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Comprehensive HESI: Good NCLEX Predictor or Not?

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Specializes in PCU / Telemetry. Has 8 years experience.

Hi all,

I took my comprehensive HESI exam last week and scored in the 75th percentile (average score was reported to be @ 850 and my score was almost 1000). It was actually my highest HESI score all year (having averaged 750-850 on prior subject specific HESI exams), so that really pleasantly surprised me. I was just curious to know whether this HESI test is considered to be a good predictor of NCLEX success. By NO means am I saying that I am ready for NCLEX right now (!!!!!) ... I just want to see whether or not I am on the right path. I like the fact that there is a score report which breaks down the areas in which you're weakest and it refers you to textbook information that explains the rationale for every question you got wrong.

Thanks for all advice given! :)

Now your asking for advise?? Didn't you just leave negative comments on someone post that was trying to help everyone? SMH....:down:

PacoUSA, BSN, RN

Specializes in PCU / Telemetry. Has 8 years experience.

Now your asking for advise?? Didn't you just leave negative comments on someone post that was trying to help everyone? SMH....:down:

Not asking for "advise" ... whatever.

After I took the HESI, I used the break down to help me with my weak areas, which I think is the most important thing to do. At my school, we had to take HESI twice and both times I scored between 850-900 and I did pass the NCLEX on the first try, but I studied like a crazy woman for 6 weeks. I also graduated with a student who scored almost 1000 (he said) and he failed the NCLEX the first time he took it. He thought since he did so well on HESI that he would pass the NCLEX the first time. Point is, do not depend on the HESI score as a good predictor. Take it as a lesson and learn.

With what you are saying, I believe that you are headed in the correct direction. The NCLEX is hard so make sure you study the areas that you were weak in HESI. I hope that helped.

PacoUSA, BSN, RN

Specializes in PCU / Telemetry. Has 8 years experience.

After I took the HESI, I used the break down to help me with my weak areas, which I think is the most important thing to do. At my school, we had to take HESI twice and both times I scored between 850-900 and I did pass the NCLEX on the first try, but I studied like a crazy woman for 6 weeks. I also graduated with a student who scored almost 1000 (he said) and he failed the NCLEX the first time he took it. He thought since he did so well on HESI that he would pass the NCLEX the first time. Point is, do not depend on the HESI score as a good predictor. Take it as a lesson and learn.

With what you are saying, I believe that you are headed in the correct direction. The NCLEX is hard so make sure you study the areas that you were weak in HESI. I hope that helped.

Sure helps, thank you ssaarraahh!