Passing the Test

17 Jul

It’s summer! Time for fun and relaxation! I wish that for you, friends. But today, while you soak up the sun, wade in the surf, or fire up the grill, I’m taking an entrance exam.

The HESI A2 exam is mandatory for my program of study. I’m only a pre-Radiologic Science major until I pass this test. I’ve studied for weeks, but I’m still nervous. Did I study enough? Did I study the correct topics?

I have four hours to complete 50 Math questions, 50 Vocabulary, 47 Reading Comprehension, 25 Biology, and 25 Anatomy/Physiology. I have to score at least an 80, and I can take the exam twice. That’s not so bad, right?

Today is my only opportunity. The Test Coordinator won’t administer another HESI test this year, and my results must be on file with the Radiology department by December.

Students are only accepted into the program once a year. If I’m not accepted into the program in January of 2016, it will be January of 2017 before they’ll consider my application. Translation? If I don’t pass this test, I change my major.

Tests have a way of bringing out the best and worst in me. I love learning, but now that I’m past 40—and menopausal—my concentration and memory are nil. I’m disciplined enough to study for hours each day, but I grumble and complain, furious at myself for not mastering these subjects earlier in life.

I’ll know my score the moment my test is complete. I’ll post an update this afternoon. Prayers are appreciated!

How do you prepare for life-changing events, or even weekly goals? Do you have suggestions to deal with stress? I’d love to hear how you persevere!

~ Jericha Kingston


Posted by on July 17, 2015 in Jericha Kingston


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5 responses to “Passing the Test

  1. Pegg Thomas

    July 17, 2015 at 7:38 am

    Lord, be with Jericha today as she takes this test. Calm her mind and spirit. Comfort her with Your presence. Amen!


  2. Kara (@KaraHunt2015)

    July 17, 2015 at 10:47 am

    So exciting, Jericha! Can’t wait to hear the good news!!


  3. Robin Patchen

    July 17, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Jericha, I’m so impressed with your desire to embark on new career at this point in your life. Most people wouldn’t even try. Godspeed, friend!


  4. jerichakingston

    July 17, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Thank you, Friends! I passed all but one subject, which I’ve learned I can re-take at a different site. I’m grateful for your prayers on my behalf!


  5. Candice Sue Patterson

    July 18, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Sorry I’m late to this, but I’m so proud of you for doing such a great job on your test. I can’t imagine testing at this point in my life. I’d fail for sure–so many things I’ve forgotten! But determination is a good ally and you, my friend, will pass with no problem. 🙂



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