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The Comprehensive Guide To HESI Remediation In 2022

The HESI remediation aims to improve students' critical thinking, reasoning skills, and test-taking strategies to pass the NCLEX. Follow this post to know more.

March 27, 2022

HESI Review and Testing solutions provide excellent insight into your students’ information retention and knowledge gaps, which you can use to improve in any weak areas and improve your scores. When it comes to remediation, HESI is a powerful tool. This article will provide you with all of the necessary information on HESI remediation.

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What is HESI exam remediation?

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How does HESI remediation work?

Health Education Systems Incorporated (HESI) examinations are based on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Testing Blueprint and are nationally standardized and/or custom examinations that are context-specific. BSN course outcomes and end-of-program outcomes are used to create customized examinations. Students’ clinical application and clinical judgment skills, which are critical aspects of BSN student preparation, are assessed through HESI’s online examinations. From admission to the capstone course, HESI tests are used throughout the BSN program’s curriculum.

HESI provides students with an individualized detailed remediation plan for their specific areas of weakness. Remediation is the process of identifying the need to take action to help remedy a situation that, if left unresolved, could have negative consequences. Whereas implementing intervention strategies may aid in successfully addressing the situation and improving outcomes.

Students are required to remediate based on their individual HESI test score following the administration of a HESI custom/specialty and/or exit examination. Lower HESI scores require more intense remediation, whereas higher HESI scores require less remediation. The student’s HESI score conversion is indicative of their success in the program and on the NCLEX exam for licensure.

Students who score below 900 on any custom or nationally normed standardized examination must complete a HESI Remediation Plan of Action (as outlined in the HESI Testing & Remediation Policy) (s) based on their individual HESI exam scores.

To progress to the next nursing course, the HESI Nursing Remediation Plan of Action must be developed, initiated, and completed successfully by the last official day of the semester. Students will also fill out a HESI Remediation Plan of Action Contract (a contract template will be provided to the student) that outlines their individual plan. Both the student and the course faculty will sign this document.

If a student receives a score of less than 900 on any HESI exam, they must complete the identified remediation activities and/or assignments as outlined in the HESI Testing & Remediation Policy and HESI Remediation Plan of Action in order to progress (see Academic Standards & Progression Policy). HESI Remediation Plans of Action are graded as Pass or Fail.

As a result, it is the student’s responsibility to provide evidence of successful completion of remediation and to schedule a meeting with the course faculty. If the student does not follow these instructions or complete the HESI Remediation Plan of Action as directed, they will receive an “E” in the course. This will affect the student’s ability to progress and, and may result in not only course failure but dismissal from the BSN program depending on the number of course failures the student has obtained.

Additional Information Concerning HESI Testing & Remediation

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Students who have not successfully met the course guidelines for any HESI examination must be accountable for their remediation by accessing their own HESI remediation plan via the Evolve website by clicking here within two weeks of the exam results becoming available. Students must contact and schedule a remediation meeting with the course leader/designee of the course in which the HESI was housed within one week of the beginning of the following semester.

Prior to attending the remediation meeting, a proposed remediation plan of action based on the student’s individual identified deficiencies on the specific HESI exam should be completed. Failure to schedule a meeting or complete a remediation plan may have a negative impact on a student’s success in courses throughout the BSN curriculum and success on the NCLEX-RN (licensure exam). Students may be required to complete further remediation if the course faculty deems it essential.

