Taking NCLEX-RN in 4 days!! Kaplan scores? And encouragement!

  1. 0 Well the time is finally here! I am taking my boards in just 4 days! I get nervous and then I get excited!! I am nervous just because that is the type of person I am. I wonder what if they ask me ONLY questions I don't know? What if I clam up and second guess everything?! I have been working on relaxing throughout all my practice exams - which leads me to the excited part. The more practice I do with questions the more confident I become. I feel like my school has decently prepared me. I get to a question and am flooded with memories of my first semester. I am amazed that the introductory info still fits in my tiny brain! I have been using Kaplan on demand for my review. I go through periods where I find it useful and then where I find their rationales quite far fetched. But, overall, I am very glad that I purchased it. Anyway for those of you that took Kaplan, feel free to tell me if you think (based on my scores below) that I am ready. some scores are better than others, but on average I normally scored at or above the 65% Kaplan says you should aim for. I feel ready! Just nervous :/ and, please, EVERYONE feel free to give me words of wisdom and encouragement (and prayers!). This site is always so encouraging and inspirational. I need a little of that!

    Qbank (93% completed-will finish in the next 2 days) average 64%

    Diagnostic -69%

    Q trainer 1 - 67%
    Q trainer 2 - 65%
    Q trainer 3 - 58%
    Q trainer 4 - 65%
    Q trainer 5 - 55% (yikes!)
    Q trainer 6 - 68%
    Q trainer 7 - 67%

    Readiness - 71%

    I also think I am nervous about the SATA questions, as I do not feel Kaplan has given me much practice with them. I have heard NCLEX SATA are not as difficult as Kaplans...opinions?

    Thanks everyone for all your support! This website has been a godsend from the first moment I decided I wanted to become a nurse...all the way until now
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    From 'Cleveland, OH, US'; Joined Feb '13; Posts: 43; Likes: 11.

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  4. Visit  itsdebraanne} profile page
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    according to kaplan's rule "acheive at least 60% on all QBank timed practice tests and on QT 6 and 7," you are more than fine darling! If anyone is worried, it's me. I just got a 58 on QT6. my test is in 5 days and I haven't done QT7 yet!! ):
    but Kaplan says high 50s is fine, but it doesn't leave me much room for error.
  5. Visit  PeppermintP} profile page
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    Quote from LillyBud
    Well the time is finally here! I am taking my boards in just 4 days! I get nervous and then I get excited!! I am nervous just because that is the type of person I am. I wonder what if they ask me ONLY questions I don't know? What if I clam up and second guess everything?! I have been working on relaxing throughout all my practice exams - which leads me to the excited part. The more practice I do with questions the more confident I become. I feel like my school has decently prepared me. I get to a question and am flooded with memories of my first semester. I am amazed that the introductory info still fits in my tiny brain! I have been using Kaplan on demand for my review. I go through periods where I find it useful and then where I find their rationales quite far fetched. But, overall, I am very glad that I purchased it. Anyway for those of you that took Kaplan, feel free to tell me if you think (based on my scores below) that I am ready. some scores are better than others, but on average I normally scored at or above the 65% Kaplan says you should aim for. I feel ready! Just nervous :/ and, please, EVERYONE feel free to give me words of wisdom and encouragement (and prayers!). This site is always so encouraging and inspirational. I need a little of that!

    Qbank (93% completed-will finish in the next 2 days) average 64%

    Diagnostic -69%

    Q trainer 1 - 67%
    Q trainer 2 - 65%
    Q trainer 3 - 58%
    Q trainer 4 - 65%
    Q trainer 5 - 55% (yikes!)
    Q trainer 6 - 68%
    Q trainer 7 - 67%

    Readiness - 71%

    I also think I am nervous about the SATA questions, as I do not feel Kaplan has given me much practice with them. I have heard NCLEX SATA are not as difficult as Kaplans...opinions?

