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  1. by   Ilovethe80s
    My school requires taking the HESI exit exam in order to graduate and you have to get an 850 or above and only get two shots at it. I scored an 890. I believe the questions are weighted for specialty areas (so OB, Peds, Psych questions weigh heavier than med-surg type questions). I didn't think the exam itself was that horrible, but the amount of pressure and stress that comes along w/ the exam and having to pass it to graduate is what is horrible!!!! I'm just glad it's over with. Now on to the NCLEX!
  2. by   roxy1986
    hi everyone,

    i'm new to this website. i think i'm typing my question on the right section, i hope.
    has anybody taken the hesi a2 entrance exam??

    i'm planing on taking the hesi exam sometime in feb. 2010. im persuing a bsn. this would be my first time taking the hesi exam. i bought the evolve reach admission assessment exam review book, the nursing school entrance exam (cliffstestprep), and mcgraw-hill's nursing school entrance exams. i have to take the following eight components of the hesi a2 entrance test: math, reading comprehension, vocabulary and general knowledge, grammar, anatomy and physiology, critical thinking, learning styles and personality styles.
    does anybody have any advise on how i should prepare myself for this exam? how much time should i spend studying?

    my concerns:
    -i heard that the vocabulary section that is on the admission assesment exam review book (that is by hesi) is not useful for the actual exam; any recommendations on what vocabulary words i should study.
    -how can i prepare myself for the critical thinking section?
    -should i study anatomy and physiology by systems?

    im freaking out.
    anybody who has taken the exam please reply!!!!!

    thank you in advance.
    roxy
  3. by   sunshyn_42
    The vocab in the back of the Hesi review book are exactly what is on the exam.
    - A & P was testy considering a lot of the test was not in the review book. One piece of advice: online at evolve, search for HESI A2, there is a course that you can purchase for about $25 or so. It has review data, sample questions, and PRACTICE TESTS that you can do up to 10 times each. It covers everything.
    - I studied the review book and I did the oline course/review. I got a 90.64 Cummulative.
  4. by   Sabrina23
    So here it goes everyone out here I am in my 4th level semester of nursing school for the second time due to the dreaded hesi! at our school we need an 850 to pass and go on to graduate and sit for our boards. I scored the first time an 849 then on the second time and 848! needless to say I was absolutely devastated and took a year to regroup and take a break I was heartbroken! I am back again and take the HESI exit in less than 2 weeks and am terrified! any words of advice I dont know what to study or what to go over...LOST and TERRIFIED!
  5. by   sunshyn_42
    No. Sorry, this is referring to the HESI A@ which is the entrance/admission exam. Lucky for you, you are way ahead of all of us. lol. Good Luck though. You will do fine. Just review review review.
  6. by   roxy1986
    sunshyn_42 thank you for your advice. I am definitely going to purchase that course online. I decided to change my test day to next month.
  7. by   roxy1986
    Quote from sunshyn_42
    The vocab in the back of the Hesi review book are exactly what is on the exam.
    - A & P was testy considering a lot of the test was not in the review book. One piece of advice: online at evolve, search for HESI A2, there is a course that you can purchase for about $25 or so. It has review data, sample questions, and PRACTICE TESTS that you can do up to 10 times each. It covers everything.
    - I studied the review book and I did the oline course/review. I got a 90.64 Cummulative.

    Thanks sunshyn_42 for the advise. I was searching for the online course that you mention, but I am having a hard time finding it. By any chance would you have the ISBN??
  8. by   nick318
    Hi all,
    I am about to take the hesi for the fourth time in order to be able to graduate. I have been studying like crazy for it. Does anyone have any helpful information on version v4? My e-mail is nicoleslaton@yahoo.com ! Any help would be greatly apreciated!
  9. by   ajt575s
    I took the HESI for the first time a week ago and (thankfully) passed with flying colors. Our school doesn't let you graduate unless you can pass the HESI, so, needless to say, this was very stressful!

    What worked for me: I studied the Saunders NCLEX review book and went over all of the questions at the end of each chapter. I've done this gradually throughout the semester, making notecards as I went. Then, the week before the HESI, I hit the notecards really hard. I think it really helped. I also did all the questions on the HESI review book itself, but I think the Saunders book really did the trick, because it goes into a lot of detail. The HESI book doesn't even review drug calculations, but the NCLEX review book gives you some practice in that, for example. Also, you can review the strategies in the NCLEX book for answering the questions, which was also helpful.
  10. by   criticalRN10
    I have taken SIX HESI's and I am HAPPY to say that I WILL NEVER HAVE TO TAKE A HESI AGAIN! We took the exit HESI about 2 weeks ago. I recommend HURST review to everyone it's awesome.
  11. by   criticalRN10
    oh sorry I just realized you all are talking about the entrance exam. You may want to post that under pre-nursing instead of graduate nurse forum...we're all in exit HESI mode.
  12. by   ajt575s
    Okay, I was thinking exit HESI as well. Sorry.
  13. by   TiffanyLee18
    Does anyone know where I can take the Hesi with the Critical thinking section in Florida? Preferably south florida?!!

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