I am so confused about when to take my NCLEX exam. If someone could offer me some advice please!
So I graduated this past Saturday May 16th.
My Kaplan Review Course is from May 26-29.
I then leave for Europe on June 7 until June 29.
I wanted to take the exam before I left but that leaves me with about two weeks to prepare with the inclusion of the Kaplan Course. (should have thought the vacation through better, I know)
My confusion is whether to just take it or wait until after I come back from Europe on June 29. I would reschedule my Kaplan but the next Kaplan Review Course near my house does not end until July 17. I would spend another 2 weeks studying and then take the exam the first week of August.
Which option is better? logical? will help me pass??
Thank you so much for your input!
May 20, '09
Get your trip and anything else out of the way so that you can concentrate on preparing for the NCLEX properly.
May 22, '09
Your situation sounds a lot like mine!! I left for my 5 year anniversary the day after taking my NCLEX and I was a nervous Wreck!! I will tell you though that I took my NCLEX one week after the last day of my KAPLAN review. I passed my test with flying colors (shut off at 75 and passed). It was nice to be on vacation and know that I had finished the test, otherwise I would have felt like I needed to be studying while on vacation. The thing that stunk was I didn't know my results until almost four weeks later. The sooner you take the test, the better. I would just schedule the NCLEX now and you can always change the scheduling date to later if you don't feel prepared enough after Kaplan. I scored 55-60% on my NCLEX tests and had no problem passing boards with a shut off of 75. Hope that helps!!
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