Hello everyone my LPN program requires that you have an 84 on all test to pass the program and you have to have a 94 on the ATI predictor test to exit to take the NCLEX! I want to know is anyone else LPN program standards this high??? I feel overwhelmed trying to read and study every little thing to get the bare minimum.
Dec 22, '13
by SWM2009, LPN
My program was a minimum 80% to pass with no rounding. If you score 79.9%? Too bad so sad.
For ATI exit, at least a 97% chance of passing NCLEX which equated to around 76% individual score. If you fail that, you don't get to graduate and must do Virtual ATI in order to qualify to retake the exit exam.
Having just graduated and waiting to take my NCLEX in Jan, my advice is this. Cut out any distractions in your life that keep you from studying. For the things you can't cut out like if you have children, are married, a job etc, figure out how to manage them so that you maximize the time you spend studying. Sit down with your significant other and explain you need their help/cooperation to do this. Explain that things that aren't a priority will just have to wait. If you have little kids, find a babysitter, family member to watch them regularly so you can have quiet uninterrupted time to study. If you find yourself falling behind, request a meeting with your professor, take advantage of tutoring services, or form a study group. Do whatever you have to as soon as possible when it is still possible to turn around a bad grade.
Also, if you don't already have one, buy an NCLEX prep book like Saunders and use it along with your text books. Learning how to answer NCLEX style questions is a big part of nursing school. In my experience the earlier you become familiar with the style of questions and practice answering them, the better.
All the best.
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