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Need to pass HESI to graduate...any suggestions?

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by LadyK,SN LadyK,SN (New Member) New Member

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Hey everyone! My school requires that nursing students pass the HESI in order to graduate. Needless to say, many of us are in a panic. Although I have approx. a year before I take it (and the NCLEX), I realize how time seems to be flying by in nursing school and I want to be prepared. This coming year classes are going to be tougher and more time consuming. I do not want all those crazy, stressful tests to sneak up on me because, as we all know, things seem to have a way of doing that. Any suggestions for helpful HESI books or techniques that may help me to pass.....better yet GRADUATE?!?! ;)

Thanks!

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NeosynephRN specializes in ICU, PACU, Cath Lab.

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We were required to buy a HESI book..alot of my classmates liked it and used it alot. I however just used my Saunders Comprehensive that I bought for my NCLEX review. I did not really "study" for the HESI. But that is what I would have used.

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I used the Hesi study guide and CD plus did Nclex review questions every chance I got. I am pleased to say that I passed the hesi first try and just graduated on May 12th. I start my preceptor for state licensure on June 5th and I am really excited. Good Luck and just keep answering any practice questions you can find and make sure you not only know the right answer but why the others are wrong. It is time consuming but it worked for me.

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My school requires that student pass an NCLEX style test before sending approval to the State Board. What is this HESI you're talking about? It is some type of NCLEX test made up by a particular group?

We were instructed to do NCLEX questions.....as many as we can over the next year. I use Saunders and Lippencott at the moment. However will be picking up a few more.

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My school did the same thing. We had to pass with a 900. Just take your time because you know the material and learn your test taking skills. We didnt use the hesi book, we just learned the art of taking standardized nursing test and reviewed the material.

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negative on the hesi book..too in depth and not enough time. I bought nclex flashcards that came in a box precut..thye were awesome and I kicked butt on HESI..I grad last yr

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I agree, don't use the Hesi book it's terrible. I suggest that you practice as many NCLEX questions as you can and if you do decide to buy a review book I would purchase the Kaplan RN-NCLEX Review 2007-2008 version it reasonable $35.00 it give great strategies on how to answer and identify what the questions are asking you.

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RosesrReder has 13 years experience as a ADN, BSN, RN.

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I will be taking the HESI too.........need 900 to pass and I am well beside myself. I have Kaplan, HESI, Saunders, NCLEX 3500, flash cards, took Kaplan review course.........you name it-I have it :uhoh3:

Problem, not enough hours in the day to work, study and finish class.........I need prayers at this point.

hugs, and good luck!

Jess

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My school requires that student pass an NCLEX style test before sending approval to the State Board. What is this HESI you're talking about? It is some type of NCLEX test made up by a particular group?

We were instructed to do NCLEX questions.....as many as we can over the next year. I use Saunders and Lippencott at the moment. However will be picking up a few more.

The HESI is probably very similar to the test that your school requires. Like you said, it's a test full of NCLEX style questions and we MUST pass it in order to graduate. I know many people who are stuck without degrees and not able to take the NCLEX or get a RN job because of the HESI. I'm sooo worried and don't want that to be me!

But, thanks everyone for your replies! I guess there is hope afterall! ;) I'll def start those NCLEX review questions ASAP!

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Not to worry I just took the PN HESI. There is no way to really study you either know it or you don't there is alot of common sense. Do not get caught up in the second guessing yourself game go with your gut and move on. In my class you have to get 850 to pass ( I got 948) with 90.46% accuracy.

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foxyhill21 specializes in trauma ICU,TNCC, NRP, PALS, ACLS.

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If people have time to study do your recommend the HESI book?

negative on the hesi book..too in depth and not enough time. I bought nclex flashcards that came in a box precut..thye were awesome and I kicked butt on HESI..I grad last yr

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DjMiG specializes in Oncology, EMS.

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WOW! A 850 to pass?!?!!? At our school we take something similar to the HESI but it is with ERI. I'm not sure how compatible it is with the HESI but I do know that there are more than 200 questions to answer. Anyways, Do you guys know if the 850 stands for a 85 percent? By the way, SammiLPN2be, congrats on your score! thats great!

Not to worry I just took the PN HESI. There is no way to really study you either know it or you don't there is alot of common sense. Do not get caught up in the second guessing yourself game go with your gut and move on. In my class you have to get 850 to pass ( I got 948) with 90.46% accuracy.

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