My story was VERY similar to yours!!! I, too graduated on December 18th. Took boards on January 26th and passed!! So, first and foremost-congratulations to us!! We are RNs now! It's so insane how life changes once you are out of school, taken and passed boards. I do not know what to do with all of my free time!
Anyway, I just want to restate what you've stated. I took my NCLEX-RN two weeks after the end of my Kaplan live review. Thankfully, I did not have to work and I do not have kids. Therefore, I managed to do all question trainers, (which were lower scores than yours, but I posted this in the NCLEX section for others) all Qbank questions, and sample test 1-3. I, too did not study any before the Kaplan course. I went in on January 26th at 0800 to take my exam. I was so shocked-I was very relaxed. Got to the 75th question and it cut off. I was almost positive that I failed. I had only gotten 5-10 SATA, but lots of priority questions. I did not do the Pearson Vue Trick either! I just prayed, prayed, and prayed. I found out on the 27th that I had passed. Crazy thoughts were going through my head, did I REALLY pass? Or did they just post someone else's "pass" on my account that was suppose to say "fail"? I still don't think it has officially sat in with me yet, I am an RN.
Anyway, I hope our stories encourages other nursing students to keep pushing along!!