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 incorporated which creates comprehensive exams for each individual school that pays them base on the school curriculum. The school gives the exam and HESI has set guidelines for scoring. Hesi recommends that you score a BARE minimum of 85 probability each individual school can decide whether they want to offer points for the test or not. I have heard that some schools
don't offer points but some do. At my school we have an all or nothing rule. Either you get 85 and above and you get your 25 points or if you get anything below an 85 even an 84.9 you get 0 points. The test is set up to give an estimate of how well you will do on NCLEX.
In case you have not been able to tell by now I passed!!!!!!!!
So now it looks like I get to keep my B in the class afterall. I have the final left but I would have to do REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY bad on the final not to keep that B. This is such encouraging news especially after my last two classroom tests where I failed both of them. The first four tests I did really well on, however those last 2 tests kicked my butt but I did really well on the HESI test today on the sections that I did fail. However, my highest scoring section in the class which was pysch I did average on the HESI. That may sound weird but I did not focus a lot on psych I focused on the sections that I did bad on during the semester. I did not have a lot of time to focus on EVERYTHING.
Well, anyway I just have to share my news and this really brings me joy knowing that I do know more than what I think I know and that I am really capable of anything I set my mind to. I really believed in myself. I was very anxious and was pacing a lot but I believe in myself and you all have been great because you gave me motivation and encouragement with during the hard times.
ALL OF US can do it and we will make it. I know have one week left for this semester and then I will be moving right on into my LAST and FINAL semester!!!!!!!!!!!!:roll :roll :roll
Dec 3, '02
if things go the same way they did last year...we have to take the hesi at the end of our second semester. if we don't pass with the recommended 85%, we have "modules" that we have to complete over the summer. if you do not pass, you do the remediation, then retake before entering the third semester. then at the end of the third semester there is another mandatory hesi test, which again requires remediation for less than 85%. then it is required again at the end of the fourth semester. we have to pay to take this test each time, which is $35, which could total up to $140 (and that's for poor nursing students..lol.)
it's all to help with their pass ratio for state boards and to add additional work on us. it never counts for or against our grades, it's just yet another hoop to jump through for the instructors (like there aren't enough already). yes, i know, it's good practice and all that, i just think if it's going to be "mandatory" the fees should be collected at registration for each semester and not come directly out of our pocket.
stepping down from soap box now...lol
congratulations on passing...i know it was a big relief to you, tonya. way to go!!! :hatparty:
Last edit by AppyHorseFan on Dec 3, '02
Dec 3, '02
First of all, CONGRATS on this important test for your program!
However, I must add that our school had a 100% NCLEX pass rate last semester. It varies per class, they admit sometimes it is as low as 80% but usually over 90% pass.
And no HESI here... sorry, just thought I would let you all know that a school CAN get a 100% pass rate without the HESI. Perhaps if they changed the curriculum instead of adding more tests (and adding more cost to the student) they could up the NCLEX pass rate.
Just my 2 cents....
Last edit by Vsummer1 on Dec 3, '02