Maricopa Skill Center LPN

  1. I posted this in LPN section before I realized there was an AZ section.

    So I am going to take the HESI-A2 or HESI-2 (forgot what its called) tomorrow in an attempt to get into the Maricopa Skills Center LPN program. There were a few topics about this school on here but were a couple years old.
    The website says it requires 75% on all subjects to get in. (math, english and a few others) How hard is this school to get in for the January 2012 start date? Say I got 75% like it says, would those scores actually get me in? I'm just really curious how competative it is, and if I have a chance.

    Also, it says if you are a CNA you can bypass the first 14 weeks or so, and the start date isnt until jan 2012. So if I were to take my CNA before then, would I be eligible for this?

    Thanks in advance, I'm very curious!
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  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   jaccipearl
    Hey! I'm applying as well in august! how did you do on the HESI A2? im taking mine next week.
  4. by   TeamSteven01
    I think my cumulative was an 89 or 90%. It doesnt really matter what your score is, as long as you get atleast a 75% in every subject. After you apply, your name is put into a computer and 40 students are picked at random. Good luck on the HESi
  5. by   jaccipearl
    Hey, I got a 91% cumulative on the HESI. My next step is to get my Health care provider CPR. It says on the website that CPR card must indicate Adult Child/Infant CPR/AED, but none of the cards I've seen have that (it just says healthcare provider and your name). I wanted to know what your take was. I think I'm stressing over the small stuff haha. Thank you.
  6. by   Natasha79
    Hey i also applied for the January 2012 session. Has anyone recieved their acceptance from the school?
  7. by   jaccipearl
    not yet, patiently waiting
  8. by   Natasha79
    I haven't heard anything either and trying to be patient.. Good luck to you!
  9. by   elliebelle01
    MSC is a terribly disorganized program. It is replete with unnecessary stress, instructors who allow the details of their lives to factor into their daily teaching, and countless hours of wasted time. That said, I'm so glad that I graduated from there. The vast majority of my learning was due to self study, but that worked well for me. I used MSC as blocks 1-2 of the nursing program, immediately moved onto block 3 at a local CC, and graduated this May as an RN. It wasn't until I got into block 3 that I really appreciated the education that I got at MSC. I was far ahead of the other students and block 3 was pretty much all review. I passed the NCLEX two weeks after graduation, am employed at a great hospital and am in the BSN program. I would highly recommend MSC despite the failings.
  10. by   jaccipearl
    acceptance letter anyone? haha its been a month already!
  11. by   Beachychck
    Hello,Did you all study for the HESI A2 using the study guide? Thanks!
  12. by   Beachychck
    Elliebelle01,I appreciate your honesty about your experience there and also appreciate you stating that you highly recommend it also. It prepares the rest of us for possibly the same thing but also that it is very much worth it in the end and that you received your teaching as well..Thanks so much.
  13. by   cache77
    Hi all,
    I also went MSC and my feeling mirror those of Elliebelle. I am just a little bit bitter after having wasted so many hours and paid three times the tuition of other CCs in Maricopa County. I also went onto block 3 and though it was a breeze, how boring it was to repeat all of the content and clinicals. I am an RN now and I feel like a rock star. I have lots of job opportunities and have almost doubled my salary. However, the only reason I would recommend this school is that there is no wait list. If you are not desperate for a change, consider waiting for a seat at one of the other Maricopa CC's. I have to be honest, on my worst days I reflect on my experience at MSC and feel some sort of consolation. I think to myself.."things could be worse, at least I'm no longer a student at MSC!"
  14. by   elliebelle01
    Oooooh. So true. MSC was so unnecessarily stressful. As I talk to other nurses though, it seems that all nursing programs are disorganized and stressful. I read in the ASBON newsletter that MSC has been given 6 months to "correct deficiencies". I'm not quite sure what that means, but it doesn't sound good.

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