Now what, my pre and post kaplan test did not change.... - page 2
I am confused. I took the Kaplan review. The first day we were given the assessment test, and I scored a 70%. 3 days later I took the readiness test and I scored a 70%. I mean, I had exactly the... Read More
Jun 6, '09Occupation: Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty: 4 year(s) of experience in Pediatric Intensive Care, Urgent Care ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '04; Posts: 443; Likes: 251just remember folks...being as we are a nervous wreck just waiting to take this exam...we could probably do question trainers for a solid year and still feel like we are NOT ready. So the advice i give you all is...do as many questions as you can between now and you date...and take the exam. If you are waiting to feel READY...then that probably will not happen. I take mine on thursday and i have been doing a steady stream of questions for about three weeks and two weeks before that i was doing about 25 questions a day and i still feel anxious about the exam. but at this point i just want it to be done! I even went online to see if i could reschdule for like tuesday but only wednesday was available and i can't on that day . I test well and i've studied diligently, giving this exam the respect it deserves and i jsut want to GET IT DONE WITH! This anxiety is killing me lol!! A friend of mine who took it last year said she wishes she wouldn't had scheduled it out so far as she did cause when she took it she felt she would have done just as well had she taken it much sooner. Good Luck to all who are waiting for the NCLEX and to those who have already taken it and are in NO MANs LAND (waiting for results)
Jun 6, '09Occupation: Hospice RN Specialty: Hospice ; From: US ; Joined: Jul '05; Posts: 1,399; Likes: 1,829I passed my boards 2 weeks ago with 75 questions.
I used the Kaplan online program. I averaged 64% on qbank and around 70% on the practice tests.
Personally, I found the Kaplan questions to be more difficult than the actual NCLEX questions.
Jun 7, '09From: US ; Joined: Dec '08; Posts: 29; Likes: 3i used kaplan online..
i was scoring about 58% - 68% on all my practice exams.. i just received my mail yesterday and i passed!! (thank god!) my computer stopped at 78 btw..
ur doing 70% and that's great!! kaplan recommends about 65%.. so just keep it up! ur doing great!! good luck on your exam!!
Jun 9, '09Specialty: 8 year(s) of experience in LTC/Psych & Surgical ; From: US ; Joined: Jun '09; Posts: 217; Likes: 42Yea I am doing kaplan too, my scores are going in the wrong direction too: 66 on diagnostic, qt1: 69, qt2: 65, qt3: 60, qt4: 55, haven't done much of qbank, and ATI comprehensive predictors were 96-98 percent... I feel like I should ask Kaplan for my money back and go take the NCLEX.
Jun 9, '09Joined: May '09; Posts: 58; Likes: 8Quote from adbarnett5I know the feeling! I did start the Qbank questions, and those are going OK, but some of them are questions I have never even thought about. I am getting frustrated because I can narrow the answers to 2 and then I still pick the wrong one.Yea I am doing kaplan too, my scores are going in the wrong direction too: 66 on diagnostic, qt1: 69, qt2: 65, qt3: 60, qt4: 55, haven't done much of qbank, and ATI comprehensive predictors were 96-98 percent... I feel like I should ask Kaplan for my money back and go take the NCLEX.
I have a friend, who was having a hard time in one class in nursing school. She could always narrow it down to 2 answers, but seemed to always get those wrong. So she would narrow them down, decide which one she WOULD pick, then pick the other answer. I about fell over when she got a B on that test. I would not suggest that strategy to anyone, but it was just a riot that it worked. After the test she would review and finally figured out where her thinking was wrong, but it was a funny story.
I am just going to keep plugging along on my studying and do what I can. It is nice to hear some say that KAPLAN is harder than NCLEX. I am not sure if that is really true, but if I can get through KAPLAN, I should be OK for NCLEX.