HESI A2 Helpful Experiences & Tips.

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    Hello all!

    I will be taking the Hesi A2 exam very soon and was interested in reading any individual experiences and insight regarding the test; your most obvious tips would be appreciated! I am required to take the math, anatomy & physiology, grammar, and reading comprehension sections. Any thoughts such as, what section you'd recommend to take first to what topics were predominantly covered in each section would be helpful. I just hope to gain a good preparedness before diving into the test, though I've been told (and by studying the review books) it covers fairly basic knowledge for a pre-nursing major.

    Thank you for your considerations.
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    There is A TON of information from students that have recently taken the HESI A2. If you peruse the forum, you'll see some of the titles with people who have recently taken the test.

    Also, you can do a more advanced search and type in particular subjects and that will pull up any post that has that word listed.

    I'm taking the HESI next week, but in looking for advice I found a lot of useful tips while searching through various postings.

    Good luck to you!
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    I took the exam yesterday in this order; reading comprehension, math, a & p, and grammar. I highly recommend taking it in that exact order. I found the reading comprehension and math portions to be the most time consuming as well as most challenging. Get them out of the way and done with first. I thought the A & P and grammar portions were pretty easy.

    Did you purchase a study guide? I recommend the one called "Admission Assessment Exam, 2nd Ed, by Elsevier". It helps you gain an understanding of what type of questions there are and also how to prepare overall.

    I wouldn't fret too much over the A & P portion. The questions were very broad. Just make sure you know big picture kind of stuff.

    Finally, take at least one break during the exam. I didn't feel like I needed one at all but I forced myself to just to let your mind relax for a couple of minutes.

    Good luck and don't stress too much!
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    Popcorngirl-

    Did you feel for A&P you needed to know a good amount of the nervous, endocrine, respiratory, or circulatory system? I've been told a lot of it covers biochemistry and cells.

    If you had to pick a topic on A&P to review, what would you suggest?

    Thank you for suggesting the order as well, I plan on taking your advice.
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    Dizzymoose-

    I do not think that you need to know a good amount of any of the body systems in order to do well on the A&P section. Like I said, you really just need to know big picture kind of stuff. But I would really focus on the circulatory, endocrine, and nervous systems the most. I also suggest knowing what each part of the brains' functions are.

    Do you have a study guide? The one I stated above was great. I think I actually had 2 questions straight from it. The questions in the study guide are broad questions as well.
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    Quote from Popcorngirl
    Dizzymoose-

    I do not think that you need to know a good amount of any of the body systems in order to do well on the A&P section. Like I said, you really just need to know big picture kind of stuff. But I would really focus on the circulatory, endocrine, and nervous systems the most. I also suggest knowing what each part of the brains' functions are.

    Do you have a study guide? The one I stated above was great. I think I actually had 2 questions straight from it. The questions in the study guide are broad questions as well.
    Thanks for the reply!

    I have the HESI A2 Secrets study guide by Mometrix. It has some ok info on A&P, but I reviewed some chapters in my textbooks and have done A LOT of the quizlets. I'm going to focus a little more on the above systems and refresh my memory of the brain functions. Thanks again!


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