taking a break from my NCLEX studies... this is what i had post a couple months back.
"i'm not sure how to articulate this, but here it goes.
i either read this here or a faculty member disclosed this. they implemented the HESI to keep borderline students from continuing their nursing education. this means, the 80% grade student (prior to the HESI) fails because the HESI brought their grade down to a 79.9%. ultimately, a college/university/etc... is a business. from what i remember, there are statistics correlating NCLEX passing rates and campuses. these figures dictate their accreditation, enrollment, etc... i'm not sure how much (if any) relation there is between the HESI and NCLEX. i know people assume they reflect one another."