Anyone take the HESI? - page 13

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  1. by   MMARN
    Quote from lindyjoe
    I took the hesi and got a 980 without studying. I found it to be harder than the boards. I passed my boards with 75 questions on July 25th! The hesi had more knowledge based questions. The boards had way more delegation and priority questions, which I feel are easier to figure out. I guess it depends on what kind of test taker you are. Good Luck!
    That's actually what a lot of people say. Many feel that the HESI was harder than the actual NCLEX. So, I really think that if you do well on the HESI, you're almost good to go on NCLEX.
  2. by   NeoNurseTX
    I took it in April 07 and made an 1133... 99.9 percentile. I think NCLEX was harder (took that today). BTW, I studied for HESI with the Hesi/Nclex book that was written by a few of the writers of the HESI for our school (it was published in Houston).
  3. by   cablemess
    Quote from redefinition
    I took it in April 07 and made an 1133... 99.9 percentile. I think NCLEX was harder (took that today). BTW, I studied for HESI with the Hesi/Nclex book that was written by a few of the writers of the HESI for our school (it was published in Houston).

    Thanks guys, I finally passed with 1128 --99.99%. ButI still don't like the exam.
  4. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from cablemess
    Thanks guys, I finally passed with 1128 --99.99%. ButI still don't like the exam.
    Yay, there IS hope! CONGRATULATIONS in achieving such awesome score..........how did you prepare and how long?
  5. by   puddingpie
    First time scored 720's (no studying) and 2nd timeTook Hesi in July scored a 880, watched content review CD, followed by a bunch of questions on the topic. Hesi CD tests, meds pub and evolve website. (Studied for 1 month).
    B/C student ( B=90-86 C=85-80 )
  6. by   twilight3
    Does anyone know test taking strategies for the exit hesi? For example are there clues in the question or answer choices that lead to the right answer?
  7. by   medicmom50
    I just graduated on Aug 2 and the week of graduation I took a HESI exam.
    First of all, it was the only one we took the whole program, and we were the last class to be able to take it and graduate no matter how well or poor we did. The next class after us had to sign at the beginning of the program that they will be using it as an exit exam, to be taken 2x after which if they fail it, they have to remediate somehow(I'm not sure if it is a semester, refresher course or what).
    The point is that we did not truly take it seriously, b/c the school did not present it to us in a serious fashion. Hense none of us truly put our heart and sole into studying for it like we had throughout our entire program.
    So without prepping in any fashion, I did manage to score approximately around the same amount as I had scored all through the program and I was told I would pass the NCLEX with that score(78%). Imagine how much better I would have done if I had cracked a book?
    Whoever said it is correct. We all found the questions rediculously harder than any NCLEX type questions we have come across so far and extremly wordy questions at that. And the math was absolutly absurd again compared to any NCLEX calculation problems I have tackled in my searches to study for the boards. However the instructor that the HESI company sent to the school for 3 days of review on what the boards are like and the little tips and hints on how to answer questions and zoom into what's important and what is not was a well spent 3 days for all of us before we did take the exam.
    And that's all I have to say about HESI. Good luck to anyone having to pass that darn thing to get out of school. I'll pray for you!
  8. by   smaka
    I had to take the HESI to exit my nursing program. I scored a 1050 (passing is 850) and used the Saunders Q&A review book and CD as well as the RN3500 (google it online, it's totally free!) for review. We had a HESI final prior to the HESI exit, and I found the questions to be most similar to the Saunders Q&A review, as it is an Elsevier book and the HESI is an Elsevier published test.

    Good luck to you!

    Jess
  9. by   Jessy_RN
    Congratulations Smaka! I am doing Saunder's and Nclex 3500 right now to study. Test is Tues.
  10. by   shelmac54
    I'm taking the HESI on Thursday, November 29....do you have any tips on what to study? The one that I'm taking on Thursday is for Pharmacology...there are only 55 questions, and thousands of drugs!
  11. by   shopgal365
    HELP! I am graduating and we have to take the Exit HESI to get our diplomas. I have already taken it 3 times...815, 756, 816 are my scores...I have used Saunders, Springhouse, Kaplan, and the HESI book to study. I have done over 5,000 questions since September, I don't know why I can't pass this thing. Anyone have any advice? Thanks! Next retake is in 9 days!
  12. by   la student nurse
    I recently took the exit Hesi for the second time and still didn't pass. I studied and did review questions on nclex review books. I feel discouraged rite now and I feel like I'm never going to pass this test. Any suggestions and should i consider buying a hesi review book? thanks
  13. by   chimuanya
    Quote from CCU NRS
    I always suggst everyone read this letter explaining Computer adaptive testing... It helped me greatly

    http://caring4you.net/concept.html
    PLEASE I WILL NEED SOME HELP, AM ABOUT TO TAKE MY RN HES I EXIT EXAM, THIS IS MY SECOND TIME WITH THIS EXAM. ANY ONE WHO HAVE TAKING THIS EXAM BEFORE CAN YOU PLEASE SEND ME PLEASE A PRINT OUT REMEDIATION OF THE HES I EXIT EXAM. HAVE ANOTHER EXAM COMING UP IN 2 MONTHS TIME PLEASE HELP ME. MY EMAIL IS LYNFRANKLYN@YAHOO.COM

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