kaplan nursing entrance exam - page 7

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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 the cut. i now have to take the... Read More


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    can you email me?? or private message me I will add you to my contacts any help will be great!
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    So I took this horrific test yesterday and got a 78. I wont know if it's good enough until July. All I have to say is WOW! I think I did my best, but I'm not happy with my score. I have been studying for two months and I was shocked at the physiology portion of the test. Science was mostly what I studied and I got 12/20 right which gave me a 60 in that section. I knew every part of every system and how it worked. These questions were so broad I was shocked. The Reading and math were fine but the writing portion was very confusing. My advice to anyone who has to take it, is to study to the best that you can and beleive in yourself. There's only so much you can do. No, I'm not happy with my score and it's going to drive me crazy to have to wait to know if I got in. But I did the best that I can do and that's the only thing that matters. Thanks EVERYONE for the advice it really was a big help.
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    I got an 80! overall points 25.89
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    Just a note to all those who have taken the Kaplan Nursing Entrance Test and are waiting for your letters in regards to acceptance into the Nursing Program of your choice......always have a plan B.....when I heard others talk of this....I was thinking, plan B.....what? I've committed to this particular institution; academically and financially..plan B...NOT IN THE PLAN. Unfortunately for me the first time applying my total over-all points were not enough......and so I wait until the next round.....the second time around after taking the Kaplan, and re-applying to the ADN program I was #52 out of 45 accepted into the program, the only difference was I had a PLAN B. I am starting Nursing school (ADN) program at a college where I feel at home, and am ecstatic and blessed to begin in August of this year.: So you can sit around and WAIT and HOPE while doing your best to get in, or sit around and WAIT and HOPE while doing your best with a PLAN B included! What is meant to be (as the saying goes) might not be the blessing that you had your sights set upon.... in reality... IS THE BLESSING you didn't even see! For me, plan B was just what I was praying for! (I did not know this at that time) GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE, and always have a PLAN B
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    Quote from bonnevie13
    Just a note to all those who have taken the Kaplan Nursing Entrance Test and are waiting for your letters in regards to acceptance into the Nursing Program of your choice......always have a plan B.....when I heard others talk of this....I was thinking, plan B.....what? I've committed to this particular institution; academically and financially..plan B...NOT IN THE PLAN. Unfortunately for me the first time applying my total over-all points were not enough......and so I wait until the next round.....the second time around after taking the Kaplan, and re-applying to the ADN program I was #52 out of 45 accepted into the program, the only difference was I had a PLAN B. I am starting Nursing school (ADN) program at a college where I feel at home, and am ecstatic and blessed to begin in August of this year.: So you can sit around and WAIT and HOPE while doing your best to get in, or sit around and WAIT and HOPE while doing your best with a PLAN B included! What is meant to be (as the saying goes) might not be the blessing that you had your sights set upon.... in reality... IS THE BLESSING you didn't even see! For me, plan B was just what I was praying for! (I did not know this at that time) GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE, and always have a PLAN B
    Plan B is fine but let's talk numbers what were your numbers if you had a 3.97 and 80 off Kaplan no retake, all points for no transfers beyond 8 credits, I got almost 26 points going? The last cycle the cut off was 25.4 I was told by the dean you have a good chance at getting in. So where did you fall?
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    Quote from goodguyrn2010
    I got an 80! overall points 25.89
    Great job!! Took mine yesterday too, got an 82. So my points are sittnig at 25.92. So hopefully everything works out. From what the dean said yesterday I should feel comfortable. But you never know, I have read some horror stories on here. I did talk with a couple of other ladies that were retaking the kaplan yesterday and reapplying to the program and it seemed like there were quite a few people reapplying. I know that extra point for reapplying makes the difference for a lot of people.

    I couldn't believe though that with having the final Kaplan tests last night they were going to try and get letters out by August 1st. That just seems so far away.
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    Quote from jshu123
    Great job!! Took mine yesterday too, got an 82. So my points are sittnig at 25.92. So hopefully everything works out. From what the dean said yesterday I should feel comfortable. But you never know, I have read some horror stories on here. I did talk with a couple of other ladies that were retaking the kaplan yesterday and reapplying to the program and it seemed like there were quite a few people reapplying. I know that extra point for reapplying makes the difference for a lot of people.

    I couldn't believe though that with having the final Kaplan tests last night they were going to try and get letters out by August 1st. That just seems so far away.
    I don't know what to think because so many folks may have done well if I knew the average that would give people a good idea. Where is the cut off this time? I imagine they know a lot more than they tell us even before the tests, then after they certainly know, I was told I have a good shot at being in but until we know where everyone sits no idea, a lot of students took the test yesterday of the two dates only 8 tested on the 11th.
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    Quote from jshu123
    Great job!! Took mine yesterday too, got an 82. So my points are sittnig at 25.92. So hopefully everything works out. From what the dean said yesterday I should feel comfortable. But you never know, I have read some horror stories on here. I did talk with a couple of other ladies that were retaking the kaplan yesterday and reapplying to the program and it seemed like there were quite a few people reapplying. I know that extra point for reapplying makes the difference for a lot of people.

    I couldn't believe though that with having the final Kaplan tests last night they were going to try and get letters out by August 1st. That just seems so far away.
    She said latest August 1st but for those that do get in we will need to do things after that such as CPR certification and other steps, so those students need to know where they are before that point. I also don't believe everyone that says they got this or that score or number of points because I asked Bonnie what her story was the poster above and she didn't say. I talked to actual nursing students on campus every chance I got, I was told don't believe those folks that did not EVER get in that they had 3.9's and 80+ Kaplans and still did not get in I spoke with a girl that was in the program and she said she had a 3.7 and got in. With it being a competition I don't expect people to be honest
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    Quote from jshu123
    Great job!! Took mine yesterday too, got an 82. So my points are sittnig at 25.92. So hopefully everything works out. From what the dean said yesterday I should feel comfortable. But you never know, I have read some horror stories on here. I did talk with a couple of other ladies that were retaking the kaplan yesterday and reapplying to the program and it seemed like there were quite a few people reapplying. I know that extra point for reapplying makes the difference for a lot of people.

    I couldn't believe though that with having the final Kaplan tests last night they were going to try and get letters out by August 1st. That just seems so far away.
    Did the Dean tell you where folks were sitting average? I mean so many people took the test last minute they must have a lot to go over now. I did hear one girl left crying, another lady I knew was really bright but she told me she got a 78, which I am not sure I believe that either.
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    Quote from goodguyrn2010
    She said latest August 1st but for those that do get in we will need to do things after that such as CPR certification and other steps, so those students need to know where they are before that point. I also don't believe everyone that says they got this or that score or number of points because I asked Bonnie what her story was the poster above and she didn't say. I talked to actual nursing students on campus every chance I got, I was told don't believe those folks that did not EVER get in that they had 3.9's and 80+ Kaplans and still did not get in I spoke with a girl that was in the program and she said she had a 3.7 and got in. With it being a competition I don't expect people to be honest
    You are absolutly right about people not being honest about getting what they say they got. I talked to a few people before the test last night, but after we were handed our test paper with our info on it and it seemed like several people that I expected to have a higher point total going in, looked a little light on the points if you know what I mean. But who knows how they did on the test. I guess we'll just wait and see. I hate this part. I do wonder though if the dean told people last summer that it would be around August 1st, I was sure I read a couple posts that said they got their letters like the 21st of July or so.


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