# Took Hesi

1. Ok, so here it goes. Being that I never took a standardized test before, I feel a little disappointed with the layout/format and overall structure of the test. I did study, but not the right material. A lot of A&P 2 was on there, and I haven't taken that, I just started the class. There were questions about arteries, and blood vessels. Anyway, I scored 88% in that.

The math was to me not only ratio's and conversions, but there was d=rt questions (distance = rate x time). I was stuck on those, where I had to guess, as I didn't prepare. Some were very time consuming. So if you know your miles/hr, and distance, you should get through a little quicker.

I don't think the Hesi Assessment book was at all a big help at all. The math is more complex. For example,

"Mike drove to the office and back. The trip there took three hours and the trip back took four hours. He averaged 10 mph faster on the trip there than on the return trip. What was Mike's average speed on the outbound trip?"

Some of these questions had a lot more detail and were more complex which I felt the book did not cover. They asked you to fill in the answer.

I would suggest reading word problem with distance (km, mi,) and speed.

There were vocab words that I have never heard of (about 5 of them).

I do want to say that I believe that 70% of the Hesi really didn't have anything to do with nursing, caring for a patient or having to do with the health professions. It is as though they pulled the questions from a random pool - nursing, broker, or business..

Anyway, I am a little discouraged with the format as I didn't feel too prepared. While the 88% is not bad, I still wanted to get a higher score. Hope this helps anyone.
Last edit by fibroblast on Sep 6, '16
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