Passed Hesi A2 1st time (my thoughts)

  1. Just took the Hesi this afternoon. Passed with 93.14% cumulative! I couldn't be happier, as I did not dedicate at much time to studying as I should I have.

    My individual scores:

    Bio - 92%
    Chem - 92%
    A&P - 88%
    Math - 98%
    Vocab - 98%
    Reading - 94%
    Grammar - 90%

    All in all, I felt like the actual test was easier then the practice tests I took.

    How I studied (when I studied)

    Read the Hesi Exam review about a month ago, I highlighted things I felt I didn't know or remember too well

    I was on the pocket app quite often, 10 minutes, 10 minutes there, watching tv etc, focused mostly on Bio, Chem and A&P.

    Cliff Notes A&P

    Old class notes for Chemistry

    and quizlet etc for practice tests

    Math - super easy, mostly ratios and mixed fractions (mostly adding and subtracting) very few conversions (I had maybe two, and they were metric to metric)

    A&P - A lot easier than I expected, a few questions I remember were: What bone has no articulation with any other bone. What male organ is in both the reproductive and urinary system, what connects the kidney to the bladder.

    Chem - Can't remember most of the questions, but know PH, conjugate acids/base, orbitals, atomic mass

    Bio - Overlapped a lot with Chemistry, multiple questions on phospholipid bi-layer, active & passive transport, cell structure, dna (know your pairs!) genotype/phenotype -know the difference

    Vocab - Nothing in the Hesi book was like what this actually was, I only did so well because I have a good vocabulary in general, best I can say is google hesi vocab and do a whole bunch, know synonyms.

    Grammar - probably the most confusing for me, hesi book is great for this as a refresh of all the rules. Know contractions, independent/dependent clauses, spelling, punctuation.

    Reading - Hardest part for me was answering what was being implied.

    All in all, I am so pleased, my school requires at least an 80% math and 80% cumulative. I was aiming for at least a 91% because admission is strictly point based.

    Good Luck to all who are going to take it
    Last edit by Munkee on Dec 6, '17
  2. Visit Munkee profile page

    About Munkee

    Joined: Dec '17; Posts: 6; Likes: 1
    from FL , US


  3. by   lecole01
    You did amazing! Congratulations. Also, thank you for your feedback. I take my Hesi in 4 Days! I was a little nervous about it but I think that I'll be okay. I also have been using pocket prep and I find it very beneficial.
  4. by   Olusubomi
    Congratulations, you did so well. I have the HESI Admission Assessment-Exam Review (3rd edition), do I need to get the fourth edition or I should continue using my book? Thank you.
  5. by   Munkee
    I think you should be ok with 3rd edition.