Hi Everyone, I was just curious as to what, how everyone else was doing in their kaplan, saunders or whichever nclex practice scores and uh the result of your nclex exam. Most of the posts i found were ah a few years old. Also good luck everyone who has still to take the exam. Please share or comment on the following:
- Kaplan QT 1-7 scores
- Kaplan Qbank average
- Kaplan Diagnostic Test
- Kaplan Readiness Test
- Total practice questions completed
- How long did you prepare
- Questions per day
- Books used
- iPhone Apps
- NCLEX result and number of questions asked of you.
- Comments / Suggestions
Apr 15, '12
by Inori, ASN, BSN
Here's my info on what i did to prepare for NCLEX.. and will update with my results as soon as I take exam. uhm just about freaking out here but every day i looked up allnurses here for peoples scores so was curious on the most recent numbers. Anyways please feel free to add your info or comment.-Inori
- Kaplan QT 1-7 scores:
QT1: 77, QT2: 68, QT3: 68, QT4: 66, QT5: 67, QT6: 74, QT7: 65
- Kaplan Qbank average: 62% (finished all)
- Kaplan Diagnostic Test: 58%
- Kaplan Readiness Test: 64%
- Total practice questions completed: 8155
- How long did you prepare: 2.5 months
- Questions per day: 100-150
- Books: I used 2 books: Saunders Comprehensive Review 5e for content and Kaplan 2011-12 for test taking strategies.
- iPhone Apps: Mosby, Saunders, Lippencott and CF Study Planner
- NCLEX result and # of Ques: I haven't taken it yet
-Comments: Its normal to have your scores drop a bit after QT1 as the exam is designed to ask questions from the higher end of learning (application and analysis). So if you're keeping your scores around the same that means you're improving. Always read the rationale and understand why you got something wrong are you missing the content knowledge or didn't read question properly. Try to score around 60% for QT6 and 7.
Scoring only count the 1st score if you're retaking the same practice exam a few times otherwise you'll get a false high and think you know something you don't. I have a knack for picking out the right answer from any question I've seen before so to get a true estimate I'd only take each exam once.
Last edit by Inori on Apr 15, '12
Good luck to all.
My exam is this saturday 4-21.... So far my progress is:
Diagnostic test--- 61
Readiness test--- 66
Q Trainer 1------ 60
Q Trainer 2------ 65
Q Trainer 3------ 55
Q Trainer 4------ 58
Q Trainer 5------62
Q Trainer 6------60
Q Trainer 7------60
I've done 60% of the Q bank & my score is 60.
I plan to complete the Q bank before friday.
Im also doing the PDA book (almost done with it...got 4 more chapters to go) & review the study guide.
Last edit by aishaj10 on Apr 16, '12
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