Im feeling a little down. Its our final semester of the ADN program and we took our ATI comprehensive predictor exam. I scored a 66% which puts me at an 82% chance of passing NCLEX the first time. I initially felt okay about the score, seeing as I didn't study for this (I intentially did not study to see where I stand knowledge wise) but after hearing the majority of my class getting 95-99% chance of passing rates, I honestly feel stupid.
I dont plan on using ATI virtual when I graduate for studying for NCLEX, ill be using UWORLD. But I cant help but feel like I must have missed something during nursing school, how is this extra information clicking for some people and not for me, was I just not paying attention in class? I do just fine if not great on lecture exams. Im just feeling defeated, any words of advice or encouragement are welcome.
Dec 4, '17
I'm getting ready for my test also. From what I keep hearing from my teachers and Kaplan rep, the trick is to take as many practice tests as you can and read all the rationales. For me, each question is like a mini review of a topic. I imagine the goal is expose you to the most important info in bite size chunks. Good luck!
Dec 4, '17
Quote from Nurse2b321123
I scored a 66% which puts me at an 82% chance of passing NCLEX the first time. I initially felt okay about the score, seeing as I didn't study for this (I intentially did not study to see where I stand knowledge wise)
Why did you intentionally not study for the test? Was your plan that if you scored high on the predictor that you don't need to study for NCLEX?
Predictor is a practice run for NCLEX. If you studied for the predictor the same as studying for NCLEX, it predicts your chance of passing. Since you didn't study for the predictor, you do not truly know how you will do on NCLEX.
Dec 8, '17
Agreed- why would you intentionally NOT STUDY for such an important exam?
Dec 9, '17
I can understand not studying for the ATI predictor. I did the same thing. My school gives it at the beginning of the last semester and we have to pass the HESI exit with a 850 at the end of that semester. I wanted to see what areas I needed to focus on for the HESI. Remember these are just school exams that are supposed to help you determine if you are ready for the NCLEX. Look over your detailed results and build a study plan from there. 82% chance of passing NCLEX is pretty good for not studying. Study hard for the NCLEX and I'm sure you'll do fine!
Dec 31, '17
I also didn't study for mine and got a 97% predicted. I don't know hope much credit to give it though. I'm still going to study like crazy before my NCLEX. I would recommend to use this as motivation!
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