HESI Remediation Plan of Action

HESI ScoreRemediation Plan Items to Complete
850 or above1. Review remediation materials to determine learner needs.
2. Complete online remediation for the specialty/exit exam is available via HESI Student Access.
a. Complete all of the "Essential Packets"
b. Complete one “Recommended Packets” at least
3. In Evolve Adaptive Quizzing, create two 30-question custom quizzes. Each quiz should reflect one main content area and subtopic indicated as an area of weakness in your HESI Exam Student Report.
Continue taking till you reach an 80% score.
800-8491. Complete online remediation materials specific to the specialty/exit exam are available via HESI Student Access.
a. Complete all of the "Essential Packets"
b. Complete two "Recommended Packets" at least
2. Use Evolve Adaptive Quizzing to create three 30-question custom quizzes. Each quiz should focus on one key content area or subtopic identified as a weakness in your HESI Exam Student Report.
Continue taking till you reach an 80% score.
3. Based on your HESI Exam Student Report, choose one HESI Case Study in a curriculum area where you have a weakness and complete it with an 80% score.
750-7991. Complete online remediation materials specific to the specialty/exit exam are available via HESI Student Access.
a. Complete all of the "Essential Packets"
b. Complete three "Recommended Packets" at least
2. Use Evolve Adaptive Quizzing to create four 30-question custom quizzes. Each quiz should focus on one key content area or subtopic identified as a weakness in your HESI Exam Student Report.
Continue taking till you reach an 80% score.
3. Based on your HESI Exam Student Report, choose one HESI Case Study in a curriculum area where you have a weakness and complete it with an 80% score.
700-7491. Complete online remediation materials specific to the specialty/exit exam are available via HESI Student Access.
a. Complete all of the "Essential Packets"
b. Complete four "Recommended Packets" at least
2. Use Evolve Adaptive Quizzing to create five 30-question custom quizzes. Each quiz should focus on one key content area or subtopic identified as a weakness in your HESI Exam Student Report.
Continue taking till you reach an 80% score.
3. Based on your HESI Exam Student Report, choose two HESI Case Studies in a curriculum area where you have a weakness and complete it with an 80% score.
699 or below1. Complete online remediation materials specific to the specialty/exit exam are available via HESI Student Access.
a. Complete all of the "Essential Packets"
b. Complete five "Recommended Packets" at least
2. Use Evolve Adaptive Quizzing to create six30-question custom quizzes. Each quiz should focus on one key content area or subtopic identified as a weakness in your HESI Exam Student Report.
Continue taking till you reach an 80% score.
3. Based on your HESI Exam Student Report, choose two HESI Case Studies in a curriculum area where you have a weakness and complete it with an 80% score.

How do I find my HESI remediation?

1. Use your Username and Password to log into Evolve.

Select HESI Assessment in the “Content List” of your “My Evolve” Page.

2. Under My Exams, select Exam History > HESI Exams, select the “View Results” link to access Detailed Scoring Reports and remediation Review Materials.”

You may quickly access your Detailed Scoring Reports and remediation Review Materials for each exam by clicking the View Results link.

3. The selected exam summary screen shows the Score and Class Average, as well as a link to “View Your Detailed Scoring Report,” a summary view of HESI Scores, Recommended Scores, and the number of Questions Correct, and links to View Materials by Specialty Area.

Want to learn more about how to evaluate your HESI exam results and what they mean to you? To learn more, go to the Score FAQs page.

Your Scoring Report can also be printed. Simply click on the Results Report link.

4. In the Review Materials column, select “View Materials.” A new window will open.

5. To view remediation Content, select a link under Content.

Content review for items you missed on the exam is included in your customized review materials. Make use of your remediation content to ensure that you are better prepared the next time!

6. A new window with the corresponding review materials will open. In the top right corner, click “Add to Study Packet.”

7. Review and print the contents of your customized Study Packet.

With just one click, you can add or remove content from your Study Packet at any time – it’s up to you. It’s also printable.

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How to access your remediation?

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After you’ve passed your HESI exam, you’ll have some of the recommended practice for your board exam. You’ll get customized remediation content online to help you review – and then improve – exam content areas in which you’re weak. Best of all, it’s completely free!

  • You’ll be asked to create an Evolve account before taking a HESI exam.
  • This online account will be used to store your remediation.
  • When it’s ready, HESI Support will send you an email to let you know.
  • Up to 72 hours after your exam has been completed and delivered to HESI, look for the email.
  • Check your spam filter or contact Elsevier Technical Support at 1-800-222-9570 if you don’t receive an email.
  • Log in to the Evolve website using your account and password.
  • Your remediation will be found in your “Content List” on your “My Evolve” page.

The HESI remediation aims to improve students’ critical thinking, reasoning skills, and test-taking strategies to pass the NCLEX. I hope that this article brings you beneficial information.