HESI A2 Exam

  1. so I'm new here and I'm taking my HESI tomorrow. I am super scared (like most people) and I'm shooting for the 90's. I was wondering if any of you guys have any last minute study tips? I've been studying for the past few weeks/months so I was just wondering if there was anything you guys used to review before the test. Also, do they provide a calculator? And does the test tell you what you got right or wrong after you submit a question?

    Sorry in advance if these questions are stupid ;(
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   kbriscoe24
    I haven't taken the HESI just yet, but I hear that on the A&P section you should know your organ systems, hormones, and muscles. The math section should come with a calculator so you can't bring your own. It would be good if you knew how to do the problems by hand. It probably won't tell you what exact questions you missed, but it should give you your score at the end. Let me know how you do tomorrow! I need so insight for when it's my turn! Hope this helps and GOOD LUCK!
  4. by   sopra
    I will! I'm shooting for a 90+ so I can get 3 points added to my application to nursing school
  5. by   kbriscoe24
    Quote from sopra
    I will! I'm shooting for a 90+ so I can get 3 points added to my application to nursing school
    Where are you located?
  6. by   sopra
    Quote from kbriscoe24
    Where are you located?
    I'm trying to do ADN programs at either Del Mar, Victoria College, or South Texas College (if that's what your question was)
  7. by   kbriscoe24
    Quote from sopra
    I'm trying to do ADN programs at either Del Mar, Victoria College, or South Texas College (if that's what your question was)
    Great! Let me know how it goes
  8. by   funnie17
    Quote from kbriscoe24
    I haven't taken the HESI just yet, but I hear that on the A&P section you should know your organ systems, hormones, and muscles. The math section should come with a calculator so you can't bring your own. It would be good if you knew how to do the problems by hand. It probably won't tell you what exact questions you missed, but it should give you your score at the end. Let me know how you do tomorrow! I need so insight for when it's my turn! Hope this helps and GOOD LUCK!
    Hi all,
    I recently took the Hesi A2 and scored a 94. I received my worst score in the A&P section which was a shock because I'm reasonably strong in A&P and I was expecting my score in this area to be in the high 90s. When I studied for A&P I focused of on all of the organ systems and I paid extra attention to hormones (producing organs, mechanisms which cause hormone production/release, and action. In total my exam (every exam is different) included 2 or 3 questions about hormones.
    I was expecting an on screen calculator but for my exam there wasn't one and all of the work had to be done by hand. Initially this totally stressed me out but in the end I scored 100% in this section. To list a few concepts, the math section included conversions (metric and standard), ratios (there were a bunch of ratios on my exam), algebra (fairly basic), and all of the fundamentals like percentages.
    For vocab. I studied every word I could locate that someone had attributed to the Hesi (about a hundred in total). In total, doing this helped me score well in this section but my exam only had about 3 or 4 of the extra words I studied on it. The section on grammar was fairly straight forward and some the more difficult questions I answered instinctually and was successful doing so. As far as comprehension, I took the time to re read the passages as needed because some of them were fairly long. This section is pretty straight forward.
    As far as everything else - stay calm, take your time, don't rush through the questions and re read them as necessary, keep track of time (The exam took me nearly the entire time allowed but doing the math problems by hand had a lot to do with this), and kill it! You got this!
    PS
    Questions could only be looked at once so there was no going back - you either knew the answer or not.
    Best Regards,
    funnie17
  9. by   kbriscoe24
    Quote from funnie17
    Hi all,
    I recently took the Hesi A2 and scored a 94. I received my worst score in the A&P section which was a shock because I'm reasonably strong in A&P and I was expecting my score in this area to be in the high 90s. When I studied for A&P I focused of on all of the organ systems and I paid extra attention to hormones (producing organs, mechanisms which cause hormone production/release, and action. In total my exam (every exam is different) included 2 or 3 questions about hormones.
    I was expecting an on screen calculator but for my exam there wasn't one and all of the work had to be done by hand. Initially this totally stressed me out but in the end I scored 100% in this section. To list a few concepts, the math section included conversions (metric and standard), ratios (there were a bunch of ratios on my exam), algebra (fairly basic), and all of the fundamentals like percentages.
    For vocab. I studied every word I could locate that someone had attributed to the Hesi (about a hundred in total). In total, doing this helped me score well in this section but my exam only had about 3 or 4 of the extra words I studied on it. The section on grammar was fairly straight forward and some the more difficult questions I answered instinctually and was successful doing so. As far as comprehension, I took the time to re read the passages as needed because some of them were fairly long. This section is pretty straight forward.
    As far as everything else - stay calm, take your time, don't rush through the questions and re read them as necessary, keep track of time (The exam took me nearly the entire time allowed but doing the math problems by hand had a lot to do with this), and kill it! You got this!
    PS
    Questions could only be looked at once so there was no going back - you either knew the answer or not.
    Best Regards,
    funnie17
    What was your score for A&P? And what kind of questions were on that section ?
  10. by   sopra
    Hey guys, I took my exam on Friday (Nov. 10th) and I got an 88 instead of a 90 (which is what I was shooting for). But thankfully, my school allows me to retake certain sections, so I might do that.

    Math:92
    Reading Comprehension: 96
    Anatomy & Physiology: 80
    Vocabulary: 88
    Grammer: 84

    I highly suggest studying the study guides from Elsevier for the English portion.
    Study math from the Elsevier study guide and do practice tests online for more practice
    Study a&p from the study guide as well and also study from other sources and practice tests. I also recommend studying with pocket prep
    (couldn't buy it ;( )

    I know if I studied a little harder (1-2 hours a day) I could've gotten a higher score.


    Good luck to everyone planning on taking the HESI!
  11. by   BiancaBadou
    Would the 3rd edition of the Elsevier be good to study from?
    I'm unsure if I should purchase the Pocketprep. My exam is this week (I'm scared like crazy).
  12. by   funnie17
    Quote from kbriscoe24
    What was your score for A&P? And what kind of questions were on that section ?
    If I remember I think my score was about 82 or 84%, this section only has 30 questions so there's not a lot of room for error. It felt as though I had questions from every organ system: bones, muscles, endo/exo, neural (structure, function, and systems), cardio/ vascular, respiration - all of them. An example question would be simething like this: Indicate which muscle or muscle group is respinsible for abducting the forarm?

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