Before taking this test I searched everywhere to try and find out what the critical thinking section would be like. I really couldn't find anything useful in easing my unease about that part of the test, so I thought I might post something to help others who take the HESI with the CT section. The information I received with my CT scores follows:This exam is a four-choice, multiple-choice test. All answers are correct. However, each choice reflects a different degree of critical thinking skills. Scores range from 0-1000. The higher your score is, the better your ability to think critically within the discipline of nursing. In addition to a total score on this exam you will receive scores on five sub-categories of critical thinking: Problem Solving: These questions refer to the process of inquiry in which the nurse seeks multiple facts to remove obstacles or resolve patient care problems. Biases and Ethical Dilemmas: These questions address ethical, legal, and moral issues, as well as biases nurses may have about patients and others. Argument Analysis: These questions refer to situations in which the nurse seeks to resolve conflicts or disagreements by considering multiple points of view. Analysis of Data: These questions address the need to interpret patient data correctly, and decide if further nursing action is required.It says five sub-categories, but it only details four. Prioritization of patient care is not listed, but I think the title is very descriptive. Someone on another post suggested a practical nursing book, but I didn't have a chance to find one and study it. I scored 870 overall on the CT section. Can a nurse accept muffins as a thank you? I know that I myself would want to say thank you with baked goods, but I don't know if that's something that should be done. I also am not certain to what extent an off duty nurse should diagnose a stranger. It's obvious from my scores that I needed more knowledge regarding Analysis of Data and Argument Analysis. (1) Analysis of Data 821(2) Argument Analysis 800(3) Prioritization of Care 916(4) Problem Solving 868(5) Resolution Biases/Ethical Dilemma 916Good luck!