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Pre-Nursing Student (Needs General Advice)

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by AshtonR AshtonR (Member)

AshtonR works as a Nursing Student (LPN).

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Hello!

I will be taking my HESI entrance exam this upcoming Saturday. I am hoping to get into a year long LPN program at a private college in my area. Any tips for taking the HESI? I've been studying for about a month now. I did not take A&P in high school and I've been out of school for eight years so I've hit the books as hard possible. 

 

I would appreciate any advice! Thank you in advance ❤️ 

 

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Sour Lemon has 9 years experience.

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For HESI, I recommend that you study their materials, alone. Make sure you're familiar with and understand the wrong answers to the practice questions.
I never took an entrance exam, but I took a mid-way and an exit exam. It seems like their wrong practice answers often turned into questions on the real tests.
And if they don't publish review material for their entrance exam, then I don't know.
Anyway ...good luck!

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Lightbulb7Seven has 10 years experience and works as a Freelance Writer, Writing Consultant LSC.

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Hi AshtonR, congratulations on your decision to pursue a career in Nursing! I just completed my HESI A2 on February 21, 2019. What helped me the most was a program on the Boost Prep website especially for HESI preparation. Here is the link to the course I studied from: 

https://www.boostprep.com/product/hesi-a2-core-anatomy-physiology-bundle/

I also used a test prep book I ordered on Amazon by Elsevier. Here is a link to the book I used (I used the 4th edition, not the third which is in this link): https://www.amazon.com/Admission-Assessment-Exam-Review-HESI/dp/1455703338/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

If I had to choose which resource was most helpful, I would go with the boost prep course. It had a more comprehensive anatomy & physiology section and great interactive learning activities. It also had several different practice exams for each subject. I studied for less than a month, and was able to obtain a 92.4% overall. My school requires the critical thinking section as well, which you cannot really study for. I have no nursing experience, and was able to score an 850 (out of 1000, so it would be an 85%) on that part.

The HESI A2 was intimidating to me, but it really was not as horrendous as I had imagined. I would definitely say so if it had been. Taking practice tests and just familiarizing myself with the material really did help me to sharpen my skillset to take the test. Best of success on the test, AshtonR! 

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AshtonR works as a Nursing Student (LPN).

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Thank you so much for your input and advice!!!

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