Review & Testing

When it comes to nursing and health professions education, a strong review and standardized testing program can offer many benefits. Exposure to higher-level critical thinking questions with targeted remediation helps students excel throughout their education and prepares them for licensure and certification exams. Robust reporting allows faculty to track student progress, pinpoint gaps in the curriculum, and identify students who are struggling so they can intervene sooner rather than later.

Clinical Judgment and HESI: Learning and Assessment for Practice Readiness

One crucial concern with developing clinical judgment skills is that each individual is unique. No two nursing students are going to ever be at the exact same place when it comes to developing and strengthening their CJ muscles. Therefore, nurse educators need to empower their students to find their own gaps and focus their study/growth/practice on their personal weaknesses.

Test Security: Deter, Detect, Defend

There are long-term benefits for encouraging and reinforcing integrity in the classroom. Dr. Kim Brunnert discusses strategies and ideas for deterring, detecting, and defending against collusion before students enter the workplace.

Best Practices in Data Analytics

This webinar will help you better understand the benefits of data analysis and the types of data available from HESI exams, as well as best practices for using data-driven insights to help improve program outcomes.

Best Practices for Using HESI Data Analytics

Data can be used to facilitate evidence-driven decisions, help identify high-risk students, track and trend data for accreditation reports, pinpoint curriculum strengths and potential curriculum gaps, and provide answers whenever you have questions. Download this collection of best practices for helpful guidance on using data to focus your energies in the right direction and make informed decisions.

2018 Scientific Evidence for Elsevier HESI Exams and Products

Nurse educators require educational tools that assist them in supporting students to be successful in the program and on the licensing and certification exams. Cumulative testing is well supported in the educational research literature, both as a learning tool for elementary and college students and as a tool to obtain data for remediation and program revision. Download our whitepaper on the 2018 Scientific Evidence for Elsevier HESI Exams and Products.

Five Quick (and Useful) HESI Reads

The following articles have been hand-picked by expert nursing educator Cheryl Mee as a great resource to use if you’re looking to implement HESI or discover new ways to optimize your program.

Improving Student Outcomes with Data — Just Use It!

The goal of every health professions faculty member is to prepare students to practice safely and effectively following graduation. However, the complexity of today's health care environment makes this task quite challenging. Dr. Susan Sportsman explains how the use of data is critical to supporting individual student success and improving the curriculum for all students.

A Framework for Managing Change

We live in the age of instability, which escalates change across many environments. The potential for change raises a variety of responses. Dr. Susan Sportsman discusses how faculty must think of change in a different way

Help! Standardized Tests Increase My Students’ Stress

Say the words, "Standardized Test," particularly when the results of the test contribute to a grade, and students become stressed. It is painful for faculty to watch this stress build and all of us want strategies to mediate this negative response. Dr. Susan Sportsman suggests several strategies that faculty implement to help students cope.

From Admission to Graduation: A Guide to Helping Students Succeed Through Remediation

Student remediation is on everyone's mind as a strategy to improve both first-time NCLEX® examination pass rates and graduation rates. The development of a strategic remediation plan that can be used across the curriculum is key to student success. Download this helpful guide for tips on structuring your own plan that meets the needs of your students and faculty.

2016 Elevate Outcomes with HESI Conference Poster Presentations

Read more about the latest findings and trends in nursing from your fellow nursing educators. They presented the following poster presentations at the 2016 Elevate Outcomes with HESI Conference.

The Keys to a Powerful Test

What makes a powerful test? The best tests combine two very important elements – reliability and validity. Having one just won’t cut it. To achieve maximum results, a test must fuse both of those concepts together, and you’ll see why in the graphic below.

10 Common Methods of Cheating

Hackers, Smugglers, Downloaders... Oh my! HESI proctors need to beware these 10 common forms of cheating.

Practical Tips for Proctoring Tests

Proctoring an exam is a big responsibility because not only are you creating an environment where the students can effectively take the test, but you’re also protecting the integrity of the test itself. With that in mind, here are 10 practical tips to help you make the test-taking, and proctoring, experience a positive one.

Top 10 Tips for Effective HESI Remediation

p>HESI Review and Testing solutions give you incredible insight into the knowledge retention and the knowledge gaps of your students, and you can use that insight to help them improve in any weak areas to bolster their results. HESI is a powerful tool when it comes to remediation, and here are 10 tips to help you maximize the impact of HESI remediation.

Webinars for HESI Training

HESI’s Review & Testing solution allows you to elevate your program, pass rates, and students’ exam performance, and with these webinar topics you’ll learn valuable tips to maximize what HESI can do for you.

Review & Testing Success Stories

How are some programs using HESI to turn their results around? Discover how programs like yours are using HESI Review and Testing solutions to do amazing things like achieving a 100% NCLEX pass rate! Hear this amazing story and many others here.

Continuous Testing is Vital to Student Success

Continuous testing is equivalent to taking vitals often. A nurse would not let a patient go for long periods of time without knowing their status (e.g., vital signs). In education, a similar requirement is present. Faculty need to frequently "take vitals" — Where is the student today? What does she understand? Where is the cohort today? What do they understand? Nurse Tim discusses how continuous testing brings efficacy and efficiency to the teaching and learning process.

Growing with HESI

Dr. Barb Schreiner discusses the possibilitiies available within the next generation of HESI, including new features and capabilities to assess student performance.

Using HESI for Every Class

HESI is often associated with exams; however, there is more to HESI than that. Dr. Barb Schreiner discusses how HESI Case Studies and Practice Tests can be used to incorporate active learning in the classroom.

Greatest HESI Benefits for Faculty

From generating course content and exam questions to writing case studies, faculty face a lot of demands on their time. Dr. Barb Schreiner explains how HESI can help faculty save time while delivering high-quality, diversified test questions and case studies closely aligned with the NCLEX exam.

Getting the Most Out of HESI: Every Class, Every Semester

Most nurses would agree that continuous quality improvement should stay top of mind when it comes to what and how they teach. Dr. Tim Bristol shares strategies for ensuring HESI is effectively utilized in the classroom, which can ultimately improve your lesson plan and help prepare students for clinical practice.

Remediation in the Next Generation of HESI

Remediation is most effective when its targeted to a student's individual weaknesses, and appropriate content is provided to address those needs. Dr. Barb Schreiner shares how the next generation of HESI can help faculty do just that.

Diving into the Data: How Data Analysis Can Help Faculty Work Smarter and More Efficiently

Oftentimes, faculty state they do not have time to conduct in-depth data analysis; however, Cheryl Mee explains that by doing so it can deliver invaluable insights to make better informed decisions and allow faculty to work more efficiently.

HESI: Insights to Action

HESI data can provide invaluable insights, but it begins with asking the right questions. Dr. Barb Schreiner explains how the detailed data reporting and dashboards in the next generation of HESI can help answer your need-to-know questions.

Students' Learning Styles and Your Sanity

Each student has a learning style that works best for them, which can be a challenge to educators trying to ensure every student in class understands and retains the information. Dr. Tim Bristol explains the importance of multimodal learning and incorporating auditory, visual, read/write and kinesthetic learning techniques in order to reinforce the material.

Benchmarks and Trending Student Data

Keeping a pulse on how your program is trending student data is important to ensure students are meeting established academic standards. Marguerite Ambrose shares how HESI can help accurately trend student data and benchmark against national norms.

Retrieval Learning: Harnessing the Power of Questions

Many students study by reading and rereading the text, but fail to gain long-term retention. Retrieval learning helps make the memory stronger, encourages a higher level of critical thinking, and gets students thinking like a nurse. Cheryl Mee discusses ways to encourage retrieval learning.

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