Anyone take the HESI? - page 8

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  1. by   nursemi
    Hesi was created as a Diagnostic tool for nursing students to determine their areas of weakness. Most schools are using it as an exit exam and prevent the students nurses from obtaining there earned degree and sitting for the State Boards. Areas of weakness should have been addressed with these students from the beginning and end of the school by the nursing faculty. Instead they wait until you have passed all of your courses and than have your areas of weakness be addressed. They than add the scare tactic of repeating second year if there is availability in the second year if you fail Hesi.
    Ask the nursing faculty why they didn't know where their students areas of weaknesses were? Obviously this is a State Wide problem and it should be addressed State Wide. NCLEX does not mandate Hesi to be taken only your school does. There are many student nurses out there who cannot find a job because now they don't have a degree based on failing Hesi. After completing three or four years of college they have nothing to show for it. Do you remember waking up 4-5 in the morning for clinicals, staying up until 3 am to study. How about the 6-10 chapters a week with the weekly exam. All that sacrifice - gone! We need to address this issue. For those students nurses who did pass Hesi and now RNs' should still advocate this issue. It is not fair. So many have stated that Hesi and Nclex are not the same. Other schools who use it as just a diagnostic tool have said they bombed Hesi but breezed thru NCLEX. Get the attorney it is worth it, we can make it a state wide issue, we have. As nurses we need to advocate what is right.
  2. by   LUVtxNursing
    Quote from nursemi
    Hesi was created as a Diagnostic tool for nursing students to determine their areas of weakness. Most schools are using it as an exit exam and prevent the students nurses from obtaining there earned degree and sitting for the State Boards. Areas of weakness should have been addressed with these students from the beginning and end of the school by the nursing faculty. Instead they wait until you have passed all of your courses and than have your areas of weakness be addressed. They than add the scare tactic of repeating second year if there is availability in the second year if you fail Hesi.
    Ask the nursing faculty why they didn't know where their students areas of weaknesses were? Obviously this is a State Wide problem and it should be addressed State Wide. NCLEX does not mandate Hesi to be taken only your school does. There are many student nurses out there who cannot find a job because now they don't have a degree based on failing Hesi. After completing three or four years of college they have nothing to show for it. Do you remember waking up 4-5 in the morning for clinicals, staying up until 3 am to study. How about the 6-10 chapters a week with the weekly exam. All that sacrifice - gone! We need to address this issue. For those students nurses who did pass Hesi and now RNs' should still advocate this issue. It is not fair. So many have stated that Hesi and Nclex are not the same. Other schools who use it as just a diagnostic tool have said they bombed Hesi but breezed thru NCLEX. Get the attorney it is worth it, we can make it a state wide issue, we have. As nurses we need to advocate what is right.
    I totally agree!!! My school uses HESI this way and I think it's soooo not fair!! I actually did quite well on HESI, but 40% of my class failed. There were so many that had decent grades and are excellent clinically that failed this freakish test!! To make it even worse, we did not find out our results until the day before graduation!! We were only the second LVN class at this school to have the "pass or don't graduate" rule. I understand making it a big portion of the final grade, but making it to where no matter how good your grade is, you will not graduate if you don't pass is ridiculous!! I don't know where to even begin to change this, but I would love for it to be changed before I start the RN bridge next summer.
  3. by   Bamarina
    Yes the HESI book can be bought online, luckily we could buy ours at the school bookstore for $80. I read that book inside and out and it is a really good tool for that exam.
  4. by   hesi_mania
    guys, I failed HESI 2 times, I worked really harddd for the test for 30 days, the areas i did well first time didnt do well second time, plzzz any tips to pass the hesi guys, 3rd one is my final chance to pass it, Help needed your fellow to be nurse. 803, 743, second time the test was harder. If I had the same knowledge as I am having now at the first time, I would have surely passed with 850. I dont know I am all scared now. only one more chance left. They said, they mite let me proceed to capstone, if i score good on kaplan review test at the end of the kaplan review. Does anybody have any idea about Kaplan review and the test at the end?
    Last edit by hesi_mania on Sep 15, '06
  5. by   hesi_mania
    The most horrible thing about this hesi is , in integumentary, 5 questions were given i got 4 of them correct but my score in that area is 810, its failing, what does this mean, Even if you have scored 4 out of 5 in it ur still failing, what kind of testing system is this. last time i missed 56 questions out of 160 i got 803, this time i missed 60 questions i got 743, so what does it mean, 4 questions are worth 60 pointsss???? What kind of BS is this testing strategy, Has anybody taken readiness test of KAPLAN. I have that test on 29th If I pass that with 65% I will be graduated. Can any body tell me what should I study for KAPLAN readiness test?
    Last edit by hesi_mania on Sep 15, '06
  6. by   hesi_mania
    Quote from Tbone3
    721,835,859. I need a 900 with only one more try.
    Did you pass fourth time?
  7. by   Tbone3
    I haven't taken it yet. I cannot wait until I do & post to this site I passed!!! I am ready for this nightmare to be over.
    As far as Kaplan there really is no way to study for it. The readiness test is given the first day of the review. Try to get the book and study the decision tree that is the best way to answer their questions.

    Not really sure if Kaplan helps for HESI. I had so much anxiety the last time I took it I didn't implement not one test taking skill, none that I remember anyway. I was completely out of it.

    Quote from hesi_mania
    Did you pass fourth time?
  8. by   Tbone3
    I am using Saunders Comprehensive Review book. I hear that the more questions you answer the better you'll be. That's what I am doing not to mention a review course that we have to take.

    Will that be your last chance?
    God's blessings!

    Quote from zm259
    i need help with HESi how to study for it . illl be taking it for the 4th time .

    please help im so stressed
  9. by   studentfromhtown
    at least you introduced to it your sophomore year. in my school we get two chances to pass it and they ONLY give it to us our senior year. how bout that? it sucks . get your lawyer and fight for your degree.
  10. by   hesi_mania
    thanks for ur replies. I graduated. Now i am gonna do the preceptor ship and then take NCLEX. Hey does anybody know how to apply for jobs?
  11. by   zm259
    just passed today 1049 . guys it is possible. idid it so u can do it. study hard and dont forget God is in control, he knows everything ans what is best for u.

    i have been on this website looking for advises .

    i studied saunders book , but did a lot of questions. do those questions. they give u ideas u learn from them.

    i wish u guys all the best . u can do it.God has good purpose for ur life.
    Last edit by zm259 on Oct 16, '06
  12. by   Imafloat
    I scored a 958 without studying. I found I did better if I went through the test and trusted my gut instinct, it took me 70 minutes to complete.
  13. by   Tbone3
    Yes, and w/o an anxiety attack! I did alot of praying because I let that exam spook me I lost all my faith and confidence, but not this time.
    I took it about a week ago got 997!!!!!!
    Thank GOD!!!

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