I used the ATI study guide and invested in the practice exams. Super helpful. My worst subject was the science portion, but I focused on math and I’m glad I did.
I actually commuted every day. The school’s in Portland and I came from Clatskanie (off Highway 30 by the coast). Luckily, another girl in my cohort was from Astoria, so we carpooled every day for two years, alternating driving days. Traffic could be really bad when class started at 8:00am, but it wasn’t until we reach Vancouver and were heading into a Portland. We always gave ourselves 2-2.5 hours to get there. It was tiring, but now that I’m done it actually went by very quick and was well worth it.
We had folks from as far west as Astoria, far east as Hood River, as far south as Salem, and as far north as Olympia in my cohort.