HESI APRN Patho

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Specializes in Interventional Radiology, NeuroRadiology, EP. Has 9 years experience.

Hello! I am nearing my second term at USU , doing my FNP.
HESI is scheduled twice and I haven’t seen a lot of resources to help prepare.

Any advice ?

I am indebted to you! Thank you!

MultipNP, BSN, MSN, RN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Family Practice, Psychiatry. Has 17 years experience.

I am currently in Advanced Patho at USU. My first HESI is scheduled in a week and a half and they have given ZERO information as to how to study. I am not sure what is on a mid-curricular HESI so have no idea what to expect. Plus - many students in the FNP program haven't taken one in many years (like me!). SOOOOOOO frustrated. I've invested in a couple different study/test bank sites to help.....

If anyone has any info on how to study, I'm also interested! 🙏🏻

MultipNP, BSN, MSN, RN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Family Practice, Psychiatry. Has 17 years experience.

Hi Alex,

I did better than I expected.  I felt like I had failed but I didn’t.  While my grade still wasn’t what I consider “good” by regular standards, it was still a good bit higher than the class average which shows it’s not supposed to be a perfect score scenario.  Thankfully it’s not heavily weighted.  I really wish USU would not make it part of the grade at all because it shouldn’t be.  It is simply a predictor of whether one might be well suited to the profession.  
 

If you are preparing for it, just remember that it’s best to stay as calm as possible and just think critically about each question.  You likely won’t *feel* great about it while taking it.  The process of just taking a proctored online test is stressful enough (it took 2 hours from logging onto just get into the test at all, which was maddening), just do your best and you should be fine.

MultipNP, BSN, MSN, RN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Family Practice, Psychiatry. Has 17 years experience.

As for Pathophysiology, I survived.  I no longer have a 4.0, though! 🤦🏻‍♀️

I'm curretly doing my Patho. My midterm test was not that good and it weight a lot for my final grade. Thanks!

Thanks! Any advise on this class?

MultipNP, BSN, MSN, RN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Family Practice, Psychiatry. Has 17 years experience.

My midterm was very disappointing as well.  Just do the best you can to relax and enjoy learning the material.  I think my stress level hurt me a lot.  Do the reading and if you have questions definitely ask!  

I also invested in a membership at Picmonic.com - which makes things ridiculously simple and helps with memory.

Stevoh760

Specializes in Emergency. Has 12 years experience.

I'll be taking the HESI this Sunday for USU's advanced patho course! Same here, not many study resources online regarding Elsevier's HESI exam but I've been doing a few HESI V1 and V2 Q&A's but still not sure how that will go.  

MultipNP, BSN, MSN, RN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Family Practice, Psychiatry. Has 17 years experience.

Good luck!  Other good resources are the APEA question banks.  I bought a subscription for the patho question bank.  I’m scheduled for the Advanced Health Assessment HESI on Monday and got some Exam Edge (a couple of professors suggested these during Immersions) sample tests  to prepare.  

On 8/6/2020 at 2:56 PM, MultipRN said:

I am currently in Advanced Patho at USU. My first HESI is scheduled in a week and a half and they have given ZERO information as to how to study. I am not sure what is on a mid-curricular HESI so have no idea what to expect. Plus - many students in the FNP program haven't taken one in many years (like me!). SOOOOOOO frustrated. I've invested in a couple different study/test bank sites to help.....

If anyone has any info on how to study, I'm also interested! 🙏🏻

Hi I am also at USU, I have my HESI for pathophysiology in a few weeks. I would appreciate if you could please suggest any study tips for HESI, midten and final. I would appreciate your help. TY

MultipNP, BSN, MSN, RN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Family Practice, Psychiatry. Has 17 years experience.

You have the benefit of Picmonic through USU now - definitely use that!  Also - just learn AS MUCH of the patho you can.  But, most of all, don’t stress too much.  The HESI is rough, but not worth have a panic attack!  Just use common sense and remember how to triage each situation. You’ve got this. ❤️