I go to a nursing college that integrates ATI into our curriculum. My most recent class that I took was Nursing care of children- my average text exam score was an 80%, I passed my clinical with a Satisfactory, and I did excellent on all of my class assignments but what took the most difficulty was the ATI final proctored exam. Our school requires us to get a level 2 (63.3) to pass the entire class, so even if you recieved an overall A in the class you would fail if you did not pass this test. We are given 2 tries to pass the test and the first try I received a 55.5. After a week long of studying the provided ATI book (read it thoroughly twice), studying class notes, reviewing the Nurse Logic testing strategies, and going through practice tests/ focused review I received a 61.7 (1.4 or 1 question short of passing. After meeting with my course coordinator I was informed that I would not be passing the class due to the 1 question that I missed. I am currently writing an appeal letter that is to be sent to the dean of the nursing department and the dean of the school. Does anyone have any pointers for this letter? Any past experiences from the ATI testing? Any scholarly journals that can support my appeal? Also, (worst case scenario) is there any nursing colleges that would accept my current nursing credits so that I could still graduate by next year?
I'm currently put in a difficult situation because my school only offers this class once a year, so not only will I have to wait til next year to take the class again, but I will not be allowed to take any other nursing classes at my school next year, and I will have to put off graduation for another year.
Mar 31, '12
if you don't mind me asking...are you in college of staten island, program of nursing ADN? because I am in this school and from what I learned. we too use ATI and given a proctor exit exam at the very end of the semester. and many ppl end up failing out by not doing well on that!!
honestly, I share your pain to the owner of the post!
I am still in my very first semester, and I have already been repeating this class.
Ocassionally, our professor would ask us to do ATI assignments for homework or to be counted as the reflection points toward final grade, if we pass we get 2 points toward semester's final grade, if not, well...a lot of us usually fail by 1 or 2 points exactly. So far, our porgram passing score is a 75 which is C+. My question is, if you are at a different school, it seems to me then they are using ATI to cut off students purposely even though we worked hard the whole semester! if that's been true, I really think you need to appeal, not for the sake of getting it to pass, but just advocate for all of us who are in the same shoe as you. I am feeling very sorry for what happend to you! When I failed the first class first time, I thought they wouldn't take me back, but they did. however, I was a good student, I do well in clinicals and studied very hard. if they are judging my opportunity of passing of fail just on that ATI exit exam, I too think it's miserably unfair! let me know if we are in the same school and maybe I can do something for you too.
Last edit by Mentalageis16 on Mar 31, '12