|NCLEX-RN Content Review Guide|
|Review of essential nursing content according to NCLEX-RN Test Plan.||Begin 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 Videos||A 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 to NCLEX success first, before beginning any of the
Kaplan NCLEX resources.
|Question Trainers (QT)|
1, 2, 3
|These tests are content-based to show student strengths and weaknesses. They can be done at home or proctored. These tests are not normed but provide 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
QT2 = 75 questions
QT3 = 100 questions
|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.|
Watch Decision Tree video before starting QBank questions!
|Determine weak areas from Question Trainer 1-3. Use the Review of Essential Nursing Content videos to fill in gaps of content knowledge.|
|QBank||The 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 the QBank. Take at least 50+ questions per week and review all answers.|
|Diagnostic Test &|
|180 question tests designed to predict NCLEX readiness. Diagnostic Test is taken prior to the NCLEX® Review and the Readiness Test is taken in Phase 3, one week before test day. Diagnostic Test date is set by school faculty.||Upon completion of tests, students should review test analysis and remediate everything.|
|Question Trainers (QT) 4, 5, 6, 7||The rest of the Question Trainers become more difficult and contain more application/analysis questions.|
QT4 and QT5 = 150 questions
QT6 = 200 questions, QT7 = 265 questions
Complete in order!
Take QT7 about a week before your NCLEX-RN exam.
|Apply the Decision Tree strategy. Kaplan research shows completion of all QBank questions along with Question Trainers gives high probability of passing the NCLEX-RN exam on the first try.|
Recommended for after the review class; review all answers.
|NCLEX Practice Test||60 questions (1.5 hours) - Analysis and Application level questions following the 8 categories of the NCLEX test plan. Open the RN Practice Test in your Study Plan after Session 6 and before the Roadmap to Success session. Complete the test in a quiet environment.||Taken after the NCLEX Prep class. Fill out the Test Reflection Worksheet PDF for this test. Next, attend or watch the Session 8 video lecture.|
|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 Three assignments.|