Passed NCLEX-RN 77 questions & happy :) - page 2
First I have to thank God and members of this website. There were days when i felt so sad and when I did so bad on my NLN diagnostic test Silverdragon102 reminded me that it was just a number and I... Read More
Jun 17, '09Occupation: RN From: US ; Joined: Oct '08; Posts: 97; Likes: 50Quote from wondergirl315Thank for the post... I took the Kaplan review as well and scored 70% on the readiness test. However the Qtrainers I'm getting 50-60% so after seeing your grades I have hope!
I think the biggest thing is doing a lot of questions, this helps you to see where you are weak and after reading the rationales it gives you insight into what went wrong. Do you have a date schedule (you don't have to say when Do the Qtrainers and QBANK and I watched the videos for the areas I had weakness. Good luck
Jun 18, '09Joined: Feb '08; Posts: 11Quote from snydayzMy test date is on the 26th June (next week already! yikes!) My test date was supposed to be 25th June but one of my friends took the test the other day and spent 6 hours on 265 questions. It really freaked me out so I postponed it. Anyway, you are absolutely right about taking as many questions as possible. I find also that studying at the Kaplan center gave me better scores. I was scoring in the 60%'s yesterday. I think studying at home has a lot of distractions so it is a good idea to study at the center where it's quiet. At home, I just stop, get snacks, log on to email or facebook, etc etc. So thank you for the advice. Best of luck on your nursing career. Take care!I think the biggest thing is doing a lot of questions, this helps you to see where you are weak and after reading the rationales it gives you insight into what went wrong. Do you have a date schedule (you don't have to say when Do the Qtrainers and QBANK and I watched the videos for the areas I had weakness. Good luck
Jul 9, '09Joined: Jul '09; Posts: 14; Likes: 1Very inspiring. I take nclex in a week and i am very nervous. I was worried about my scored in kaplan being in the same range as yours... but there is hope!!! yay!!!! now to pass mine!
Dec 30, '09Joined: Nov '09; Posts: 51; Likes: 5LVAD,
I am also going through Kaplan... Just finished my Qtrainer #3 with a 53! My qbanks have averaged between 50-70. I am definitely getting anxious...my test is on January 20th and i'm dreading it!
Did you use any other resource besides Kaplan? Or did you only go over questions and rationales? Also, how long did you study for? Im wondering if I started studying too early..
Thanks so much and congrats! Im feeling a bit better after reading your post!
Jan 1, '10Occupation: RN From: US ; Joined: Oct '08; Posts: 97; Likes: 50RN2Be I think your test scores are great for Kaplan. I really don't believe you can study too soon. I know with Kaplan from my experience if you do EVERY & I mean EVERYTHING they tell you to do you will pass. Others that did not pass that I know personally did not complete all of the QBANK or Qtrainers. I did 100% of it even when there were days I did not want to.
I only used Kaplan and studied everday for 1 month & I followed the outline Kaplan gives you (2 weeks before your test) I did no more than 150 questions a day. I think it depends on how you study because some swear by Kaplan others hate it..for me it was the ONLY thing that helped me. Good luck and any questions let me know
Jan 1, '10Joined: Nov '09; Posts: 51; Likes: 5Well, I took about two days off for the New Year....decided to get back to it again today. Did you find that there was a lot of content that you just didn't know? What I have been doing is going through all the qbanks and writing down the rationales...time consuming, yes...but its helping a lot stick!
Im also going through the basics on Saunders such as endocrine and GI disorders that I havent looked at it in awhile, ABGs, Labs, etc.
I think starting next week i'll start doing the 150 questions a day...right now i'm averaging 2 qbanks a day...and have 3 more qtrainers to go!
*keeping fingers crossed*