Ati

  1. Anyone besides myself required to purchase and use ATI software throughout the nursing curriculum. I find it useful but I just wanted to guage other people's ideas, comments, concerns about the material. It is great for remediation and practice testing. I find it very helpful just sometimes you are not sure exactly when it will be most useful. I find it hard sitting there watching dvds and taking practice tests when I have limited time already. However, when I do find the time it is very useful. Anyone else feel the same way I do with this interactive software?
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  3. by   AllieRat
    We're required to purchased them direct from ATI through a special purchase code so they make sure we bought them or we don't get access to the exams which means we get an Incomplete in the class. IMHO I did not find ATI helpful as it was not even related to what we were learning in our didactic classes. I keep joking if they want us to be tested off ATI we should be writing our tuition checks to them instead of the university.
  4. by   Lammmster
    I agree with that as well. The ATI is geared to the courses we have directly. We do not purchase it if it is "sorta" helpful. They have incorporated it as 10% of our grades now and yes we need to bring our receipts to our tests or we will not give it. The company is more about making money than actually helping the student. The thing I disagree with is that with all the money we spend on books now, it is an additional added fee that people like me at this present time cannot afford
  5. by   Achoo!
    I found them very helpful in preparation for NCLEX. The format was exactly the same as NCLEX and the predictor tests were helpful as well.
    Remember ATI is nationwide. Your curriculum is not going to cover everything, so it is good to have another avenue to review information before the big test.
  6. by   marilynmom
    We use ATI ($100 a semester for tests and books) and it is worth 10% of our grade. I've taken 2 tests so far (Psych and Fundaments) and did well (80-90% range). At the end of this semester we will be taking the OB and the Med/Surg and Peds and Pharm ATIs.

    I use the ATI books along with my regular classroom books. I like the ATI books because they condense all that information and make it easy to read and understand. Plus your going to have stuff in your ATI books that you never went over in class at all....kinda like NCLEX exam.
  7. by   marilynmom
    Quote from Achoo!
    I found them very helpful in preparation for NCLEX. The format was exactly the same as NCLEX and the predictor tests were helpful as well.
    Remember ATI is nationwide. Your curriculum is not going to cover everything, so it is good to have another avenue to review information before the big test.
    That is good to hear.

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