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ATI Critical Thinking Exam

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Specializes in Nursing Student w/ ED Level II Trauma Experience. Has 6 years experience.

Hello everyone. I'm new to the site. Does anyone have any tips on how to prepare for the ATI Critical Thinking Exam? I'm re-entering a different nursing school & I have Fundamentals & Med Surg under my belt. I'm thinking it may be "think like a nurse questions, while that answer is correct it is not the most correct" type questions but I don't want to assume. Any advice?? Thanks in advance!!

Pretty much.

My test only had two hospital related questions - something like "an older gentleman repeated reports having severe pain." Do you :

A. Assume he is just complaining. B. Ignore him and move on. C. Listen to his concerns. D. Restock supplies.

You can search online for "critical thinking tests" and find some with questions like "if all cats are wolves, and some wolves are aardvarks, then all aardvarks must be cats." I had a TON of those on mine.

There was a bunch of questions about evaluating made up newspaper articles too. Where the available answers are "this statement must be true." "This statement must not be true." "This statement may be true." or "This statement may be false."

Just use your time wisely and do your best. I was given 20 minutes to take mine, but I was worried that I would run out of time without answering all of the questions. Some questions will take longer than others.

Some schools allow you to retake it too after a certain amount of time has elapsed. I'd think that with you already having completed some nursing courses, you should be fine.

RN2020scm

Specializes in Nursing Student w/ ED Level II Trauma Experience. Has 6 years experience.

@morbidlycurious 😂😂😂 Thanks!!!! I was skeptical of what was going to be tested but your experience with it has reassured me. Thanks a ton!!!! 😀

RN2020scm

Specializes in Nursing Student w/ ED Level II Trauma Experience. Has 6 years experience.

@morbidlycurious

: you were soooooo right!!! The questions were outlandish!! But I took your advice and scored higher than what the school is requiring. Thanks again!!!

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RN2020scm

Specializes in Nursing Student w/ ED Level II Trauma Experience. Has 6 years experience.

@morbidlycurious

You were soooooo right!!!! The questions were outlandish!! But I took your advice and scored higher than what the school is requiring. Thanks again!!!

Edited by RN2020scm

That's great! I don't see too much information about the ATI critical thinking test online - glad that I could help 🙂

RN2020scm

Specializes in Nursing Student w/ ED Level II Trauma Experience. Has 6 years experience.

@morbidlycurious I didn't see much information either, if any! But your comment of "if all cats are wolves, and some wolves are aardvarks, then all aardvarks must be cats" hit the nail on the head!!! 😂😫 Some of those questions had me thinking to myself, they can't be serious! 😩

FlyMurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in RN-BC, CCRN, TCRN, CEN. Has 8 years experience.

I was told I'm going to have this test as part of a CRNA school interview. Does anyone know about this at the post-grad level?? I am now freaking out haha.

Pretty sure ATI only does one Critical Thinking Test, so i'm sure that you'd be looking at the same test that we did.

On 6/14/2019 at 6:49 PM, RN2020scm said:

@morbidlycurious I didn't see much information either, if any! But your comment of "if all cats are wolves, and some wolves are aardvarks, then all aardvarks must be cats" hit the nail on the head!!! 😂😫 Some of those questions had me thinking to myself, they can't be serious! 😩

On 6/13/2019 at 8:44 PM, RN2020scm said:

@morbidlycurious

You were soooooo right!!!! The questions were outlandish!! But I took your advice and scored higher than what the school is requiring. Thanks again!!!

did you get any question related with math problems ,or clinical scenarios?

Hi Nurses

Can you all tell me what you used to study for the Critical Thinking Exam?

RN2020scm

Specializes in Nursing Student w/ ED Level II Trauma Experience. Has 6 years experience.

8 minutes ago, Kuvesh86 said:

Hi Nurses

Can you all tell me what you used to study for the Critical Thinking Exam?

Hey! It's something you can't study for. The questions are literally off the wall. For example: If cup A holds twice as much as cup C but cup B is less than E and F combined, which cup holds the most. Stuff like that.