Today, I scored a 568 on our hesi fundamentals exam which was extremely disheartening and unexpected. Luckily, my average on exams throughout the semester was at a 90% so I still ended up passing the class with a B and did not end up failing overall. Also, in our fundamentals class the exam questions are styled similar to hesi format so that we become familiar with that type of testing early on. I scored well in all my classes this semester with high B's and A's, and I prepared the week before the hesi by doing group review questions from the hesi rn nclex review book and evolve case studies. Also, I never considered myself having abnormal test anxiety, and I went into the hesi test no differently than previous exams in nursing school. I studied, rested, and came relaxed. That's why I was completely shocked when I down right failed the hesi. I'm trying to understand what could have caused this type of outcome, but nothing out of the ordinary sticks out that would explain entirely failing this exam.
I was wondering if anyone had a similar experience or insight about the hesi exams that could clear up the confusion I am having? Any thoughts would be appreciated so that I can be better prepared for future hesi exams.