Hesi Exit Exam-RN exit exam - page 2

I would really appreciate any/all input from nurses who have taken the Hesi exit exam and passed! In Texas we cannot apply for state boards until we have passed this test.....:confused: and in... Read More

  1. by   NPs4health
    Actually, I'm not sure if this is a new rule that you can not take the nclex unless you pass the hesi. Or it may just be that your school does not allow you to graduate unless you pass the hesi? Because I live in Texas, graduated a year ago, failed the hesi, but passed the nclex....
  2. by   magdi
    Quote from gotnurse333
    Actually, I'm not sure if this is a new rule that you can not take the nclex unless you pass the hesi. Or it may just be that your school does not allow you to graduate unless you pass the hesi? Because I live in Texas, graduated a year ago, failed the hesi, but passed the nclex....
    In Chicago, the City Colleges make us take HESI in order to graduate, that way they can assure that the students who take NCLEX pass. Truman College, where I went for nursing had a 100% passing rate on NCLEX two years ago, and I believe a 98% last year.
    This year, on Monday 27 people out of 78 failed HESI.

    The person who did HESI review for us was from Oregon end there HESI is just a 20 % of the final grade. In Chicago we have to score 870 or above on HESI, but during the HESI review we were told that just for HESI you need 850, and that it was our school rule to change that to 870. I think that in every state it may be a slight difference, since the schools make the rules about it.
  3. by   magdi
    Quote from kbenzrou
    I heard so much about the Hesi Exit exam that it drove me crazy.
    I took it 3 weeks ago and passed it the first time with a score of 986.
    I thought it was a decent exam, almost easier than I anticipated.
    I did a lot of NCLEX questions to prepare for it but I especially used the Saunders book to review material.
    now, over half of my class did not pass it and that was really hard for me knowing my friends had to study for another month to take it again.
    Good luck everyone who has to take it soon.

    I passed HESI on Monday.
    I did use Saunders 3rd edition ( blue cover), Hesi book, also along the way I did use the Hogan book, which a lot of my classmates finds very helpful.
    I did NCLEX 3500 questions, that helps a lot too. Believe in yourself!!!!
    This is what you need, tell yourself that you will pass, you will be successful. This is very important, you went through the nursing program you have all you need to pass the test. I wish you the best of luck!!!!!
  4. by   L&DRN2008
    I would recommend using the Saunders book as well. I don't see how anyone could have taken the test in 20 minutes because there were 160 or so questions! I think the test was fairly hard and I am an A/B+ student.
  5. by   JA08
    Hello,

    I have graduated as a nurse with an associate degree in Dallas. I would appreciate if any input for campus classes for preparing for the RN examinations is available in dallas. I have been trying to find out if anybody is offering campus classes for preparing to take the RN NCLEX EXAMINATION, but no luck. Any input or help would greatly be appreciated.

    Thank you
    God bless you all
  6. by   nurse2009
    FYI we have to take the HESI for all the ememnts in school. I passed my two year review Hesi all i used to study was evolve Hesi NCLEX study book 2008.
    It is a good resource for this test and the NCLEX. It even has a HESI practice test in the book.
    Hope this helps
  7. by   NurseKatie08
    My school required us to pass the HESI-Exit with an 850 in order to receive our diploma at graduation (if you don't pass, you can still walk but there is nothing in the folder .) I passed with a 978. I didn't kill myself studying, but I used a review book put out by HESI that our school provided, as well as the Saunders book. I would just primarily do review questions on your weak areas (for me, our more recent critical care course & my work as a tech on a medical unit reinforced med surg for me, but maternity felt like ages ago so i did lots of maternity questions). I haven't taken NCLEX yet, but since they've instituted the HESI, the NCLEX pass rate has been quite high for us.
  8. by   machita
    I just took mine yesterday. It was a requirement to take before graduation but it didn't matter what you got on it. We took it 2 days after our final so I can speak for myself that my brain was fried! I got a 749 and I was trying not to fall asleep during it. I was so tired from the previous days of studying for the final that i still needed to catch up on my sleep.
  9. by   kd2393
    I just took my exit exam today and scored a 988!!! We could not get our diplomas without passing it (850), but our instructor suggested we go through the graduation ceremony and come back a week later when we're relaxed and fresh to take the test. So far all my classmates are getting 900's.
  10. by   truliblessed
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! How did you study for it?
  11. by   kd2393
    Quote from truliblessed
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! How did you study for it?
    I just used the HESI cd since I did not have the book. However its more about learning how they ask the questions than studying facts. Good luck
  12. by   2btmanrn
    kd2304
    Congratulations. Now, can you suggest to other mates what you mean by "learning how they ask the questions?" Give examples, that may help other mates.
    Congrats
  13. by   futureRNJaz
    At New Mexico State University, we have to pass the exit HESI with an 850 or greater to proceed to our preceptorship. We have 4 tries. I passed with a 901 on my second try. There is a book by HESI that is really great. It gives practice tests, and makes you less nervous about the testing format. I thought it helped.

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