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  • Sep 11 '14

    I also got a 99% probability on the ATI Comp. Predictor. I am taking NCLEX 5 weeks after the end of classes. I am studying as if it predicted an 75% probability. I am not going to let an isolated test score dictate my ability to pass NCLEX. I am running through as many questions as possible this week to determine my weak areas and then hit the weak areas extra hard next week. I want to take it as soon as possible post graduation. I can not spend weeks studying for a test. I would get burned out and start slacking the closer to test time.

  • Sep 11 '14

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    I appreciate the responses, but I suppose I should be more clear. I would certainly take whatever time I have to review. But when I say study, I mean make a dedicated study plan with several hours a day for several weeks dedicated to studying. I studied like this for teas and gre, so I assumed I would for nclex. But since I scored so high on ATI, even though I haven't studied in 3 months. I wonder if I should just try to take the test now as soon as possible, or follow the study plan and take it later.
    Why risk it? At the very least, take a look at a study guide or two (one for content, one for strategies) and see what you feel you need to review. I'm glad I took Kaplan, because the strategies for the NCLEX were totally different, in my opinion, from ATI. I didn't even use the Decision Tree really, but many of the tips I learned from Kaplan, I think, were instrumental when I took the NCLEX, and I passed in 75 questions. I don't feel like my content review did as much for me, because little of what I saw on the NCLEX was content I'd reviewed. I am glad I spent the time I did preparing (even after getting a 99% on the ATI Comp as well). I just wouldn't take anything for granted. I didn't feel like the NCLEX was much like ATI. ATI is more about straight content, not application and analysis like the NCLEX.

  • Aug 31 '14

    YES. The score on the comprehensive predictor is predicting how you would do on NCLEX today (or whatever day you took it). You must continue to review and prepare in order to maintain your current level of competency.

    In my experience, the predictor is pretty accurate, but, everyone I know still studied and prepared prior to sitting for boards. You won't be doing yourself any favors by not reviewing and preparing prior to taking NCLEX.

  • Aug 10 '14

    The application for Cedars is posted at a random time and the only way to find out is to look at their website constantly or hear about it from others. I found out because someone posted it on the facebook group for new grads. If you're not already a member of that group I would highly suggest it. Also, you can only apply to Cedars once a year so if you don't think you will have passed the nclex by that time, I would suggest waiting for the next round. As far as I know, the skills survey doesn't ask about clinical skills but rather what kind of employee you are. Hope this helps!