Hesi Exit Test - page 11

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Hello fellow educators....I am dealing with a dilema which I have no control over as I am a staff member, not administration, but it is just eating away at my concious. My community college uses the HESI exit exam for the ADN... Read More


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    Mr. Spurlock
    I will contact you. I am a work right now. I just posted a few minutes ago. Its under graduated students. I wrote your e mail down and I will e mail you asap. I work the midnight shift and sleep most of the days.
    But, I will call.

    To all instructors. I know that all instructors are not like the instructors we had. Unfortunately, we have only experienced good clinical instructors. I hope that my classmates expirations will somehow make those particular instructors who lack the passion and care of teaching think twice.
    We were never bad students. We never had any prior incidents with any other instructors/professors until we entered the nursing program.

    Thank you for the instructors who continue to have the passion to inspire. To ensure that their students make the best nurses that they can be.
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    I am a Drexel student. I have taken the HESI 4 times. My scores have been 895-915 (approximately & consistently). Our school requires a score of 950. Approximately 35-40% of the students never achieve this score until they spend an additional $2400 and 2 months in remediation to pass the 950 requirements.

    Recently, Drexel, started allowing students who failed the tests to review the HESI questions, answers and rationales for missed test questions. Review of the HESI questions from the last test shows that HESI makes mistakes in scoring. So far 5 questions in the last test have been challenged as being incorrectly scored. We have some support from the faculty, but no support from administration as this poses significant implications to their graduation requirements of passing the HESI with a 950 if the test has errors.

    There are 8-9 students who are pursuing legal actions at this time. Several have taken steps to join class action law suits being tried in other states. I am on the fence with my next step.
    Last edit by rld44 on Nov 10, '08 : Reason: add info
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    [font='verdana','sans-serif']i'm sitting right next to you rdl44. something must be done about universities holding back good nurses based on hesi exit exams. especially when a student successfully passed all course requirements. students must come together and seek legal advice put a stop to this. students are out 40k with nothing to show for. how do these people sleep at night? we have found many errors ore questionable answers to some of the test questions it make one wonder how valid these exams are. i wish faculty would step up and be an advocate for students in our situation. i read some where to place a complaint to the state board of nursing.[/font]

    [font='verdana','sans-serif']legal advice is greatly appreciated. [/font]
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    just took my hesi this monday and got a 954. our school requires an 850 though. my suggestion is to do questions from different sources ie. hesit cd, nclex 4000, and saunders. good luck to everyone
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    Wow.
    This actually freaks me out...
    I'm in my first semester of nursing school and we have HESIs as final exams for the majority of our classes. :/

    I know someone said each exam should only cover what we've learned, but from past experience we don't always learn what's on standardized tests.
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    I also have to take the Hesi and is allow to take it only 3 times. The 3rd time if I do not pass the exam my years of hard work is a waist. I will be taking the exam for the 3rd time in April. I am worry because I hear that the test gets harder each time with more mutiple answers questions. I am planning to take the Kaplan course January 2009. Any suggestions. Does anyone know of a nursing school that do not require Hesi or you can take it as many times. Please help.
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    Quote from sweetna2003
    I also have to take the Hesi and is allow to take it only 3 times. The 3rd time if I do not pass the exam my years of hard work is a waist. I will be taking the exam for the 3rd time in April. I am worry because I hear that the test gets harder each time with more mutiple answers questions. I am planning to take the Kaplan course January 2009. Any suggestions. Does anyone know of a nursing school that do not require Hesi or you can take it as many times. Please help.

    Hello Sweetna2003,

    I was once in the same place you are in. My school only let us take the HESI 3 times or we would be out the program. I passed pn my 3rd try, it was hard but I made it with a lot of studying and praying. I advise you to do lots of questions. Read all the rationales where you got the question right or wrong. Study the areas you are weak in. I can't say it gets harder it just depends on what test they give you.

    There's a few schools that do not require Hesi but I don't know what city and state you are in so...I wish you the best of luck, and never give up on your dream!!
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    i'm a student and i'm suprised to hear that an instuctor has an issue with the hesi! it's good to know. at my school, we have to take the hesi but getting our diploma doesn't depend on passing it. i think the hesi has become so popular with the schools is because of it suppose prediction of passing the nclex. if the students fail the nclex, that makes the school look bad. at my school so many students were failing the lpn hesi that the school's accredidation was put on probation....but it is so unfair for students to spend so much time and money and then not be able to receive their diploma. that should be illegal!
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    xqi66
    It did me no good to talk to La State Board. I was informed that as long as the school is following the broad range of requirements they are suppose to then they can do what they want. I sent out about 15 letters to different people that I thought could help. I did get several responses. Mostly saying that they will forward my letter to the appropriate person. But State Board called me and that was their response. Myself and 3 others just finished the LPN program here with no problems (awaiting NCLEX).
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    We had a student that did not pass the HESI on the 3rd try and had to audit the Sophomore year. This student took it the 2nd month into the 3rd semester and passed it with an 850. This student has now failed the NCLEX-RN 3 times. I am not sure what is holding this student up, but we gave as much remediation as the student would allow. We were there for the student, but am not sure about the student! She did not have to pay to come to class, or for the remediation that took me hours to gather. I hope she passes soon! This is a very expensive exam to retake that many times!


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