Hesi Exit Test - page 9

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... Read More

  1. Visit  RadfordSN profile page
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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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  3. Visit  sweetna2003 profile page
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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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  4. Visit  BlessedRoseRN profile page
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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!!
  5. Visit  codysfreckles profile page
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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!
  6. Visit  suslastdnt profile page
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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).
  7. Visit  Goodoldnurse profile page
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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!
  8. Visit  lsw1956 profile page
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    My school requires a score of 900 to graduate. If the students aren't making the grade I have to wonder why. I was very Blessed to have made 1006 on my exit HESI but 875 was about the average and none of these students passed.
  9. Visit  oct3d profile page
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    I have passed the HESI now with 1052 but for all that drama it wasnt worth it there is a shortage for nurses but if you really want to become one you have to endure a lot to acheive it
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  10. Visit  lsw1956 profile page
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    Have you taken the state boards, if so do you think HESI prepared you for it? Which test was the more difficult, HESI or NCLEX?
  11. Visit  oct3d profile page
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    the Hesi was by far much harder because Nclex adapts to your knowledge not Hesi
  12. Visit  dorimar profile page
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    In my MSN program, this was a big discussion. It all centers on accountability and outcomes based education. As the nursing schools are accountable for NCLEX passing rates, they sometimes do everything possible to graduate only students who will pass. Many educators in my program also complained about the unfair admission requirements to thier nursing programs that excluded many potentially great nurses.
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  13. Visit  mcp-newG09 profile page
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    Don't feel bad at all- as a student I think I would be lucky to have you as my professor, clinical instructor, advisor, colleague, whatever... Advocating for your students when policies are blatanly unfair is something I wish other nursing faculty would consider. Or at least blogg about it like you did.
  14. Visit  oct3d profile page
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    you are so right and for some students the programs are quite expensive some like me had to go from a fulltime job to part time with no financial help and I kept up did what was required and they almost screwed me over a past fail rate this should be loked into by the state boards but again do you really think people care maybe maybe not


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