I took my ATI RN Comprehensive Predictor 2016 I got a score of 79.3%. This score states that I have a 98% of "Predicted Probability of Passing NCLEX-RN® on the First Attempt". I was able to obtain this score by just doing every single ATI practice test that was available. When I did the comprehensive practice ATI's, I noticed that it was focused on Medical-Surgical, Pediatrics, Maternity, Mental Health, Nutrition, Community Nursing, and Leadership/Delegation. So I studied all of the ATI practice test that I could to achieve this score. I chose not to read any of the ATI books. I mainly just did all of the practice test questions, and read ALL of the rationales. A method that helps out is doing the ATI comprehensive practice test and looking at your weak points. If you notice that you are weaker in peds or maternity, then spend extra time reviewing those ATI practice test, and look up certain areas that you do not comprehend. One book that has been my constant go-to is "Illustrated Study Guide for the NCLEX-RN® Exam, 7e (Mosby's Illustrated Study Guide for NCLEX-RN Exam)". I bought this book for $4 plus shipping since it was a little older and used. They have the newer version that I would consider, but I've already spent enough money. This book has a lot of visual pictures that are great to look at for certain disorders, and has great knowledge about any topics for the NCLEX. It's just a great book because it isn't huge like a saunders, and light enough to carry in a back pack and have as a go to book to look up most disorders and see the interventions and assessments. In addition, our school paid for a HURST review 3 weeks prior to taking this test to help jog our memories of the comprehensive information. I like the material and I will utilize it for future nclex studying.
Here is my experience with the ATI RN Comprehensive Predictor 2016. I really felt like I had a lot of Maternity and Pediatric questions compared to other areas. My school discussed this matter with us weeks ago that the newer nclex has increased maternity and pediatric questions. So who knows, but I do feel like I should've studied more maternity after that test. The past cohorts in school had to take this test as a pass or fail, such as obtain a 70% score or higher and you pass. But, previous cohorts have scored lower than 70% and this jeopardized their graduating from the program. So for our cohort, the school changed it's policy and now the test is based on percentage, such as if you get a 70% then you get that amount in points. For example, if you get 65% out of 15 points, then you get 9.75 points. Since this test was no longer a pass or fail test, this decreased the amount of anxiety for me to study. So I correlate my score with this new policy. If the test stayed pass or fail, I feel that I would have implemented more study techniques to get a higher grade. If so, I know I would have gotten higher than a 80% score. If you are under this circumstance such as pass or fail, I would have utilized these other study techniques: I would have studied every single question at then end of each chapter in all of the ATI books, and I would use my previous tips about printing out screen shots and memorizing answers and their rationales. For example, the ATI MEd-Surg has like 100 chapters, I would have completed every single end of chapter question. This would have reinforced more information for me. Thanks for reading this, and I hope this helps out anyone that needs it for these crazy ATI test.