Looking for confidence for NCLEX success

by rhpsych rhpsych (New) New

Ahhh! I take the NCLEX tomorrow. I'm just trying to gain a little confidence so I can pass - and also gauge my readiness based off of others' experiences. My school uses ATI - before graduation, we took a comprehensive predictor. My score on that was like an 78-80% (I don't remember exactly) which equaled to a 99% chance of passing NCLEX on the first try - this is exam was proctored so I had no access to materials to look up information. We also do the GreenLight program through ATI - on that predictor, I got a 97% chance of passing on the first try (this time I was able to look up information). I have been using Lippincott's NCLEX-RN review cards and feel pretty confident with how I have done with those. I also have been using the Kaplan NCLEX-RN Strategies, Practice, and Review book (2013-2014). I used the disc and took the comprehensive exam on that. It is 180 questions, I got 125 correct and missed 55 (69%). Is anyone familiar with Kaplan and/or their scoring that can tell me if that is good or needs improvement? At this point I know I probably just need to quit studying and let myself relax.

TIA for any information.

missmollie, ADN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Neuroscience. Has 4 years experience. 869 Posts

Kaplan generally recommends that you score above a 60% on their exams. I don't know if it's the same for printed material or not. Right now, you need to relax, because there is nothing else you can do at this point. Best of luck on the exam!



265 Posts

Relax and think positive! You know more than you think! Best of luck to you!

scaredsilly, BSN, RN

1 Article; 1,161 Posts

Your Kaplan predictor was higher than mine and I passed first time. Best of luck!



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Hi! I'm testing tomorrow, too! My school used Kaplan, and so I've done the entire thing- my cumulative score on some 1300 questions is 68%, and my question trainer tests range from low 60s to 72(one time). I've been told that I'm right on track! Time to breathe, relax, and rest our minds for the big day... :)