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KAPLAN NURSING ENTRANCE EXAM (KAT) THREAD (TEAS TAKERS WELCOME)

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I TOOK THE KAPLAN PRE NURSING EXAM AND SCORED AN 85 OVERALL. I SCOURED THE INTERNET AND MOST OF THE KAPLAN EXAM THREADS ARE OLD. I HAVE A LOT OF INFO TO SHARE SO JUST REPLY ON THIS THREAD AND I WILL TRY TO RESPOND TO YOU! LET'S FINALLY HAVE A DECENT THREAD FOR KAPLAN TEST TAKERS! 

Note: My test was taken in the end of 2019, all the YouTube videos I watched and alnrses threads I've read said the official Kaplan study guide was not helpful (before the new one came out), well Kaplan put out a new 2019-2020 study guide and I used that to study, so ask me about that too if you want! I also have taken the TEAS exam this year as well, so ask me about that too! Anyway go ham, I have a lot of helpful tips for y'all. 

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Update: To all of those that come across this thread, I am not explaining info about the test in my original post because it is too much information. I received a 85% overall score with a 95% in reading, 90% in math, 81% in writing, 70% in science, and a 88% in Critical Thinking (Not an actual section but automatically generated at the end of the test). Anyway, ask away!

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Was the new Kaplan practice book more helpful because all the videos I watched aswell discouraged me from even purchasing it, do you think it’s worth the money? and was there too much information as everyone says? We’re the practice tests helpful? Thanks and congratulations 

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18 minutes ago, Maryann Okon said:

Was the new Kaplan practice book more helpful because all the videos I watched aswell discouraged me from even purchasing it, do you think it’s worth the money? and was there too much information as everyone says? We’re the practice tests helpful? Thanks and congratulations 

Thanks Maryann! YES! the new Kaplan book was VERY helpful! The youtube videos are talking about the old book, this one is the new 2019-2020 book. The practice tests do a very good job on preparing you for the exam. I actually got the book from the library! I didn't even pay for it. Yes, this new book has a lot of extra info too, fortunately this one labels which topic matters are meant for the Kaplan or the Hesi (the book puts either a "H" and/ or "K" symbol next to each topic). For Math, do not AT ALL focus on anything more than basic algebra and on Science, ONLY focus on Anatomy and Physiology. I actually saw a post all alnrses with some exact questions on the test, here is the link:

This post SAVED MY LIFE, I never even took anatomy before in my life. LMK if you have any other specific questions!

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Thank you so much, I really appreciate it, what about the reading and writing section, was the book helpful for that or do I need additional study materials.

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9 hours ago, Maryann Okon said:

Thank you so much, I really appreciate it, what about the reading and writing section, was the book helpful for that or do I need additional study materials.

No problem! I did not use anything else but the book, except for anatomy and physiology. For A & P I used the link I posted earlier and looked online for the answer to those topics. I also watched a youtube video on bloodflow through the heart. I am already good with reading the passage and answering questions so I did not study too much on the reading section besides doing the practice tests. For writing, it can be confusing and the book does a really good job in helping. The book offers explanations on why the answer is correct versus the others. So really, you do not need any other study materials, but everyone is different so its up to u. 

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LMH0131 specializes in n/a.

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Hi

Im taking the Kaplan test for the second time . I dont even remember the questions the first time i took it. Would you be able to help me ? Just in case my email is tlesliy22@gmail.com. Thanks in advance

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MorganD specializes in LVN pediatrics.

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Hi! 
i am taking My test next Friday! The Kaplan book i have Has a lot of factoring in the math section. Was that on the test at all?? Thank you!!!

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On 10/9/2019 at 1:13 PM, LMH0131 said:

Hi

Im taking the Kaplan test for the second time . I dont even remember the questions the first time i took it. Would you be able to help me ? Just in case my email is tlesliy22@gmail.com. Thanks in advance

I can’t state the exact questions because who knows the legalities about that, but the link I posted earlier gives some of the exact science questions. Get the 2019-2020 Kaplan nursing exam prep book!!! It’s very helpful. 

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26 minutes ago, MorganD said:

Hi! 
i am taking My test next Friday! The Kaplan book i have Has a lot of factoring in the math section. Was that on the test at all?? Thank you!!!

There is absolutely NO FACTORING. The math portion is VERY easy and is basic. Know how to add/subtract decimal, add and subtract fractions and fractions with whole numbers. Know how to multiply fractions and how to divide fractions. Know how to convert fractions with whole numbers into improper fractions (mostly just to help solve the problem). And know how to convert percentages to decimals and vice versa. Also know how to solve for discounts and all that (If a shirt is $79 and is on sale for 15% off, what is the cost? *not exactly a problem on the test but some are kinda like that. The math is mainly fractions decimals and percentages. And you get a calculator!

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MorganD specializes in LVN pediatrics.

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Great thank you so much! I’ve been SO stressed over factoring and quadratics. I can Focus on the science part now. Thank you! 

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MorganD specializes in LVN pediatrics.

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Hi sorry one last question! 
 

For the writing portion, do they have you identify nouns, adverbs, prepositions etc in the sentence? Need to brush up one those lol 

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