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Kaplan, along with Hurst, is the other NCLEX Review giant. Kaplan's NCLEX Review also comes in live, online, and live-online options for both RNs and LPNs.
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took the NCLEX-RN
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I paid the full Kaplan NCLEX review fee - for the in person course - booked my hotel in advance ($500) never thinkig that they would cancel that one week before the course was supposed to happen. BUYER BEWARE!!!!!! Just because you book the in person course - doesn't mean they aren't going to bail on you at the last moment. Such a poor show!!!!

took the NCLEX-RN
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Hello,


I took the Kaplan Anywhere course in Feb 2014 and took the NCLEX on 1 April 2014. Thank God, I passed with just 75 questions. But I studied very intensly and I prayed also....


To give you a background, I completed my nursing diploma in the Czech Republic in 1998. I moved to UK and worked there as a nurse for 8 years (during this time I completed another nursing degree in critical care). Then I moved to USA with my job with Medical Device company. For the last 5 years I could not practice as a nurse because I did not have a registration in the USA. After a long process, the NH board of nursing approved me to take the NCLEX.


My challenge was that I completed training in a different language about 16 yrs ago! And I specialized in 1 area (cardiothoracic surgery) in the UK. When I started studying I lacked knowledge from many areas such as pediatric, psychiatry, and maternity (these were covered very briefly in my studies since these are specialities one would undertake further courses for if desired). The content I needed to know took me by surprise!


I was deciding between Kaplan and Hurst but settled with Kaplan. The Kaplan Anywhere course was convenient and I could make up classes if I missed. Kaplan staff were very nice and helpful. I ordered the electronic as well as the paper/printed copy of the Kaplan prep book. I read through the book once and then did a re-review of items I needed to work on. I listened to their pre-recorded 18hrs of content review lecture twice. And I used the Q-bank to practice questions. I took all 1300 question from the Q-bank as well as all the other long tests they provided. It was intense and it took me 2.5 months of preparation (with a full time job!). 


I must say that Kaplan course helped me and I would recommend it to everyone. I cannot say that the Hurst course would have been any less valuable. The key is to have basic content and practice answering those questions. I don't think you can pass without these prep courses. They help you understand how the questions should be answered as all answers may be correct but what is the best answer? You must know your medications!!! Learn both names (generic and specific). Kaplan told me both names would be on the test but that was not the case for all questions. Know conversion rates (lb to kg, ml to mcl etc.). It is critical thinking test so you need to think beyond the question and think about consequences.


Hope this helps.


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took the NCLEX-RN
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I graduated from my BSN program in may and took the Kaplan review course 2 days after graduation. I did the in person option versus the online option which I really enjoyed. Kaplan focuses on test talking strategies and provide you with a decision tree concept to approaching each question, while this may be really helpful to some people I didn't find myself using it too much. I choice kaplan over other options becuase I knew I needed a program that would teach me how NCLEX gave the test and how the questions were phrased and what to expect. I feel Kaplan did just that, the class instructor explained everything about how the NCLEX was "scored", how to approach a question, the type of questions to expect on the exam, ect. We would do about a 100+ plus questions a day over the 8 hours along with helpful tips, how NCLEX is scored and administered, and a review on subjects/areas we requested and it was a 4 day couse. After the class was over Kaplan provided us with online access for 6 months to a question bank, content review videos, practice NCLEX tests, "are you ready?" exams, and a help section. I never needed to use the help section or technical support but I know it was offered and available readily to those who did need it, the online portions were easy navigate and find your way around, I never had any problems with any of my tests, login, anything. While Kaplan can be fairly expensive I personally feel it is well worth the money, epsecially to be able to pass on the first time around. If for any reason you don't pass Kaplan refunds you your money. I felt Kaplan gave me every tool possible to give myself the best study time and plan I could have and I used it to it's full extent, and I ended up passing NCLEX on the first time around and to me that was worth every penny spent on it.

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My name is Breanna & I am a December 2012 graduate from the Luther College registered nurse program in Decorah, Iowa, where I received my Bachelors of Arts in Nursing. Throughout my time in college, the Kaplan NCLEX review course fee was divided up, so each semester, a little extra fee was added into our tuition. This "built in" fee allowed us to never actually know what we were paying to take this course.


I took the Kaplan NCLEX review course from Wednesday January 2nd through Saturday January 5th, 2013 in Rochester, Minnesota. I attended the live course, as it was already in my hometown. I know people who did take the online course and it worked for them. However, if you have trouble with paying attention or staying focused, I highly suggest taking a live course, if at all possible. Being that I took it in January, only bigger cities were offering the course and some of my classmates had to travel to take it. I believe more cities offer the course for May graduates, however.


The teaching content of the Kaplan NCLEX was exactly what one needs to prepare for the NCLEX. During the first day, we went over general NCLEX information: how many questions, content areas, and, most importantly, the Kaplan Decision Tree, which helps you learn how to answer NCLEX-style questions. This was the biggest help to me in preparing to take the NCLEX, as knowing how to answer a question is just as important, if not more important, than actually knowing the content and the correct answer. Our sessions on Wednesday through Friday were from 9am to 4pm with an hour break for lunch. Almost the whole time was spent answering practice questions, which is the biggest help in studying. You can't relearn everything from nursing school, but figuring out how to approach the NCLEX-style questions and practicing this repeatedly is really the best way to study.


