to the panera that was within .2 miles of the testing center and did the pvt. the first two times i did the pvt, i got the "non-conclusive" pop up. i waited for a few minutes, tried it again and got the "good" pop up!

    the worst part of this experience, for me, was the anticipation. i cried (two tears) this morning before i drove up to the testing center. when i got into the groove of the test, i was fine except for question 75. i sat on that question for about 15 minutes.

    thanks everyone for your support, so much!

    jenfos2 and chillceb, i'm rooting for you guys!

    awww thanks so much. i just explained this message thing to my husband and mutual stress and how great it was b/c i can get on here and chat with people who know how i feel. he laughed at me! men.. anyway, thanks
    question for you and prettyinpink
    so i take mine wednesday. i have done all the questions on kaplan!
    what do you recommend, i was going to go back and watch some of the video lectures, but just not sure what to watch. thought about watching pharm but there is so much. i have a few hours saturday and monday and that is it! i trust your judgement..tell me what to watch! thanks guys.
    nice california! i live in maryland and guess what..it is cold!
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    Quote from noyesno
    i got the "good" pop up!

    the test took me 2 hours. i got 75 questions with about 25 select all that apply (torture!).

    when i left the testing center and got into my car, "here comes the sun" (an acoustic version) came on the radio:

    here comes the sun, here comes the sun,
    and i say it's all right

    little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter
    little darling, it feels like years since it's been here
    here comes the sun, here comes the sun
    and i say it's all right

    i took the song as a good sign, went over to the panera that was within .2 miles of the testing center and did the pvt. the first two times i did the pvt, i got the "non-conclusive" pop up. i waited for a few minutes, tried it again and got the "good" pop up!

    the worst part of this experience, for me, was the anticipation. i cried (two tears) this morning before i drove up to the testing center. when i got into the groove of the test, i was fine except for question 75. i sat on that question for about 15 minutes.

    thanks everyone for your support, so much!

    jenfos2 and chillceb, i'm rooting for you guys!
    Quote from prettyinpink57
    and it's funny also cause last night i must have spent about 3 hours going through page after page after page on the pearson vue trick and reading everyone's experience with it and from what i read, it is 100% accurate!!! :d :d :d

    today has been awesome!!! it's so weird having a day off from everything! i went and got a cup of coffee and relaxed in the beautiful sun by the beach, got a pedicure, and got my car washed. :d i love being done with this test!
    so so happy for you! look at my last post in reply to noyesno okay?
    i want to go to the beach! we have snow and ice. not fair! do you have a job? so exciting!
    i told my husband the day after i am done i will do laundry, clean the whole house and maybe even make a few meals! it's been a long 4 years!
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    Quote from prettyinpink57
    Hey sasagrrrl! The questions were definitely similar to Kaplan!! I felt however that the SATA's were much easier on the NCLEX than Kaplan. I wish I could give you an example of one but they made us sign a confidentiality thing when we took the test. For me, the SATA's were the easiest part of the exam because they were very basic. However, a lot of my questions that I got were like them picking a RANDOM drug and asking something about the drug. Actually, I even had a lot of questions that gave me 4 patient's needing 4 different medications and I had to pick the patient/med that the nurse should see and give FIRST, AHHH talk about hard priority! I thought the staff at Pearson Vue was GREAT and definitely made me feel so comfortable walking in there. The 2 ladies working were very kind and encouraging.

    Let me know if you have any more questions, I'm sure you'll do great on the NCLEX!

    Thanks I found this information useful!
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    Quote from jenfos2
    SO SO happy for you! Look at my last post in reply to noyesno okay?
    I WANT TO GO TO THE BEACH! WE HAVE SNOW AND ICE. Not fair! Do you have a job? So exciting!
    I told my husband the day after I am done I will do laundry, clean the WHOLE house and maybe even make a few meals! It's been a long 4 years!

    THAT is hilarious!!!! I've been telling my boyfriend that once I get this test over with we'll do things we've been talking about like go to the zoo (which we've been talking about for months! haha) and we're actually going to Disneyland on Monday! (V-day) Hilarious. He was too sweet he knew I was a nervous wreck about my NCLEX and showed up on my door step at 8:30pm the night before with a bouquet of flowers. Sweetest thing ever!!!

