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when i was on this site, i looked for advice on how to best take advantage of my $400 that i paid from kaplan (thank you visa) and i could not find such topics... or anyone post a good answer... Read More

  1. by   nolongeributhe09
    Quote from bumblebeern
    when i was on this site, i looked for advice on how to best take advantage of my $400 that i paid from kaplan (thank you visa)

    and i could not find such topics... or anyone post a good answer that i could use.

    well, i am writing this to help others who are taking kaplan, take advantage of their expensive course.

    1. read the course book along with watching the content videos (if you have helen feuer cd's then listen to the cd's 3xs <--the cds are excellent in content... but if you don't have feuer, then watch the kaplan content videos 2x)
    2. listen & watch the question videos
    (i know this takes forever.... but eventually the strategies that those ladies say actually stick and you will be able to apply them to the questions you get on the actual exam)
    3. do every single question that comes with the kaplan course (qbank & qt) do these twice. the second time you do them, you will do better because now you know how to answer the questions, because it is hard to remember every single question.
    4. for additional help for those of us who are not great test takers, but the kaplan nclex-rn 2007-2008 version. it really helped me understand how to break down the question. the two tests that come with the book are great and extremely helpful as additional practice.

    i know it takes a long time, but if you do everything by the book and "understand" the rationale for each kaplan question, you should be fine. and don't do everything the week before the exam. take your time, and let the info sink in.
    i hope that this helps others who will take the exam take advantage of kaplan.

    kaplan does work.
    5% kaplan helps you +
    95% is the amount of studying you do on your own = rn

    good luck to everyone taking the exam soon!!!
    thank you for your timing help! your advice is very informative and helpful. i plan to take kaplan in a couple month. i will buy helen feuer cd as well to be my supplement now.
  2. by   LadySnyper
    Quote from bumblebeern
    when i was on this site, i looked for advice on how to best take advantage of my $400 that i paid from kaplan (thank you visa)

    and i could not find such topics... or anyone post a good answer that i could use.

    well, i am writing this to help others who are taking kaplan, take advantage of their expensive course.

    1. read the course book along with watching the content videos (if you have helen feuer cd's then listen to the cd's 3xs <--the cds are excellent in content... but if you don't have feuer, then watch the kaplan content videos 2x)
    2. listen & watch the question videos
    (i know this takes forever.... but eventually the strategies that those ladies say actually stick and you will be able to apply them to the questions you get on the actual exam)
    3. do every single question that comes with the kaplan course (qbank & qt) do these twice. the second time you do them, you will do better because now you know how to answer the questions, because it is hard to remember every single question.
    4. for additional help for those of us who are not great test takers, but the kaplan nclex-rn 2007-2008 version. it really helped me understand how to break down the question. the two tests that come with the book are great and extremely helpful as additional practice.

    i know it takes a long time, but if you do everything by the book and "understand" the rationale for each kaplan question, you should be fine. and don't do everything the week before the exam. take your time, and let the info sink in.
    i hope that this helps others who will take the exam take advantage of kaplan.

    kaplan does work.
    5% kaplan helps you +
    95% is the amount of studying you do on your own = rn

    good luck to everyone taking the exam soon!!!
    thank you. thank you. i am reviewing using kaplan
  3. by   labrador4122
    I remember writing this post, and it brings back memories.

    I am such a nervous test taker, and I am about to take an exam for EC college tomorrow for my BSN program.

    I am listening to helen feuer now last minute to get concepts again, and doing a little of the saunders comprehensive exam review.

    I gave almost all my stuff for nclex rn exam away due to the reason that I never thought in a million years I would look at it again, but my RN-BSN program requires these exams.

    I was so nervous taking the first exam because it is at the same test center where I took my nclex rn.

    sigh

    I hope I pass tomorrow

    best of luck to all who are studying for nclex-rn!!
  4. by   NYSNOWBUNNY007
    I highly recommend kaplan...there are some things though that kaplan does overkill...however....the trainers are great and btw the questions that are on the Q-bank are exactly the same on the trainers...i believe that the trainers with the rationals are best out of kaplan...they're strategies are good...however there were few contradictions and not all strategies work for all questions...you must take each question for its own value..not ALL illnesses have the same priority it really depends on the question and scenario that is presented to you at the time of the exam...but i do agree kaplan is great...also there are individuals who pass the real deal without kaplan and there are ppl who also fail with kaplan...the MAIN thing is to not pay attention to the scores...thats just something that Kaplan believes that if you score above 60 -65 then your golden...thats not 100% true...HOWEVER...the MOST important thing to do is to understand WHY....WHY WHY WHY...is the answer or why was that option NOT the answer...but yes...all and all kaplan is pretty good...good luck to all future nclex takers!...xoxo
  5. by   NYSNOWBUNNY007
    and wow this was an old thread!!! lol...
  6. by   caliotter3
    Still a good thread!
  7. by   labrador4122
    thanks!
    I have helen feuer home study, and comparing it with kaplan, my opinion goes with kaplan.
    kaplan was less expensive and you get a lot with them, you get the content videos-- if you feel you need to watch them (I did!) and you get the videos of the questions from class (I did not watch these bc they are the same from class). and the question trainers---- I did all of them twice I think, and I did the other questions until I got 0 wrong... and oh yeah I read that blue book at least twice....... oh yeah, I made sure I was going to pass.

    I just hate the fact that right now I have to go take this EC exam at pearson!! I know I am an RN already but it still brings back memories of those days that I studied so much, and how devastated I felt soon after the exam.

    plus I am working tonight so definitely no sleeping for me these 24hrs!

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