Kaplan also offers their website to those who sign up for the class. The website has thousands of practice questions, some of which are grouped together into tests. We were told to have the first three practice tests done before the first day of class, however I completed them over the course of three days following the class, which worked fine for me. At our school, we were given a physical Kaplan Prep book, which had outlines and charts for all the different drug and disease categories, as well as places to write your scores on the practice tests to keep track of how you are doing. I know not all schools had the physical book (as the book is also provided online), however I highly suggest having it, as it was very helpful.


On the final day of class (Saturday), there is a comprehensive practice test with almost 300 questions. We were allowed to stay home to take the test there and then arrive to class in the afternoon, where, based on the percent received on the practice test, we saw our odds of passing the NCLEX.


As far as personal and technical support goes, Kaplan has a hotline to call if you experience any trouble with the site or run into questions. I never had to call it, but I've heard that they are very helpful. Each live Kaplan course has different teachers (mine was SO HELPFUL!), so support physically during class will vary.


All in all, I highly, highly suggest the Kaplan NCLEX course if you are looking for something to help you prep for the NCLEX. I ended up passing the NCLEX on the first try with only 75 questions (the minimum) and I think this Kaplan course helped me to achieve this.

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Kaplan works, but you must know content, it is important to remember the information we learned in school, Kaplan assumes this. I also think that the people who failed also need to have stronger critical thinking skills.

My friend and I got together and purchased both Kaplan and Hurst online reviews (they complement each other). We split the cost. Not only we both passed but we also had the short version of the exam.

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I thought the in-class review taught more about learning to "play the game" rather than incorporating content. But overall was a great start to studying for the NCLEX. I definitely recommend using a content NCLEX review book and Kaplan's Q-bank (over 1000 practice questions and it divides it by area of content) ! They compliment each other very well and will be your ticket to passing.

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I attended a community college program and graduated this spring 2013. I used the online module since it fits my lifestyle. I work full time and have a toddler at home. I felt the class content was not of much value. The q bank and the tests were worth its money. The syllabus that tells ou when you have completed th on line lecture or exam was always wrong and would consistently state I had not done the module but if you clicked on the module it would state it's done. I found the syllabus frustrating and a waste of time to track what ou have completed.

I would recommend the q bank and not the lectures if you feel comfortable with the general content of our program. The on line lectures were to worth the time. I did pass on my first attempt.

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I graduated from Bethune Cookman University. They gave us ATI review course online to use but we also had Kaplan online as another option as well. Since I have been more familiar using Kaplan in school to take my exams this is what I decided to use to prepare for my NCLEX. I love the question-rationale review style that Kaplan, their extensive different style of questions etc.

To sum it up, it was THE BEST! NCLEX prep course I have come across. And I love it and would recommend this to every and anyone! You just have to stick with it, do your questions, study the material and review every single rationale. Oh! and the descion tree! If you properly understand learn how to apply this to your questions that is a MAJOR plus!

I passed my exam on the First try with only 75 questions! Personally I feel that Kaplan prepared my to the extent that while I was testing I felt comfortable and confident!

THANKS KAPLAN!!

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Wasn't too bad!! Passed my NCLEX with the minimum needed to pass. The qbank questions were great. Same color theme as the NCLEX-PN which helped me relax a bit because the colors were at least familiar. Made me feel like I was at home studying.

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The Kaplan review course was integrated into my nursing school's curriculum and into our very high tuition of $56,000. At the end of each qtr we were given a Kaplan integrated test which counted as 10% of our final grade. The information on those tests were never what we learned and thankfully they were nationally weighted. We had weekly focused tests which went through each body system and each clinical topic from fundamentals to pediatrics. We could take the test twice with remediation in most classes and the scores would be averaged. It was not till the last qtr of school that we were able to access the q banks and q trainer questions as well as the practice nclex tests and the content review videos which I feel should have been available from the start. I feel I would have been much more prepared to take nclex and would have done better on the integrated tests. Overall, Kaplan is my go to for studying and a very useful tool in studying for the most important test of my life!

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I graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Nursing in December of 2012 with my BSN. I took the Kaplan NCLEX review in January of 2013, and passed my boards on Jan 31st. I took my Kaplan course online and it was an amazing experience!! I can't remember the instructor's name now (I know she was in Minnesota!). She was incredibly helpful and made the review fun-- as fun as NCLEX review can be!! The instructors helpers and tech support people were great. They provided me with lots of tips and outlines that were incredibly helpful. I am so grateful that this course was available to me. I was able to pass my NCLEX on the first try and honestly believe it is due to the testing strategies I learned from Kaplan. I felt confident walking into the testing center. While this course was very expensive, it included a review book (kindle edition) and TONS of review material. I wish the class was more affordable, but I still recommend this course to anyone and everyone who asks me about my success on the test!!

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