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ATI Comprehensive Predictor and NCLEX

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Has anyone recently taken the ATI Comprehensive Predictor and how did it compare to the NCLEX? I just recently graduated from the LPN program and our program requires us to take the ATI Predictor. The test predicted that I had a 99% chance of passing the NCLEX on my first try. Did anyone else feel that this test prepared them for the NCLEX?

jamisaurus

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 1 years experience.

ATI was super similar to NCLEX-RN. I felt it prepared me very well. I had 92% likelihood of passing nclex, and I did in 75 questions.

unicoRNurse

Has 3 years experience.

I got a 99% likelihood of passing NCLEX on the first attempt on the ATI RN Predictor. I left that exam feeling like I knew about 45% of the answers. I took NCLEX today (stopped at 75; got the good pop-up), and left feeling like I knew 25% of the answers -- maybe. NCLEX felt much more difficult than the Predictor, but I had VERY few straight multiple choice questions (whereas the Predictor was primarily straight MC). Plus, for me, there was a huge emotional component with the NCLEX. (I mean, it's just the culmination of years of intense struggle and my entire professional future hanging in the balance, right?) Never before have I had to fight back tears during an exam, but that's exactly what I had to do today, more than once. If I had eaten breakfast, I would have seen it again when I got to my car after the exam. As it was, I just cried the whole way home. I did really well in school, and I studied for NCLEX a ton, so I felt like the fact that it stopped at 75 was probably not representative of abject failure, but I just had no confidence in my answers. Anyway, I think the Predictor should give you some confidence that you know how to critically think your way through questions, which is huge -- but I wouldn't not study for NCLEX based on the Predictor.

Sorry, I know that's a lot more than you asked for. I guess I'm still kind of shell-shocked from this afternoon and needed to get some of this off my chest!

Congrats JillyzyC. It's okay I really appreciate the input and I understand completely. I plan on studying a more especially my PEDS because that seems to be my weakest area. I'm feeling a little uneasy and this all seems so unreal. But again thanks!

NP2BJ, BSN

Has 7 years experience.

@jamisaurus is ATI the only resource you used to study??

NP2BJ, BSN

Has 7 years experience.

ATI was super similar to NCLEX-RN. I felt it prepared me very well. I had 92% likelihood of passing nclex, and I did in 75 questions.

Was ATI the only resource you used?

DJAYS

Has 5 years experience.

Well for me I think that the nclex was just like the ATI test. I took the nclex-pn in March but I failed the test. Not because I didn't prepare but because I listened to everyone say ...worry...do a lot studying..So what I did was I over looked the ATI that I had access to and do everything else. When I should have listen to my own mind. To me the nclex questions are like the ATI tests .Good luck with everything...

We also I had to take the ATI Comp. I got 94% but I was told to still brush up on your material. I am still using the ATI. I really think its about the rationales!!!

We also I had to take the ATI Comp. I got 94% but I was told to still brush up on your material. I am still using the ATI. I really think its about the rationales!!!

I got a 94% on my predictor too and passed the NCLEX with 75 questions in 45 minutes

NP2BJ, BSN

Has 7 years experience.

I got a 94% on my predictor too and passed the NCLEX with 75 questions in 45 minutes

Was it NCLEX-RN or PN? Did you also have the ATI book?

Was it NCLEX-RN or PN? Did you also have the ATI book?

It was the RN no I did not have a book our school made us take the predictor test our last day of class

I got a 96% of passing on the ATI predictor. I passed the NCLEX- RN with 75 questions. I mostly studied with ATI and the Saunders book with online access at Evolve. The ATI definitely prepared me. I had a ton of SATA which are harder in the Saunders book. I did 75-200 nclex questions per day to prepare. I think ATI was extremely helpful through out school and in prepping for the NcLeX. 😃 the biggest hurdle to overcome for the test is anxiety.

JUST BREATHE!!

NP2BJ, BSN

Has 7 years experience.

