ATI Admissions Test?!

  1. Hey, I've been trying to find something on Allnurses and the web about the ATI (Assessement Technologies, Inc) admission test but I'm drawing a blank. Does anyone else's nursing school use this test?
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  3. by   Gennaver
    Quote from NoelChristine
    Hey, I've been trying to find something on Allnurses and the web about the ATI (Assessement Technologies, Inc) admission test but I'm drawing a blank. Does anyone else's nursing school use this test?
    Hi,
    My school used it, (but not as an admissions test). My entire class had to take the intial test, (and now we have to take tests each quarter too and those are sort of like a nationalized standardized pre nclex rn predictor test and a final exam all in one).

    I have the study guide for the first ATI test and will never look at it again, (I barely even used it the first time but, think it is only because I had to take the GRE anyhow for my program and was already studied out).

    I also have the whole Pre NCLEX RN series of ATI books too, (the whole set cost my about $295. and were required by the school).

    Would you like my ATI admissions test study guide?

    You can take a look at www.atitesting.com to read all about them.

    Gen
    p.s. we can work out how to get it to you, when is your test?
  4. by   Gennaver
    Quote from NoelChristine
    Hey, I've been trying to find something on Allnurses and the web about the ATI (Assessement Technologies, Inc) admission test but I'm drawing a blank. Does anyone else's nursing school use this test?
    Hi again,

    Wanted to remind you that the ATI, is the TEAS, test of essential academic skills.

    My study guide manual is four sections 1-reading, 2- mathmatics, 3- science and 4-English. I have editions 2.1

    Your local library also may have a copy of it. Check out the ati website, they explain much more about the test and how to use it and how to best study for it. It is also more about test taking strategy too, not necessarily what you really know. The math is geared with answered leaning towards common missassumptions too, (basically trap answers) so, knowing how to test will help your score much.

    Good luck,
    Gen
  5. by   Gennaver
    Quote from NoelChristine
    Hey, I've been trying to find something on Allnurses and the web about the ATI (Assessement Technologies, Inc) admission test but I'm drawing a blank. Does anyone else's nursing school use this test?
    Hiya a third and final time ,
    Gen
    p.s. copying and pasting from the ati website:

    ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Study Manual - Added Content for 2005!


    The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Study Manual is the only study manual authored and endorsed by the creators of TEAS! This is a powerful tool for TEAS success and features:

    To-the-point review of key concepts covering Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English
    Sample questions with accompanying explanations
    Study and test-taking strategies


    format: book price: $29.95
  6. by   ChristineN
    Thanks for responding, Gennaver. I've got a few more questions. Is the ATI and the TEAS the same thing? Also, my school says they want an overall score of at least at the 50% percentile. Based on your experiences with the test, would that be hard to achieve? I'm primarily asking because I'm currently taking pre-req's and probably won't have too much time to study for an entrance exam. I'm just filling out the application and getting forms together, so I haven't been scheduled for the test yet, but I'd be taking it sometime in the next 6 months (hopefully by April).
  7. by   AnnaN5
    Quote from NoelChristine
    Thanks for responding, Gennaver. I've got a few more questions. Is the ATI and the TEAS the same thing? Also, my school says they want an overall score of at least at the 50% percentile. Based on your experiences with the test, would that be hard to achieve? I'm primarily asking because I'm currently taking pre-req's and probably won't have too much time to study for an entrance exam. I'm just filling out the application and getting forms together, so I haven't been scheduled for the test yet, but I'd be taking it sometime in the next 6 months (hopefully by April).
    Hi, I just wanted to add some things since I had to take the TEAS test in order to applying to one of the programs I am trying to get into. TEAS is the name of the test that is written by ATI. I think that an overall score of at least 50% percentile would be easy to achieve. I thought that the test was all general knowledge, none of the questions were really hard. I think that it would all be stuff that you have come across in your pre-reqs. The study guide is also a good resource to see what you may need to brush up on. I took the test in November and scored in the 98th percentile, I am praying that it will be enough to get me into the program.
  8. by   Gennaver
    Quote from NoelChristine
    Thanks for responding, Gennaver. I've got a few more questions. Is the ATI and the TEAS the same thing? Also, my school says they want an overall score of at least at the 50% percentile. Based on your experiences with the test, would that be hard to achieve? I'm primarily asking because I'm currently taking pre-req's and probably won't have too much time to study for an entrance exam. I'm just filling out the application and getting forms together, so I haven't been scheduled for the test yet, but I'd be taking it sometime in the next 6 months (hopefully by April).
    Hi NoelChristine,

    I would safely guess that if you are doing well on your pre-reqs then you ought to score well above the 50% national percentile. Remember, when you get your score at the end, your score is NOT your percentile ranking, (your score may look low but, may very well be way up there on the percentile ranking!)

    Just wanted to let you know beforehand to not mix the score and percentile, the ATI test will list both out for you after you test, I would ask to print it out before you close it out. Also, you can always go back to ATI once you complete your test, any test, to read your scores and ranking.

    Gen
    p.s. good luck!

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