Quote from meggo
First off, please don't ask people for specific questions as that is defiantly cheating and will not help you learn what you need to pass this test and eventually NCLEX.
When you read the information in your book are you comprehending everything? These tests are designed to make sure you truly understand patients and their conditions not if you can repeat information. Look at what subjects where hurting you for example I was surprised to see that I didn't understand endocrine well. I really thought I did but I was consistently struggling with those questions. I'm really glad I figured that out because I spent a lot more time on that subject and if I hadn't I might have failed my NCLEX.
If you feel like you truly have a good grasp on the information look at what else is getting to you. Are you freaking out before the exam and not able to think? Try working on ways to calm down and keep yourself from getting so worked up because in the end it is only hurting you. Do you need to bring earplugs to help stay calm and concentrate?
Good luck studying, I hope you are able to pass this next attempt and then go on to NCLEX!
Pretty sure OP wasn't talking about getting specific questions, more like the TYPES of questions. Dont feel bad OP, it took me and several other classmates FIVE attempts at the exit HESI to pass it, and none of us are stupid. We all crushed the NCLEX with no problem, and I finished it in 50 minutes with minimum 75 questions.
The exit HESI is ridiculous, in my opinion. I've made post after post about this exam when I first graduated. I think it's a horrible way to screen people out from school to protect pass rates...... ANYWAY...
I would reccommend you get HURST review and start to review that. Unfortunately, there are specialty specific questions, especially on OB and psych on the HESI that I remember. Right off the bat, try to narrow questions down to 2 right answers, then think about it, go with your gut from there. Take your time, and take it easy.
Don't worry about the NCLEX at this point... if you can pass HESI, you can easily pass NCLEX, no problem. Like I said, I HIGHLY reccommend Hurst review, even for the HESI. It's a great system!