Hesi Exit Exam-RN exit exam - page 5

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   FLmomof5
    Our school had a 3 day review (8 hours ea day) taught by HESI folks. It helps on test taking strategies.

    Honestly, besides this review, I didn't study. (I work FT and really was too exhausted.) I passed with an 888 first go round.
  2. by   ashleypatterson
    I just took my Hesi test 2 days ago. Version 1, passed with a 913! I was so stressed because I didn't know what to expect. It was used as our final exam. I studied the Hesi book the school book store carried. I will be pinned tomorrow night! So excited. Good luck to all the nursing students out there, and know that you can do it!
  3. by   ne01
    I was just wondering if those who took the HESI exams in nursing school felt that it helped prepare them for the NCLEX exam?
  4. by   SAHMStudent
    Anyone else notice that there are variances amongst schools and their requirements for the HESI? Each school has a different passing score, and some allow walking but no diploma, others disallow graduation, others require passage to move from level to level, some you may take up to 5 times, others only 3. This is my main objection to HESI and why I'm terrified of the HESI but only worried about the NCLEX. I find safety in an exam that is not dependent on Evolve/Elsevier salespeople and their products to determine a person's future and effect their finances.
    NCLEX is standardized and has rigid cutoffs, allowing for licensure or non-licensure. That's it.
  5. by   sarahmb
    I had to take it twice it was super hard! They gave us a hesi book if you have the book study it cover to cover! It worked for me!
  6. by   sarahmb
    Quote from ne01
    I was just wondering if those who took the HESI exams in nursing school felt that it helped prepare them for the NCLEX exam?
    I think it helped a lot!!
  7. by   ltetreault0001
    What book is best to get ready for the Exit Hesi?
  8. by   hiddencatRN
    Quote from SAHMStudent
    Anyone else notice that there are variances amongst schools and their requirements for the HESI? Each school has a different passing score, and some allow walking but no diploma, others disallow graduation, others require passage to move from level to level, some you may take up to 5 times, others only 3. This is my main objection to HESI and why I'm terrified of the HESI but only worried about the NCLEX. I find safety in an exam that is not dependent on Evolve/Elsevier salespeople and their products to determine a person's future and effect their finances.
    NCLEX is standardized and has rigid cutoffs, allowing for licensure or non-licensure. That's it.
    But schools also vary a lot in their grading scheme, what a minimum passing grade is, how many classes you can retake, etc. I think it's something to consider when choosing a program, certainly, and it is frustrating when the school puts so much weight in to something they don't actually prepare themselves, but the variation in how schools use it doesn't strike me as particularly concerning in and of itself.
  9. by   Mashira
    My school requires us to pass in one of three ways:

    1. Get a 900 or above on the HESI and a 45 on the Exit Kaplan
    2. Get an 850 or above on the HESI and a 65 on the Exit Kaplan
    3. Get two 850's on HESI

    We get one shot at the Exit Kaplan and three chances on the HESI.

    I took the first HESI today and got an 895. (Which means I will need
    to get a 65 on the Exit Kaplan, or take a second HESI). I studied the
    Kaplan RN-Course Book, did Kaplan QBank and Focused Review tests
    as well as the HESI CD.

    I did not spend weeks studying. I did 200 questions one weekend
    prior to the test, and then I did an intensive study review after class
    Friday and all of Saturday and Sunday. The exam was today (Monday morning).
  10. by   NightNurse876
    I did Hesi...ANd I did nothing else for the 30days prior to the test. We would not recieve our BSN...30,000 in student loans BSN if we did not pass. We had two attempts and if we failed you would repeat the Senior synthesis course the following semester (while everyone else graduated) and have 2 more attempts. If you failed again, bye bye BSN...I passed with an 1167...by the Grace of God. But we did so many practice questions that we saw similar if not exact questions at times. Not many but a few...so anyone taking hesi, do those evole cases studies, so the CD that comes with the book and pay attention during the weekend review!! And pray!!!
  11. by   Hay, RN
    i wish you luck!

    in my adn program we were required to take (and pass) the ati predictor exam. in preparation for this exam, i just took every ati exam that i could and tried to retain all the information from reading the rationales. all that i can recommend is do as many practice tests/questions as you can!
  12. by   ejm99
    In my LVN program we are required to take the Hesi Exit exam as well. We were told it's an excellent predictor of how we will do on the NCLEX but my instructor said that most people who have taken both tell her that the Hesi is actually harder than the NCLEX.
    I have no idea about a min. score requirement...yet. I really hope they don't spring a certain passing score on us at the last minute.... I'm in semester 2 of 3 and have been studying my NCLEX-PN books since the beginning. I've found that it really helped me to understand and embrace the critical thinking skills essential to do well in my program.
    I have one or two of the recent practice books but will pick up just about anything that says "NCLEX" on it whether it be RN or PN (LVN)...I don't care if it's from 2010 or 2000...the idea is to learn the material yes, but also to learn what to expect as far as format and test taking skills.
    I'm going to ask what my instructor recommends as far as the HESI exit study materials and work on that...certainly can't hurt!
  13. by   potentialRN
    What Nursing school did you attend? can you send me a PM, thanks

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