KAPLAN Review

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Is it worth it? I will graduate in May and our instructor is one of their instructors. He said we could get a $100 discount to take the Kaplan course. Not sure I want to spend $400 or not. Thank you. Janet

Asteria

224 Posts

I spent $600 last 2010 on Kaplan its an online review,and failed basically the videos were like read from the book. A couple of explanations and I don't despise their book but, their book is simple and summarized, at times its hard for me to elaborate more because there are things I do not know in there and I can't explain it by myself I tried to look answers in the videos but yea the videos itself the one who is discussing is just like reading the book,explains but not that much, ended up searching through the internet.I don't know if its me and just because I need to go over the core topics of nursing. I had that review back in 2010 around june i guess.I am not sure if they had changed though.

Nurse Connie

244 Posts

For me, it was worth it. I only used Kaplan as a resource and Saunders CD for SATA questions and I passed with 75 questions.

diana2520

539 Posts

Has 1 years experience.
For me, it was worth it. I only used Kaplan as a resource and Saunders CD for SATA questions and I passed with 75 questions.

Connie1222 were the SATA from Saunders helpful....i HATE SATA.:bugeyes:

Nurse Connie

244 Posts

Connie1222 were the SATA from Saunders helpful....i HATE SATA.:bugeyes:

It was helpful if only for the practice. For SATA (which I sucked at too!) you really need to know the subject of the question. I got a ton of them on the NCLEX.

Despareux

938 Posts

Worth it. I have not taken NCLEX yet, but I did take a Kaplan course and found it to be very insightful. Amazing how I spent the last 2 years of nursing school learning how to answer these types of questions with minimal progress, but I take a 4 day Kaplan course and my understanding increases significantly.

Specializes in Derm, Plas, OB-GYNE & Internal Medicine. Has 8 years experience.

For me, not worth it. I used NCSBN qbanks instead - which is way cheaper, Saunders for content and SATA practice questions, and PDA. I also used Kaplan Strategies book but you can just borrow it if you have a friend/classmate who have it.

jdlunger1

13 Posts

Specializes in Ortho, Med/Surg, Psych NP. Has 3 years experience.

I took the Kaplan review last year May 2011. Our school made us and included price in tuition. They were long days and the questions were so ambiguous and confusing it made the NCLEX that much more frightening. The Q bank tests or whatever they were called were horrible. I think there was 5-6 each one increasing in questions up to 250 like NCLEX. I think they highest I got was 65%. Most were in the mid 50s low 60s. I took NCLEX 2 weeks after my Kaplan review practicing 100 questions a day and using a supplemental Saunders book for OB (was worst in school) and I passed the NCLEX with 75 and got the "good pop up" as they call it too. I thought the NCLEX was more clear and easier than Kaplan in my opinion but as you know the NCLEX is very individualized and has thousands of questions to pull from. Good luck go in with confidene even if its all fake confidence.