- 0Mar 10, '08 by caribbeanbeautyHas anyone used the ATI RN Review after the have failed the nclex and passed..Just wondering if anyone have expericene with this instiute..please share your views..Thanks.
- 0Mar 10, '08 by worrierI just found out today that I passed the NCLEX-RN.
I also used that ATI review program with DVD's, books and online practice questions. It's useful though, but I still prefer the Kaplan Q-trainers. I find it closer to the actual test.
Have you tried Suzanne's plan? it's an excellent review material for content. I highly recommend it. you can also use this site for review. http://www.slideshare.net/search/sli...&commit=Search
- 1Mar 13, '08 by seneykaI don't recommend you using ATI tests for NCLEX.
I would not pass if I only used ATI. As a matter of fact, I only purchased ATI package because it was required for school.
For the NCLEX:
1. Saunder is best for knowledge questions, e.g.allergy before procedure, side effects of medications, nutrition...
2. Kaplan is best for strategies, e.g. which pt to see first (A. pt with hypoglycemic B. pt is having these certain sx C. pt with a headache D. Pt who is vomiting ____just for example), priority questions...
I used both and passed on the first attempt.
But the ATI books are helpful.
- 1Jul 3, '12 by DaveBSNATI's pretests in many cases are full of incorrect and outdated information.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.
- 0Jul 3, '12 by d_martinez09Our class received the 3 day ATI review as well. Although I didn't fail NCLEX, I would like to say that ATI helped somewhat. The strategies were nice and their review book was great. However, I loved the NCSBN course and I paired that along with the ATI tips and review book and it was all I needed.