med-surg hesi

  1. Im taking my final test ever!- the hesi- at least in my adn program and was wondering if the hesi is gonna be comprehensive or just med-surg? im thinking if i should party a lil early or study for hesi which one will it be? hehhe.

    so do i need to study ob, psych and peds?
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  3. by   ganursechick
    Quote from aruray
    Im taking my final test ever!- the hesi- at least in my adn program and was wondering if the hesi is gonna be comprehensive or just med-surg? im thinking if i should party a lil early or study for hesi which one will it be? hehhe.

    so do i need to study ob, psych and peds?
    I took the Hesi today, it had 160 questions..and it was pretty tough. It had, ob, peds, med surg, fundamentals, geriatrics, meds and everything on it. Read the anwsers really carefully before ya click on them. I missed the required score for my program by 6 points today, and will retake the Hesi in January!

    Good luck to you!
  4. by   janetrette
    at my ADN school our hesi do not count and i'm wondering should i even study for it? i figure it would be just all med-surg but now it's ob, peds, and psy???
  5. by   ganursechick
    yeah, it counts at our school, if you dont score minimum of 850 on it, you do not pass go, do not collect your degree and do not graduate or take the nclex. it also counts as 30% of our final grade for ob, peds and leadership. sucks big ya know whats I know....we also had to take the NLN every semester and score in the 70th percentile of the national average of everyone who took it that same day or we could not go on to the next semester.


    the hesi today was hard. I made 844 and have to retake it january 12th. i can still take the nclex at the end of january and still graduate with my class, but hard to believe i have to take the stupid thing again. there was med surg, peds, ob, psych, drugs and calc. ya name it, its on there, and the questions are all mixed up they are not grouped together.
    there were 9 people in my class today that took it, and 4 failed. there was even one category listed on my report that said that i lost points for not having a question....it says 'anwsered 0 of 0 questions.' how the heck to i loose points for something that was not there? that is some crap.

    oh well, guess christmas vacation will be spent studying again.
  6. by   aruray
    im sorry to hear u were short of a few points to pass it. retaking sucks, i know. studying over the vacation sucks even more. but maybe just think of it as a practice exam for nclex. and you get a headstart with studying for the boards =) thanks for the heads up ganursechick!
  7. by   janetrette
    my friend told me that her professor said if you took the hesi and receieved a 70 and above then you could take the nclex the next day and passing it! is this true?
  8. by   meownsmile
    Janet,, your instructor is right. The HESI measures your ability to pass the NCLEX. I'm not sure a 70 is something to promote as a goal though. Shoot for higher. And dont take it lightly. Study for it, because study for it amounts to studying for NCLEX. I felt it was actually a harder test than NCLEX.
    Most schools are requiring it to pass the course and graduate, and its to their advantage to do that as far as their accreditation is concerned. Dont we all want a school with high graduation and pass rates? It's kind of fool hearty for a school to spend the money for the software to adminster the test and then not make it a requirement anyway.
    Study your behinds off, and study everything. It's worth it.
    I was recently asked to sit on a panel for a BSN program that is trying to brainstorm with their outside clinical areas. The first thing that caught my eye was that their required HESI score in my opinion wasnt high enough.
    Do the best you can and dont blow it off.
    Last edit by meownsmile on Jan 10, '05

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