HESI questions are on a higher level than practice book questions and it helps to do questions that are HESI-specific. The NCLEX is really on the HESI level and not the Saunder's practice book level.
You have a HESI after each class and they really are a good gauge of how well you know the material and a good predictor of NCLEX readiness.
The conceptual framework used to develop HESI exams is grounded in classical test theory and critical thinking theory. The creation, administration, and interpretation of tests are accomplished through educational and psychological measurement processes.
Specialty exams are designed to measure the student's ability to apply concepts related to specific clinical nursing content areas. Typically, specialty exams consist of 50 test items. Test blueprints for these exams are developed by HESI nurse educators whose clinical practice area is congruent with the exam being developed. Test items that measure nursing knowledge and competencies within the specific clinical specialty area are selected from the HESI database.
You will be taking the following HESIs:
- Adult Health
- EXIT HESI- maybe more than once
The grade is based on that conversion score.
You also print out a PDF file which gives you some useful information if you take time to wade through all 26 pages of it...