ATI comprehensive scores and NCLEX

  1. Does anyone know if you score 99% chance of passing the NCLEX on the ATI comprehensive test, do you still need to study for the NCLEX in order to pass?
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  3. by   RN403
    YES. The score on the comprehensive predictor is predicting how you would do on NCLEX today (or whatever day you took it). You must continue to review and prepare in order to maintain your current level of competency.

    In my experience, the predictor is pretty accurate, but, everyone I know still studied and prepared prior to sitting for boards. You won't be doing yourself any favors by not reviewing and preparing prior to taking NCLEX.
  4. by   RunBabyRN
    A test that requires an application, fingerprinting, a background check, $200+, and a 45 day waiting period in between attempts deserves at least a glance at study materials. But it's your license, not mine.
  5. by   margaritadelsol
    I appreciate the responses, but I suppose I should be more clear. I would certainly take whatever time I have to review. But when I say study, I mean make a dedicated study plan with several hours a day for several weeks dedicated to studying. I studied like this for teas and gre, so I assumed I would for nclex. But since I scored so high on ATI, even though I haven't studied in 3 months. I wonder if I should just try to take the test now as soon as possible, or follow the study plan and take it later.
  6. by   Guy in Babyland
    I also got a 99% probability on the ATI Comp. Predictor. I am taking NCLEX 5 weeks after the end of classes. I am studying as if it predicted an 75% probability. I am not going to let an isolated test score dictate my ability to pass NCLEX. I am running through as many questions as possible this week to determine my weak areas and then hit the weak areas extra hard next week. I want to take it as soon as possible post graduation. I can not spend weeks studying for a test. I would get burned out and start slacking the closer to test time.
  7. by   RunBabyRN
    Quote from margaritadelsol
    I appreciate the responses, but I suppose I should be more clear. I would certainly take whatever time I have to review. But when I say study, I mean make a dedicated study plan with several hours a day for several weeks dedicated to studying. I studied like this for teas and gre, so I assumed I would for nclex. But since I scored so high on ATI, even though I haven't studied in 3 months. I wonder if I should just try to take the test now as soon as possible, or follow the study plan and take it later.
    Why risk it? At the very least, take a look at a study guide or two (one for content, one for strategies) and see what you feel you need to review. I'm glad I took Kaplan, because the strategies for the NCLEX were totally different, in my opinion, from ATI. I didn't even use the Decision Tree really, but many of the tips I learned from Kaplan, I think, were instrumental when I took the NCLEX, and I passed in 75 questions. I don't feel like my content review did as much for me, because little of what I saw on the NCLEX was content I'd reviewed. I am glad I spent the time I did preparing (even after getting a 99% on the ATI Comp as well). I just wouldn't take anything for granted. I didn't feel like the NCLEX was much like ATI. ATI is more about straight content, not application and analysis like the NCLEX.
  8. by   margaritadelsol
    Thanks for all your input. I passed in 75 questions!! I did a little bit of studying the weekend before but I don't know if it made a difference. Looking back, it might have helped to practice select all that apply questions since there were so many of them, and I realized I have a block about selecting anything other than 3 answers. Now for the hard part: getting a job and learning to do it well!
  9. by   ALLEYEZONREE
    YES! I suggest you study with as many resources as you can, even though you got a 99% probability. NCLEX is a very challenging exam. You should utilize all different resources to prepare you for it. I used Virtual ATI and NCSBN (which were provided by my school), Kaplan book, Saunders book, and the NCLEX Mastery app on my iPhone. Gpod luck to you. On another note, I had a 91% and 93% probability on my ATI and after utilizing all those resources, I was able to pass the NCLEX with just 85 questions.
  10. by   Tsdavis84
    I too had a 99% on ATI Comp Predictor. Took the NCLEX a couple of days ago and failed. I was in total shock! I studied and prepared for the exam. So you cannot put all of your trust in these different resources

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