Studying for NCLEX again

  1. I am preparing to study for NCLEX for the 2nd time. The first time I took the test I only missed passing by a few questions. I did an online course through and studied from a book. I felt confident taking the test. I was researching and found Kaplan offers many review courses; there is one that is for 3 months and $349 online. I have the money, but i was wondering if anyone took a Kaplan course and thought that it was worth investing their money into. Thanks and congrats to those that have passed!

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  3. by   dsczephyr

    I did the online Kaplan course to which you are referring. It was complete and comprehensive. I worked very hard to learn the material and it was time consuming. When I took the practice tests at the end, I got very frustrated because I could never get above 69%, and usually scored in the 63% to 65% range. I was scared to death to take the NCLEX for that reason.

    BUT - when I took the NCLEX, it seemed easy by comparison. I knew how to answer the questions. The computer shut off at 75 questions and while I knew there was a chance I hadn't passed, I was fairly confident of my results. Sure enough, two days later, there was the "pass" on my results page.

    So do I think it was worth the money, time, hard work, and frustration? Absolutely. And Kaplan is what I would recommend to anyone who has failed NCLEX the first time around. Good luck to you. Denise
  4. by   Chrislynn2003
    Thanks for the advice Denise. It sounds like a great prep course. I will sign up for the course and will be taking the NCLEX again in about 3 months.

  5. by   fourbirds4me
    I've had several friends take Kaplan. Some swear by it... others thought it was a waste of money. I say go for it... it couldn't hurt and it will definately help you with content and test taking.
  6. by   Katnip
    I did the Kaplan course in class. It was well worth it. It's very well organized. If you can pass their readiness test, you'll pass the NCLEX.

    If you don't pass, you get your money back anyway.
  7. by   nurseChristine
    I didn't take the class but I used their book and found it very helpful. Especially, the section on management. I got alot of those. Good luck and let us know. I'll say a prayer for you. Christine
  8. by   Chrislynn2003
    Thanks everyone! I won't be taking NCLEX again until October, but I have signed up for the online Kaplan course and it looks great. I'll let you know how I did in October.