CHOA Peds test.. what it's like! - page 2

So, there's like, a HUNDRED posts on here asking about the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Prep test they make you take to get hired, but NOBODY actually replies that has taken it. So, I will... Read More

  1. by   HopefulRN2010
    Thanks! And no doubt you helped a lot! Maybe I'll see you in the cafeteria sometime!
  2. by   pjp2u2
    Congratulations!! I'll be seeing you soon then PM if you have any questions or need anything!
  3. by   pedsnurse112
    Is there any way you could tell us a little more about this? How many questions, how to prepare, etc? I'm going to be taking it soon, and am super nervous! Thanks!
  4. by   KayRN910
    Dont be nervous! It's hard to tell somebody how to study for it, because it's basically pediatric NCLEX questions! Just know your pediatric specific disorders (not anything too crazy), and what is important to kiddos assessment wise. (Eating, peeing, pooping, respirations, cap refill... ect)

    Good luck! Post here what you think about it... to give other people some pointers in the furture!
  5. by   JoonSusanna
    I wanted to chime in here too since I just recently took the PREP test and passed!

    KayRN910 was definitely right when she said that focusing on growth and development, as well as peds specific disorders, is key. If you know your basics (interventions, therapeutic communications, etc) than you will be absolutely fine. And she was also right that the closer to your NCLEX you are, the better.

    I had never taken the HESI, only ATI, but I found my ATI peds nursing book (a general concept review guide) was more than sufficient for the test. Good luck to all of you facing this part of the interview process - you're almost there!
  6. by   otran3
    Hey! I read that you used ATI to study for the test. Did you find it really helpful? I don't know if I should just use the ati book or my notes? Advice Please!
  7. by   molls4
    I took this test recently, so I figured I would comment on what my study plan was. I used my Saunders NCLEX review book and reviewed some notes from class. I like Saunders a lot because of the organization of the material. But if you don't already own it, the ATI study guide should be fine. Although I didn't use the ATI study guide, I did do my ATI peds practice tests again. Good luck!
  8. by   otran3
    Thanks! I have the Saunders NCLEX comprehensive review too! I am using that and was worrying that it wasn't enough! But your comment helps a lot! I used the ATI just for the growth and development part regarding the gross and fine motor skills. I'm taking it this Thursday!

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