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- Jan 30, '10 by new1nursebabyeaIf you begin with how to read questions and test taking strategies, I think student outcomes will be greater. That was a big issue of mine. Remediation and content review are much easier.
- Feb 21, '10 by Decemberblues<CITE class=smallfont>Originally Posted by LPN2RN1972</CITE>Hi I have been where you guys were. I have info and did a ton of research about the Hesi bc of course where I went to school they did not have a review which is why a lot of people don't pass the first time. If anyone wants my info my IM name is the same as my email address and I will gladly send you my info, bc it is GOOD!! A good thing to know is that there are 4 versions of the tests. This is how it works where I went to school. V-1 exit practice hesi. V2 the 1st exit hesi, V-3 the redo, and then V-4 the last one you can take and then have to retake the last 4 wks of school inculding redoing a ton of preceptorship hours. I would be glad to help anyone, just ask!!
I am trying to respond to your posting above re: HESI. I would appreciate the information that helped you in getting through this exam...please let me know how I can get in touch with....I can't seem to send private messages because I haven't posted 15 postings on here but I don't think that should hold me back from being able to communicate or accept your help!. Thank you in advance.Last edit by Decemberblues on Feb 21, '10 : Reason: addressed to the wrong person
- Feb 21, '10 by DecemberbluesI also wanted to add that I am a member of other nursing forums on the web and the concerns with HESI is similar. I can see this becoming disastrous in the future if not already and I think part of the reason that things are more laidback about this entire HESI matter is because the nursing shortage has drastically been reduce from the recession. But if there were shortages and a need for nurses schools would work with students to get through this, especially if they are good students in all other courses and clinical aspects.
Here's one of my post....
I agree with all of the posts....The concerns that has been expressed by students at my school is the inconsistence of how the HESI is used. For instance when we started the program HESI was 10% of our final grade (but because many of us didn't do well on it and we don't get a second chance, the percentage was dropped to 5%)...then it was 10% (this percentage was mantained) in the next course offered that is suppose to be on NCLEX, then in the third class of like it became 15% (this percentage was also dropped to 10% to avoid a few fails)...but then when we got to the Med-Surg (the main material covered on NCLEX) the exam became 23-24%, NOT OF OUR FINAL GRADE but of our average exam grade. There was so much wrong with this: A) this was our first med-surg course B) we pretty much had 2 finals in ONE day...our original final for the course and then 30 min-1 hour later the HESI (this was based on a 8-10 week course of Med-Surg)...think of the mindset people were in. I'm not sure how many of your programs prep you for the HESI but at our school they lecture on the material they have selected and at times students are sitting in the HESI thinking I NEVER learned about this...so there's no prep time for the HESI at all. I've heard many students in Advisors offices complaining, but our school, like most of yours, do not care to listen or make it better. It is sad because there have been people who struggled on the HESI but then aced the NCLEX...when i was rotating I had one nurse who graduated from the same program 2 years earlier who said she went to the next state, took her test and had her license tranferred...I think things were a bit more loose back then, because when I look at that state I don't see she could have gotten by without involving her school. I get that the idea behind the test is to improve students passing rate on the NCLEX and of course to increase the passing rate percentage of that school...but I think with most regulations, each school have taken it into their hands to make it what they want it to be. I mean how is it that another nursing school 15 minutes away with the same degree requirements only have their students taking the HESI at the end of their program but from what I heard a lot of their students do well on this and on the NCLEX....you would think it would be accross the board. I have been trying to contact the head person of HESI for a long time but never know where to start, i mean who was the brainiac behind this plan...as nurses we work with our hands and yes brains too...it's not ALL about passing test. some people do extremely well in the clinical setting and mediocre in the exam setting. I know; I'm one of them and I don't think I should have some test telling me that I am not capable of being a nurse because I can't take test. What's frustrating is that I can pass a CPR/ACLS or the written part of this type test...but when it comes to these test I freak and my mind goes blank. I CERTAINLY see this becoming a huge problem in the future but it'll take a collaboration of Nursing Students from all over to make a change!
