hesi test for entry in RN program

  1. have anyone ever heard of a hesi test for entry into RN program? my friend told me she needs to do hesi to get into the RN program? weird huh?
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  3. by   krenee
    My school just switched to this . . . I had to take the TEAS and I hope I got in this year because otherwise I'll have to take the HESI also! It looks like there isn't any science on the HESI . . . which is kind of nice, that was my worst score on the TEAS.

    Kelly
  4. by   ohmeowzer RN
    what is a TEAS? wow hesi before the RN program ?? is it the the hesi RN? the same one you would take before you graduate?
  5. by   Jessy_RN
    I had to take the NLN RN pre-entrance exam and pass with a minimun 50% percentile in order to be eligible to apply. We also take HESI as an exit exam and must get a 900 for them to release our transcripts and take the boards. You get 3 chances if not, then you repeat a few semesters.

    I am soon to take it and beyond terrified.
  6. by   catzy5
    Quote from kluellen
    My school just switched to this . . . I had to take the TEAS and I hope I got in this year because otherwise I'll have to take the HESI also! It looks like there isn't any science on the HESI . . . which is kind of nice, that was my worst score on the TEAS.

    Kelly

    I just found out we will need the TEAS but not until we are accepted. Can you give me any info on that test.
  7. by   BlaineCM
    We had to take the HESI before our last semester. I can't imagine having to take it before you having any nursing knowledge.
  8. by   krenee
    what is a TEAS? wow hesi before the RN program ?? is it the the hesi RN? the same one you would take before you graduate?
    I guess . . . I don't know anything about it, they just announced that it's required now for pre-entrance. Sounds scary the way y'all are talking about it! I hope I get in this year so I don't have to take it!

    The TEAS (what I took) is the Test for Essential Academic Skills from ATI institute. You can look them up online and they have a practice test which is somewhat helpful; they also have a study guide. The TEAS covers Science, Math, and English broken down into two sections but I forget what they are . . . maybe it's English and Reading . . . something like that. I didn't find the test that difficult, but I did study beforehand. The science was the hardest. FWIW I thought the study guide was much harder than the actual test.

    Kelly
  9. by   bpo93
    We were required to take the HESI with a score of no less than 75%. There were eight parts to the test: Biology, A&P, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Math, and a couple of other parts that had to do with finding out what kind of learner you are. It was not as bad as I had expected it to be. During the program, we will have to pass another HESI before we can move forward. I believe that we have two chances to take the test and pass before advancing. I just got my letter of acceptance into the ADN program offered at Grayson County College in north Texas! Yay!!!!! Class of 2009, baby!!!!!!
  10. by   ijuanabhappy
    Hi there! I got my acceptance letter for the Grayson ADN program also. I can't wait! Congratulations!!
  11. by   VIXEN007
    When do you start classes at Grayson?
  12. by   ijuanabhappy
    Quote from VIXEN007
    When do you start classes at Grayson?
    Last week of August I believe.
  13. by   violingirl
    I took the HESI A2 a few weeks ago... the entrance test. It's not bad at all. The study guide you can buy covers it all pretty well. We did math, reading, A&P, personality, and learning styles. I scored 95% composite on it.
  14. by   shopaholic42488
    were the anatomy and biology questions pretty much from the study guide?? or did you study from other books as well????

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