I got a 96% of passing on the ATI predictor. I passed the NCLEX- RN with 75 questions. I mostly studied with ATI and the Saunders book with online access at Evolve. The ATI definitely prepared me. I had a ton of SATA which are harder in the Saunders book. I did 75-200 nclex questions per day to prepare. I think ATI was extremely helpful through out school and in prepping for the NcLeX.  the biggest hurdle to overcome for the test is anxiety.

JUST BREATHE!!

My school also used ATI and i got a 93% chance of passing for the predictor. I read so many post saying that ATI was no helpful or outdated that i ended up purchasing online access to Hurst review, which is good on content but i also wanted to know if i could rely on ATI and Saunders too. Lots of people say that the Saunders questions are too easy. I have the Saunders CD + yellow book and I also have the ATI comprehensive review book. How was your study schedule like for NCLEX? Taking it July 29th and i'm stressing:nailbiting:

Thanks for all of your feedback. I haven't taken the NCLEX yet...still waiting on my ATT. Besides the ATI our school also required that our PN program attend the Rhinehart Review. I also have the exam cram disc which has NCLEX style questions on there. I just wanna make sure I'm on the right track with studying. I don't want to over do it, but at the same time I want to make sure I'm doing enough.

My school also used ATI and i got a 93% chance of passing for the predictor. I read so many post saying that ATI was no helpful or outdated that i ended up purchasing online access to Hurst review, which is good on content but i also wanted to know if i could rely on ATI and Saunders too. Lots of people say that the Saunders questions are too easy. I have the Saunders CD + yellow book and I also have the ATI comprehensive review book. How was your study schedule like for NCLEX? Taking it July 29th and i'm stressing:nailbiting:

I know a lot of people say that about ATI. I think they say this because it's all typically multiple choice. Some ATI quizzes are really easy. But ATI questions helped me for content. I didn't plan on studying content because I just felt it was too late for that. But I ended up learning a lot of random things from answering so many NCLEX questions and reading each and every rationale. My study plan was to make sure that no matter what I answered between 75-200 questions per day. The day before the test I relaxed, got a massage and just rested and watched my favorite Netflix shows. I HAD to relax the day before or I would have been screwed. I was so nervous. Just breathe. Take each questions one at a time. Think it thru. I had a calendar to review content but that's not how I learn. I definitely didn't stick to it. I personally learn so much more from answering questions and understanding the reasoning. So that's what I did every single day. You can download NCLEX 3500 for free online Google it. Also download NCLEX Mastery App on your phone. Every chance you get answer questions. By the time I got to the test it was like taking another practice quiz. 😃

NP2BJ, BSN

Has 7 years experience.

I know a lot of people say that about ATI. I think they say this because it's all typically multiple choice. Some ATI quizzes are really easy. But ATI questions helped me for content. I didn't plan on studying content because I just felt it was too late for that. But I ended up learning a lot of random things from answering so many NCLEX questions and reading each and every rationale. My study plan was to make sure that no matter what I answered between 75-200 questions per day. The day before the test I relaxed, got a massage and just rested and watched my favorite Netflix shows. I HAD to relax the day before or I would have been screwed. I was so nervous. Just breathe. Take each questions one at a time. Think it thru. I had a calendar to review content but that's not how I learn. I definitely didn't stick to it. I personally learn so much more from answering questions and understanding the reasoning. So that's what I did every single day. You can download NCLEX 3500 for free online Google it. Also download NCLEX Mastery App on your phone. Every chance you get answer questions. By the time I got to the test it was like taking another practice quiz. 

I have NCLEX Mastery...it's an awesome app!! I try to do questions on it every chance i get. I'm reviewing content with Hurst & Saunders, and also doing PDA questions along with NCSBN, and sometimes ATI. I hope that's enough to pass! Can't wait to take the exam and PASS!! I have a few weeks ahead of me and a LOT to go over!!! Did you get any Peds questions?? I suck at Peds so hopefully i don't get that many.

ATI definitely prepared me for the exam. With your 99% you will do very well. Practice as much as you can daily with breaks and you will pass, no problem. God bless