- Mar 24, '10 by r&r10I am so frustrated from this test, last try I had version # 3 and if anyone has any info in version # 4 I would realy appreciated. At this point I do not know what to do, I read the hesi book page per page, I did the cd questions (horrible questions) I am also doing Saunders questions, they are easier than the hesi ones but hesi is comleatly different and I am afraid that I will be confused. If anyone has some info from version 4 or maybe 5 I am not sure how many they are but I know my last one was nr 3 and I thik this time we will have nr 4. From 53 students only 18 passed and if we do not pass this time we do not graduate, can you imagine that, 3 years of no sleep no life for nothing.
- Apr 6, '10 by jowens80My wife just completed her final quarter of an ADN RN program but received an incomplete for her grade. The school revised the sylabis after the quarter started to limit the students to four attempts at the HESI exit exam which they just switched to the previous quarter. We hired an attorney and he states that they have clearly breached the "contract" or student handbook which in Ohio the courts have ruled is a legally binding contract because it doesn't mention any standardized exams required for graduation. Their claim is that they just changed the requirements for the final class and not the graduation requirements! We have proof that students from the previous quarter took the exit exam at least seven time and at least one never met the 850 benchmark, yet those students graduated and passed the NCLEX on the first attempt! Other students who passed the exit exam on the first try haven't passed the NCLEX after two attempts. The school claims that research backs up the validity of the HESI, but i'm not seeing it! If anyone has any lawsuits that may be relavent in our case could you share it? At this point it is my opinion that the school just wants to bleed up even drier of our money and drag this through court until we can't afford to fight them anymore! Please help
- Apr 11, '10 by mystic33Hi DecemberBlue,
Can you send me your hesi information also. I failed Exit 1 and will be taking Exit V-2 two in a few weeks. Thanks so much for posting this.
Quote from LPN2RN1972Hi I have been where you guys were. I have info and did a ton of research about the Hesi bc of course where I went to school they did not have a review which is why a lot of people don't pass the first time. If anyone wants my info my IM name is the same as my email address and I will gladly send you my info, bc it is GOOD!! A good thing to know is that there are 4 versions of the tests. This is how it works where I went to school. V-1 exit practice hesi. V2 the 1st exit hesi, V-3 the redo, and then V-4 the last one you can take and then have to retake the last 4 wks of school inculding redoing a ton of preceptorship hours. I would be glad to help anyone, just ask!!
- Apr 20, '10 by 2bnursek28Quote from r&r10I am so frustrated from this test, last try I had version # 3 and if anyone has any info in version # 4 I would realy appreciated. At this point I do not know what to do, I read the hesi book page per page, I did the cd questions (horrible questions) I am also doing Saunders questions, they are easier than the hesi ones but hesi is comleatly different and I am afraid that I will be confused. If anyone has some info from version 4 or maybe 5 I am not sure how many they are but I know my last one was nr 3 and I thik this time we will have nr 4. From 53 students only 18 passed and if we do not pass this time we do not graduate, can you imagine that, 3 years of no sleep no life for nothing.
Hi!! Can you please give me all the info on V3?? I'm about to take it soon, and I would really appreciate it!! I have info from V2 and can give you that!! Please contact me at email@example.com!
- Apr 21, '10 by nylpn2bI just took version 1 last week .needed 900 got 810. i thoink i'll be taking V2. has anyone taken it? any keep points you remember from the exam will be helpful.
- Apr 22, '10 by nylpn2bQuote from 2btmanrni'm having the same issue. i took the hesi a week ago and failed needed a 900 and got 810.this is my first attempt. i didnt know until after i took it that there were practice exams through hesi. called to see if i could purchase one and was told the school or instructor had to purchase. students could not. why did they never even give us the open of the practice test?No response? Did I offend anyone? I hope not. I am frustrated just as much as you guys. I looked on the hesit website yesterday. They offer various types of HESI exams. Entrance, specialty, midcurricular, and remediation. Why couldn't our school utilize any of these? Instead, they abandone my classmates, left them with nothing. Not even a degree. I saw one of their college transcript. Where it states Degree type, the school left it blank. Meaning... she did not recieve any type of degree. However, she did have 112 college credit hours. Most are nursing. Which we know are not transferrable.
I am so deeply concern with this form of punishment. I can't understand why the school does not want to help.
Well, if anyone wants to help this cause that is fine. That would be the most honorable thing to do.
I am thankful to read your advocacy in the manner.