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I just took one of the hardest tests of my life. I took the HESI exam. For those who don't know what HESI is I will explain it real quick. Hesi stands for a company called Health educated systems... Read More

  1. by   live4today
    Congratulations Tonya on passing the HESI!!! You are almost done, girlfriend! Thumbs up to ya! :hatparty:
  2. by   peaceful2100
    Vsummer, I agree about the curriculum part. I think the school does need to seriously look into their curriculum it has some serious flaws in it.
  3. by   Vsummer1
    Originally posted by peaceful2100
    Vsummer, I agree about the curriculum part. I think the school does need to seriously look into their curriculum it has some serious flaws in it.
    Just to clarify... our program has what they call an "assesment". They do not charge for it, and it isn't the HESI, but when I asked the name they stated it was just an "assesment test". Nor does it effect our grade, but helps us to realize our weaknesses. I do not know the name of it, it is not the NET or the HESI. It merely lets the instructors (as well as the students since we get the report individually) know where we need to concentrate our efforts in order to improve ourselves (and them their program).

    It is a nationalized test for RN students -- sort of like the ones we took in grade school -- that compares our program to others.

    I think it is wrong to charge a student, or to grade us on, a test like this. It is the school that needs to know where they stand on their instruction, and how well they instruct us, not each student.
  4. by   peaceful2100
    Well my school only gives us a grade but it is not like some schools were they kick you out if you don't get an 85% on the HESI. We ONLY get one time to take the test. Some schools get like 2x but I notice that the schools who get 2x to take HESI are often the ones who kick students out if they don't score that 85% on the test. Also we don't have to pay for it either unlike some schools unless they secretly take it out of the fees they charge us but EVERY school charges fees alongside with tutition.

    I believe I know what test you are talking about but I can't think of the name right now.

    I think test scores have a strong correleation with the school curriculum and how the facility are teaching. Like there were SEVERAL questions on the HESI that the instructors at my school did NOT even cover during lectures. For example Aortic Aneurysm. There were quite a few questions on HESI about it and we never discussed it NOR was it in any of the required reading. Also there was a question on Holter monitor and we never even discussed Holter monitor.

    IT was frustarting yet quite a few of my classmates did well and managed to pass. We find it odd though how many of us did better on the HESI then some of the tests the instructors given us? That should say something in itself. You would think it would be quite the opposite.
  5. by   Vsummer1
    Originally posted by peaceful2100
    Also we don't have to pay for it either unlike some schools unless they secretly take it out of the fees they charge us but EVERY school charges fees alongside with tutition.
    I have a tuition waiver, so I paid $1 total tuition for this semester. There is no lab fee at our school for the nursing. The additional costs paid to the school were the combined parking pass / student id for $20. I bought my books mostly online, and uniforms etc were not purchased at the school either.

    I take it other schools charge more for nursing than for other classes? Ours didn't, and we don't even have to buy any of our lab supplies (I read on another thread that some programs make people buy a kit for skills). I think this may change soon though due to budget cuts. But for now, it looks like I am lucky!!
  6. by   SaraRNin2003
    I think I am the only person in the world who thought the HESI test was a breeze. It was nothing compared to the darn LPN exam. I have no explanation as to why, except we didn't need to get a certain grade on the HESI to pass the semester like some did so maybe I wasn't pressured like i was for the LPN exam. I passed the HESI with a 97% but I am sure I didn't do that well on the LPN exam. I came out of that thing crying hysterically.

    Good luck!
    SARA

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