Hesi Test (fundamentals)
- 0Just curious if anyone had any information on the HESI test for fundamentals. What topics should I study for more than others, etc.? Any information would be greatly appreciated. *Annie*
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- 0Dec 13, '05 by VickyRN Senior ModeratorI do not know much about the specifics of this test, but I know there are 50 questions on the Fundamentals portion. This subject has been discussed numerous times on the bulletin board. Try using the "Search" feature. Here are a few links which may be of assistance to you:
Best wishes to you
- 0Dec 16, '05 by crb613Quote from RN-BSN2BI think you are right. I also believe each school can have the test customized or just use a standard version. AGGH I hate those HESI's.........We too take HESIs at the end of each semester. I've taken a HESI over Fundamentals, Pharmacology, Psychiatric Mental Health,and Med/Surg and they all were 55 questions each.
Maybe the school can decide the amount of questions that are given.
- 0Dec 16, '05 by nurseboudinI just took the midcurricular HESI two days ago. It was hard.
1. Know how to prioritize your nursing diagnoses. If you have 5 patients, then which is most urgent?
2. Pharmacology - luckily, they stuck to the more commonly prescribed drugs. For the exit exam, I am planning on picking out the "TOP 5" for each system... respiratory, psych, etc...
3. Nutrition. There were a LOT of nutrition questions - maybe it just seemed that way because I wasn't prepared for it, but I really was overwhelmed by them. Of course some of them were integrated with pharm questions. Like what foods would you tell a patient to avoid if they were taking XXX?
4. Therapeutic communication - be honest, firm, and caring.
5. ALWAYS THINK ABOUT MASLOW'S HEIRARCHY OF NEEDS. There were a lot of questions I missed because I was more concerned with hospital policy than I was with the basic needs of the patient. These questions can be very tricky.
6. Basic assessment - obviously. Glasgow, DTRs, BP readings, pulses, etc... Diabetes and hypertension were biggies.
7. Know grains, micrograms, all the conversions for dosage calculations.
Hope this helps and good luck!!!Last edit by nurseboudin on Dec 29, '05