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  1. Can someone please explain to me how the HESI is suppose to be used in a nursing program? I am confused with many questions. Last year the HESI was not implemented in final grades this year it is and allot of us are fearful this will kick us out of the program. How do we study for it?
    Last edit by AZMOM_of_2 on Dec 16, '07 : Reason: no resp
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  3. by   mattsmom64
    Quote from determined2beRN
    Can someone please explain to me how the HESI is suppose to be used in a nursing program? I am confused with many questions. Last year the HESI was not implemented in final grades this year it is and allot of us are fearful this will kick us out of the program. How do we study for it?
    Hesi puts out an NCLEX Review book that you could use for review. I basically reviewed my notes from class and read a couple of chapters in the review book and ended up doing pretty well on it........How is your school implementing it into your program? Do you need to get above a certain percentage point on Hesi to pass Process?
  4. by   cardiacRN2006
    Study for it using Saunders.
  5. by   boomerfriend
    We took the HESI at the end of Blocks II and IV. It gave me a break out of the areas that I needed to focus my study on for the NCLEX. For instance, if there were 8 OB questions and I got 2 right...that would mean that I really need to review my OB. However, if I got 7 out of the 8 right, I pretty much got the OB.

    The test score was not factored into our grade either time. However, they put an incentive in Block IV that if you got an 85% or better you did not have to do 400 NCLEX review questions and turn them in.

    The instructors told us not to study for the HESI and just take it based on the knowledge that we already have. I think it was a good test to see what we "know". Some of the students just clicked their way through it and didn't try at all. They ended up doing the 400 NCLEX questions during their preceptorship. I tried my best and found that it has given me a good idea of where to focus my study for the NCLEX-RN.
  6. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from boomerfriend

    The instructors told us not to study for the HESI and just take it based on the knowledge that we already have.
    That's what our school recommended as well. I think they wanted to see where we were when we took it 'cold'.

    We had 3 chances to take it so people felt ok taking a chance on the first go-round.
  7. by   MsBruiser
    Quote from cardiacRN2006
    That's what our school recommended as well. I think they wanted to see where we were when we took it 'cold'.

    We had 3 chances to take it so people felt ok taking a chance on the first go-round.
    I agree with both of the posters above. As someone who just took Block IV Hesi as well as the NCLEX, these tests basically cannot be "studied for." The scope of questions are just too wide. You can review some weak areas - but they really test general knowledge.
  8. by   AZMOM_of_2
    Thanks for the feedback. Unfortunately they are implemented in every semester in this particular nursing program. It counts for a certain percentage of the grade. And there is no second chance, so either you pass or your out.
  9. by   cardiacRN2006
    So, what does your school consider to be a passing score?
  10. by   AZMOM_of_2
    Well first let me say that i am aware that getting a 850 or above is technically passing. But here in this school they give each range a point. For example 0-499 is 1 pt, 500-599 2pts, and so on. So at the end of the semester we are told what range we should fall in in order to continue to the next semester.
  11. by   cardiacRN2006
    So, if you score well on all your tests, then you need less points on Hesi to graduate? Or is there a different range each semester?
  12. by   2bOrNot2beRN
    Stay on top of it, if not at that school maybe another!
    Last edit by 2bOrNot2beRN on Dec 22, '07

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