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ATI vs. Saunders

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by mamahood85 mamahood85 (New Member) New Member

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I'm using both ATI and Saunders to study for the NCLEX and there seems to be a big disparity between the two. I do really well when reviewing with the Saunders book and CD and not so well when using ATI. I honestly prefer the Saunders and the only reason I use the ATI is because I paid for it (didn't have a choice) but I was wondering if anyone knew if both were just as good when it comes to NCLEX prep.

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The source does not matter, only that you learn the material that allows you the ability to answer questions about the material.

I totally agree....be careful with sanders though.......there questions are NOT application type questions....but they are great for content review in my opinion...

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I've heard some people say that ATI's questions are closer to the real thing. We used ATI in our nursing program. I take the NCLEX in a couple weeks, so I guess we'll see what happens.

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annfaith has 10 years experience as a DNP, NP and specializes in Urology, Nephology, Internal Medicine.

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I actually used both to help me study for NCLEX over 2 years ago. ATI was a bit harder but I felt it helped me with the advanced questions and concepts. Taking the test conditions your mind to choose the correct response. I did use Saunders and did really well with it. Both are great resources and will help you with the exam. BTW I passed with 75 questions in 1 hour the first time. Good Luck.:)

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ATI questions are closer to the nclex than saunders...but dont get me wrong..saunders Q and A book has a place for studying b/c it helps review nursing content....isaunders Q and A was better than opening a big old comprehensive book and NOT know what to study....

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ish84 has 2 years experience.

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I'm using both ATI and Saunders to study for the NCLEX and there seems to be a big disparity between the two. I do really well when reviewing with the Saunders book and CD and not so well when using ATI. I honestly prefer the Saunders and the only reason I use the ATI is because I paid for it (didn't have a choice) but I was wondering if anyone knew if both were just as good when it comes to NCLEX prep.

I too am using Saunders and ATI and YES... I would agree there are HUGE discrepancies between the two.. Which is most creditable??? I just want to know that I'm obtaining and studying the RIGHT information.

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