I still cringe every time I type the word HESI…..
When I was first approached with the opportunity to a take a free, yes free CNA exam, I jumped all over it!
I have been a CNA for about five years now and Med Aide for the past year as well.
I attended one year of RN school before pursuing other healthcare related options.
I still work as a CNA or Med Aide a few times a month when I have the time.
I have been out of school for close to year now and was a little nervous to take a nursing related exam.
I had flashbacks of confusing trick questions, multiple correct answers, and choose the “best” option.
To my surprise these tests were very, dare I say, welcoming.
The questions were not confusing or wordy.
You are given a time limit based on the number of questions you have.
The average time per question is about 1 minute. At first the timer stressed me out.
I was worried I wasn’t going to finish and you don’t have an option to skip a question and come back to it at the end.
So I rushed through a lot of questions without much thought and then at the end had about an extra 10 minutes to spare, which would have given me plenty of time to work through the ones I was unsure of.
So my advice is to at least take the full minute per question and think it through cause some questions only take about 10 seconds to answer so you will have more than enough time.
These tests are great not just because the first one is free but because it allows you to prove your knowledge in a specialty.
Additional tests are only $12 and are good for a lifetime!
Instead of turning in just a resume you can now prove why you are qualified for the job.
Your future employer can pay to see the full results of your test and have full access to the official document.
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