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HESI HELL!!! 2-17-15

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by nur215 nur215 (New) New

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I'm having the hardest time passing my exit hesi. I've tried and failed four times. I'm now struggling with even being motivated to study anymore. I'm trying different study methods such as study groups, but I haven't found any. Any info or tips would be helpful.

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It took me 4 tries to pass mine , HESI is a completely different kind of test from ATI what where your scores and is this for LPN or RN ?

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I scored between 600-750. It is for the RN. I've passed the NCLEX for my LVN, but I can't pass the HESI to save my life. I'm just not sure what to do.

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strawberryluv is a BSN, RN and specializes in LTC, Med-surg.

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If you're studying for the Hesi-RN, I recommend buying the HESI Comprehensive Review for NCLEX-RN

HESI Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination - Kindle edition by HESI. Professional & Technical Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

This link is for buying it off of Amazon. You need to study from the resource that is written by the people who make HESI exams. Thats the smart way. Thats how I got a good score on my Hesi exam.

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Don't give up! I found that simply reviewing content just does not cut it when studying for HESI or NCLEX...so my suggestion? the Evolve Adaptive Quizzing (EAQ) for NCLEX....it is an amazing program with 10,000 questions and you beat levels for each topic. For example, under the Med-Surg topic there are subtopics such as Cardiovascular. You keep doing questions until you beat level one (level 1 of mastery) and then it will start giving you level 2 questions and finally level 3. It's an amazing program with rationale. If you already went through nursing school then you learned the material, now it's time to apply it! DO QUESTIONS!! I passed my exit hesi with over 1,000 and passed NCLEX. You CAN do it!

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We can study together, I fail too and I am trying to see if my school will allow me to retake.

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I failed Hesi too, I did not pass and I did not graduate. Now I do not know what to do. To get into another nursing program , I have to start all over, The only thing I can transfer is my prerequisites. Four years of my life including the money is all a waste . I am devastated. Does anyone know how I can go into LPN with this. I passed all my nursing classes but fail Hesi exit. and I finished all BSN courses. It is really wrong what nursing is doing to people like me.

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you should fight it i know people who have taken the test 7-8 times .... at my school ( trade school) you can keep taking it but have to pay 50 $ after the 2nd attempt

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kalycat has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in CVICU CCRN.

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If you're studying for the Hesi-RN, I recommend buying the HESI Comprehensive Review for NCLEX-RN

HESI Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination - Kindle edition by HESI. Professional & Technical Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

This link is for buying it off of Amazon. You need to study from the resource that is written by the people who make HESI exams. Thats the smart way. Thats how I got a good score on my Hesi exam.

I don't know much about the HESI, but this is good advice. I'm a veteran of more than a few standardized tests in this and in my previous field, and as far as prep work goes, I have always had the best results when using materials that came from the organization that actually wrote the test. We weren't required to take this as a part of my BSN program; however, we did use ATI throughout the program and were required to pass a final, comprehensive ATI with a score of 90% or better in order to graduate and sit for the NCLEX. For those who didn't meet the ATI score, they weren't allowed retakes, but were assisted in taking either an ATI NCLEX prep course or Kaplan, and upon successful scoring with these prep courses/predictors, had their incomplete converted and received their ATT. There were only 24 students in my cohort, but all passed the NCLEX on the first attempt. 4 were required to take a review course but it was quickly completed and they didn't encounter issues with the NCLEX itself.

I feel horrible for you guys after reading so many of these HESI threads! What a situation to be in after all of that at work. It seems that at least your program should have prepared you extensively for this exam if they are going to place such tremendous emphasis on it, even to the point of withholding your degree or certificate. I'm usually one who flies under the radar with stuff like that and I don't much enjoy arguing with administration on program standards, but I would strongly encourage you to take this up the chain of command for your program, or further if necessary!

What kind of program demands an exit exam like this, but then students are having to re-take it 7 or 8 times to graduate?!? What kind of preparation did they provide, and what was the quality of the rest of the program?? It seems you should have at least some recourse with your school if you successfully and consistently completed the other requirements of the program.

As I said, I don't know much about the rationale behind the HESI specifically or what it is supposed to prove as far as academic success/NCLEX success, so I may be way off base, but withholding a diploma with no chance for remediation seems really extreme, particularly if you were above passing standards throughout the the program itself. I wish you guys all the best in dealing with this....and I would really try to advocate for yourselves as much as possible. I didn't *love* ATI, but I did feel it was manageable, the content was consistent, and it was solid preparation for the NCLEX. Best wishes to all of you.

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Hi Andyyyedm. I sent you an email. I am on my last attempt with HESI RN Exit Exam.

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Did you ever get a response from ACCRN2012? I am in serious need of HESI Exit exam help. I pray that you passed your exam.

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84 Posts; 2,533 Profile Views

Hey people i can only help LPN not RN the tests for hesi exit exam are different im in LPN

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