Preparing practice-ready nursing graduates has never been more critical. This holds true for those entering the profession for the first time and those transitioning into advanced nursing roles. Nursing faculty rely on evidence-based resources to enhance the extensive nursing curricula provided within time constraints, and outcomes of faculty work are often measured through student performance. Resources used to enhance teaching-learning processes and to evaluate teaching-learning outcomes need to be based on scientific evidence.
This paper provides a focused review of evidence surrounding Elsevier HESI® Registered Nurse (RN) and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Exams used as resources within and across nursing programs. These exams are used in teaching-learning processes and can evaluate teaching-learning outcomes.