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ATI Exit Exam

Specializes in Med/Surg n ICU.

I would like to know the best way to prepare myself for this exam. At University we have two times to take it and if you fail it a second time you have to return to school in the fall:crying2:. I am tinkong about taking Kaplan over the winter break or Dr. Martin. Any suggestions?:icon_roll

Sillynicunurse

Specializes in Med/Surg ICU, NICU.

I just did the practice ATI tests that were provided and passed it the first time. I also did Kaplan and feel that it helped me with passing the NCLEX. Good luck.

Do you access to the practice exams? If you do, take those. They will give the areas you need to study. Then in the library, you will find the related resources.

cheesecake89

Specializes in Filling out RN applications.

How do you get access to the practice exams? I have to take it this Friday, and I really don't feel prepared at all.

Our instructors gave us a list of codes to the various practice exams.

May2009

Specializes in L&D, Mother/baby.

Yeah our faculty provided our class with a list of ATI practice codes as well...

cheesecake89

Specializes in Filling out RN applications.

We weren't offered any codes :(

UjonesRN

Specializes in Med/Surg n ICU.

We weren't offered any codes :(

PM me!

cheesecake89

Specializes in Filling out RN applications.

How? :confused: And thanks for replying by the way!

cheesecake89

Specializes in Filling out RN applications.

pssshtt... I figured it out :p

We weren't offered any codes :(

How do they expect you to study without the practice codes?? That is what I did to study for my final ATI! I passed the first test and this is what I did:

I just kept doing the practice tests over and over and reading each of the answers---what was correct and why the others were incorrect. Then, I read some of the Saunders NCLEX book and finally, I just looked over some of my old powerpoint notes from class (I figured I had passed those ATIs just learning that material, so it couldn't be too much different with the final one...).

There is no way you can cram for the ATI---you have to learn how to figure out the question. I found that many of the questions had to do with fluid volume excess----know your lab values! Our school has the same policy. It was so stressful for the people who did not pass the first time, but all of my classmates passed on the second go-around!! Just realize that the final ATI questions are much more wordy than the practice test questions. During the test, do your very best to stay calm. Most of the people who failed the first test were so scared and stressed before and during the test. Watch your time, but don't let it freak you out. I also think a Kaplan course during break would be a great idea! Good luck!

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