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Management Course--Clinical Area Based On Previous ATI

Laava Laava (New) New

Hello all,

I would like as many opinions on this issue I'm facing.

I'm in my last semester of the RN program. My GPA is above a 3.0, and I have rarely been absent or tardy from class or clinical. I have not received a probation letter or failed a course. However, due to some recent circumstances (car troubles, working night shift), I was not able to perform well on the ATI exam for my last med-surg course (advanced med-surg), which is factored into the overall course grade. However, I have made nothing but A's and B's on my course exams (I ended up making a B for the course).

This ATI is the determining factor if you will be able to do clinical at the location and unit of your choice during Management.

My issue is that only basing Management clinical on one ATI score is just wrong. Management clinical should be based on the entire breadth of the student's performance, as mentioned above, since the student's start of the nursing program.

Let's say Student A, who skated by throughout the entire nursing program, has several documented absences and tardiness from both class and clinical. He also has academic and clinical advisement and was placed on probation more than once. However, he was able to score the highest level on this particular ATI, despite making grades 68, 78, 82, and 76 on the advanced med-surg course exams. So, since he scored the highest level on the ATI, he will get the location and unit of his choice.

Student B, who worked hard throughout the entire nursing program, has rarely been absent or tardy from lecture and clinical, and has no advisement or probation to her name, yet scored a low tier on this particular ATI, despite making grades 88, 84, 96, and 82 on the advanced med-surg course exams, will not be able to choose her own clinical setting.

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