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Hello All,

If you were anything like me doing the Kaplan question trainers, you would get done and immediately freak out and research your scores because you felt like you were doing so poorly. The 65% they tell you to get never happened for me except sometimes when doing a 20 question Qbank test. Anyways, I promised pass or fail I would post all my results to make someone else feel a little better about their scores.

Question Trainer Tests:

1-53%

2-57.3%

3-50%

4-55%

5-52%

6-62%

7-58%

QBank- I only completed about 30% of (I know so horrible of me)

My average was a 60%, I utilized the Qbank to specifically do subjects I did poorest on in my previous Question Trainer. Paying special attention to the exam breakdown, Pharm & Management of Care are top two I believe.

When I first started studying I was going through content, content, content. I got so frustrated with Kaplans content section I actually purchased a 5 week NCSBN review ($55). The content was much more to the point and the questions made me feel better than Kaplan- I wasn't getting 55% and flipping out. They also give you rationales a bit better than, "Not applicaple" or "Priority, but not as high as #3". Plus, they make the test so I felt I couldn't go wrong.

And for the moment you all have been reading for... I passed... 75 questions... ~36 multiple multiples. Yes that many multiple multiples(:nailbiting::no:). People who passed kept telling me "don't even study anymore". Which was true. You know what you know from nursing school. DO QUESTIONS. STOP REVIEWING SO MUCH CONTENT. STOP DOUBTING. Review the sections you did really poorly on then use the Qbank to review by doing questions and looking at rationale. If you don't look at rationale nothing will stick and it will be a waste of time. OK, done ranting. Best of luck studying and I hope my scores put someone else at ease like the other posts helped me.

Best of Luck,

New RN :nurse:

I have had several people tell me the same as well. I struggled through school, so I feel as if I must do content as well.

CONGRATS!!!

please dont give such false advices!!! how could you say DONT study content? just cause you went thru nursing school doesnt mean you remember every information or understand how nclex works. Doing questions without knowing content is POINTLESS and will not help you pass. The first time i took the nclex , all i did was kaplan questions, because i was told i dont need to read content..ofcourse I fialed the exam, with near passing. Obviously doing questions alone for the MOST part, will not make you pass nclex once. Quit the false hope.

I said stop reviewing so much content as when you go through the rationales of the question you are in a sense also reviewing content, I also added to review the content in your weak areas...... I was just posting for Kaplan people getting lower scores as I was not intending to give you false hope.

please dont give such false advices!!! how could you say DONT study content? just cause you went thru nursing school doesnt mean you remember every information or understand how nclex works. Doing questions without knowing content is POINTLESS and will not help you pass. The first time i took the nclex , all i did was kaplan questions, because i was told i dont need to read content..ofcourse I fialed the exam, with near passing. Obviously doing questions alone for the MOST part, will not make you pass nclex once. Quit the false hope.

I don't see how the OP is giving false hope...What they are saying is that you can't review EVERY single thing you learned in nursing school. It's just not possible. When you review the rationales for why you got a question wrong, you are reviewing content, but you can't review everything you learned in the past 2-4 years in 2-3 months...And it very much depends on the individual...I know people who only did questions with no content review and passed just fine. I know people who did this and failed, and people who reviewed content and failed. It depends on the individual. I don't think the OP is in any way giving false hope.

To the OP..Thank you so much for posting this!! I got a 66% on diagnostic, Q1 67% Q2 61% Q3 56% and a 67% on the readiness test..I haven't taken the rest of the Q trainers yet..and my average for the Qbank is 64% and I am freaking out. I did well in nursing school and my ATI comprehensive predictor gave me a 96% of passing the first time, and while I think Kaplan is helping it is also messing with my head!! Everytime I do poorly on qbank quiz I start freaking out. Thank you so much for the encouragement!

This OPs post was excellent--for some people

Bottom line is that we are all individuals with different ways of studying and retaining information.

Some people leave school very strong on content and what they need is strategy for answering the questions. Kaplan is great for that, and doing as many of the q banks as possible is necessary to pass for some students. Others have had so many of these sorts of questions in school that they can do it in their sleep, but they are weak on content. Hurst and Saunders are great for that. Still others struggle with prioritization and La Charity is what helps most with that. If we were all alike, then one method would work for everyone but we aren't and it doesn't.

Figure out your weak spots, understand your needs and go from there. For me, it was a combo of content and strategy, I did Kaplan and Saunders and I passed, but that isn't going to work for everyone.

This post made me lol! Especially the examples of some of Kaplans rationales. I couldn't agree more about doing questions instead of studying content. My take is this- the breadth of information that the test covers is enormous and there is no way you are even going to come close to learning it all. For me, I was successful by learning the basics (diabetes, HF, common meds) and then spending 90% of my time doing questions. You totally learn content doing questions as well, if you're doing it right.

As an international nurse, I have passed the NCLEX-RN in my seond trial. I completely agree with you about how the content is very important . On my first try Nov 2013 , I did was not finished studying the whole nursing content and I was told to practice more tests and the kaplan Q-Bank test. However, that was not enough for me and after answering almost 264 question and 6 hours staying on 100% stress pressure I did not pass.I felt desperate and depressed .I spent several days off from my nursing subjects and then reviewed the Saunders content and practiced all the questions after each and every chapter. Then I completed the Mosby's Review questions for the NCLEX-RN and Kaplan test 2013 book and CD and 5th edition official study guide for the CGFNS qualifying exam 1000 tests and again I practiced some of my Kap Q-B that I had saved.I also wrote the point about any wrong answers and reviewed them too.That was a lot and took my time for 8 months. I was waiting 2.5 month for Nursing board of CA to give me permission for exam and then Pearson V. around 1 month . I was eager to pass the exam. In my second try,after answering 76 questions computer turned off and that's when i knew that i have passed the test. So I am very relaxed now because I have overcame this hard part of nursing career.

