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    Carrington College Jan' 19, +Kaplan Tips

    A surprising amount of people opt for nights because they hope they will be able to work and do nursing school if they do the nights. I personally don't think it is sustainable lol! But that is what one of the professors told me about the night programs popularity.
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    Carrington College Jan' 19, +Kaplan Tips

    I am at the reno location. It was hard but not impossible. It is basically a gen chem, bio chem, o chem hybrid course so if you have no science background I think it will be a little more difficult. Also the finals are all cumulative at Carrington so that alone took a pretty massive amount of studying. Quite a few people in my cohort failed chem but most passed.
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    Carrington College Jan' 19, +Kaplan Tips

    agig- She called to tell me my score and I asked if it was competitive and she laughed and said it was the highest score thus far (for that round of testing) and that she could not technically tell me that I was being offered a spot but that I did not need to be stressed about it and that I did not need to worry about scheduling a retake. Then they called back 2 weeks later or whatever it was and gave me the formal offer! People are weird and secretive about their scores but from what I've gathered from the few people in my group who are open about it 250-280 seemed to be the normal range. One other girl that I talked to had a 290 like me!
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    Carrington College Jan' 19, +Kaplan Tips

    I don't know exactly how they calculate everything, but the scores I listed in the OP ended up being a composite score of 293 and I was offered a first pick position! Good luck everyone! Please feel free to ask me anything and I'll try to respond as much as I can. I remember feeling so frustrated at the lack of info out there and desperately wanting to talk to someone about scores and schedules and all that good stuff.
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    Carrington College Jan' 19, +Kaplan Tips

    Hey everyone! Sorry for the delayed response. Someone asked what the first semester schedule looked like. First semester you have to take A+P 1 and the lab, chemistry, political science (online), and communications (also online). I already have my A+P and PSC credits so I only had to take Chem and Comm. Communications was very very easy. Chemistry was hard simply because it is accelerated and because it is a combination of gen chem, bio chem, and O chem. The rest of my cohort that had to take all the classes were on campus Mon, Wed, Thurs for about 3 hrs each day. The online classes are only 6 weeks long and start 4 weeks after the regular classes start. Second semester you have to take A+P 2 + Lab, Micro + Lab, Math (online), and English (online). I already had all of those credits besides Math so I don't have to be on campus at all for second semester and I'm not actually sure what days/times my cohort is there lol! For the math though it is again a 6 week online course and it is SUPER SUPER easy but it is a little time consuming due to its condensed nature. Third semester is Fundamentals + Lab+ Clinical, and Pharmacology.
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    Carrington College Jan' 19, +Kaplan Tips

    Kbay- I'm so glad you found it helpful! I did get in!!!! Good luck. rmc465- Carrington requires that you take the test to be considered for the program. Everyone who is applying takes the exam and then they offer positions in the program to the 30 highest scores. I am at the Reno campus.
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    NCLEX Resource Review - Kaplan, Hurst, UWorld

    Hey! I see you are in Nevada too, are you applying for Carrington's RN program? I just took the Kaplan last night and I made a post in a different group about how I studied for it so I'm going to C&P that here for you! Firstly I studied out of the Hesi, Kaplan, and McGraw Hill nursing entry exam review books (all purchased on amazon). I also studied off of Khan Academy's SAT prep for reading, writing, and to brush up on grammar. I scored 100% in reading, 96% in math, and 81% in writing. If you've already taken the exam I would love to compare scores, especially if you've applied before! I'm pretty happy with my scores but I have no frame of reference for it they are good enough to get in. Math: There is a calculator available to you for every question. Most of the questions are working with fractions and decimals and are VERY easy. There were a few very simple "solve for x" equations and a few simple word problems as well. The HESI and Kaplan review book's math section are significantly more difficult than what you will encounter on the actual exam. The McGraw hill is very similar in difficulty but touches on things I found you really didn't need for the exam, like geometry. Reading: The reading comprehension section was WAY easier than the reading comprehension sections of the Khan SAT prep, Kaplan, and Hesi books. The passages were comparable to those of the McGraw hill book, but honestly I would say a smidge easier. I would not stress about this section, it was very straightforward. Writing: This section was definitely the hardest. You are given a passage to read and then given a series of questions about how to alter the passage. Some questions ask you to pick the best spot to add a sentence, to pick out a sentence to delete because it is repetitive, to identify which sentence is missing a verb etc. The most difficult part about this section was that I often felt that multiple answers were correct. None of the review books were helpful for this section but the Khan Academy website was. Their SAT writing review section had the most similar questions to the actual exam and going through their grammar review page was extremely helpful in brushing up on things like subject-verb agreement, semicolon usage, affect vs. effect etc.
  8. Hey All! I am applying to start Carrington's RN program in January 2019 and I just took my Kaplan exam last night. I spent months scouring the internet looking for study tips and came up pretty short so I wanted to share mine here to hopefully help someone else out. Firstly I studied out of the Hesi, Kaplan, and McGraw Hill nursing entry exam review books (all purchased on amazon). I also studied off of Khan Academy's SAT prep for reading, writing, and to brush up on grammar. I scored 100% in reading, 96% in math, and 81% in writing. If you've already taken the exam I would love to compare scores, especially if you've applied before! I'm pretty happy with my scores but I have no frame of reference for it they are good enough to get in. Math: There is a calculator available to you for every question. Most of the questions are working with fractions and decimals and are VERY easy. There were a few very simple "solve for x" equations and a few simple word problems as well. The HESI and Kaplan review book's math section are significantly more difficult than what you will encounter on the actual exam. The McGraw hill is very similar in difficulty but touches on things I found you really didn't need for the exam, like geometry. Reading: The reading comprehension section was WAY easier than the reading comprehension sections of the Khan SAT prep, Kaplan, and Hesi books. The passages were comparable to those of the McGraw hill book, but honestly I would say a smidge easier. I would not stress about this section, it was very straightforward. Writing: This section was definitely the hardest. You are given a passage to read and then given a series of questions about how to alter the passage. Some questions ask you to pick the best spot to add a sentence, to pick out a sentence to delete because it is repetitive, to identify which sentence is missing a verb etc. The most difficult part about this section was that I often felt that multiple answers were correct. None of the review books were helpful for this section but the Khan Academy website was. Their SAT writing review section had the most similar questions to the actual exam and going through their grammar review page was extremely helpful in brushing up on things like subject-verb agreement, semicolon usage, affect vs. effect etc. I know this is long but I hope it is helpful to someone! If anyone has any questions for me I am happy to answer them! Again if anyone else has taken the exam/applied to carrington before I would love to chat with you too to get a better a sense of where my scores are standing!
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