which is harder: NCLEX or HESI?

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For all of you who've taken both the NCLEX and an exit HESI, which one do you think was more difficult? I've been told the HESI is harder. I did well on my exit HESI and will be taking the NCLEX soon.

What do you guys think?

jdub3

61 Posts

Specializes in Orientation hahahaha.

Hessi is harder, in fact, has nothing to do with NCLEX. Just lowers your self esteem.

star77, MSN, RN

219 Posts

Specializes in Emergency, Critical Care Transport.

I thought the NCLEX was much more difficult than the HESI.

beachbutterfly

414 Posts

I heard rumors that NCLEX was much harder.

Mexarican

431 Posts

Specializes in Pediatric Intensive Care, Urgent Care.

Easily HESI was harder...

Mex

Specializes in ICU.

HESI was longer (hours & hours), versus a shorter 75 question NCLEX.

You'll hate them both. Take them & move on!

gipsonbee

20 Posts

Specializes in LTC.

Hesi was harder.

8jimi8ICURN

231 Posts

Specializes in Flight RN, Trauma1 CVICU STICU MICU CCU.

I heard from my classmates that HESI is harder. I had quite a few friends who took and failed almost every HESI test in our program, we had 5, and passed NCLEX in 75 / 1 hour 30 mins.

Personally, I passed all of my HESI's at least over the 85% benchmark (don't ask me my grades i can't remember 900's or something) and I never studied at all for them. My instructors actually told us not to study for them, that it would be a great indicator of what we actually did need to study.

i haven't taken NCLEX yet, but i've done the hurst review twice and i'm not scared of it! :)

jdub3

61 Posts

Specializes in Orientation hahahaha.

Hessi is an extreme benchmark to compare competency for NCLEX IMO. It is in no way an accurate reflection of you ability to pass NCLEX. I will say this though, the people making in the 550 and 600 range on Hessi are the only 2 people who have failed NCLEX in my class. Although, last years class had a student that never got over a 550 on Hessi and passed NCLEX in 75. But, for a University to hold grades or even make a student repeat b/c of Hessi is rediculous and needs to addressed.

Mexarican

431 Posts

Specializes in Pediatric Intensive Care, Urgent Care.
Hessi is an extreme benchmark to compare competency for NCLEX IMO. It is in no way an accurate reflection of you ability to pass NCLEX. I will say this though, the people making in the 550 and 600 range on Hessi are the only 2 people who have failed NCLEX in my class. Although, last years class had a student that never got over a 550 on Hessi and passed NCLEX in 75. But, for a University to hold grades or even make a student repeat b/c of Hessi is rediculous and needs to addressed.

wow...550 and 600 on the HESI is really low...but oh well as long as you pass nclex...thats all that matters

mex

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