Published Mar 17, 2014
So I passed the Hesi!!!!! I'm so happy I could cry......actually I did cry! Everyone's advice on here was so helpful that I thought I would provide some information about my testing experience. First some background: I am applying for the nursing program at Glendale Community College in Glendale, Az. I took the hesi at the Rio Communiversity in Surprise. Its great there because it is usually empty and until the day I tested I've never had an issue. My issue almost made me have a heart attack. I took the math portion first because a lot of people said to face my fears head on. After completing the math portion and moving on to the reading my computer froze but the timer kept going! It was the scariest and most nerve wracking thing I think I have ever been through. The proctor at Rio had to call evolve and have my test reset after calling IT and getting my computer to work........an hour later I was given the minutes I lost and was able to keep going. I think this plus the fact that I was so frustrated made me want to speed through the rest of the test just to get out of there. All in all I'm very happy with my results.
My scores: Math: 92%
My advice: brush up on fractions, decimals, basic algebra, ratios and proportions, household measurements and conversions, and general math (adding, subtracting, multiplying, division).
Language composite score: 89%
Breakdown of language composite score:
My advice: study the grammar section of the hesi study guide.
My advice: study the words from the hesi study guide in the vocab section as well as the words from the a&p section. The A&P section is not a requirement at my school, but I read that a lot of words from both sections were included, and they were!!!
Reasding comprehension: 89%
My advice: test yourself on implications, conclusions, understanding on the material you read and meaning/word use.
Critical thinking and personality tests there is no studying for, just answer honestly and use common sense.
I have created a bunch of flashcards on quizlet that helped me a ton. There is an app for phones and tablets to make it easier to study them. These helped me a ton. Especially with the vocab. They have cool games and quizzes that will help with learning the words!!
Sorry this post is long, but I'm hoping to help someone just as some of you helped me!!!! Can't wait to drop off my application!! Good luck to those of you waiting to take the test!!!!!! :)
Congrats. I just passed mine yesterday. It's funny how I got As in Chem and both AP1 & AP2 and bombed those on the test. Luckily I killed math, grammar and vocab. We had to do 7 sections plus the learning and personality profile questions. Good luck to you out there. I lived in Az for 13 years after I went to school at U of A. Loved Phoenix with all my heart, would love to move back some day.
Congratulations on passing your test. I failed my HESI before and I've been studying really hard lately so I can re-take it. I'm nervous and scared but hoping for a positive result. Thank you for sharing your experience. It helps a lot to know how you approached it.
Thank you and you are welcome!! Good luck on your upcoming test!!
Thanks and congratulations to you as well!!!
Please can you post a link of your hesi vocab that you studied on quizlet? Thanks
These are the a&p terms that I studied:
HESI A2 - All A&P Terms flashcards | Quizlet
These are the vocab ones that I created:
HESI A2 Vocab flashcards | Quizlet
Awesome! I am in the process to apply at CGCC in Gilbert, or through the Maricopa school district. Thanks for posting your quizlet info, kind of nervous to take this test.
Ok thanks alot. I took my exam too @west coast university today. I passed the cut off point they need. On the other hand, i didn't get up to 80% on the cumulative English score as needed in some other schools I will be applying to in july.. I am so sad and really depressed because I studied alot for two weeks just that grammar and vocab are my biggest problem. I really need help in those sections. Please any help will be appreciated. Thanks
Passed! Thanks cami9273 for your info and study prep. The math was the hardest part for me, but made it through. The flash cards for the terms you made really helped. Thanks again!
Congratulations on your scores!!! I recently applied to my nursing program, but didn't get in because my Hesi score was to low ( I scored an 80) which is decent, but not competitive. I read your post and have a few questions. I looked at your vocab list and it looks like those words came from the study guide, but were you asked any of these words? When I tested I barely asked any. Also for math did you memorize the conversions or anything, or did you only do the book?
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