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  1. by   studentfromhtown
    does anyone have tips on how to make a good score for hesi. i took my first hesi ever and made an 864 , im dissapointed because we need a 900 to pass. we have one more chance before graduation. the pressure is on. Would taking an nclex review course like kaplan help me for the hesi ? any books that would help for hesi? i studied from the hesi review book but did not find the test to correlate with the book. HELP!!!!
  2. by   nursemi
    My concern about Hesi is that it is only suppose to be used as a diagnostic tool to identify your area of weakness. Unfortunately most schools are using it as an exit exam, do you know that if our colleagues do not pass the Hesi exam they must repeat second year over again? It is used as an exit exam so the school can advertise that they have 99% NCLEX passing rate and with that high percentage the colleges receive grants, and funding. It is all about the money. Instead of assisting the students with their weakness they mandate that if you fail you repeat second year. If Hesi is a good identifier for areas of weakness why is it that you passed the nursing course?
    It should be State Board that decides whether you are competent as a nurse not your school. Also, did you know that most colleges like ours is witholding our diploma until we pass Hesi. Is this constitutional? Did we not earned this degree? Did you know that the foreign nurses does not have to take their CGFNS before taking state board, they can no just take state board?
    I wish someone would take a stand. This is so unfair. Is there anyone out there who cares anymore????
  3. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from nursemi
    Also, did you know that most colleges like ours is witholding our diploma until we pass Hesi. Is this constitutional? Did we not earned this degree?
    I wish someone would take a stand. This is so unfair. Is there anyone out there who cares anymore????
    Unfortunately, the right to a degree is not listed in the constitution! In my school, at the very first orientation, it was made known to us that we needed to pass HESI. Now if you can't do that and it is a requirement of the course, then no, you did not earn your degree.

    Now I know a girl that failed the HESI 3 times. They threatened to not let her pass. Instead, she had to take a week long NCLEX review course, and show proof of completion. She then was allowed to pass. She passed the NCLEX on her first try.
  4. by   studentfromhtown
    I'm thinking about taking a KAPLAN NCLEX REVIEW course. would they let me take one if i wasnt out of school yet? im thinking it would help me on hesi. what does everyone else think? is it possible. can i do that?
  5. by   Hebrews 13:5
    Quote from studentfromhtown
    I'm thinking about taking a KAPLAN NCLEX REVIEW course. would they let me take one if i wasnt out of school yet? im thinking it would help me on hesi. what does everyone else think? is it possible. can i do that?

    Kaplan is entirely different from Hesi in terms of how the questions are worded and also the format. Kaplan prepares you for Nclex and is designed for those who have completed the nursing program. Except you study ahead, there are quite a few topics which you may feel so lost simply because you are yet to do that in your school. However, i can say that it would eventually pay off if you do it like a month to the end of your final semester in school. I did Kaplan like in April, graduated in May and did my Nclex first week in June. I still had access to Kaplan course materials until i did my nclex. I didn't tell a lot of people because even the ones i told was like, this is crazy, can't you even wait, it's a waste of money bla bla bla... Anyhow, I was on top in my class for Hesi and passed nclex with ease... I'm quite sure kaplan was very helpful for me in narrowing those weired hesi questions down. Anyways, i wish you and all the hesi takers good luck!! YOU CAN DO IT! Tell yourself that every single day...
  6. by   nursemi
    That is fine if the school made you aware of the Hesi exam during your orientation. Unfortunately, our school revised our policy and inserted HESI when we were in our second year. Now, we have to sign a contract that if we don't pass we repeat second year or be placed for an LPN program. One classmate failed HESI and she was working as a Nurse tech, the hospital terminated her for not passing HESI two months after that she lost her house and she has two little girls. Another student is living in a van trying to find a job because no one would hire her, after failing HESI. Does this matter to anyone? And both individual are competent and have excellent work ethics, which is an upmost important character for a nurse. Is it our fault that our school did not prepare us for this type of exam. I hear from everyone who has taken Hesi and NCLEX that neither test are the same, that NCLEX is placed in simplier terms. Therefore, for three years of sacrifice we receive nothing. We are seeing our classmates become homeless and there is no one to help them.
  7. by   Tbone3
    I definitely care. Right now I am just trying to focus on passing (last try) I feel that schools using this exam to this degree lacks confidence in their program. There has to be some legal implications because it's just wrong to do this to students.
  8. by   Tbone3
    They should be talking to a lawyer.
  9. by   zm259
    i need help with HESi how to study for it . illl be taking it for the 4th time .

    please help im so stressed
  10. by   nursing student 8145
    I am currently finishing my pre-reqs. and am in A & P and Chemistry now. I am scheduled to take the HESI exam on October 14th and am trying to find websites with practice exams and am having nothing but problems. any good web sites you'd recommend???? I've tried the www.hesitest.com, but am not able to open the information...any suggestions???
  11. by   Bamarina
    I recently took HESI in May and the requirements for our school was to score 870 or above. Thank God!!! I scored an 886. I found the test to be very difficult what I did for studying was the HESI book an CD. If HESI is a predicter of NCLEX it predicted me wrong. Also we only get three times to take the exam, after 3 failures you have to accept your degree in ARTS.
  12. by   Ohmygosh
    I didnt read all 9 pages of posts, so I dont know if this info is posted but---you can order a hesi book from the hesi web site. www.hesitest.com --I cost about $70.00
  13. by   BestSweetGal
    I am one of those students who took HESI 3 times and has not gotten the score needed to obtain my degree. My classmates and I are not taking no for an answer, we trying to get this issue resolved. 6 out of 11 have not gotten their degrees. What does that tell you? The school failed to prepare us. We were not introduced to HESI until our 2nd sem of our sr year, when it should have been our soph. year. The program is new (I'm in the 2nd BSN class, '06). We felt like guinea pigs, tested on every little test, formats. At the end, we pass all our classes, majority has 3.0 or above, but b/c we didn't get a 900 or better, we are stuck w/o a degree. Now we are getting paperwork together, pettitions, lawyers, etc. So pray for us and our school to realize that there is work to be done.

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