Hello everyone!! =)
I recently graduated from nursing school in June (LPN), passed my boards in August 2012.. and now I am continuing my studies -- I want to be a RN and hopefully one day a nurse practitioner =)
Today I had to take a Hesi Admission Assessment Exam for the nursing school
I want to go to. I passed it =) Total Average = 88.5%
We were tested in the following major topics : Math, Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary.
My scores were as follows:
Reading Comprehension = 86%
Grammar = 84%
Vocabulary = 84%
Math = 100%
(Omg, I can't believe I got a 100 in math! Lol .. But I did put a lot of time into studying math since it was always a weak subject for me. I'm glad my hard work payed off.)
For the school I am applying to, you pass the exam if
you get a 75% or better in math, and a 75% or better average of Reading Comprehension, Grammar, and Vocab.
My school had us purchase the following book to review and prepare for the exam : "HESI Admission Assessment Exam Review Edition 3" - ISBN# 9781455703333
I really liked the review book. I thought it was extremely helpful (especially in the math - it kind of "dumbs it down" for you, and makes it easy to understand.
My school allowed us to use a basic calculator for the math section.
The book goes over and teaches you how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals..
I feel that since you can use a calculator, dont stress yourself out over it. I had no idea we could use a calculator for my exam so I studied everything,
Honestly, I dont really know what to tell you. Just do the practice questions in the book, read over the tips in the chapter for reading comprehesion. The more you practice, the better of you will be. (Btw, the passages were not ridiculously long, so that was good.
For me, I looked over all the words in the vocabulary chapter. Made flash cards
on those I didnt know. The vocabulary for me was not that bad because I knew most of the words already. Make flash cards on those you dont know, study them.
Thats pretty much it. We had a total of 4 hours to finish up the sections. I finished in about 3. But take your time!! Dont rush!! But make sure you have good time management!!
Maybe have a hand watch on the day of your exam.
**(Oh also for those wondering, the test was computerized. Once you answer a question you cannot go back)
***********In the back of this review book; there is an appendix. There is a appendix for each topic. The appendix
contains review questions
. I suggest you go over them and do them once you have gone over the content to see if youre ready or not.***********
I basically studied hard core for about 1 week and 2 days. But it depends on you, and how comfortable you feel with the material. You know what your weak areas are, so focus on them.
But that doesnt mean you dont review the other sections. Its important to review all the sections in the Review Book that you will be tested on.