YEEEEYY:yes:

Ozzy84

Specializes in GI Surgery Step-down.

This post made me lol! Especially the examples of some of Kaplans rationales. I couldn't agree more about doing questions instead of studying content. My take is this- the breadth of information that the test covers is enormous and there is no way you are even going to come close to learning it all. For me, I was successful by learning the basics (diabetes, HF, common meds) and then spending 90% of my time doing questions. You totally learn content doing questions as well, if you're doing it right.

I agree with you . some question make me feel idiot. one of them was saying nurse uses stethoscope for palpation patient abdomen , i was like , how come this be correct .. never heard...

juderivers, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care.

HELP!!!! I am taking the NCLEX-RN this January 9th of 2015!!!!

This post makes me a little at ease. I have taken my first exam last august (2014) and failed. Official results say I was "Near the passing standard" but I had to take the whole 265 questions. I only used kaplan for my review material, perhaps just answering up to 60% of the qbank. I cannot remember the results of my Qtrainer Tests but I know they were on the mid 50% level while my Qbank was 60%-70%. I still failed though, and I believe it was because I lacked content (I graduated in 2011 in another English speaking country and passed the state nursing exam of that country few months after graduation.) I have to agree that Kaplan may have good questions (meaning; ridiculously difficult) but they have poor rationales, makes you wanna be that angry fan during a football game, standing and shouting at the ref for his poor calls. I only took Kaplan as my review material, nothing else.

So yeah, after reading over 900 pages of SAUNDERS, and answering over a thousand of its questions having the consistency of 70-77% and I also bought a phone app called NCLEX mastery answering all of its 1600+ questions. I felt I should be ready but I was terrified to see my performance when I retook that KAPLAN QUESTION TRAINERS:

Diagnostic - 63%

QT 1 - 69%

QT 2 - 71%

QT 3 - 63 %

QT 4 - 59%

Readiness - 66%

QT 5 - 64%

QT 6 - 57%

QT 7 - NOT YET TAKEN

I notice they are going down, this should not be the trend specially I am taking the exam in a few days. and they say QT 6 & 7 are the most similar to the acutal exam. I AM TERRIFIED.

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Hello All,

If you were anything like me doing the Kaplan question trainers, you would get done and immediately freak out and research your scores because you felt like you were doing so poorly. The 65% they tell you to get never happened for me except sometimes when doing a 20 question Qbank test. Anyways, I promised pass or fail I would post all my results to make someone else feel a little better about their scores.

Question Trainer Tests:

1-53%

2-57.3%

3-50%

4-55%

5-52%

6-62%

7-58%

QBank- I only completed about 30% of (I know so horrible of me)

My average was a 60%, I utilized the Qbank to specifically do subjects I did poorest on in my previous Question Trainer. Paying special attention to the exam breakdown, Pharm & Management of Care are top two I believe.

When I first started studying I was going through content, content, content. I got so frustrated with Kaplans content section I actually purchased a 5 week NCSBN review ($55). The content was much more to the point and the questions made me feel better than Kaplan- I wasn't getting 55% and flipping out. They also give you rationales a bit better than, "Not applicaple" or "Priority, but not as high as #3". Plus, they make the test so I felt I couldn't go wrong.

And for the moment you all have been reading for... I passed... 75 questions... ~36 multiple multiples. Yes that many multiple multiples(:nailbiting::no:). People who passed kept telling me "don't even study anymore". Which was true. You know what you know from nursing school. DO QUESTIONS. STOP REVIEWING SO MUCH CONTENT. STOP DOUBTING. Review the sections you did really poorly on then use the Qbank to review by doing questions and looking at rationale. If you don't look at rationale nothing will stick and it will be a waste of time. OK, done ranting. Best of luck studying and I hope my scores put someone else at ease like the other posts helped me.

Best of Luck,

New RN :nurse:

it's a week before my nclex and Im reviewing HURST and doing their 6 tests and I am also doing the kaplan q trainers. I did number 2 and got like a 70 on it and im doing 6 right now and did 100/200 questions and graded that and got a 77 so far... How do these qtrainers (im getting mine from quizlet bc they're on there!) relate to nclex... are they similar in the way you look at the questions? How bad were the select all that apply? :x Im nervous! Any tips??? Thank you and congratulations! I hope I pass in 75 questions, but will be very happy to pass in general

Hi

can u plzz share the web site of Q trainers.

i heard about kaplan trainers. Where do i find it? is it a website i have to pay or something i have to purchase? thanks =)

Floxy, BSN

Specializes in Hem/Onc. Has 4 years experience.

Hi How did you guys do on the Kaplan Exit Exam? My class will take it in a few days and Ive heard its terribly hard. Our pass rate has to be above a 70%.

juderivers, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care.

It is hard. I did not do well. If memory serves me right I think I did around 60%

Kaplan is hard and almost all of them are passing level questions so one can say its alright to have a score range of 60-70%. But of course, always try to aim high! I was so nervous when I was scoring 60% on many of the practice exams but I passed the NCLEX with only taking the minimum amount of questions (70 or 75?)

Floxy, BSN

Specializes in Hem/Onc. Has 4 years experience.

Is the exam similar in difficulty to question trainers 4,5,6?

juderivers, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care.

My memory is a little hazy since I took the exam January of last year (2015) but I would say yes. I had difficulty answering those questions and I would just get 60-69%.

Getting three to four SATA questions in a row is also not unusual.

Mr. Clay

Has 1 years experience.

where can you find the question trainers? Mine just shows nclex sample test 1, nclex sample test 2, who do you see first and alternate format test. thanks