HESI-RN Exit Exam - page 2

Hello everyone I am new to this site and had a couple of questions. I am in my final semester of nursing school and will be taking the HESI-RN exit exam in a couple of weeks. I am already really... Read More

  1. by   aspiringone
    Hi, There...I am so curious is your school in the Northeast. In 2004, it took me nearly a year to pass this HESI exam. We had to pretty much perform and insurrection at the University. It was made as a graduation requirement after the fight it is now only part of the final course grade and not needed to graduate. It was a huge struggle for me but after 1 year I finally got my degree. I do not have my license though. I had a 3.3 GPA plus worked full-time but could not pass the HESI.

    Quote from shemaxwell
    Hello everyone I am new to this site and had a couple of questions. I am in my final semester of nursing school and will be taking the HESI-RN exit exam in a couple of weeks. I am already really paranoid because I only have a couple of attempts to pass it with a min. score of 850. I would like to know if anyone out there has taken it already who could tell me how the exam is and offer me any tips for successfully passing it.

    Thanks
  2. by   sunshine7
    Hello everone. New to the site. I graduated on May 14, 2008 with all my family and friends there to support me, knowing that neither myself, nor 60 members of my graduating class had passed the hesi. We have once more to try at the end of june or we have to take another year of nursing school. This is a nightmare. I already have a great job lined up which is due to start in the 2nd week of July!! We have taken the hesi practice tests in school at the end of every semester and have not pass any of them. Now the exit exam is much harder and contains none of the questions from the previous hesi exams thru out the 2 years of school. I am very frustrated and do not know how to study for this exam. I have 2 hesi books that do not seem to help me at all. I have 3 children who are counting on me to provide a better life for us, please tell me how to pass this thing!!
  3. by   WDWpixieRN
    Quote from sunshine7
    We have once more to try at the end of june or we have to take another year of nursing school. This is a nightmare.
    Oh wow...that IS a nightmare....what kind of scores is the class pulling?!?! What does your school consider "passing"?

    Has anyone at your school counseled everyone on what to do, how to study, or offered any help at all? That is just unbelievable and really, so very sad!!

    Best wishes on Try #3!!
  4. by   sunshine7
    Our scores are in the mid 700's. We need an 850 to pass. Mine was a 725 to be exact. Only 10 people passed, some were LPN's. We have gotten together and discussed questions to try to remember what to study. The school does not prepare us at all for hesi, only for nclex. We only get 2 tries for exit hesi, 2nd one is the one in june. Thanks for the luck, I need it!!
  5. by   sunshine7
    Our scores are in the mid 700's. We need an 850 to pass. Mine was a 725 to be exact. Only 10 people passed, some were LPN's. We have gotten together and discussed questions to try to remember what to study. The school does not prepare us at all for hesi, only for nclex. We only get 2 tries for exit hesi, 2nd one is the one in june. Thanks for the luck, I need it!!
  6. by   NurseLay
    Yeah it is. At our school, we also have two tries to pass hesi and the needed score is 850 and unfortunately, I got an 841. I was devastated. Just like sunshine, if we don't pass, we have to do another year as well. it sucks. We take it again in June. I have been reading Saunders and the Hesi Book. Also, there is something called hesi practest that you can purchase off evolve and a friend of mine used that to study and she passed. Anyway, good luck to you. Off to do some studying.
  7. by   bivanme
    Hello all am new to this site and must say it is great to have you all in here with similar concerns. i just started an Lpn-Rn bridge programme and am soooooo stressed at this point. we took the HesiLPN exit exam first day in class and i made 606 to my dismay the teacher was like if you don't make an 850 you must drop etc.. i just took the Rn mobility exam and i made a 663 better than before but still not good enough. Am so frustrated!! how can i get my score high enough! i've been solving questions all right. my fear is i might not make it thru this prog worse get another 6 sm for my RN exit please help me break this treand. HELP NEEDED ASAP!! Also any tips on how to get through the stress of nursing school am normally an A student but am just in the C's now am just so discouraged!!!
  8. by   nursesw
    do you have to be a member to access..its asking for log in info
  9. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from Shwill
    do you have to be a member to access..its asking for log in info
    What is asking?
  10. by   babyNP.
    Ugh, I hated the Hesi exam. We were required to take it, but we weren't required to get a certain score on it (in fact, were told not to study for it).

    Good luck to you!
  11. by   puglove86
    here's some motivation for ya...i took the hesi exam in january, i think i MAYBE got somewhere in the 600's. Awful, i know. I took NCLEX on 7/12 and passed with 75 questions in about an hour. Goes to show its possible to do poorly on HESI and well on NCLEX (the test that matters)
  12. by   glamgalRN
    Same thing happened to me puglove. I think I got a 680 on the Hessi. Thank god we didn't need to get a certain score to graduate. All throughout nursing school I always got high Bs on exams and passed the nclex on the first try with 75 questions in exactly one hour!
  13. by   studymom39
    I passed with over a 900....

    I started studying Mosby's questions, daily, 6 weeks in advance and going through the Hesi book line by line, page by page, and do the cd. There are always a few questions that seem familiar off the cd.

    Know labs. The back of the Hesi book has which ones for that test. Hesi hints are there for a reason. Review those. Know what a person will look like with electrolyte imbalances. Look for the lab that is usually the most "off".

    Practice questions. Math.

    My attitude going into Hesi was that "oh well, I'll just take it again" because it's not the big test like NCLEX. Some of Hesi's questions just don't apply to the rules that nclex questions are supposed to adhere to but I think the weighted score makes it better.

    Also, I took some cd tests on Hesi the night before and score around a 70! Then I got over a 900 on the test - so do the cd rom and know those questions but I don't know if I'd get too upset on the score. Always try to get at least a 75, of course, but percentages are different than the weighted scores. The weighted scores are much better!

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