Anyone take the HESI? - page 15

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  1. by   Carla80
    My school requires a 850 to be able to graduate from our PN program. I am not gonna lie I am not and have never been a studier....well to my own demise when I took the Hesi the first time I score a 799. I am a mother of 4 kids and my husband was in Iraq for 8 of the 12 months while I was in school and my school was 1 hour away so I did a lot of driving everyday and making sure my kids were taken care of by lonely old me lol so I had enough stress on me so, a week and a half before taking the test a second time my hubby came home safely. He studied NCLEX-PN review cards with me almost every night and I did college network questions and use the Hesi book and CD review questions every once in a while this was very helpful for me and with all the confidence my hubby put in me that I was gonna pass the test I went in a total wreck lmbo because of the expectations everyone had in me because I did so well in class for the past year and I never really studied I guess because I heard the information in class I kinda just soaked it in well.. for Hesi i knew I had to change my whole strategy and on Sept 14th I went in to take the Hesi again with 4 other classmates and score a 960 and tomorrow is graduation so I wouldnt stress myself out like crazy but studying does help out a lot so good luck to all and congrats to all who passed.
  2. by   MsbossyRN
    Quote from missvic
    Hi...I've been an active reader of these posts, and I want to share my frustration. I've taken the HESI three times (760, 731, 842-all 4 versions including the pretest) and I need an 850 to pass before my school can release my diploma to the state boards. When I saw my last score (842) that I took on August 4, I was so sad for weeks, even now as I type. I've done everything I could to prepare. It's so embarrassing because I have to repeat a semester while all my previous classmates have passed their boards and have awesome jobs. The next time I take the HESI is on December 15. I'm not trying to compare myself to anyone else's success; I just want to conquer the HESI and go on to be the best nurse that I can be. God knows that I want it soooo bad!! And when I pass, I think I'm going to be the happiest person on earth!! Now I'm trying to study again, but I'm not that motivated anymore. I am thankful for the opportunity to have the chance to take it again, but I really need some motivation!
    Good luck dec 15. You were so close last time. Just go in thinking this time you will pass. Good luck!!!
  3. by   sgnemo25
    Quote from missvic
    Hi...I've been an active reader of these posts, and I want to share my frustration. I've taken the HESI three times (760, 731, 842-all 4 versions including the pretest) and I need an 850 to pass before my school can release my diploma to the state boards. When I saw my last score (842) that I took on August 4, I was so sad for weeks, even now as I type. I've done everything I could to prepare. It's so embarrassing because I have to repeat a semester while all my previous classmates have passed their boards and have awesome jobs. The next time I take the HESI is on December 15. I'm not trying to compare myself to anyone else’s success; I just want to conquer the HESI and go on to be the best nurse that I can be. God knows that I want it soooo bad!! And when I pass, I think I'm going to be the happiest person on earth!! Now I'm trying to study again, but I'm not that motivated anymore. I am thankful for the opportunity to have the chance to take it again, but I really need some motivation!
    Missvic...don't be discouraged, you said " I just want to conquer the HESI and go on to be the best nurse that I can be." Know what? You CAN conquer that HESI, but instead of saying "you want to", why not say I will conquer the HESI, the HESI exam is not going to stop me from becoming the best nurse that I can be!! You see today I learned at church (which I always do) that you need to speak to your mountain (better yet your molehill), in this case HESI, and declare victory over your circumstances. I have to take HESI in Nov. and I know I will ace and conquer it! You will too!

    So don't be discouraged, rather take a different approach on how you are studying. I'm usually not such a great test-taker I can narrow it down between the two possible correct answers no biggie, but I end up picking the wrong one..major bummer. This happens when I second guess myself, so I find it that when I go with my gut and don't spend so much time on one question, 9 times out of 10, I choose the correct answer! We know more that we give ourselves credit for. Anyway, the other day I was talking to a friend (she's about to take the NCLEX sometime next month yay ) and I was also not feeling too motivated about studying for HESI, but she forward a thread/post someone posted, on how to study for HESI. Well after reading through it, it really got me pumped b/c their strategies on how to answer questions were great! I have been making it a part of my studying routine, and answering questions now has been so much better.

    Well sorry for writing so much, but just thought I should share this with you. Look up this thread/post: My study guide for HESI -passed on first try! If you have trouble finding it let me know and I'll copy/paste and send it to you.

    Well, GOOD LUCK!!
  4. by   missvic
    Thank you so much! Words i REALLY needed to hear! I wish you the best of luck on your HESI also!!! :-)
  5. by   missvic
    thank you!!!
  6. by   sgnemo25
    Quote from missvic
    Thank you so much! Words i REALLY needed to hear! I wish you the best of luck on your HESI also!!! :-)
    Thank you!
  7. by   askiles
    I took the HESI ( entrance exam for nursing) and it was pretty long but easy! You would had needed to take A&P at least.. The math us very basic with a lot of fractions and som ratio questions etc. Everything else is pretty easy. I just switch from a bio major to nursing and I did zero studying and still got a 82%.

    Good luck and hope this helps!!

    Ashley
  8. by   L&DWannaB
    I recently took the HESI, 2 days ago, and I was really perplexed by my scores. I took a version written for my school which I scored 809. On the same day immediately following that test we took a version called SP Fund which was a national exam that they said 18009 RN students had taken in the last 364 days. I got a 998 on that test. Our school required an 850 on the first test to receive points towards our final grade.

    I just wonder, has anyone else experience such a vastly different scores on the same test? I want to know should I just average these 2 scores and assume that if I took the NCLEX I'd do OK?

    Thank you for your time!
  9. by   BigTuna
    A lot of HESI info in this thread including list of versions:
    http://allnurses.com/fl-nursing-prog...ns-509681.html
  10. by   FA2Nurse
    First time: 820
    Second time: 1210

    1. know your drug cal

    2. those questions are CRAZY. The second time I spent 1 min + per questions no matter if I knew the question or not.

    3. Read the last 2 sentences of the question. What is the question asking you

    4. Use the process of elimination to find the answer. MANY times I had no clue of the answer, but I knew it was a, b, or d. So I HAD to go with c.
  11. by   nurseinthemakingnow
    Hello...I am a pre-nursing student getting my ducks in a row and preping for the Hesi-A2 entrance exam....have you taken this particular exam and would you mind sharing what content was on it and all the dets? Thank you so much!
  12. by   mcaselogic
    My school required three HESIs (sophomores & juniors had to pass with 750, seniors had to pass with 850). My first HESI, I bombed; got a 645. Second HESI, got a 798. Third HESI got a whoppin' 1189.

    My suggestion, straight up, pick up the Evolve HESI study book. It will give everything you need for the test, no surprises. There are also the "HESI hints" inside that book...BE SURE TO READ ALL OF THOSE HINTS! Believe it or not, the majority of the questions come from those EXACT hints.

    If you study (which I didn't on the first HESI), you'll ace it.

    Also, the book comes with a CD if I'm not wrong. Pop that into your computer as soon as you get it. Helps with your "feeling the question out" feeling, lol.

    Hope this little advice helps, good luck to all pre-/nursing students! YOU CAN DO IT!

    P.S. For the record, the HESI is much harder than NCLEX!
  13. by   klreynolds
    We took several HESI test throughout our nursing program. We had a comprehensive final/exit exam and I scored a 1050. I am hoping that is a good sign for the NCLEX

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