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

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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!

NeosynephRN

Specializes in ICU, PACU, Cath Lab.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

RosesrReder, RN

Specializes in NICU/PICU/OR.

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

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!

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.

foxyhill21

Specializes in trauma ICU,TNCC, NRP, PALS, ACLS.

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

DjMiG

Specializes in Oncology, EMS.

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.

Did anyone take the HURST review before the hesi exit exam? If so,

was it helpful?

foxyhill21

Specializes in trauma ICU,TNCC, NRP, PALS, ACLS.

I am wondering the same thing.... Is the HURST review helpful

Did anyone take the HURST review before the hesi exit exam? If so,

was it helpful?

ohmeowzer RN, RN

Specializes in ob/gyn med /surg.

i took the hesi , but didn't need it to graduate. we just took it once for a class and i just rushed through it..lol... i think i got 758 or something.. i had no trouble w/ boards passed w/ 75 questions.. good luck

RosesrReder, RN

Specializes in NICU/PICU/OR.

i took the hesi , but didn't need it to graduate. we just took it once for a class and i just rushed through it..lol... i think i got 758 or something.. i had no trouble w/ boards passed w/ 75 questions.. good luck

You are blessed! So many of us, this exam means the difference between graduating and sitting for boards or not-it's so unfair :o

NurseKatie08, MSN

Specializes in Geriatrics, Transplant, Education.

My school requires us to take a HESI after each course in that specific area of nursing AND an Exit HESI before we graduate! On the course HESIs, we have to get a 900 to pass, and if you get below, you have to do remediation work. On the Exit HESI, they won't let you graduate until you pass it.

RosesrReder, RN

Specializes in NICU/PICU/OR.

My school requires us to take a HESI after each course in that specific area of nursing AND an Exit HESI before we graduate! On the course HESIs, we have to get a 900 to pass, and if you get below, you have to do remediation work. On the Exit HESI, they won't let you graduate until you pass it.

Same here, only diff is that we don't have to take one after each course. They just started implementing HESI last semester and it affected us. We too must pass or do remediation work. If you don't pass the third time-you get a degree in healthcare support (whatever that is). :uhoh3:

Yes, Yes, Yes I agree the second guessing is what makes a difference.

Go with your gut- there was a lot of common sense stuff, sometimes you have to stop looking so hard for a more medically correct looking answer and go with your 1st feeling.

I am one that gets the easy ones wrong sometimes, but NOT anymore.

To pass HESI I reviewed content 1st and did questions on the topic right after. I opened the med -surg book if I didn't know and I learned more than just the rationales.

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