    Thanks everyone for all your support! This website has been a godsend from the first moment I decided I wanted to become a nurse...all the way until now
    Lillybud,
    I am so proud of you! You got this!!! I am scoring 52-64% on question trainer 1-4 so far and I'm not scoring as high as you. You have this on the bag, you're ready
  6. Visit  LillyBud} profile page
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    Quote from itsdebraanne
    according to kaplan's rule "acheive at least 60% on all QBank timed practice tests and on QT 6 and 7," you are more than fine darling! If anyone is worried, it's me. I just got a 58 on QT6. my test is in 5 days and I haven't done QT7 yet!! ):
    but Kaplan says high 50s is fine, but it doesn't leave me much room for error.
    58 is not bad at all!! I keep saying to myself - you know your stuff! Don't let this test scare you! So I say the same to you Many well thoughts on your test day! I can't wait to hear that you are now a RN!!
    itsdebraanne likes this.
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    Quote from PeppermintP
    Lillybud,
    I am so proud of you! You got this!!! I am scoring 52-64% on question trainer 1-4 so far and I'm not scoring as high as you. You have this on the bag, you're ready
    Thank you so much Peppermint! I did not do as well on alot of my Qbank quizzes. A lot of 50% on those... I just hope the NCLEX has mercy on me! especially with those SATA...
  8. Visit  itsdebraanne} profile page
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    Quote from LillyBud
    58 is not bad at all!! I keep saying to myself - you know your stuff! Don't let this test scare you! So I say the same to you Many well thoughts on your test day! I can't wait to hear that you are now a RN!!
    I'm trying not to let the test scare me!! thanks (:
  9. Visit  St_Claire} profile page
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    This site has a lot of SATA questions to practice: http://nursing.slcc.edu/nclexrn3500/mainMenu.do
  10. Visit  Ella26} profile page
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    Lillybud your scores reflect that you are ready! When I got a 72% on the Kaplan diagnostic, I didnt think it was all that great. But my instructor told me after seeing it that "You will breeze through NCLEX" and I did. You will do great. I had alot of anxiety as well but once your sitting in front of that test just practice your breathing and take it one question at a time. Also I am not a fan of SATA and low and be hold out of 75 questions on NCLEX, I received a whopping 40 SATA, thats no lie! I thought to my self "You have got to be kidding me!", every other question was a SATA and thats what got me through because, I felt if I wasnt doing well why would they keep asking my SATA? And their SATA are not as hard as Kaplan.
    Last edit by Ella26 on Mar 10, '13 : Reason: punctuation
  11. Visit  LillyBud} profile page
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    DebraAnne! I tried to message you but it said you had too many messages in your inbox Anyway - here is what I wrote!

    ughhhh, That test was a nightmare. It took me about close to 5 hours to do it...and then 3 to review it. I think I got into a fight with my husband somewhere in between, ha! But, none the less, way too long! worth it though, right?!
  12. Visit  itsdebraanne} profile page
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    Quote from LillyBud
    DebraAnne! I tried to message you but it said you had too many messages in your inbox Anyway - here is what I wrote!

    ughhhh, That test was a nightmare. It took me about close to 5 hours to do it...and then 3 to review it. I think I got into a fight with my husband somewhere in between, ha! But, none the less, way too long! worth it though, right?!
    Whaaaa?! 3 hours to review? It's probably cuz you had less wrong answers than I did. It's taking me 12 hours to review just half the test! i don't wanna pull an all nighter this close to test day just to finishing reviewing. ugh.
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    Quote from LillyBud
    DebraAnne! I tried to message you but it said you had too many messages in your inbox
    PS i just deleted some to make room lol sorry bout that! (:
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  14. Visit  nejz08} profile page
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    Quote from St_Claire
    This site has a lot of SATA questions to practice: http://nursing.slcc.edu/nclexrn3500/mainMenu.do
    Does this website really help you a lot, esp on SATA? Just asking because this is what im practicing at work? Thanks
  15. Visit  LillyBud} profile page
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    No it was because I kinda raced through it :/ when I review I don't look everything up...just if it was something that was real foggy. I think it's awesome that you are taking that much time on your review! I wish I had that discipline! I just review my answers and if I got it wrong I just reason eith myself that the question was dumb or I had a momentary brain fart, ha! Someone shared with me that we should slooooow down the week before our test. They compared it to a marathon...that you don't do any long runs the week before the big race. We should be taking this time for becoming mentally prepared! Makes sense...so I'm trying to take it easy. I think you should too! Less than 48 hrs now...eeek!
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