1. HI all,, just thought id share my relief. We were the first class from my school that were required to take HESI and pass it before graduation. (No pressure here!) I think everyone was so stressed we all had decided we wouldnt pass it before we ever got started.
    We i got out with a 99.99% and i am overjoyed. I know sounds like such a trivial thing, but when they put your whole program on one test it does really get to ya.

    For those of you who have to take the HESI, dont take it lightly.
    YIPEEEE,,,, now just boards to go
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  3. by   Rena RN 2003
    way to go!
  4. by   NurzofFaith
    Congrats on your sucess!!

    I understand your stress! My class was the first to have to pass the NLNs with a score of better than 40% nationally, which just means we had to do better than others nationwide by that percent. Those who didnt, had to remediate or take an incomplete and not graduate. I studied hard and didnt have any problem getting good percentiles We did have a few to remediate, but they completed it before graduation, thank goodness.

    Why did your college start requiring this? Ours did this because of the past years board pass rate which is around 97%. We also took the ARNETs and had to pass those too, or remediate. Its frustrating but understandable. Some in my class felt they were being punished for the classes before us, others of us felt like it was a preventative measure.

    Thank God its all over and we can prepare for the BIG test now!!

    Best of luck to you!!!
  5. by   peaceful2100
    Meownsmile, CONGRATULATIONS on the HESI. I got a 99.99 on the Hesi 3 weeks back so I can related. It is something to be overjoyed with and proud of and it is ok to be overjoyed and proud

    Congratulations on getting finished I wish you the best on the NCLEX and the you can really celebrate even more. :hatparty:
  6. by   meownsmile
    My school started requiring HESI scores above 80% because a class a year or so bragged how they didnt study and almost half the class didnt score within the upper 20%. And they say it keeps them aligned with state averages for board passage.
    At least that is the story I get. My thought is that it is a good guide for the instructors to guage their teaching methods and content but because they are bought from the company that writes the test they werent happy to find that people were blowing it off and it wasnt giving them the picture that they wanted(waste of money). So now they give us 3 opportunities to pass, charge us for each test taken, and make it mandetory for completion of the program.

    Thanks for the congrats people, I feel so good tonight not having to hit the books!!!!!
  7. by   babynursewannab
    Feeling kinda dumb here. What's the HESI?
  8. by   StudentSandra
    congrats meow :hatparty: :hatparty: