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At Kaplan, we’re confident that our critical thinking methods, combined with realistic exam-style practice questions will help you master the exam.

Kaplan's Unique Teaching Method

Kaplan Decision Tree: A Kaplan Exclusive

The key to passing the NCLEX is mastering the critical thinking needed to answer analysis and application level questions. The Decision Tree will help you learn how to break each question down and avoid common traps.

  • Focus on strategies and critical thinking skills needed for the exam and beyond
  • A systematic approach to answering application and analysis-level questions
  • Learn how to break each question down and identify common traps
  • Develop endurance techniques to help you finish strong

Build your clinical judgment skills

The Decision Tree is Kaplan's exclusive critical thinking framework to help you build your clinical judgment skills. Kaplan will teach you the strategies you need to walk your way through the exam's toughest questions using this structure:

  • What's the topic?
  • Assessment vs. Implementation
  • Keep the lowest MASLOW level
  • ABC's
  • What's the outcome?

Watch a demo of the Kaplan Decision Tree

The Competition

  • No other prep course focuses on critical thinking skills.
  • Most only focus on content review.

Comprehensive Online Resources

Practice Questions:

  • RN: Over 3,000 exam-style practice questions with explanations, plus individualized feedback
  • PN: Over 1,000 exam-style practice questions with explanations
  • Create your own custom practice tests based on areas of the test plan.

Online Study Center:

  • Access to online video-streamed question and content-review lectures, orientation, test-taking workshop, strategy seminar and more... all available from the day you enroll until 3 months after your first class session!

The Competition

  • No other prep course offers as much, or as realistic practice.
  • Online resources offered by other companies are not as comprehensive.

Review Flexibility

Kaplan gives you three comprehensive review courses to choose from based on your schedule:

  • In Person: In-class instruction with our expert nursing faculty at various on-site locations.
  • Live Online: Live instruction in our virtual classroom giving you the flexibility to attend the class sessions from anywhere you have an internet connection during the designated class times.
  • Self-Paced: Our most flexible option, this includes the class sessions in a pre-recorded format which can be accessed 24 hours a day from any computer connected to the internet.

The Competition

  • Other prep courses have limited delivery options.

Customer Service & Support

Resources of a national company with the personal touch of a local business

  • A Kaplan team member is available to you before and after class, in person, online and over the phone.

The Competition

  • No other prep course offers you as much consistent and reliable support.

Satisfaction Guarantee

We guarantee you’ll pass, or your money back.

  • RN: 100% Money Back Guarantee
  • PN: 100% Money Back Guarantee

The Competition

  • Many of the companies that do offer guarantees have restrictive limitations or contain hidden fees.