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- Jul 11, '09 by RNDreamerI agree. So far, with every HESI I have taken, the mistakes I made were where I over thought the question and completely bypassed the BASICS.
Quote from tothepointeI have heard the horror stories about the HESI but I took it and if you focus on knowing your procedures and med administration you'll be fine 50% of the test is on your BASIC nursing fundamentals.
Just don't freak out!
- Jul 11, '09 by tothepointeLVNThe best advise I ever heard for tests was don't write your own question, answer the question that is being asked. Remember the tests are seeking to find out if you will be a basic competent nurse in everyday situation. Its not testing to see if you are super nurse with a patient with an obscure disease.
- Jul 15, '09 by AmparoG-MckinleyQuote from tothepointeI think that is some of the best advice I have ever heard and I was also told by another member for those who were given answers they are the ones who are being hurt because no one will be there to give answers on the NFCLEX due to the way the questions are formated you never know what you will get. I was also told to be proud that I got an 838 the first time with no help and all on my own so when I test for the second and final time in dec. If I work hard I should be able to get an 870. So I will take all 3 pieces of advice yours being the funiest and my favorite "they are seeking to find out if you are a basic competent nurse in everyday situations, not to see if you are a super nurse with a patient with an obscure disease that no one's ever heard of" this made me smile and I will think of it when I am testing and remember it when I am feeling overwhelmed. Thanks from one nursing student to another this was a slight kick in the pants with a little humor just what I needed in my time of dread.The best advise I ever heard for tests was don't write your own question, answer the question that is being asked. Remember the tests are seeking to find out if you will be a basic competent nurse in everyday situation. Its not testing to see if you are super nurse with a patient with an obscure disease.
- Jul 15, '09 by Bortaz, RN100 people in the May graduating class at my school.
Were given the HESI and the NLN Exit exams, and were required to pass one or the other.
85 out of 100 students passed the semester and went on to take the HESI and NLN.
50 of the 85 passed one or both of them, and moved on to preceptorship and graduation.
35 of 85 failed both.
20 of 35 still have not passed HESI, after having taken it now 3 times.
They were told they'd have to find another way to become a nurse, or perhaps reenter the 2 year program at first level.
- Jul 15, '09 by tothepointeLVNI seem to recall there being ALOT of questions on bowel and bladder. I got most of those wrong when they gave me the print out showing the questions I got wrong.
- Jul 15, '09 by dblpnQuote from tothepointeI'm not due to take the hesi exist until next feb. what i don't like about the hesi is how our school and many others are using that test as a predictor of how one will do on the NCLEX. if you don't pass the hesi exit, eventhough you may have done very well throughout school, you can't graduate or get your degree and endorsement to take the boards. that is not fair to any of the students. i don't care what they say about the hesi it is not a good indicator of how well you do on the NCLEX. many nursing students passed hesi but flunked the NCLEX. it's just not fair and i think this deceptive practice by the schools should be stopped.I have heard the horror stories about the HESI but I took it and if you focus on knowing your procedures and med administration you'll be fine 50% of the test is on your BASIC nursing fundamentals.
Just don't freak out!
- Jul 15, '09 by tothepointeLVNWhy is the HESI any less fair that any other test? You haven't sat either the HESI nor the NCLEX yet you say the HESI is not fair? Rationale?
- Jul 17, '09 by dblpnQuote from tothepointeThe way they are using the hesi exit as a tool to measure your readiness for the NCLEX is not accurate and thus not fair. too many students has passed hesi and flunked state boards. my school gives three attempts to pass this exam, if you don't too bad so sad you're OUT! no matter how good your grades are. i may not have taken hesi exit, but i've read some pretty horrible stories of good students who didn't make the passing score on the hesi exit and was unable to get their diploma/degree. it's a deceptive unfair practice many schools are using to cover up the sub-standard education they're giving its students.Why is the HESI any less fair that any other test? You haven't sat either the HESI nor the NCLEX yet you say the HESI is not fair? Rationale?
- Jul 17, '09 by tothepointeLVNAllowing you to take a final 3x seems pretty fair to me. Most finals you only get to take once. If students fail the nclex after passing the HESI does not mean the test is flawed. There is usually 2-3 months after school to take the ncelx. Plenty of time to forget everything.
If your a good student who is actually EARNING the grade then the HESI is not a problem. It's a test of your basic fundamental skills.
- Jul 17, '09 by dblpntothepointe, i think you're missing my point lol. i don't have any problem with schools making students take these type of tests. that is fine use the hesi exit to show what areas students may be weak. don't say that you cant graduate or get your degree becuz you didn't make a passing score on hesi. that is not fair to students who've spent a lot of time and money to make it to graduate. obviously they're doing something right to make it that far.