Kaplan NCLEX-RN QBank scores

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by Kooper48 Kooper48 (New) New

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What scores from the Kaplan qbank are good indicators that you will likely pass the NCLEX-RN? 

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Damion Jenkins, MSN, RN

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On 4/26/2021 at 6:05 PM, Kooper48 said:

What scores from the Kaplan qbank are good indicators that you will likely pass the NCLEX-RN? 

Hi There! 

Kaplan uses an "average" to determine how likely you are to pass the NCLEX. Based on the "average" users of their test bank - they track them to see how many of them pass on their next attempt after using their bank and also assess their average scores during practice exams. 

The problem with that is that they only look at averages based on each question type - not by minimum number of questions answered. 

Therefore its really hard to determine if you are doing well simply based on a %. But - if you are scoring in the mid 50th percentile - then they say you have a high chance of passing. 

For my students and clients - I want them to consistently score 65% or better while doing a minimum number of questions. AND I validate their understanding of how to answer the questions correctly. This is something that many programs do not do.

If you have questions - let me know!

Best,

The Nurse Speak

-Damion

Kooper48

Kooper48

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Thank you, Damion, Which would you say UWorld vs. Kaplan is a better prep Q-bank and indicator for the NCLEX-RN? 

Damion Jenkins, MSN, RN

Specializes in NCLEX Prep Expert - 100% Pass Rate!. Has 12 years experience. 25 Articles; 160 Posts

Just now, Kooper48 said:

Thank you, Damion, Which would you say UWorld vs. Kaplan is a better prep Q-bank and indicator for the NCLEX-RN? 

I personally say that they are both good resources to use for practice when answering questions. UWorld has better rationale. Either works well when you are challenging yourself to apply what you've learned. 

I recommend going into using them with a deep understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the nurse - as well as tried and true strategies and critical thinking skills to maximize your efforts and optimize your performance. I can help should you have more questions. 

Best,

The Nurse Speak

-Damion

Hi all! Just wanted to spread encouragement and positivity to those taking NCLEX! I struggled with my NCLEX on 4 attempts until I finally passed on today! I used UWorld, archer review and NCLEX mastery app to study! Doing practice questions is the way to pass! Read the rationales and not just memorize answers because NCLEX will be totally different! Pray, believe in yourself, and trust in God! You can do it! Much love and blessings to all those preparing to test.