Hope I don't make this too lengthy, but here I go! I spent about 3 weeks preparing (not everyday but most..I don't even think it required that much studying). I practically stalked this website lol. I think I have read every Hesi related post. Took the Hesi today here are my results:
Reading Comprehension - 96%
Grammar - 92%
Math - 96%
Anatomy & Physiology - 88%
Cumulative Score - 93%
I took the test in that order. Had a calculator for math. Something I didn't know, but I guess its cool, is that you can see your score after each section.
I used the Hesi Evolve study guide 2nd edition and 3rd. There is really not much of a difference. I also bought McGraw Hill 3 Evolve Reach (Hesi) Practice Test book. In my opinion the test could be completed successfully with just the Hesi Evolve study guide, but if you have an extra 20 ish to spend the McGraw Hill book is good.
Reading Comprehension - 55 Questions
-The passages were not long. I think I had about 8. It was even easier then the material I had been practicing. I don't know what else to say about this section, but it was definitely easy.
Grammar - 55 Questions
-It was pretty much what was in the Hesi Study guide book. (Which sentence is grammatically correct/which sentence is not grammatically correct/which word correctly completes the sentence etc...) It is pretty much what sounds right.
-One thing that was on there that I didn't see in the book was put these words in alphabetical order (simple)
Math - 55 Questions
-I am not a math person, but it is what is in the book. I had fractions, ratios and proportions, word problems, percentages, and conversions (volume). There were more fill in problems than I thought it would be. I would say I had 8-10.
Anatomy & Physiology - 30 Questions
-I was most nervous about this section. I mean I seriously was freaking out about this section. I finished it in 8 minutes and 39 seconds lol. It was random stuff. If you have at least taken Anatomy you should do ok. Muscles, hormones, osmosis, tissues...stuff like that.
If you have any questions feel free to ask! It is not as bad as you think. Good luck!!