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Why can’t I access the NCLEX Prep Box?

The NCLEX Prep Resources (Grey Box) will be available to you as you get closer to graduation, usually in your last term of Nursing school. Until activated, the box will remain grayed out and unavailable.  While some assets will be available prior to your Kaplan Review Course, you will not have access to others until immediately following the class. 
 
How do I use the NCLEX Resources?

The chart below lists out the assets that will be available to you within the NCLEX-RN Prep box on your student homepage.  A description of each as well as Kaplan’s recommendation on how to best use these resources is also given.  Students may also refer to the Online Resources page within your Help Section for webinars that will help guide you in how to best use the NCLEX resources.
 
NOTE:  Depending on your school program, you may be required or assigned resources differently than seen here. 



 
AssetDescriptionRecommendation
NCLEX-RN Content

Review Guide
E-Book
Review of essential nursing content according to NCLEX-RN® Test PlanBegin reviewing content in NCLEX-RN E-Book along with tests. Study Kaplan Decision Tree and begin using to answer questions.
Pathway to NCLEX Success Videos, Strategy Seminar, Test Taking Workshop VideosA review of the Kaplan NCLEX Resources and how best to utilize them. Videos of what to expect during the actual administration of the NCLEX-RN® exam, and test taking tips.View the 5 videos listed under Pathways toi NCLEX success first, before beginning any of the Kaplan NCLEX Resources.
Question Trainers (QT) 1, 2, 3These tests are content based to show student strengths and weaknesses. They can be done at home or can be proctored. These tests are not normed but provide the students with great practice as well as a review of the topic explanations for all the questions.
Can be retaken. Review all answers. Discover weak content areas and review content as needed.
Complete in order.
 
QT1 = 75 questions then review;
QT2=75 questions then review;
QT3=100 questions; then review.
Essential Nursing Content Videos,
Decision Tree Videos
300+ videos, searchable by topic and meant to follow along the NCLEX RN categories and the NCLEX RN Content Review E-Book. The Decision Tree video explains how to strategically answer higher level, critical thinking questions.  Need to watch Decision Tree Video before starting QBank questions!Determine weak areas from Question Trainers 1-3. Use the Review of Essential Nursing Content videos to fill in gaps of content knowledge.
QBankThe QBank contains 1300+ questions including alternate item questions. These can be used in class or at home. They are not normed and are great practice!Apply the Decision Tree strategy while answering questions in QBank. Take at least 50+ questions per week and review all answers.
Diagnostic Test & Readiness Test180 question tests designed to predict NCLEX readiness. Diagnostic Test is taken prior to the NCLEX Review and Readiness Test is taken in Phase 3, 1 week before test day. Diagnostic Test date is determined and set by school faculty.Upon completion of tests, students should review test analysis and remediate everything.
Question Trainers  (QT)
4, 5, 6, 7 (recommended to take after Review course, but can be taken earlier)
 
Training for the NCLEX-RN® exam is like training for a marathon – take more and longer tests!
 
The rest of the Question Trainers become more difficult and contain more application/analysis questions.  Take #7 about a week before the NCLEX-RN® exam.
QT4=150 questions; QT5=150 questions; QT6=200 questions; QT7=265 questions

Complete in order!
Apply the Decision Tree strategy.  Kaplan research shows completion of all QBank questions along with Question Trainers gives high probability of passing NCLEX-RN® exam on first try.  Recommended after the review class and students should review all answers.
 
Qbank Sample Tests 1,2,3,4
 

Take #3 a week before exam.
Great practice tests!  Sample #3 is a 30 question, prioritization only exam. Sample #4 is 50 questions, all alternate question types.Take after NCLEX RN Prep. Remediate all answers.

NCLEX Practice Test

60 question (1.5 hours). Analysis and Application level questions following the 8 categories of the NCLEX® test plan. Open the RN Practice test in your site after session 6 and before session 8. Complete the test in a quiet environment.

Taken during session #7 of NCLEX Review. Fill out the Test Reflection Worksheet pdf for this test. Next watch/attend Session 8.

Phase One Orientation Video

This video explains the purpose of Phase One. The video covers the recommended use of each resource for building essential nursing content knowledge.  

Watch this after the Orientation Videos

Phase Two Orientation Video

This video explains the purpose of Phase Two. The video covers the recommended use of each session.  

Watch this before your first scheduled class session.

Phase Three Orientation

The orientation for Phase Three is the video in Session 8 of Phase Two. If you have not watched session 8 of Phase Two please click on the link and watch that video before beginning Phase Three.

Watch the Session 8 class video after your last review class session and before you begin Phase 3 assignments..


I’ve used all my questions/resources- can I start over or re-set them?

The NCLEX Prep Resources are all reusable resources and cannot be reset.  If you see a familiar question, don’t try to remember the answer, but tackle the question as if it is a new question, using the strategies you learned in your Kaplan Review course or Nursing school.  Use previous testing attempts to determine areas of strength and weakness and remediate accordingly.

 

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