Fundamentals HESI final

  1. Can anyone offer tips for the Fundamentals HESI final? I know there is a HESI book, but I'm not fond of it. I have the Saunders NCLEX and the Davis Fundamentals Success book, but some of the stuff in those books, we didn't learn even though it's under the fundamentals section.

    Should I read over all my notes, do Prep U questions, or just use those books I mentioned?

    Thanks!
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  3. by   rleah
    I posted about the same thing.. Hopefully someone answers!
  4. by   rleah
    Did you take it yet? I have and have advice if you still need it.
  5. by   JJL618
    Yes, please if you don't mind. We take it the 11th.
  6. by   JJL618
    Did you find it hard or pretty straight forward? I've made 90 and above on all unit test so far this semester, but I'm know that probably won't matter on the HESI.
  7. by   JJL618
    Oh and what did you use to study and how long did you study for it? We have our last unit exam Wednesday then the final Monday. I'm trying to take one test at a time because they are both worth 15%.
  8. by   Esme12
    thread moved for best response
  9. by   rleah
    I used the online portion of HESI Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN. There is a fundamentals test section online that was super helpful. Read the rationals closely after each question. I found that some of the questions were quite similar to the actual test. I also used the Saunders book to just review. Things to remember; ABC's, Maslows, and things you can and cannot delegate. Our grades are similar and I didn't study as much as I could, I little here and there til and more hardcore two days before the test. My grade put me in the 91% percentile nationally.
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  10. by   gypsierose
    Do you have access to any kind of adaptive quizzing program? I thought Elsevier's Adaptive Quizzing program was helpful because I got used to answering questions I'd never seen before- guessing at them. You'll probably do fine. The fundamentals test isn't too hard, I thought. The practice test is also very helpful and Saunders is my new best friend.
  11. by   JJL618
    Quote from gypsierose
    Do you have access to any kind of adaptive quizzing program? I thought Elsevier's Adaptive Quizzing program was helpful because I got used to answering questions I'd never seen before- guessing at them. You'll probably do fine. The fundamentals test isn't too hard, I thought. The practice test is also very helpful and Saunders is my new best friend.
    We use Lippincott now and prep u quizzes. I'm not sure if they're the same, but someone did give me access to evolve. I have been practicing those quizzes, but they seemed hard to me. Like a lot of SATA and stuff our class hadn't been over. I also have access to the green hesi book I'll use.

    I'm sick and I don't feel like studying, but I have to have a 0% to pass with a 76 and a 24% to get an 80 or 89% to get an A, I think that's what I calculated anyway. I am shooting for the A, but as long as I pass I'm good. LOL.
  12. by   gypsierose
    They are hard quizzes. I average 50-70% in any topic and sometimes much less. For me, the questions just get me used to the random nature of HESI and I'm getting better at just guessing at subjects I don't know.
  13. by   JJL618
    Quote from gypsierose
    They are hard quizzes. I average 50-70% in any topic and sometimes much less. For me, the questions just get me used to the random nature of HESI and I'm getting better at just guessing at subjects I don't know.
    So did you think the actually hesi was easier than the adaptive quizzes they have?

    I almost cried because I was like if the hesi final is this hard I'm screwed.
  14. by   rleah
    Adaptive quizzing is harder than the HESI at least for fundamentals. I will say it's as random as a hesi was. But for the same style of questions as on the HESI, I really recommend the online portion of the HESI NCLEX review.

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