    As for a job, I work as a tech at the biggest trauma center in San Diego... I work in the trauma unit and LOVE it! The next new grad residency program starts in March so I am hoping to stay right where I am and work with the people that have become my other family

    What about you? What is the job you are set up with if you pass?

    And as for studying - Once I finished all the questions I just started doing q-bank questions again and surprisingly there were a lot I didn't remember so it helped.
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    Quote from prettyinpink57
    THAT is hilarious!!!! I've been telling my boyfriend that once I get this test over with we'll do things we've been talking about like go to the zoo (which we've been talking about for months! haha) and we're actually going to Disneyland on Monday! (V-day) Hilarious. He was too sweet he knew I was a nervous wreck about my NCLEX and showed up on my door step at 8:30pm the night before with a bouquet of flowers. Sweetest thing ever!!!

    As for a job, I work as a tech at the biggest trauma center in San Diego... I work in the trauma unit and LOVE it! The next new grad residency program starts in March so I am hoping to stay right where I am and work with the people that have become my other family

    What about you? What is the job you are set up with if you pass?

    And as for studying - Once I finished all the questions I just started doing q-bank questions again and surprisingly there were a lot I didn't remember so it helped.
    that's sooo sweet...congrats!! everything paid off
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    Quote from prettyinpink57
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

    That is exactly what happened to me!!!! When I got to my school the pop-up originally said something like with like "current test results" or something I don't know.... But when I came back and tried like half hour later, it was the good pop up!! I think what that meant was that the test/results were still pending and getting finalized. Now the waiting game is on till we both see our names on the BRN website!!! I'm in San Diego, California though and our state doesn't do the "quick results" so who knows how long it will take! I am hoping to see my name up there by Tuesday morning at the latest!! What state are you in noyesno?? I am so proud of you!!!!!! It's so funny cause when I woke up this morning I some how had this insane memory of a lot of my questions and looked up stuff and found out that I guessed right on a lot of them Mostly it was the 1,000 medication questions I got that I remembered haha.
    Thanks so much prettyinpink! I'm going to look up the stuff that I didn't know tomorrow. I'm so curious to see what I guessed correctly on and what I missed. I wish we got a print out of our test results with the answers.

    It's weird how good we've gotten at guessing!

    I'm going to PM you my location.
    Last edit by noyesno on Feb 12, '11
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    Quote from prettyinpink57
    And it's funny also cause last night I must have spent about 3 hours going through page after page after page on the pearson vue trick and reading everyone's experience with it and from what I read, it is 100% accurate!!!

    Today has been awesome!!! It's so weird having a day off from everything! I went and got a cup of coffee and relaxed in the beautiful sun by the beach, got a pedicure, and got my car washed. I love being done with this test!
    The PVT is the best!

    Today sounds like the perfect day off for you. Coffee+beach+pedicure+car wash=recipe for a good day. Well deserved!
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    Quote from Twinessa1
    YAY NOYESNO!!!!!!! I'm so proud of you!!! I can't wait to hear the official results!!!
    Thanks so much Twinessa1! I'll post the official results as soon as they're available!
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    Quote from chillceb
    congratulations!!! good luck to ur official result..
    Thanks so much chillceb!

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!
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    Quote from sasagrrrl
    @prettyinpink57 and @noyesno -- congrats on passing the nclex!!!!!! must be such a HUGE relief to finally get this test done and over with and officially be an RN!

    I was wondering...did you guys feel that the kaplan Qbank questions were similar to the NCLEX Q's?? I'm slightly freaking out since you guys mentioned a LOT of SATA's...(25?!?!??)-- I am absolutely horrible at those and almost always get them wrong! taking mine in a week from today. any advice would be greatly appreciated! thanks and hope you guys get to relax and/or celebrate this weekend (@prettyinpink57- i am also in so cal and the weather is supposed to be gorgeous this weekend!)
    Thanks sasagrrrl!

    I thought the NCLEX was easier and more straight forward than the Kaplan question bank. There wasn't so much, "what the heck are they asking here?" going on when I read the question.

    I am horrible at select all that apply. I did the select all that apply test under "alternative quiz type" in the Kaplan toolbox and got a 33%. I think during my test I got a multiple choice question correct, got a SATA got it wrong, got a multiple choice question correct, got a SATA got it wrong, etc.

    I'm going to root for you! Next Friday is your day!
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