nvc nursing students draw crowd as they protest mandatory exam
napa valley register - napa,ca,usa
about 100 napa valley college nursing students filled the college board room thursday night in support of two students threatening to sue their school over nursing exams.
in a special meeting with the college board of trustees, ashley mcmanus and christeta amoren-gonzalez voiced their frustration with the way the nursing program uses the assessment technologies institute test, or ati.
in order for an nvc student to earn an associate degree in nursing, she must achieve a score within the 50th percentile nationally on the ati -- meaning she must perform as well as or better than half of those who take the test across the country.
mcmanus and amoren-gonzalez, both in their last semester of the program, did not achieve the score needed and have been disqualified from the program.....
Dec 3, '06
Well ... I'm about to take the ATI tomorrow so ...
I guess I'll sue if I don't like the outcome.
They curve it, and it counts for the same amount of points as our final exam did so, I guess we don't have much to complain about.
They are going to switch to HESI though, we're the last class to take the ATI.
Just going through the ATI practice tests it does seem to stray quite a bit from what we've been taught in my program. We also took HESI just for feedback for the next class and it did seem to be lot closer to our cirriculum.
Last edit by Sheri257 on Dec 3, '06
Dec 3, '06
I read that article, and that is the DUMBEST thing I have ever heard of a college doing...what in the world does that test have to do with graduation?
Give the test at the beginning or don't give it at all!
I hope those girls take that college to the cleaners.
I'll tell everyone something funny...I was concerned what would be on the test "TEAS" for admissions, and went to by the simulated test on the ATI website (which is a total ripoff, and doesn't mimic the test at all)...anyway...I originally accidently purchased the mock test that you take when you finish nursing school.
I was sitting there going through the questions, thinking, "Damn this is hard for an admissions test..." as the questions got RIDICULOUSLY hard. I got to question 34 when I called ATI to find out what the deal was and realized I had bought the wrong one...but the strangest part...is I only missed two of the questions and I've never been to nursing school.
Evidently, all of the reading I've been doing my entire life with medical journals, etc that were always at my parent's and my 10 year obsession with Discovery Health, I must have picked up something.
Last edit by BSNtobe2009 on Dec 3, '06