Hey guys! I just wanted to post something after taking the Hesi exam today. All of the topics pertaining to this test on all nurses.com helped me a tremendous amount! I scored a 88 today and I am very happy with my score. I used the Elsevier edition 4 to review. I tried to read from the book everyday for a month and highlighted areas that seemed to be important or that I did not know. I had to take reading, vocab, grammar
, biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, and math. The test took me about 170 mins. You will have plenty of time, so do not rush! I had an 2 extra hours I could have used!!!
I read a few of the passages from the book, but did not spend much time on this subject. The passages are very short on the exam and it only took me about 40 mins. Do not stress, I felt that the practice test were harder than the actual test.
People had me nervous about this subject, but if you just learn the vocabulary words from the book and take a few practice tests online, you will do just fine. I got a 96 on this portion.
Know the differences between lie and lay, effect and affect. Most of the questions asked me what word was incorrect from each sentence. This wasn't too hard, but definitely take some practice tests. I think the book provides you with plenty of info for the test.
I stressed really hard for this subject, since it had been four years since I have taken bio. The elsevier book does a wonderful job at putting everything you need. Know the cell membrane, golgi apparatus, meiosis vs mitosis, haploid to diploid, lipids, carbs, rna and dna pairing.
I did really well on this subject. Study how a proton is positive, electron negative, and neutron neutral. An ionic bond, covalent bond. Also know how protons and neutrons are inside the cell and electrons orbit outside. I swear 15 of them were about protons,neutrons, and electrons.
Definitely take a few practice tests and go over everything. I made sure to do every problem a few times. Know ratios, fractions, and how to turn decimals into fractions. The test also had mostly improper fractions, which is something some people have to brush up on since we are used to calculators.
Anatomy and Physiology:
This portion was harder it seemed very random and very broad range of info, but know what a ball and socket joint is, a hinge point, anatomical positions. I used ready for the Hesi guides which was 32 dollars and it broke everything down so well. It is seriously so worth money, but do not buy the other subjects like I did. The elsevier can prepare you for everything else without the high costs!
I hoped this help guys! Please don't hesitate to ask me any questions! I would love to help!