Friday, February 12, 2016

The HESI A2 Exam

I have only a couple of weeks before I take the HESI A2 exam and I am so nervous! I bought the Elsevier practice book and have tried taking practice tests both in the book and online but I still have some work to do, especially in anatomy and physiology which is my "weakest" science to date. I was actually not sure if I was going to take the test or not since I was on the fence about applying to Lehman's nursing program this year for personal reasons, but I only have one prerequisite course left (currently taking organic chemistry) and would be therefore eligible to apply for Fall 2016 generic nursing programs (both the accelerated and the generic). I spoke to someone in the nursing department and they assured me that my HESI score would be good for next year (assuming I pass with 75% or above) so about two days before the deadline, I registered for the exam! The math and the reading seems to be going OK (forgot some math formulas though) but the anatomy, not as much. For starters I took A&P I and II almost 2 years ago and I already forgot a lot of things, not to mention I struggled in both courses simple because I had difficulty memorizing the volume of information. With organic chemistry its hard to put as much time as I would like to practicing for the HESI but I have to find a balance because I paid over $100 for the exam and I am not taking it again! I am just going to have to work it out. The good news its a long weekend and I am OK with organic chemistry so far (got Khanacademy for backup just in case) so I can focus most of my time on HESI practice. I just need to make sure my kids stay occupied and quiet, which basically means they will be on their tablets half the weekend.