Hi, Pima Medical Institute in Mesa/Phoenix requires you to take a Math entrance exam; a critical thinking and English exam (called Wunderlich); with a minimum score for each of those exams. Nursing's is the highest score required for any program at Pima. Once you pass those two exams, you are required to take the HESI. You must have a cummulative overall score of 75% or higher to be considered for nursing. You do not take the A&P, the Biology, or the Chemistry sections. You do take the Math and all 6 sections of the English. The selection process for Pima nursing is based on several factors - your math and Wunderlich scores; your HESI score; your high school and college GPA; science courses taken in high school and college; any certifications you have in health care; volunteer service; experience in health care; and most importantly your interview with a faculty member. For each of these areas you get points. The higher your points, the higher you are on the selection list. However, that being said, your interview is the essential part for selection. They are looking for someone who truely has the heart of a nurse; an understanding of the hard work ahead of them in school; and a plan of success. Hope that helps. Pima Medical Institute has 3 nursing programs - one in Mesa which has graduated 5 classes and has a 90% pass rate on the NCLEX-RN for those 5 classes; one in Albuquerque which has graduated 1 class with a 90% NCLEX-pass rate; and one in Tucson which will graduate its first class in November this year. The classes are small and you get very good teacher support as long as you put in the effort. Good luck where ever you end up.