I passed HESI, and still believe that is just a useless filter to get good students out of the program. Yes, I believe that some inept students stay out, but I also witnessed how students smatter than I , did not pass it on the second try. How can a student be judged by her performance on one exam created by a company that does not even know what you were instructed on? Why the whole program goes to the trash if you do not pass it on the third try? Should not instructors be found accountable if 50% of the class did not pass also? How can we be good advocators for the patients, if the very institutions that train us are not setting the example to advocated for the students they educate??