My total score was 7.2 (which was a 72 on the Kaplan.....Unfortunately I fell short on the science and the writing section..did very well in reading comp and math) my grade pt. was 3.86 and I received all points for no transfer credit or re-take. When I took the Kaplan, the group I was in was the first at the school to take the test. I found the Kaplan study guide to be VERY different from the actual test. None the less; I was not happy with my score. The only reason I knew where I stood after not being accepted into the program was a call I put into the head of the Nursing Dept. She informed me that I was #52, only 45 were admitted (up five from the previous year). I also had one point for re-apply. It has been almost a year since I first took the Kaplan (I took it in the fall of 2010). So guessing I would say I had roughly 25.14 points total.
The reason for my post on PLAN B, was a mere suggestion. Unfortunately for some people who have great GPA, but do not do as well on the Kaplan; could possibly be due to anxiety, the pass or fail anxiety, this ONE test is crucial to gain as many points possible. When testing for a particular class, if you don't do well on one test, many times there are plenty others that you have the opportunity to do better on. So my suggestion was simple.....Don't put all your eggs in one basket. Nursing School is VERY competitive and you have to always be on the top of your game. I will say you did VERY WELL on your Kaplan (KUDOS to you)! When I applied the Nursing Dept. head informed me that the average (when I first took it) was around 76. Seems like you have a good chance, which is dependent on the AVERAGE score of all testers applying, GPA, re-take and transfer classes and of course the re-app points. Good Luck and hope you get accepted!