I just recently graduated from nursing school
with a BSN and took the HESI exit exam in June. I thought this test was very difficult and a lot of the material I have never seen or learned before. My school had someone from HESI come for 3 days and teach a review course and teach us hints for answering the HESI questions. I would definitely recommend studying for this exam by doing tons of NCLEX (Saunders book) and HESI questions (on the hesi website) and going through any content you aren't sure of. I did some questions every day for about 3 weeks and passed the HESI with a 906 (you needed an 850 at my school to pass and graduate). I know several people from my school who didn't study or go over any questions or material and failed a couple different times. Even if you feel like studying isn't helping, I would do it anyways because it helps you to feel more confident when you go in to take the test. If you can pass the HESI, then you shouldn't have a problem passing the NCLEX (I thought the HESI was much more difficult). Good luck!