News | September 5, 2017

Kaplan Test Prep Launches Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) For NCLEX-RN To Give Nurses The Most Realistic Practice Before Test Day

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Kaplan, the world leader in test prep, has announced the most realistic computer adaptive NCLEX-RN® practice exam available for aspiring nurses.

Kaplan’s Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) for NCLEX-RN® offers the highest level of realistic prep for the high-stakes exam, which determines if an entry-level nurse should receive his or her license to practice nursing:

  • 3 full-length tests designed to mimic the NCLEX-RN® and raise test-takers’ confidence
  • Experience with every question type, including select all that apply (SATA), multiple choice, and ordered response
  • Explanations for every question, showing students the reasoning behind right and wrong answers
  • Performance reports that measure progress and help students move forward
  • Simulated CAT practice that provides the most realistic test day experience

“When it comes to passing the NCLEX-RN®, the way you take the exam is just as important as mastering the content,” said Dr. Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, and Vice President at Kaplan Nursing. “Experiencing the actual CAT format is the best way to manage anxiety and optimize your critical thinking.”

To provide an experience as close as possible to the actual exam, Kaplan’s CAT program is fully adaptive: students are presented with questions that increase in difficulty as they answer correctly and become simpler when they answer incorrectly. Also like the real exam, Kaplan’s CAT will "shut off" anywhere between the minimum required 75 questions and the maximum possible 265 questions once the computer has determined with confidence that the student is above or below a minimum standard.

According to Kaplan research,* nursing students say practice questions are among the most important factors in an "ideal" NCLEX® prep solution. As Kaplan’s CAT draws on a bank of thousands of questions, each testing experience is uniquely adapted to their performance. In addition, students will gain an understanding of areas they need to improve prior to test day through instant feedback on their performance on every item tested.

With Kaplan’s new resource, students can experience the CAT three times. Students can access Kaplan’s CAT for one month, two months, three months, or six months, with reduced pricing available September 5 through September 25, 2017.

For more information, please visit Kaplan Nursing’s website. A Facebook Live event about Kaplan’s CAT, with an interactive discussion and question-and-answer session with Jenny Collins, RN, MSN, MBA and Kaplan NCLEX® Nursing Instructor, will be held on Tuesday, September 5 at 2 PM EST on Kaplan’s NCLEX Prep Facebook page.

*Kaplan Nursing conducted a survey of 200 nursing students in July 2017.

NCLEX-RN® is a registered trademark of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc, which does not endorse this program.

About Kaplan Test Prep

Kaplan Test Prep (www.kaptest.com) is a premier provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Established in 1938, Kaplan is the world leader in the test prep industry. With a comprehensive menu of online offerings as well as a complete array of print books and digital products, Kaplan offers preparation for more than 100 standardized tests, including entrance exams for secondary school, college and graduate school, as well as professional licensing exams for attorneys, physicians and nurses. Kaplan also provides private tutoring and graduate admissions consulting services.

Note to editors: Kaplan is a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE:GHC)

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