Need help passing HESI

  1. 0
    Hi everyone ,I am new to the site...
    I need help passing HESI, my school requires score of 85 % on HESI, and i got only 82 %. The first final exam was based on ATI and i did not pass. The second try was HESI, did not pass it. Now I am going to my third try, I am so scared. Got the HESI book , red it, did all exercises on the CD but am still scared. Can you give me un advise , or do you remember what questions you got when tahing HESI.Thank you
  2. Get our hottest student topics delivered to your inbox.

  3. 9 Comments so far...

  4. 0
    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!
  5. 0
    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!
  6. 0
    Hi Yi,

    I just took the exit for LPN by Hesi in Feb of 2011. i worked and went to school both full time with a 2hr 1 way commute w/ no family or spousal support. I killed myself and barely passed my classes so if I can do it so can you.
    I can guarantee you will pass if you do the following:

    Register at Evolve Elselvier.

    They have a practice test available for purchase for aprox $40.

    There's aprox 450 questions there w/ answers, I memorized EVERY single question, & mentally noted rationales.

    Its sooooooo helpful because you can test yourself endlessly until you get 100% for each of the 8 categories peds,
    fundamentals, etc.

    On the test there was 150 questions, only 20 or so were NOT on the practice test 7 those were the ones I failed,
    My score was 96%

    My school was new and still on probation w/ students failing miserably w/ an 20% avrg passing rate. Finally the school recommended Evolve's site. My class passed hesi w/ a 95% class average.

    You WILL pass
  7. 0
    As above, with the following note- if you are missing assessment or intervention questions, you need to focus on fundamental skills. Most of the rest can be knocked out by applying Maslow's and/or Ericson's scales. If you learn how to think, what to think becomes easy.
  8. 1
    Are you going to the Evolve website to review your test breakdown to see what areas you are weakest on? If so, are you doing the study packs?

    I just graduated this week but this past semester I was chosen to be a class 'mentor' to help other students pass the exit HESI. I can tell you that most students don't even look at their reviews and do the study packs.

    I have a theory, if you will... At my univ. students have to 'benchmark' with an 850 to pass. My theory is that if students are in the 750-849 range, he/she needs to learn HOW to take the exam; she needs a more strategic approach to the test vs. trying to relearn content.
    For example, if your test review indicates that you are weak on assessment questions, it does not mean you don't know how to assess lung sounds or whatever. It means that you are incorrectly answering a question that is asking what the nurse's assessment is. I fell into this category. When I realized that I was answering assessment questions with implementation answers and vice versa, I was KILLING the HESIs.

    I also think that everything on the HESI test is definitely in the HESI book. Know the lab values, the eponyms, and all those gray "HESI Hint" boxes.

    You can practice test questions all the live-long day but if you do not understand why you are missing questions, all the practice is just a waste of time.

    I also agree 100% with Rob. Make sure you understand Maslow backward and forward and on most questions you can apply Maslow and then ABCs or simply one or the other.

    Again, read, and re-read that HESI book. If it is on the test, it is IN that book. Take it with you everywhere you go and make it a habit to read it whenever you have a minute.
    manchmal likes this.
  9. 0
    Hello nyc ndn,

    Please can you send me the evolve practice test you are talking about.
    I tried buying it online and my teacher would not give me the course ID.
    It is not illegal, I called elsevier and they say I should ask my instructor for it.

    I can pay you for it.

    Please let me know.

    Thank you.
  10. 0
    Hello nyc ndn,

    Please can you send me the evolve practice test you are talking about.
    I tried buying it online and my teacher would not give me the course ID.
    It is not illegal, I called elsevier and they say I should ask my instructor for it.

    I can pay you for it. Please help me..I need the help fast. My mental health hesi is coming real soon.

    Please let me know.

    Thank you.
  11. 0
    Hi Whitney,

    yes I know it's perfectly legal. Just don't know why your psycho ass instructor and school for that matter won't help you. Don't they realize that a girl committed suicide who couldn't pass?!?!?!

    Please go to your school director and ask them, it is a code that is given to students.

    The versions change frequently so my questions will be different from yours, i know because my friend failed and her 2nd version was totally different. If they don't help you then contact me so I can give you instructions on how to request the number from your school.

    shookolachicasha@yahoo.com
  12. 0
    NCLEX made easy books. Do all the questions related to the topic. Also, be sure to review the rationale after taking the HESI exam. It give you an idea of how to approach the correct answer.


Top