Are you ready to learn how to ace the reading portion of the HESI exam? Sign up for one of the preparation courses here at Adkins Academy today. Call us today at 301-478-4663 to talk to Dr. Adkins about the Adkins Academy difference. 

About The HESI Reading Section

Throughout your nursing career, you will be expected to fully understand important procedures. The reading portion of the HESI exam will allow the student to demonstrate their reading and comprehension skills, an important skill in the industry. 

This section will give the test-taker several passages, then ask questions regarding key ideas and details. In this portion, you will be able to demonstrate your understanding of craft and structure, and how to recognize and comprehend the integration of knowledge and ideas in a given text.  In addition, be prepared for these questions to test your ability to:

  • Identify the main idea of a passage

  • Identify supporting details 

  • Find the meaning of words in context

  • Distinguish between fact and opinion

  • Make logical inferences

  • Summarize the passage

In order to be successful with these concepts, the student needs to remain objective for questions that can seem highly subjective. After all, nurses are expected to make difficult decisions every day on the job. 

While each answer may be somewhat correct, only one is the most correct. This is where reading sections can get tricky and where some ill-prepared students might find themselves in trouble. Thankfully, Adkins Academy is here to help. Our HESI Test Prep course can help you to identify these correct answers by arming you with unique strategies to unpack their questions.

HESI Test Preparation with Adkins Academy

Our HESI Test Prep course is designed to prepare you for the reading section of the exam. We have created the test preparation course with a focus on building an understanding of the concepts through thoroughly designed practice questions. Here at Adkins Academy, we believe in preparing students to fully understand the material rather than just regurgitating the questions and answers.

Our high yield and challenging set of questions for the reading portion of the HESI exam are designed to provoke thought and reinforce the material. With our live HESI Test Prep course, you will go over these questions with an instructor in detail where you will be able to ask questions and review in real-time. Here you will be able to develop a strategy with your instructor on how to approach these questions and passages. To supplement your studies, you will also have a subscription to the Adkins Academy question bank granting you access to a variety of questions written or vetted by Dr. Adkins himself. These questions will be the closest thing to the actual test and will position you to better understand what is being asked of you.

If You Don’t Pass The First Attempt

Here at Adkins Academy, we understand the stress that many students feel when taking an important test like the HESI. Sometimes, even the most well-prepared students can find themselves failing due to their nerves getting the better of them. That is why we offer a free retake of our HESI preparation course to those who want to take it a second time. We truly believe that all students have the potential to succeed.

Not only that, but the HESI Evolve site provides remediation feedback. Log in to your exam account to view this content. These could be of great use, especially when figuring out what topics to focus on during your studies. We also recommend looking back at your study guide and textbooks to reinforce areas that you missed, while also reading the exam information carefully to understand the retake policy. Make sure you remediate all test areas, not just the ones where you didn’t make the required score.

The Second Attempt

The entrance exams are not intended to be punitive in nature or to screen out applicants. The purpose is to ensure that students are armed for success. The expectation is that if you are struggling to meet minimum competencies, then it is an indication to invest the time in taking classes that will help bridge those gaps in knowledge.

Live Test Preparation

If you are in need of help in your studying, consider taking the Adkins Academy Live HESI Test Prep course to improve your overall understanding of the information. If you are hoping to enter a Nursing program, consider taking other courses to fulfill lower division, general education core requirements (Eng 1102, a fine arts class, a foreign language, social science classes, humanities, etc). This way you’ll continue to make real progress towards your bachelor’s degree while honing your basic knowledge of science, math, and English. You can look at Courses to Take Prior to Entering a Nursing Program for ideas

Practice Quizzes

Take some practice quizzes and try to re-create the testing environment as much as possible. For example, take the quizzes using a timer, and use only the materials allowed in the real exams. Use the textbooks above to review concepts that you missed when doing practice questions in the study guide.

You can access practice HESI A2 questions here. 

Breakdown HESI Reading Exam Questions in our Virtual Classroom

Our live HESI Test Prep course will take place in the Adkins Academy Virtual Classroom. Here, you will be able to go over the material and these questions in detail with a professional instructor that will teach you how to truly comprehend the test material. Your professor will help you to develop strategies on how to approach difficult questions on the HESI Reading Exam in an effective manner. These courses are not prerecorded, but are actually happening in real-time allowing you to review and ask questions with a live instructor among other classmates. This allows you the unique privilege of a collaborative space in the comfort of your own home, or anywhere with a stable internet connection! Having a small group atmosphere allows you to ask and answer questions, see your instructor and their whiteboard, and listen to their instruction and class dialogue all in real-time as you prepare for the Reading portion of your HESI exam.

To supplement your studies, you will also have a subscription to the Adkins Academy question bank granting you access to a variety of questions written or vetted by Dr. Adkins himself. These questions will be much like the questions you will be working with during our HESI Test Prep course. Our test bank is filled with thousands of review questions and we encourage you to work on them as often as you can to prepare for your HESI Reading Exam. 

A competitive HESI score is essential when applying to nursing schools. Rather than just memorizing the material, The Adkins Academy Test Prep course aims to bring you from “I don’t know” to “I understand” when dealing with complex questions on the Reading portion of the exam. Get started working with our professional team of instructors as well as Dr. Adkins himself and guarantees yourself a higher score on the Reading section of your HESI exam. 

Prepare for the HESI Reading Portion Today!

Call Dr. Adkins today at 301-478-4663 to schedule your meeting. There we will discuss our programs, services, and academic enrichment methods to find the right program for you!