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  1. by   smilin_gp
    Uggh, I have the comprehensive HESI at the beginning of February. I am so used to multiple choice scantron exams, when I took the med-surg HESI (25% of a 6-credit course grade), I accidentally secrificed a few questions before I realized that you can't just skip questions and then go back to them later. Good thing to be aware of before the test!:Melody:
  2. by   mps
    I just took the HESI exit and scored 975, our school need 900 to exit. There are about 165 questions and got lot of delegation, prioritizing and psych questions.
  3. by   LPN2RNdude
    i took the HESI exam for our LPN to RN mobility the first semester... we had no classes the first semester, just the HESI as validation for the course, and clinical check-offs if we passed the HESI (IV's, phlebotomy, trach care, wound care, all on dummies, of course) i did very very well on the HESI (95 conversion score) but out of the 35 LPNs in our class, only 15 of us passed, and that was after everyone had 3 chances to "pass" it with an 85%..... so sad, all of those LPNs didnt make it,,,,,,, we were supposed to review basic LPN topics to prepare for the exam, had 4 months to study for it, but i think that the LPNs thought it would be a breeze, and didnt even open up a book..... i studied for 4 months straight on every topic and book i could get my hands on, and it payed off.... i am integrating with the 2nd year RN students this month...... and those 4 little months of studying paid off well. the only problem is, i have three semesters left, and every semesters end... you guessed it.. another HESI : )
  4. by   Diva Nurse Dani
    I take my comprehensive HESI on May 17th...3 days before graduation

    We've had test Hesi's after each section to help us prepare for the BIG test

    I will just be glad when all of this is OVER!!!!
  5. by   TBRN2B07
    Has anyone ever taken one of those HESI or NCLEX review courses in Houston?
  6. by   cardiacRN2006
    HESI was a dream. I can only hope and pray that the NCLEX in somewhat similiar. I got a 1098 and I took it cold. Didn't review a thing. We also needed an 850 to pass. 160 comprehensive questions. But, I know that the NCLEX will be harder.
  7. by   debsuztx
    I really needed to hear those words from you today. I am currently taking the HESI review this week and taking the test on Monday (4/17). The community college I attend has different locations and one of the locations took their HESI exam on Friday; out of 50 students, only 15 passed. I was shocked! My friend who attends that school made a 1044, so I was thrilled for her. My friend told me she felt like it was more test taking skills and strategies that helped her pass the test. Of course, you gotta know the material as well.

    Congratulations to you a job well done!
  8. by   SarasotaRN2b
    Well, I found out in orientation last week that we will be required to take the HESI at the end of each semester (5X in total). We are required to get an 85% on the third one (following m/s 2) to go onto mother/baby, pediatrics and public health. What exactly is 85%? With scores in the thousands, what would an 85% be?

    TIA,
    Kris
  9. by   cardiacRN2006
    My score converted out to a 99.64%. So I think you probably have the same score to achieve as a lot of people-probably 850? Most places require an 850-900 to pass.
    I was using the Sanuders book to study for my last semster of NS, and when I got to the HESI, I found that a lot of the questions came right from that book. I would say that book is the best way to prepare for anything! We had to take 3 HESI's , but the final comprehensive one is interesting, because it's your last chance to find out what topics you are weak in.
  10. by   debsuztx
    Okay, I need some advice, suggestions, comments, etc. I took a practice test on my HESI CD tonight and after I took it I made like a 59% on it. OMG, there were twenty million questions on Chemotherapy drugs, and lots of medications that I didn't know the side effects for. We are currently having our Review this week, which ends tomorrow, with the test being on Monday (4/17). Feeling really anxious about it. We've been doing practice questions in class, which are SO easy compared to the ones on the CD. Just don't know what to expect for the real test. Any test taking tips/strategies, etc. for this test? Felt okay about test (well as okay as I can feel) before I took the test on the CD. Just hoping if I keep taking the tests on the CD, I will get better at answering these types of questions.

    Please help!!!

    THANKS SO MUCH!
  11. by   smilin_gp
    Quote from debsuztx
    Okay, I need some advice, suggestions, comments, etc. I took a practice test on my HESI CD tonight and after I took it I made like a 59% on it. OMG, there were twenty million questions on Chemotherapy drugs, and lots of medications that I didn't know the side effects for. We are currently having our Review this week, which ends tomorrow, with the test being on Monday (4/17). Feeling really anxious about it. We've been doing practice questions in class, which are SO easy compared to the ones on the CD. Just don't know what to expect for the real test. Any test taking tips/strategies, etc. for this test? Felt okay about test (well as okay as I can feel) before I took the test on the CD. Just hoping if I keep taking the tests on the CD, I will get better at answering these types of questions.

    Please help!!!

    THANKS SO MUCH!
    Go over the Saunders pharmacology mini-sections and take the chapter review quizzes.
  12. by   avery
    I took the hesi exit a few weeks ago. I got an 1150. It was hard and I wasn't sure if I would pass or fail until it was scored at the end. I hear for most people, NCLEX is easier.

    Avery
    May 13, 2006! Graduation!!!!!! :hatparty:
  13. by   JMone
    Quote from avery
    I took the hesi exit a few weeks ago. I got an 1150. It was hard and I wasn't sure if I would pass or fail until it was scored at the end. I hear for most people, NCLEX is easier.

    Avery
    May 13, 2006! Graduation!!!!!! :hatparty:
    WOW, an 1150.....congrats to you squeeky!!

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