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  1. hey ya'll.
    i just have a question. during school i did really really well on the hesis, and i made like a 93 or 94 on my final hesi. i'm doing the kaplan review now, but on all of the qbank things, etc. i can't seem to make above a 58-60%!!
    my boyfriend asked the other day if i thought i was going to pass when it came down to it, and honestly, i do not know. i've answered well over 1000 questions thus far, so i know i only have about 1000 more to go....
    i'm sure i'm not the only one thinking that i'm told that because of my hesi scores i'll be ok, and all that, but actually convincing myself that i can do this because i am coming up with some yucky scores on the other review, that i actually will....i know in my head that the kaplan is supposed to be harder than the actual test, and that 65% is equated to passing, but still....
    any pointers??
    thank you all so much!
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  3. by   RNsRWe
    Quote from emilyusfrn
    hey ya'll.
    i just have a question. during school i did really really well on the hesis, and i made like a 93 or 94 on my final hesi. i'm doing the kaplan review now, but on all of the qbank things, etc. i can't seem to make above a 58-60%!!
    my boyfriend asked the other day if i thought i was going to pass when it came down to it, and honestly, i do not know. i've answered well over 1000 questions thus far, so i know i only have about 1000 more to go....
    i'm sure i'm not the only one thinking that i'm told that because of my hesi scores i'll be ok, and all that, but actually convincing myself that i can do this because i am coming up with some yucky scores on the other review, that i actually will....i know in my head that the kaplan is supposed to be harder than the actual test, and that 65% is equated to passing, but still....
    any pointers??
    thank you all so much!
    if it helps you any, i found my results on the kaplan q-bank quizzes and the trainer tests to be lower than any other review material i used. i was frequently happy to get a 60%! while all the promo blurbs say that 65% is passing on their tests, you will find in looking around this board that people frequently (quite usually) will be passing after scoring in the 50% range on those quizzes. that said, be careful of your weak areas, because on the real thing, incorrect responses in one area will garner you more and more questions in the same area. you want to be pretty evenly scoring in all the material areas.

    other than that, the actual score isn't as relative. i spent many weeks here going over exactly these kinds of concerns, why couldn't i get my trainer tests up high enough (i scored in the 70's on one and thought i'd hit the jackpot!). turns out that sometimes i was scoring higher than others even with my 60s, and we all passed with about the same number of questions, etc.

    breathe deeply. it's good for you
  4. by   heartanimal
    Good information because I was feeling that same way with Kaplan. I was loosing my mind because I thought I was actually not getting it. I am not hopeful and will continue with my questions. When I went to the Kaplan class they suggested that we know lab values and what diagnostic test are done for what procedures, so I am going over that a little more.
  5. by   pagandeva2000
    I would get as low as 30's on my Kaplan on line reviews and thought I would lay down and die. But, I had a friend tell me to just keep answering questions no matter what. I did it and passed. Kaplan questions are, by far, the hardest.
  6. by   heartanimal
    thanks for that information. I am happy to know that others were not doing so well with Kaplan and passed. When did you take the NCLEX and how many questions did you have?
  7. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from heartanimal
    thanks for that information. I am happy to know that others were not doing so well with Kaplan and passed. When did you take the NCLEX and how many questions did you have?
    I took NCLEX-PN last June, had 85 questions, completed it in about 45 minutes. When I walked out of there dazed and dizzy, I thought Kaplan was not as hard as that exam. But, I am assuming that because I practiced over 8000 questions from various sources, something in there clicked enough for me to pass; but walking out of there, I thought it was a complete disaster.
  8. by   azabache21
    Wow...this really makes me feel better...I keep scoring between 55 and 58 in the kaplan (mostly in the q bank), Kaplan has harder questions for sure....whenever a get a score higher thatn 62..it really feels like great!.. and I thought I was doing something wrong...I just pray to pass..my test is this Sat... so this whole week I will breath only questions and dream about them as well...:uhoh21: thanks for your words!!!!





    Quote from RNsRWe
    If it helps you any, I found my results on the Kaplan Q-bank quizzes and the trainer tests to be lower than ANY other review material I used. I was frequently happy to get a 60%! While all the promo blurbs say that 65% is passing on their tests, you will find in looking around this board that people frequently (quite usually) will be passing after scoring in the 50% range on those quizzes. That said, be careful of your weak areas, because on the real thing, incorrect responses in one area will garner you more and more questions in the same area. You want to be pretty evenly scoring in all the material areas.

    Other than that, the actual score isn't as relative. I spent many weeks here going over EXACTLY these kinds of concerns, why couldn't I get my trainer tests up high enough (I scored in the 70's on one and thought I'd hit the jackpot!). Turns out that sometimes I was scoring higher than others even with my 60s, and we all passed with about the same number of questions, etc.

    Breathe deeply. It's good for you
  9. by   heartanimal
    I really hope you do well. Post and let me know because I am doing Kaplan questions now and I feel the same way.
  10. by   jbuffett5
    I kind of have the same issues with ATI. My school tested us using it usually at least once per semester...and then they gave us the comprehensive exam during our last week of classes. I felt it was very difficult, never passed a single ATI until the comprehensive, and BARELY passed that one! I was a high B student throughout nursing school for the biggest part. ATI messed with my head a lot...I was told it was a lot harder than the actual NCLEX...but I'll tell you, after taking the NCLEX this morning...I haven't had harder questions until today... :/
  11. by   heartanimal
    I wish you the best of luck, I hope and pray that you pass the NCLEX. I am still waiting anxiously to take mine in 2 weeks.
  12. by   jbuffett5
    Well I just got my results...and after going through the most grueling 24 hours of my life...it was all worth it. 265...and I PASSED!!! I have never felt so horrible after a test in all of my life until yesterday! So that proves you just never really know. I was preparing for the worst...and I got some of the greatest new of my life this afternoon!!! Best of luck to you and anybody else going to take NCLEX soon...the main thing is believing in yourself, EVEN when you feel as though you know nothing...after all, we got through nursing school for a reason...which means we're all smart enough to pass this thing!

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