Hesi Test (fundamentals)

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    Just 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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    I see people are viewing my post but no replies! Seriously guys.....it would really help........
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    I 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:

    http://www.etsu.edu/etsucon/frequent...ions_about.htm
    http://www.hesitest.com/students/
    http://www.hesitest.com/students/selfstudy.asp
    http://www.flashcardsecrets.com/hesi/
    http://allnurses.com/forums/f50/what...ean-51988.html
    http://allnurses.com/forums/f121/hesi-test-52156.html
    http://www.nursingcenter.com/library...icle_ID=585242

    Best wishes to you
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    the test i'm taking is ONLY fundamentals......will there still be only 50 questions?
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    Just study your basic fundamental stuff. I have taken 5 hesi's so far & all have had 50 questions. The fundamental hesi is not real difficult. Good Luck
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    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.
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    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.
    I 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.........
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    I just took the midcurricular HESI two days ago. It was hard.

    My advice
    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
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    Have anyone used those hesi flashcards to study? http://www.flashcardsecrets.com/hesi/
    I am interested b/c it would be nice to have portable flashcards to keep in my purse or wherever to study from.
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    Hi. I just found this website so sorry for the very late posting. I guess the question now is...did the flashcards help? I'm getting ready to take the exit HESI so any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!


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