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Which book to start with/spend the most time in?

  1. 1. Which book to start with/spend the most time in?

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Hi I am a nursing student who is set to graduate in May of 2019. Our Cohort has to pass the ATI Comprehensive Predictor Exam in order to graduate. I am preparing to study for the Exam now and I was curious which book would be weighted the heaviest in the exam. I was thinking I would start in the Medical Surgical book. (Obviously there will be more questions from Med Surg than a book like Nutrition) Any suggestions as to which book would be a good starting spot. I have taken exams from all of these books but need to improve with all of them.

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emmjayy has <1 years experience as a RN and works as a RN in a medical-surgical ICU.

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There is literally no way to tell. How have you been doing on ATI so far? In my experience, you will do about as well on the Comprehensive Predictor as you did on any other ATI exam you've taken.

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I have scored between a level 1 and 2. I know I need to improve on that but wasn't sure where to start

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Good morning!

I just took the comprehensive exam, and what I found after discussing it with my other classmates is that the exam has a bulk of a certain subject but it's not the same for everyone. For me, it was bulked on OB, while my friend had a bulk of peds and my other friend mental. The best way to study would be to remember what you learned from fundamentals, brush up on meds, and do A LOT of practice questions to get used to how long it is (180 questions). I used RN Mentor which is in the app store/google play store for free that's set up by ATI that has way more practice questions than the books. Good luck! :)

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When we did our ATI predictor, it seemed like everyone in my class got subjects they felt they struggled in. It could of just been that we all felt that way because those are the questions we noticed the most! If I really think on it, I got a good mix of everything. But, I did feel that I got more questions in the areas I was weak in! Again, I think it's probably those are the one's I focused the most on!

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NICUismylife is a ADN, BSN, RN and works as a NICU RN.

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Focus on whatever your weak points are. Did you struggle with pharm? Study that. Peds? Hit that hard. Critical care? Spend your time there. It really is individual.

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I took my Predictor in October. I actually used UWorld to prepare for my ATI comprehensive predictor. Besides the Hurst Review in August, I did not do any other studying. I received a variety of questions which were all equally distributed. I'd focus on my weak areas first then skim the stronger areas for review.

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If you have already taken proctored exams in all of the subjects, remediate! Focus on what areas you didn't answer correctly. It is also important to figure out "how to answer ATI questions or what answer ATI wants" You can identify this through practice of answering questions and reading EVERY rationale, and once you understand that you will have no problem passing!! After all you have already established a great foundation throughout your nursing program.

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