kaplan nursing entrance exam - page 3

has anyone taken the kaplan nursing entrance exam? i previously took the net, and applied to the nursing program at baker for entrance into the program for the fall. unfortunately, i did not make... Read More

  1. Visit  goodguyrn2010 profile page
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    Hi I am beginning this fall 2010 the nursing program at baker, I have transfered 8 credits from UofM flint, nothing more, I am wondering what to expect because the school is set up on quarters, and those quarters last 10 weeks as opposed to 15 weeks like a semester at UofM, what I am wondering is just how intense will my science prerequisites be? I am taking Micro, A&P I, and SPK 201 Fall 2010, any info would be greatly appreciated
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  3. Visit  goodguyrn2010 profile page
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    Blue eyed mommy I would like to talk to you I have some questions, I am a first time Baker student starting my prerequisites this fall 2010, and I know that its competitive, im just trying to get a handle on what to expect, I cant even get my class syallbi until the first day so I have no idea how much info they expect to cram into me over 10 weeks, if you could contact me I would greatly appreciate it I cannot figure out how to private people here
  4. Visit  goodguyrn2010 profile page
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    Ok im signed up for A&P, Micro, and SPK what should I expect? How intense will these classes be over a 10 week timeframe? 10 weeks is a short amount of time to cram alot of useful info into you, so I would love any suggestions info, I welcome questions anything. I get the impression from Baker Flint, that you get out of the school what you put in, I have been reading alot on this site about other experiences and how so many did not get in and thought it was a waste. I dont want to waste my time, I am college educated I have a BS in Biology from UofM Flint, and I really need a program that will lead to a job. Also, I want to make my application as ready as possible, so Im trying to find where to get my shots, immunizations, I tried thru the health dept, but they charge like 44 bucks for the Hep B vaccine series, and since im broke im on the Genesee County Health Plan. INfo please!!!!!!!!!!
  5. Visit  Despareux profile page
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    Quote from goodguyrn2010
    Ok im signed up for A&P, Micro, and SPK what should I expect? How intense will these classes be over a 10 week timeframe? 10 weeks is a short amount of time to cram alot of useful info into you, so I would love any suggestions info, I welcome questions anything. I get the impression from Baker Flint, that you get out of the school what you put in, I have been reading alot on this site about other experiences and how so many did not get in and thought it was a waste. I dont want to waste my time, I am college educated I have a BS in Biology from UofM Flint, and I really need a program that will lead to a job. Also, I want to make my application as ready as possible, so Im trying to find where to get my shots, immunizations, I tried thru the health dept, but they charge like 44 bucks for the Hep B vaccine series, and since im broke im on the Genesee County Health Plan. INfo please!!!!!!!!!!
    I am a nursing student at Baker. It is so, so, so competitive. I don't know if you were told this or not, but transferring credits lowers your total score for entrance into the program.

    My advice to you is to strive for perfection! When you do your presentations, do something that nobody else is doing, because I believe those instructors have an influence on who gets into the program, regardless of total score. And that oral communications class is NOT a blow-off class like some people think. At Baker, and I think this is true for any college, you will only get back what you put in.

    The HBVaccines are RECOMMENDED--not needed for program entry or program retainment. If you can't afford those, don't worry about them. Just make sure you have your titers done and get whatever vaccines you need (according to your titer results) and then get those titers re-read about 6 weeks later. KEEP SEVERAL copies of your results. Get your two-step TB test done AFTER you take your Kaplan exam.

    The nursing program at Baker is very tough to get into and I feel terrible for those who do not get in. But once you're in, it's a huge sigh of relief and a great sense of accomplishment.

    If you see a student in an all white uniform, go ahead and stop them to ask them questions about the program, we don't mind, just as long as we're not late for something. Good luck with your endeavors; I'm sure you'll do just fine.
  6. Visit  bonnevie13 profile page
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    Sooo...did anyone else take the Kaplan Nursing Entrance Test? If so...what did you think about it? Can you offer any tips or advice?
  7. Visit  shawtylb profile page
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    I recently took the Kaplan exam. As a matter of fact, I took it on Oct. 29th. The study guide will prepare you for the exam with the exculsion of all the extra math they included. I must say I was very impressed at how easy the math section was. All fractions! That's it! The science is indeed the portion you want to study the most! Very, Very broad! There is no other way to prepare for the science other than, study to know each system like the back of your hand. Especially the hormones, heart and homeostasis...... The reading and writing is easy but tricky-So pay close attention! With that said, best of luck to you all. Score high!
  8. Visit  bonnevie13 profile page
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    thanks to everyone who commented on this thread. i conquered the kaplan on oct 30th....and much of what everyone has written is a good assessment of the format of the test.
    you can take a break when you feel ready, i would strongly suggest taking your break after the second test, before the writing portion!
    overall i think the mystery of the test, especially because it is relatively new, is worse that the test itself! good luck to anyone who is taking the kaplan.....and i'm keeping my fingers crossed..hoping that my overall score in addition to my gpa/point system... will be sufficient to be accepted into the program for the spring of 2011......if you can see it, you can be it!
    Last edit by dianah on Mar 27, '13 : Reason: Terms of Service
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  9. Visit  jelly07 profile page
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    Has anyone heard what the average score is for Clinton Township?? I asked the nursing office and got yelled at by the admin.
  10. Visit  bonnevie13 profile page
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    No kidding, I was going to go and ask the same thing. Thanks for saving me a trip.
  11. Visit  papou profile page
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    I just finish my last semester in LPN and I am going to take arnett test,can someone help me out. I am very nevous. It's mandatory for my school to pass the test in order to graduate.
    Thanks
  12. Visit  possibility3 profile page
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    Quote from bonnevie13
    thanks to everyone who commented on this thread. i conquered the kaplan on oct 30th....and much of what everyone has written is a good assessment of the format of the test.
    you can take a break when you feel ready, i would strongly suggest taking your break after the second test, before the writing portion!
    overall i think the mystery of the test, especially because it is relatively new, is worse that the test itself! good luck to anyone who is taking the kaplan.....and i'm keeping my fingers crossed..hoping that my overall score in addition to my gpa/point system... will be sufficient to be accepted into the program for the spring of 2011......if you can see it, you can be it!
    i just took the kaplan test today. i agree with you on the writing part. it was very redundant and annoying. the math was definitely more basic than the kaplan guide,but the simplest things i forgot. i hope you did well. i hope i did well too. the nursing programs are just too competitive.
    Last edit by dianah on Mar 27, '13
  13. Visit  bonnevie13 profile page
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    Just remember to stay positive, and keep this "good" energy around you. Surround yourself with positive people and KNOW you did your best, and if you get the opprotunity to re-take, do better! Good Luck and I hope you get into the program. Yes it is competitive, but worth the wait! I'm praying I did well enough to make the cut! When you find out if your "IN" post here! I will as well! Remember, if you want to be it.....see it!
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  14. Visit  sburnham22 profile page
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    I just took my kaplan last week at Baker Owosso. When we went in the room, our proctor told us that no one had scored in the 90's and only a few in the 80's so not to get discouraged! That was discouraging enough. I was so nervous. I had studied the whole week before but still didn't feel like I knew anything. I ended up getting an 85 which I was super happy with. Other people that took it that I talked to got in the 60's and 70's. So hopefully, it will be enough to get me in the nursing program this spring!!


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