ATI Testing - page 3

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My school has purchased a program called ATI Testing that is supposed to prepare us for the NCLEX-RN. Has anyone used this program and is it an effective study tool and predictor of Board succes. (This is what our instructors... Read More


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    My school used to do ERI which I thought was a complete waste of money because the test that they had only recycled the questions for the test instead of giving new ones. This is the first quarter that we are using ATI and they still recycle the questions but at least you actually get books with program so I am not as mad aboutnthe money spent. I am in the 2nd level of the nursing program which is actually the first quarter of the program so my group is the first group with ATI from beginning to end unless they change it. We are also the last PN class as of now until they reopen the program.
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    I can not tell you about the results from personal experience, but if you look at the pass rates for my school our rates went up at the same time that ATI was put into place. We have to pass the exams or else repeat the course, which puts a lot of pressure on. The books are nice short and sweet versions of the subject material.
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    My school using ATI and I find it beneficial. They are a great quick reference and summarize information really well. We took the exit ATI comprehensive exam last week. Most of my class did well, > 70%. Also, it shows you what information you need to review before you take the NCLEX and gives you a probablitily percentage of passing the NCLEX.
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    Yeah i took the exam and failed
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    ATI's pretests in many cases are full of incorrect and outdated information. Their post-graduation 3 day NCLEX review is a dog & pony show. I relied solely on that review and the material provided to take my NCLEX and I failed. ATI is a tool used by schools to maintain their accreditation and nothing more. ATI is about making money and I have even had a professor of mine admit to me that she was fairly sure that nurses were not making up the content on the ATI tests. I have taken 100's of snapshots of ATI questions with snipping tool (found in windows 7) and shared them with nurses who flat out say they are wrong! For instance, ATI believes that nurses are the ones who ensure a patient understands a surgical procedure they have upcoming when in fact that is the physicians responsibility. ATI also does not know the difference between side effects and adverse side effects. ATI believes that nurses are responsible for helping victims of physical abuse develop escape plans the next time they are abused. Of course, ALL of these are WRONG. All their NCLEX review did for me was have me study materials I wasn't even tested on when I took my NCLEX. ATI is a complete waste of time and effort. I graduated an accredited university with a Bachelors in Nursing with a 3.25gpa and failed the NCLEX because I relied on ATI to provide a quality review and used their materials to study. What I got turned out to be a bad joke and now a horrible situation. There's a reason ATI doesn't want anyone copying their questions on tests. There's a reason ATI reps won't speak directly to students. There's a reason you can never get a nurse on the line to speak to at ATI. They are trying to cover up the fact that they are in the business of making money, not educating students.
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    ATI's pretests in many cases are full of incorrect and outdated information. Their post-graduation 3 day NCLEX review is a dog & pony show. I relied solely on that review and the material provided to take my NCLEX and I failed. ATI is a tool used by schools to maintain their accreditation and nothing more. ATI is about making money and I have even had a professor of mine admit to me that she was fairly sure that nurses were not making up the content on the ATI tests. I have taken 100's of snapshots of ATI questions with snipping tool (found in windows 7) and shared them with nurses who flat out say they are wrong! For instance, ATI believes that nurses are the ones who ensure a patient understands a surgical procedure they have upcoming when in fact that is the physicians responsibility. ATI also does not know the difference between side effects and adverse side effects. ATI believes that nurses are responsible for helping victims of physical abuse develop escape plans the next time they are abused. Of course, ALL of these are WRONG. All their NCLEX review did for me was have me study materials I wasn't even tested on when I took my NCLEX. ATI is a complete waste of time and effort. I graduated an accredited university with a Bachelors in Nursing with a 3.25gpa and failed the NCLEX because I relied on ATI to provide a quality review and used their materials to study. What I got turned out to be a bad joke and now a horrible situation. There's a reason ATI doesn't want anyone copying their questions on tests. There's a reason ATI reps won't speak directly to students. There's a reason you can never get a nurse on the line to speak to at ATI. They are trying to cover up the fact that they are in the business of making money, not educating students.
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    I used ATI to pass my LPN board on first try. I will use it again for my RN.


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