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- Mar 1, '09 by jollydogg_RNWell, I appreciate all of the support and stories of fellow people being in the same situation being posted on these forums. Right now its just frustration coming out. I still have PLENTY of time until my next HESI, and I've been studying, reading the individual chapters of review in the Saunder's newer 3rd edition, and doing questions from the 4th ed. of the Q&A of Saunders.
So, here's hoping that turning frustration into determination pays off!
- Mar 1, '09 by earthcrosserMy school had the two mandatory HESIs (and three optionals that weren't really optional, but they weren't counted against you or anything) during our checkpoints. I think the second HESI, taken right before Management/Health Admin, you had to make a 900 on it to move on. If you didn't, you got two weeks to study. Failed again meant sitting out a semester and taking a remedial course. Then you took the third attempt at the end of the quarter/semester/whatever. Many people have failed the first and/or second, but no one at my school has ever failed the third attempt. Remediation helps - they go over practice questions with the instructors and go to clinicals/classes that they are weak in.
They suck and aren't really like the NCLEX - too much straightforward content and mathy stuff. It was awful taking the final HESI right after Ike and completing a 5 1/2 week course in 3 1/2 weeks. The dean refused to give our class an extension on the first HESI attempt. It was very difficult taking it right after finals (I did it cold because I was too tired to study. Passed, but fell like 200-300 points from the first comprehensive HESI I took) and then moving into another course. But thank jeebus that's over, haha.
- Mar 1, '09 by Cecilia85does every school require you to pass this test? what about in California ? IM looking for an lvn program.. would i be required to take this exam as well?
- Mar 2, '09 by dblpni took the hesi as an entrance exam to an rn program and passed. it wasn't that hard. the school i'm with now has the hesi as an exit exam to see how well we'll do on the NCLEX.
- Mar 2, '09 by hypocaffeinemiaQuote from BeeNursey10HESI isn't the test, it's the company. They make a bunch of tests, including the entrance exam for many schools.i took the hesi as an entrance exam to an rn program and passed. it wasn't that hard. the school i'm with now has the hesi as an exit exam to see how well we'll do on the NCLEX.
We're talking specifically about the exit test HESI produces. It isn't, by anyone's standards, easy.
- Mar 2, '09 by dblpnhypocaffeinemia, is the hesi exit like the nclex? i would hope the exit exam covers what nursing students are taught in the classroom/clinicals. the program coordinators at my school never said what the test is about.
- Mar 2, '09 by jollydogg_RNits hard, and some versions of the exam are more difficult than the others. (as stated by the HESI website, scores ranging from 1000-1500 depending on the difficulty of the exam)
our class average dropped 80 points on the second version of the exam. here's to hoping the third version is easier!
- Mar 2, '09 by tothepointeLVNRemember though that it is also possible to get 100 ( well 99.99% ) and still get questions wrong as some are weighted more than others. At least that was the case with me.
- Mar 2, '09 by jayreneernThis really scares me as I am starting a program in May that uses many different HESI tests throughout the program. And they also use the HESI exit test before NCLEX. I would hope, like many others have stated, that someone would take away the accreditation from schools that are using this to weed out the students who clearly haven't been taught well enough...yikes.