Just finished taking HESI A2! My experience might help you... - page 2

I took the following sections: Math, Reading comprehension, Vocabulary & general knowledge, Grammar, Anatomy & Physiology, Learning styles, and Personality test. Best test prep for the MATH... Read More

  1. by   Getting To Great
    @Red35: Thanks for calming my nerves...I want to take this exam before the school I hope to attend changes their requirement. I have the Teas V book as well and it is so overwhelming because it is so much information to take in. Thanks again...
  2. by   Red35
    if you don't mind me asking..when are you taking the test?
  3. by   Getting To Great
    Quote from Red35
    if you don't mind me asking..when are you taking the test?
    I don't have a set day, but I would like to take it in the next couple of months (once I feel prepared).
  4. by   Red35
    Good luck let us know when you take the exam
  5. by   bettybeauty22
    Hello, thank you for your helpful information.
    I have a question...Jena did you get the paper book or the online kit for the Elsevier HESI Admission Assesment Exam Review books?
    I went on amazon to order it but it keep this online kit access code.... so which one do u suggest, if u please give me a link to it...

  6. by   bettybeauty22
    Good luck to every one...
  7. by   fancyeyes
    So when you say that you can pick which sections to do...how does that work? Do you pick one at a time to do? Also I read somewhere you can't go back, is this true? Was everyone given paper and pencil? I hear some testing centers are using white-boards now.

  8. by   Sinu83
    Hey guys, I took HESI last week and made 96% as cumulative score. I thought the test wasn't that bad except English reading part because English is my second language.
  9. by   allyjune
    Just took my HESI A2 Exam at Lehman College... Here's some tips so maybe you can have a better experience than I did. Unfortunetly my school never informed me or anyone for that matter when you could sign up for the exam, they told me I'd be given a test date when I submitted my application. So I finally found out too late and there was only 1 section left open which was 10 days later. I did not have the proper time to actually study for this exam but I did spend 2 hrs a night studying Davis's step by step math for nurses (which is a break down of ratios, proportions, measurements, fractions, decimals, etc. I also made an a&p study guide on my own from the Quizlet Hesi A2 A&P Practice deck. (HESI A2 Entrance - A&P flashcards | Quizlet) I knew that critical thinking and reading comprhension was my strongest suite so I spent very little time on these two subjects.

    I noticed that the test was very random with the A&P and the math questions, although the math was very basic, I am very bad with math and because I had so little amount of time to prepare I got stuck on a lot of the questions.

    Mostly all the math questions were ratios and adding, subtracting, dividing, and multiplying mixed numbers plus regular fractions. There was also a lot of word problems (which I'm horrible with) The regular adding, subtracting of whole numbers and decimals was easy because they provide a calculator on the test. I suggest you spend most of your time on ratios, proportions, how to solve word problems, and fractions. The only conversions I had were gallons to cups, ounces to cups, and ounces to pints. 3 questions on that. I had 2 questions about military time.

    The A&P questions I had that I can remember were "where is the mitral valve located" "which vessel brings nutrients to the liver" "which organ absorbs nutrients" "where is the cabaneous located" "what is the function of carbon dioxide in the body" "what is the sebaceous gland" "what is the function of the hypothalmus" and 1 question about meiosis nothing on mitosis. That's all I can really remember.

    50 reading comprehension questions (multiple choice)
    50 math questions (about 6 fill-ins the rest multiple choice)
    30 A&P questions (multiple choice)
    30 Critical thinking questions (multiple choice)

    The critical thinking was set up like this:
    Patient: description of patient
    Situation: condition they were in and scenario
    Action you should take: gives 4 or 5 different answers and you have to choose the best 1.

    I got an 83% on A&P
    I got a 90% on Reading Comp.
    & a 70% on Math

    I failed the test because of my math, you have to get a 75% or higher in each section or you are not able to be considered for admission to the program. Now I am stuck with no plan B. I really hope you take what I wrote into consideration and prepare!!! It's basic stuff but its random stuff so it's a little bit tricky.

    Good luck all!!
  10. by   Assess&Safety1st
    Thank you for the information. I will be taking the hesi exam next month .
  11. by   mizjennjenn
    Are we allowed a calculator on the math portion or is it all hand jammed?
  12. by   __patiently_waiting
    Quote from mizjennjenn
    Are we allowed a calculator on the math portion or is it all hand jammed?
    There's a calculator built into the exam.
  13. by   attiyyad
    grtt info!