when i was on this site, i looked for advice on how to best take advantage of my $400 that i paid from kaplan (thank you visa)
and i could not find such topics... or anyone post a good answer that i could use.
well, i am writing this to help others who are taking kaplan, take advantage of their expensive course.
1. read the course book along with watching the content videos (if you have helen feuer cd's then listen to the cd's 3xs <--the cds are excellent in content... but if you don't have feuer, then watch the kaplan content videos 2x)
2. listen & watch the question videos
(i know this takes forever.... but eventually the strategies that those ladies say actually stick and you will be able to apply them to the questions you get on the actual exam)
3. do every single question that comes with the kaplan course (qbank & qt) do these twice. the second time you do them, you will do better because now you know how to answer the questions, because it is hard to remember every single question.
4. for additional help for those of us who are not great test takers, but the kaplan nclex
-rn 2007-2008 version. it really helped me understand how to break down the question. the two tests that come with the book are great and extremely helpful as additional practice.
i know it takes a long time, but if you do everything by the book and "understand" the rationale for each kaplan question, you should be fine. and don't do everything the week before the exam. take your time, and let the info sink in.
i hope that this helps others who will take the exam take advantage of kaplan.
kaplan does work.
5% kaplan helps you +
95% is the amount of studying you do on your own = rn
good luck to everyone taking the exam soon!!!