- 0Nov 24, '13 by KuriinWe'll be taking our first HESI exam in a couple weeks and it is based on the Fundamentals section that we learned throughout the section. For those who have taken it, are the Evolve case studies a good focus point to study? Or should I try and find other materials?
- 1Nov 24, '13 by 2bNurseMustangQuote from StephenAndrewsThey're ok! It would be wise to use Saunders questions that are on the disk for content and whether you get the question or not read the rationale.We'll be taking our first HESI exam in a couple weeks and it is based on the Fundamentals section that we learned throughout the section. For those who have taken it, are the Evolve case studies a good focus point to study? Or should I try and find other materials?
- 0Dec 2, '13 by rr8ch66We just took ours today. The case studies help somewhat, but I purchased the HESI Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination review book and it really helped. The book has an online resource through evolve that has practice tests separated by sections that you take HESIs in like Fundamentals, Medical-Surgical, and Pharmacology. It was a nice way to see practice questions like what might be on the HESI and have an organized review book to go back and look over difficult topics.
- 0Dec 3, '13 by palamino98Took mine yesterday. Here is my impression; I had to slow down and read then reread a lot.
I felt like the material was easy but it seemed like 3 out of the 4 answers could be correct on most of the questions. I always use the strategy of trying to put myself in the room with that PT and also picking out the "buzz" words in the question (always, first, never etc). They are trying to see if you are a safe nurse.
I blew it out of the water!!!!
Sadly, almost all if my classmates, 102 of them, didn't do well.
So know how to get the right answer when so many answers can be right. Good Luck!
- 0Dec 6, '13 by je4321In my program I have to take a hesi after every class as my final. I use evolve resources, and the case studies really seem to help. I really like Saunders too (the big yellow book.) it explains everything really well. I do use the hesi RN book, that also seems to help. One thing to remember when you're taking hesi is to not over think the answers. Your first instinct is most likely the right answer, so my best advice is to just click one and move on. Hesi questions are straightforward questions, so don't look too much into them and confuse yourself, like I've done in the past.
- 0Dec 6, '13 by missmollieI too just took mine today. Had a 96.23%. I don't really think that any amount of studying would help, and absolutely nothing I studied or NCLEX questions I did were on the test. The only advice I can give is to look at what the question is asking, and ask yourself "what would I do in that situation." I literally read the question, looked at the answers and I said, well, the answer I want isn't there! Trust your instinct.
- 0Dec 9, '13 by TeeanneI just finished mine earlier today, it went well. For the second half of the semester, occasionally I did some practice HESI quizzes for fundamentals on the Evolve accounts the school had set up. The Saunders formerly-yellow-now-blue book is nice too - yellow book has CD for practice q's, blue book has online access code (you don't need both though, the content is very similar and same questions, as I learned by buying it before there were reviews).
Other than practicing the question style, not sure there's a really efficient way to "study" for it, because there's just such a broad base of information that it could take from and many of the questions are more about judgment. I went into the Saunders book to go over an area I felt a little weaker in since they break it down to the essentials, and it didn't end up coming up at all in a question. (But hey, trying to understand something better that will come up in the future is still time well-spent!)