ATI Comprehensive NCLEX RN Review 17th Edition-- Is this a good resource to study?

  1. I had originally started studying using Saunders, but find it is taking me too long to go through. I remembered that I have the ATI Comprehensive NCLEX-RN Review 17th Edition from my live review in school. Has anyone used this to study for the NCLEX? Did you find it helpful/enough material to study from solely?

    I think it may be a better option for me but I'm not sure. I like how short it is but I don't want to miss out on important things that may be in Saunders since it is so much longer.

    Let me know your thoughts
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  3. by   bunnysanford
    I'm going back and forth, so this might not help you. I skim and do questions from the Saunders book, and reinforce the ones I miss using the ATI Live Review book, then I take practice tests from the ATI website and app. I'm mostly focusing on doing lots of questions, understanding rationales for all answers, and trying to recognize the parts of the chapters I need to read more carefully. Both resources have good qualities; I'm glad I have them. My NCLEX is on the 30th -- when's yours?
  4. by   shelby929
    Quote from bunnysanford
    I'm going back and forth, so this might not help you. I skim and do questions from the Saunders book, and reinforce the ones I miss using the ATI Live Review book, then I take practice tests from the ATI website and app. I'm mostly focusing on doing lots of questions, understanding rationales for all answers, and trying to recognize the parts of the chapters I need to read more carefully. Both resources have good qualities; I'm glad I have them. My NCLEX is on the 30th -- when's yours?
    Mine is july 10th, I'm like going nuts trying to figure out a plan for the last 3 weeks I have. But I don't have the time to thoroughly read saunders, but the ATI book I could easily go through in a week/ week and a half. So i don't know if I should just read the ATI book carefully and continue doing questions and rationales or use saunders instead of the ATI book lol. I am doing kaplan Q bank and my average so far is 58% with 33% of the questions completed. Are you using Q bank too?
  5. by   shelby929
    Quote from bunnysanford
    I'm going back and forth, so this might not help you. I skim and do questions from the Saunders book, and reinforce the ones I miss using the ATI Live Review book, then I take practice tests from the ATI website and app. I'm mostly focusing on doing lots of questions, understanding rationales for all answers, and trying to recognize the parts of the chapters I need to read more carefully. Both resources have good qualities; I'm glad I have them. My NCLEX is on the 30th -- when's yours?
    Also how much are you studying per day/ how many days per week? I only study maybe 2-3 hours per day about 5 days per week. I feel like it is too little but then I hear people saying they study 8 hours a day when they took theres which I feel is way to much, plus I have a job so I don't have time to do that lol
  6. by   bunnysanford
    I study about that much, in smaller blocks throughout the day, trying to be very Zen about it, and remembering how much better I retained information in school when I wasn't freaking out. I also just found some free podcasts (from nrsng.com) that are like little mini-lectures on a wide variety of nursing topics. I listened to a bunch of them today on my headphones while doing yard work (it was way too nice out to stay in and study), so I got some knowledge deposited in my head without having to be glued to my desk.
  7. by   shelby929
    Awesome ill have to listen to those too. Same here with the weather, i hate spending time inside studying when its so nice.
  8. by   JENURSE03_RN
    i love this book! I also have the same book. I find it very useful along with hurst content. The saunders book is WAYYYYYYY too overwhelming to read.
  9. by   bunnysanford
    For what it's worth, I took my NCLEX, and passed in 75 questions!
  10. by   shelby929
    Congrats!!!
  11. by   heatherisbetter
    is there someone who has used the ATI comp review book and passed it that will PM me?
  12. by   TexHaws
    Yay! So glad you're using our poscasts
  13. by   Zack1996
    I have ATI but I didn't get the review book. how did you get it?
  14. by   Zack1996
    Did you find that the Saunders book covered more information though?

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