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Broward College August 2013 - page 9

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, I'm starting this thread for students looking to start(ing), and (or) finishing there pre's by spring of 2013 at Broward College. Also for those who are entering (or)... Read More

  1. Visit  Getting To Great profile page
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    Where should I begin...I took the exam. It was 55 questions per section, with the exception of a&p which was 30. For Math, I had a lot of word problems, fill in the blank and conversions. Vocab was very tricky, it had unusual (some words that I never seen or heard of) words in definition and sentence format with a few (just a few) words from the book. Reading had about 5-6 questions per passage (some short and some long). A&P was very random (literally) and tricky. Missed a couple just by a few points, and did not meet the 80% mark. Good luck to you all.
  2. Visit  alokiheath profile page
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    Which sections did you not meet the 80% mark?
  3. Visit  Hope2bPicuRN profile page
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    Just a little tip that was given to me by one of the instructors that ran the HESI entrance exam, review the Anatomy & Physiology Made Incredibly Easy book along with the HESI study guide, know your household measurements, and remember to breathe. I found both of them to be very helpful (except for the vocab, you need a dictionary for that!).

    Keep your head up Juliansmom2011! You've done great so far preparing for this application process and I know you're determined to get accepted. You WILL get there!
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    Quote from alokiheath
    Which sections did you not meet the 80% mark?
    The sections I didn't pass was Vocabulary, A&P and Math; and what suck about the 6 month wait is that I won't be able to apply until Summer 2014, due to the fact that I took the exam 03/30 and 6 month will be until September.
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    Quote from Hope2bPicuRN
    Just a little tip that was given to me by one of the instructors that ran the HESI entrance exam, review the Anatomy & Physiology Made Incredibly Easy book along with the HESI study guide, know your household measurements, and remember to breathe. I found both of them to be very helpful (except for the vocab, you need a dictionary for that!).

    Keep your head up Juliansmom2011! You've done great so far preparing for this application process and I know you're determined to get accepted. You WILL get there!
    Thanks for the reassurance, I really appreciate it because I've been a bit upset, not only for the fact I didn't pass, but I have to wait 6 whole month to retake it again. God knows best.

    I hope you all do well.
  6. Visit  Hope2bPicuRN profile page
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    Are you sure you have to wait 6 months to retake the HESI? I think that will be the case starting August 2013. I would double check that if I were you. This is what I found on the HESI Q & A:

    http://www.broward.edu/academics/pro...entTestFAQ.pdf
    11. Can the test be retaken?
    Yes. Re-test is permitted after the initial unsuccessful testing result with an additional cost for the
    test applied for every attempt. However, as of August 2013 will have a limit of only two (2) attempts
    for the HESI Test with six (6) months between the first and second attempt. The second attempt
    requires the HESI A2, Version 2.

    It doesn't say August 2013 nursing entrance applicants, just the date. Last time I checked we're not in August. I say you study your butt off and go retake that test and stay on track to apply for next term. If they say no, fight it. The wording does not reflect that you can't retake it right now. Just my opinion though.
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    Quote from Hope2bPicuRN
    Are you sure you have to wait 6 months to retake the HESI? I think that will be the case starting August 2013. I would double check that if I were you. This is what I found on the HESI Q & A:

    http://www.broward.edu/academics/pro...entTestFAQ.pdf
    11. Can the test be retaken?
    Yes. Re-test is permitted after the initial unsuccessful testing result with an additional cost for the
    test applied for every attempt. However, as of August 2013 will have a limit of only two (2) attempts
    for the HESI Test with six (6) months between the first and second attempt. The second attempt
    requires the HESI A2, Version 2.

