HESI vs NCLEX vs ATI

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    Hi! I am fairly new to this site and was just wondering if someone would be kind enough to explain the difference between HESI, ATI, and NCLEX. I am in the nursing program and we currently do reviews and tests on ATI but not HESI? Nor has HESI ever been mentioned to us. Is it for a different program? I'm sorry, just a little confused...
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    Quote from FutureRockstarRN
    Hi! I am fairly new to this site and was just wondering if someone would be kind enough to explain the difference between HESI, ATI, and NCLEX. I am in the nursing program and we currently do reviews and tests on ATI but not HESI? Nor has HESI ever been mentioned to us. Is it for a different program? I'm sorry, just a little confused...
    Where I am in school at we just use ATI I have heard of the HESI but we don't take it. I know that the 2 year colleges in my area use it, but where I am getting my BSN we just use ATI. I think it just depends on the school I know a while ago before I was in the program my school I attend used the HESI but not anymore.
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    Ok, nevermind. It was explained to me that HESI and ATI are similar in that they are used to determine a baseline of where you are at when you enter or exit a program. Not sure how reliable they are on determining how you will do on NCLEX since I have read various opinions on this site. Thanks all!
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    Quote from Wrangler156
    Where I am in school at we just use ATI I have heard of the HESI but we don't take it. I know that the 2 year colleges in my area use it, but where I am getting my BSN we just use ATI. I think it just depends on the school I know a while ago before I was in the program my school I attend used the HESI but not anymore.
    Perfect! Thank you! We also use ATI so when HESI was mentioned I thought I was missing something
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    Quote from FutureRockstarRN
    Perfect! Thank you! We also use ATI so when HESI was mentioned I thought I was missing something
    Hey FutureRockstarRN,

    This is just a really tiny little bit of advice. I scored high enough on a Kaplan Exam (similar to HESI, just different company) that said I had a 97% chance of passing NCLEX-RN. So I took the NCLEX and failed the first time. The piece of advice is still study really really hard for the exam. Do not go by a computer prediction of how well you will do.

    I have since taken it and passed in September

    GOOD LUCK!!! when you take your NCLEX


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