Is Kaplan helpful?

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suzanne4, RN

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Kaplan was a joke. The gave us an international teacher who passed her NCLEX not even 2 months prior. She was confusing, hard to understand and not able to take control of the class and answer clear questions. When speaking to the offices at Kaplan they just said "she is very knowldgeable and had very high nclex scores". I think that is great but not everyone is meant to be a teacher. Kaplan had no problem with taking $500 out of my account when I paid for the class almost immediatley, now it's been since December and no refund yet. The books and online information were never sent on time. We never got our books until we got home since we commuted. All in all I failed my NCLEX and Kaplan to this day still has not returned my call. We are disputing the charge for the money they took and would not refund. Don't do Kaplan!! WASTE OF MONEY!!

There is no such thing as having "high" NCLEX scores; one only gets pass or no pass. There are no numbers assigned to the passing. So one cannot have high or low scores.

I would file a complaint with the state concerning this. They need to abide by what they have posted and their guarantee. As well as giving you false information. That tells you what they know about the exam.

erjunkie8

erjunkie8

Specializes in ED, OB. Has 11 years experience. 51 Posts

This is for Tolerantgirl.. (still learning to navigate this site)

I hear a lot of people say that they failed and know they failed and felt it in their heart. They usually pass! You may still have and I firmly believe you have not failed (or passed) until you see it on the Golden Board of Nursing website for your state!! Stay positive. I know it is hard, I am learning that and so much easier to give the advice than take it. I bet you passed!

erjunkie8

erjunkie8

Specializes in ED, OB. Has 11 years experience. 51 Posts

There is no such thing as having "high" NCLEX scores; one only gets pass or no pass. There are no numbers assigned to the passing. So one cannot have high or low scores.

I would file a complaint with the state concerning this. They need to abide by what they have posted and their guarantee. As well as giving you false information. That tells you what they know about the exam.

I think I will do that.. thank you!! And now that I think of it.. your right. Maybe they meant she had high "Kaplan" scores. It doesn't matter.. Florida just like everywhere else is pass/fail! thank you!!

erjunkie8

erjunkie8

Specializes in ED, OB. Has 11 years experience. 51 Posts

Well, I wish I could stop worrying, but if I don't pass, I lose my job on Friday. I gave up my job that I had for 9 years and I was able to get by, now without a job and losing my health insurance, I am in a lot of trouble, I will probaly lose my house, I can't buy groceries and I have two kids, and I am on medication that now I will not be able to afford because of no insurance. It is not just me affected by my failing, it is my children's well being that I have jeopardized and for absolutely nothing. I wish I would have never accepted the internship and kept my job and then I wouldn't have felt rushed to take my exam. I made a mistake and now everyone is going to suffer from my stupid mistakes. I really don't know what I am going to do.

try and be positive. If you pass or fail (know that without me writing my whole story) you are not alone AT ALL!! I did lose my job becasue I did not pass my nclex. I understand but just know worst case scenerio you will pull through NO MATTER WHAT!! pass or fail!! We got to this point being broke college students and if your job likes you they will find alternatvies. Hang in there!

erjunkie8

erjunkie8

Specializes in ED, OB. Has 11 years experience. 51 Posts

I was wondering the same thing I graduate in May. I was looking at the Kaplan website the other night and I know when you spend money for nursing most of the time its worth it but I don't know if I can afford 300+ for NClex plus 400+ for Kaplan I'm saving money as we speak. My school has a good review after graduation and ppl say its good but I'm also looking at Suzanne's study plan, I know I have a few months to go but I have to have my ducks in a row so I want become too stressed.

I have heard so much that I just believe that what works is what works for you. Kaplan may not work for me but great for you. Suzanne's plan may work for me and not you. You just have to take a feel for it. Since I have already had a "dry run" of the nclex I can say that a lot of questions are similar in nature to the ones Kaplan has on their site. If you are better doing things independantly and online than just do the online portion and save the difference. I am interested in Suzanne's plan but it's hard for me to "not know" what I will be doing for the month (and just go week to week) while I am trying to prepare. However, again that may work for you better. Listen to advice, but dont take it. Do what YOU feel is best and only you know what that is... Good Luck!!

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