    It doesn't say August 2013 nursing entrance applicants, just the date. Last time I checked we're not in August. I say you study your butt off and go retake that test and stay on track to apply for next term. If they say no, fight it. The wording does not reflect that you can't retake it right now. Just my opinion though.
    You know what, your right. It is very confusing and it conflicts with what is stated on the Health Science Program prerequisite and Selection Criteria, which states,

    "For August 2013 applicants and beyond:
    there is a limit of only two (2) attempts for the HESI Test with at least six (6) months
    between the first and second attempt
    required (version 2 of the exam is to taken
    on the second attempt)..."
    http://www.broward.edu/admissions/Documents/PreRequisiteAndSelectionRequirements2013.pdf


    I will send the Dean an email today for clarification. Thanks for bring this up.
  8. Visit  Hope2bPicuRN profile page
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    You're very welcome and I hope you can retake that test! If the dean doesn't get back to you then I would say you can probably ask the central campus testing center instructor that is in charge of scheduling. I think you still have a shot!
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    Quote from Hope2bPicuRN
    You're very welcome and I hope you can retake that test! If the dean doesn't get back to you then I would say you can probably ask the central campus testing center instructor that is in charge of scheduling. I think you still have a shot!
    I was told it was implemented as of Spring 2013; and that they will update the FAQ's for the HESI. I will have to study more to do better next time. Thanks so much for the words of advice and encouragement; and don't forget to come back to let us know how Nursing school is going for you.
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    Aww... That's not right. They should of done that when they updated the new requirements. At least you tried though. There's never anything wrong with trying. I will keep in touch as much as possible and thanks for your support all along! Best of luck to you too!
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    I just took the HESI this morning, I scored 81% overall so I did not pass either. The math was 90% fractions and the rest were ratios. A few conversions , she told me I need to wait 6 months but all i was doing today was crying. I am so depressed and I feel like an idiot. My GPA is 3.6 but I have nothing to show for it at this point. I am 26..what am I suppose to do...keep waiting 6 months in hopes i will finally pass an entrance exam? lots of good potential nurses go to waste due to this. I don't even know what my other options are. I know FIU does not require a HESI entrance exam, just an exit exam. Chamberlain requires a 70 overall or 75 to pass the hesi however..it consists of Biology and Chem on top of the norm math,reading,vocab and grammar. They say they mostly look at those three areas but then the bio and chem will being down my score more. I don't know what to do!!!!!
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    Quote from Yankeesgirl907
    I just took the HESI this morning, I scored 81% overall so I did not pass either. The math was 90% fractions and the rest were ratios. A few conversions , she told me I need to wait 6 months but all i was doing today was crying. I am so depressed and I feel like an idiot. My GPA is 3.6 but I have nothing to show for it at this point. I am 26..what am I suppose to do...keep waiting 6 months in hopes i will finally pass an entrance exam? lots of good potential nurses go to waste due to this. I don't even know what my other options are. I know FIU does not require a HESI entrance exam, just an exit exam. Chamberlain requires a 70 overall or 75 to pass the hesi however..it consists of Biology and Chem on top of the norm math,reading,vocab and grammar. They say they mostly look at those three areas but then the bio and chem will being down my score more. I don't know what to do!!!!!
    Hi Yankeesgirl907... I'm so sorry that you're going through this. Have you thought about Nova? I don't think they require an entrance exam, but they do require additional classes. Nova was my back up school if I didn't get accepted into BC the first time around. I know it's very pricey, but if this is what you want than you may want to consider other schools in the mean time. You could take the pre-reqs for other nursing schools while you wait to retake the HESI so you're not just letting time pass by. Not to mention these classes will not be a waste because they are the same requirements you would eventually have to complete in order to do your BSN. Just a thought...

    I really hope you feel better soon!
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    Quote from Yankeesgirl907
    I just took the HESI this morning, I scored 81% overall so I did not pass either. The math was 90% fractions and the rest were ratios. A few conversions , she told me I need to wait 6 months but all i was doing today was crying. I am so depressed and I feel like an idiot. My GPA is 3.6 but I have nothing to show for it at this point. I am 26..what am I suppose to do...keep waiting 6 months in hopes i will finally pass an entrance exam? lots of good potential nurses go to waste due to this. I don't even know what my other options are. I know FIU does not require a HESI entrance exam, just an exit exam. Chamberlain requires a 70 overall or 75 to pass the hesi however..it consists of Biology and Chem on top of the norm math,reading,vocab and grammar. They say they mostly look at those three areas but then the bio and chem will being down my score more. I don't know what to do!!!!!
    I know how you feel...don't give up. I find myself crying at times because I am not only doing it for me, it's more for my child. If you have to go to a different county for school, then do so. There are many options out there, but may require additional requirements. Chamberlain is good, but almost $85k.


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