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Hello! I took my HESI last weekend and wanted to share some things that helped me pass it. I read a lot of entries here before I took it and found some advice from others to be very helpful. A little background on me: I have a Master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psych. I always wanted to go to nursing school but couldn't because I worked full-time. Now that my husband is working a good job, I am able to only work part-time. I have been a flight medic in the Air Force for the last 19 years and am planning on retiring in 2 years so now is a great time for me to start a new career! My HESI scores were as follows:

Math 96%

A&P 96%

Vocab & Knowledge 98%

Grammar 96%

Reading Comp 94% 

I also took Chemistry and Biology even though they weren't required for my program of choice. I did NOT study at all for these sections:

Chemistry 84%

Biology 88%

I feel like I over studied and overstressed. I was trying to balance studying for the HESI, my A&P II class, and my Micro class. I found the math on the HESI to not be too bad (I am AWFUL at math). It's basically 95% fractions and ratios. I was worried about the Grammar section asking things like "what is the simple predicate of this sentence" or "which word is the adjective." Surprisingly, it was not that detailed. Just focus on the basics: being able to make a proper sentence with the correct punctuation. A&P was pretty straightforward. It helps that I just took A&P I and am currently in A&P II. Again, this section was not super detailed. Just focus on broad, general knowledge. The "hardest" section for me was the Reading Comp because I took it last and was tired of looking at the screen. It was a lot of reading and re reading to find the info they were asking for. I did not study at all for this section. 

Let me know if I can help anyone!

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Hi! Thank you so much for the information and i'm glad you passed it. 🙂

I'm planning on taking the test this weekend. How did you study for the test? And for the anatomy portion, is it mostly A&P 1 or 2? 

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On ‎2‎/‎5‎/‎2019 at 3:24 PM, Echey22 said:

I am sorry I am just seeing this! How did your exam go?

 

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1 hour ago, Echey22 said:

 

It's fine don't worry about it! It went well actually. Much better than I thought it would haha 

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On 2/5/2019 at 3:24 PM, Echey22 said:

Hello! I took my HESI last weekend and wanted to share some things that helped me pass it. I read a lot of entries here before I took it and found some advice from others to be very helpful. A little background on me: I have a Master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psych. I always wanted to go to nursing school but couldn't because I worked full-time. Now that my husband is working a good job, I am able to only work part-time. I have been a flight medic in the Air Force for the last 19 years and am planning on retiring in 2 years so now is a great time for me to start a new career! My HESI scores were as follows:

Math 96%

A&P 96%

Vocab & Knowledge 98%

Grammar 96%

Reading Comp 94% 

I also took Chemistry and Biology even though they weren't required for my program of choice. I did NOT study at all for these sections:

Chemistry 84%

Biology 88%

I feel like I over studied and overstressed. I was trying to balance studying for the HESI, my A&P II class, and my Micro class. I found the math on the HESI to not be too bad (I am AWFUL at math). It's basically 95% fractions and ratios. I was worried about the Grammar section asking things like "what is the simple predicate of this sentence" or "which word is the adjective." Surprisingly, it was not that detailed. Just focus on the basics: being able to make a proper sentence with the correct punctuation. A&P was pretty straightforward. It helps that I just took A&P I and am currently in A&P II. Again, this section was not super detailed. Just focus on broad, general knowledge. The "hardest" section for me was the Reading Comp because I took it last and was tired of looking at the screen. It was a lot of reading and re reading to find the info they were asking for. I did not study at all for this section. 

Let me know if I can help anyone!

How was the Chemistry section when you took it? You did really good 

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How was the chemistry section? What did it emphasize on?

 

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On ‎3‎/‎7‎/‎2019 at 10:42 AM, LivinmyPurpose said:

How was the Chemistry section when you took it? You did really good 

Hello! The chemistry section was actually pretty general and basic information. I STRUGGLED in chemistry last semester but I feel like taking it so recently really helped me on the HESI. Like I said, I didn't study for it at all and just winged it. It was asking about electron structure, basic periodic table info, etc. 

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On ‎3‎/‎8‎/‎2019 at 6:27 PM, Kjohnson15 said:

How was the chemistry section? What did it emphasize on?

 

It was very general and basic. It asked a lot about electron structure, the periodic table, oxidation/reduction. Like I said, I didn't study at all and just winged it but I do feel like me taking Chemistry last semester was really helpful. 

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2 hours ago, Echey22 said:

It was very general and basic. It asked a lot about electron structure, the periodic table, oxidation/reduction. Like I said, I didn't study at all and just winged it but I do feel like me taking Chemistry last semester was really helpful. 

Thank you! I think thats all im worried about on the Hesi is the Chemistry. I took Chem like over 5 yrs ago now so yea

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