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    Hi, I am a nurse preparing for the J. A. Thomas (JATA) pre-hire test for a CDI position. What should I focus on? I am thinking of making flash cards with Diagnosis on one side and the Signs/Symptoms on the other. Would that be a good approach for t...
  2. Hi,

    I am a nurse preparing for the J. A. Thomas (JATA) pre-hire test for a CDI position.  What should I focus on? I am thinking of making flash cards with Diagnosis on one side and the Signs/Symptoms on the other.  Would that be a good approach for this test?

    Thanks for any advice!

    1. loveit


      Hello, did you end up passing? I’m about to take mine soon. Any tips you can share? Thanks. 

    2. featherzRN

      featherzRN, MSN

      Sorry I never saw these questions - Never took the JATA exam, thankfully my hospital did not require it. I hear it is tough - make sure you know your interpretations of signs and symptoms - expecially things like COPD/MI/CHF/Sepsis. 

    3. LouisianaNurse2006



      I ended up not taking it, sorry I can’t help.

      I was given a promotion in my current Position that was too good to pass up,

      Good Luck!


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