Unsure about taking the NCLEX

  1. Hi. This is my first time posting here. I've been studying for the past month to take the NCLEX but i just don't feel ready. I study Kaplan, medspub.com, plus a review offered by my college. I fell like i'm studying the same information over and over again. But when i go to take practice tests i don't do very well ... my typical scores range from 65 to 70%. If anyone has any advice please let me know. Thanks so much!!
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  3. by   EricJRN
    Which practice tests are these?
  4. by   Leda
    Your scores are not outside of the typical range for many successful NCLEX-RN candidates. This of course is dependent upon the source for your study questions. Kaplan questions are considered to be written at a high degree of difficulty, paralleling higher-level NCLEX-RN questions. Given that the NCLEX-RN is programmed to identify the point at which the candidate is answering (predicted to answer) questions with 50% success (50% correct, 50% incorrect), receiving scores of 65% on Kaplan may indicate NCLEX-RN readiness. Of course this isn't a guarantee.

    However you need to make sure that your NCLEX-RN study plan is comprehensive, meaning that you must be sure to cover all the topics that you may encounter on NCLEX-RN. If you are feeling like you are reviewing the same content, your plan may be missing something. The best method is to use a current review text (Saunder's Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN is an excellent resource) to be certain you have gained both the knowledge and test-taking skills necessary for NCLEX-RN success.

    The study plan offered/suggested in this forum is an ideal plan. Please read the information in the sticky at the top of this forum and compare this to your individual plan.

    Best wishes for NCLEX success.

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