No actually I've only looked into WCU and mount st. marry's.. but to tell you the truth, I never really did much research on Mount st. marry's but i did a lot for WCU.. I read a bunch of threads and blogs.
The HESI wasn't the hardest test I've taken.. my bio classes were harder then the HESI if that helps. I didn't pass it the first time (I missed it by 1 question and they didn't give it to me) so i took it a few days later again and got an 89% so I was really happy about that. Its basically just math, english, reading, grammar
, and general terminology with some bio terminology too. So it was okay.. I suggest you study from both the handbook they give you AND the online study guide. The one online has a lottt more information and most of the questions were more similar to the ones online on their website. That's also why i probably did so much better the second time cuz i studied off the online study guide. Also, you take the HESI on the computer.. so you should be really careful and take your time cuz you can't go back once you go on to the next question.
As far as tuition, I dont knowo how much I will end up paying in the end because they go by semester/year.. I got a loan so i'm not very worried about that because I will pay it off later. I think, if im not mistaking, im paying about 23,000 the first year.. and they divide the 3 years into 4 so itll be around 90,000 including financial aid. But then again you never know when you might not be eligable for financial aid anymore.
Also, their classes are 10 weeks each term and you meet like twice a weak i think, also as far as i'm concerned you dont get holidays off (but i could be wrong im not 100% sure).
Hope this helped.. let me know if you have more questions I mightt have the answers. hehe