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%
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
Mar 10, '13
by Ella26, ASN, RN
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
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