Just took the Hesi this afternoon. Passed with 93.14% cumulative! I couldn't be happier, as I did not dedicate at much time to studying as I should I have.
My individual scores:
Bio - 92%
Chem - 92%
A&P - 88%
Math - 98%
Vocab - 98%
Reading - 94%
All in all, I felt like the actual test was easier then the practice tests I took.
How I studied (when I studied)
Read the Hesi Exam review about a month ago, I highlighted things I felt I didn't know or remember too well
I was on the pocket app quite often, 10 minutes, 10 minutes there, watching tv etc, focused mostly on Bio, Chem and A&P.
Cliff Notes A&P
Old class notes for Chemistry
and quizlet etc for practice tests
Math - super easy, mostly ratios and mixed fractions (mostly adding and subtracting) very few conversions (I had maybe two, and they were metric to metric)
A&P - A lot easier than I expected, a few questions I remember were: What bone has no articulation with any other bone. What male organ is in both the reproductive and urinary system, what connects the kidney to the bladder.
Chem - Can't remember most of the questions, but know PH, conjugate acids/base, orbitals, atomic mass
Bio - Overlapped a lot with Chemistry, multiple questions on phospholipid bi-layer, active & passive transport, cell structure, dna (know your pairs!) genotype/phenotype -know the difference
Vocab - Nothing in the Hesi book was like what this actually was, I only did so well because I have a good vocabulary in general, best I can say is google hesi vocab and do a whole bunch, know synonyms.
Grammar - probably the most confusing for me, hesi book is great for this as a refresh of all the rules. Know contractions, independent/dependent clauses, spelling
Reading - Hardest part for me was answering what was being implied.
All in all, I am so pleased, my school requires at least an 80% math and 80% cumulative. I was aiming for at least a 91% because admission is strictly point based.
Good Luck to all who are going to take it