Your nursing school is making you take the HESI (mid-curricular) or ATI exams and you have to score a certain score on it in order to stay in the program. The test covers everything you have learned up to that point….so your whole nursing career is pretty much riding on the dreadful test. Does this situation sound like your because it was mine?
Best Study Guide for HESI, ATI, and NCLEX Exam
I think what made it so bad for me was that I had a full load a classes on top of preparing for the test. Luckly I passed that thing the first try and didn’t have to waste my summer taking a repeart. So here is my advice for you on how to pass it the first time. First what you need to do is get the best NCLEX study guide online. I STRONGLY suggest getting this book…..Saunder’s Comprehensive NCLEX Review. Here is a picture of it:
This book is awesome! It contains a wonderful CD that contain over 2,500 question on it in many sujects. However, my HESI test only tested us on OB, Mental Health, Peds, Fundamentals of Nursing, Dosage & Calculation, and Pharm. The CD lets you pick what area you want to test on. If you get an answer wrong it gives you the rational for it. Also this book breaks down everything to a dummies level, like mine. I also used this book to help me prepare for my lecture exams.
Where to Buy HESI, ATI, and NCLEX Study Guide
So where can you buy it: I bought mine on Amazon.com. I paid only like $45.00 for it and you know that is a bargin considering the costs of our nursing books. I think my Medical Surgical book was like $110 (crazy I know).
This is how I studied for it. I found out I had to take the test in January but I would not have to actually take it until April. So what I did was by this book immediately and everyday during the week (not the weekends because that is relaxing time) I did 50 questions on day that was on the CD. My professors suggested in order to pass it the first time you need to take atleast 1,500 question before the test. I think I only did about 800 question and I passed it. Also, they say the best way to study for this thing is by doing questions on the CD. Seriously if you do that you should have no problem passing it! You will be a registered nurse RN in no time!
My tips to you: Study hard months before the test, the week before don’t cram and take it easy, get lots of sleep the night before, eat a good breakfast, get the book above, and say a prayer. This always helps me! If you have any certain questions about it ask me. I am more than willing to help another nursing student in need. Until next time……..
Thinking about going to Nursing School?
Are you contemplating going to nursing school, or are you actually in nursing school right now? Nursing school can be challenging, especially if you do not know what to expect. Here is a great guide by S. L. Page BSN, RN called “How to Pass Nursing School“. This book gives you detailed information about how to pass nursing school from beginning to end. S.L. Page, the creator of this website, complied all the information students what to know about nursing school into one easy to read guide. She gives in depth information on how to succeed in nursing school.
S.L. Page graduated from nursing school with honors and passed the NCLEX-RN on her first try. In this eBook, she reveals the strategies she used to help her succeed.
Here is what the book looks like: