Broward College August 2013 - page 9

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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) looking to enter the Nursing... Read More


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    Quote from dying2bRN
    Juliansmom...Thanks for asking.. relieved HESI is over....now let the games begin! It went pretty well...91% overall. Hope it's good enough!?!?!? Have you taken it yet?
    Wow that was quick; and yes that is a very good score. No I have not taken the Hesi yet; and I plan to during the break. Can you share your insight and your overall experience when taking the exam? How was the vocabulary section? What tools did you use in preparing yourself for the the exam. Thanks a bunch for the information...Also, did you meet the hesi requirements for each section?
    Last edit by Getting To Great on Feb 26, '13 : Reason: had more to say.
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    Quote from dying2bRN
    Juliansmom...Thanks for asking.. relieved HESI is over....now let the games begin! It went pretty well...91% overall. Hope it's good enough!?!?!? Have you taken it yet?
    Wow dying2bRN, I think 91% overall is great!! Good for you Like Juliansmom asked please share your insight about the exam. How was the vocabulary section? Where there a lot of conversions to do? I plan to study during spring break and take the HESI soon after spring break ends but I'm sooooo nervous.

    Thanks in advance!
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    March 1 is when the admission cycle begins for us to submit our application. Can you apply and send the supporting documents (resent transcript and Hesi score) once the semester ends?
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    To quickly answer a few of your questions, the only guide I used was the Evolve HESI exam review which I ordered a few months ago from Amazon. I found it to be quite helpful. I also took a few Quizlet exams online, but that was about it. I wanted to prepare more, but I was anxious to get this over with to see where I stand! lol They give you 4 hours to complete the test, which is a sufficient amount of time. I found the Vocab section to be the toughest of all..but I guess it is different for each individual. For example, I only got an 86% and my friend got a 92%. But on the Grammar section I received a 100% and my friend got a 87%. I hope my overall 91.20% will be enough...All my requirements are finished. FutureNurse & Juliansmom, have you finished the pre-req's? If anyone is planning on turning in their application this Fri. March 1st, don't, because Health Admission is closed on Friday. In fact, they told me they will be closed for spring Break until March 11th when school resumes. Juliansmmom2011--- No you can not send documents separate. You need to hand in a sealed transcript to admissions, & attach a copy of your HESI scores to your application. I am not sure if they still accept HOSA certificates, but I will attach mine anyways, just in case. FuturenNurseS.brown...there were a few conversions like how many ounces in 6 pints, but nothing too crazy. There were also a few questions about military time. If you study and if you did well in A&P, then you should have no problems with this test. Well time to study for a midterm tomorrow...Not sure if I was of any help to you, but best of luck!!!
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    @dying2bRN: I have been hearing that the vocab section was somewhat difficult, that's why I asked because I wanted to know if you found it similar to the study guide. Also, I know that there is a 6 month period to retake the exam if the score doesn't meet the schools standards. I know for the May 2013 entry that it stated that they need to score and 85% on Reading, and 80% on Math and etc., does that apply to us? Although, it wasn't stated on the admission worksheet for the August entry and beyond. That 6 month is a killer, unlike before you could have retaken the section to improve your score within 24-72hrs, but now you have to wait. That really sucks.
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    Quote from dying2bRN
    To quickly answer a few of your questions, the only guide I used was the Evolve HESI exam review which I ordered a few months ago from Amazon. I found it to be quite helpful. I also took a few Quizlet exams online, but that was about it. I wanted to prepare more, but I was anxious to get this over with to see where I stand! lol They give you 4 hours to complete the test, which is a sufficient amount of time. I found the Vocab section to be the toughest of all..but I guess it is different for each individual. For example, I only got an 86% and my friend got a 92%. But on the Grammar section I received a 100% and my friend got a 87%. I hope my overall 91.20% will be enough...All my requirements are finished. FutureNurse & Juliansmom, have you finished the pre-req's? If anyone is planning on turning in their application this Fri. March 1st, don't, because Health Admission is closed on Friday. In fact, they told me they will be closed for spring Break until March 11th when school resumes. Juliansmmom2011--- No you can not send documents separate. You need to hand in a sealed transcript to admissions, & attach a copy of your HESI scores to your application. I am not sure if they still accept HOSA certificates, but I will attach mine anyways, just in case. FuturenNurseS.brown...there were a few conversions like how many ounces in 6 pints, but nothing too crazy. There were also a few questions about military time. If you study and if you did well in A&P, then you should have no problems with this test. Well time to study for a midterm tomorrow...Not sure if I was of any help to you, but best of luck!!!
    Dying2bRN, I've completed everything but Micro. and lab and College Algebra, which I'm currently taking now.
    I do have a question about the registration process. Even if you're a student at BC and they've already received all your transcripts from previous school, do you still have to turn in the application with your transcripts?
    Last edit by FutureNurseS.Brown on Mar 1, '13 : Reason: Had to add a sentence
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    FutureNurseS.Brown, Sorry I did not respond sooner, but I was on a cruise for Spring Break. To answer your question, if you are a B.C. student, and if they already have your transcripts on file, I do not believe you have to turn in more transcripts with the application. I turned my app. in yesterday, and all I had to do was attach a copy of my HESI scores & my HOSA certificate from high school. She immediately entered me on the computer under "limited application" where it said "application in review." So now I just sit & stew!!! Just to let you know, the advisor (at Central) said we will know the results June 14th...Hope I helped?
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    Quote from Juliansmom2011
    @dying2bRN: I have been hearing that the vocab section was somewhat difficult, that's why I asked because I wanted to know if you found it similar to the study guide. Also, I know that there is a 6 month period to retake the exam if the score doesn't meet the schools standards. I know for the May 2013 entry that it stated that they need to score and 85% on Reading, and 80% on Math and etc., does that apply to us? Although, it wasn't stated on the admission worksheet for the August entry and beyond. That 6 month is a killer, unlike before you could have retaken the section to improve your score within 24-72hrs, but now you have to wait. That really sucks.
    Sorry I didn't answer sooner but I was on a Spring Break Cruise. Yes, the vocabulary is similar to the study guide, and the scores you mentioned do apply to us. The 6 month wait is a killer, & you can only take it 1 more time. I turned my app. in yesterday, and after talking to a few people, I have the feeling that this app. pool may be a little smaller because of the new requirements. Not everyone has had the required Math...I'm sure you will do well on the HESI!
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    Quote from dying2bRN
    Sorry I didn't answer sooner but I was on a Spring Break Cruise. Yes, the vocabulary is similar to the study guide, and the scores you mentioned do apply to us. The 6 month wait is a killer, & you can only take it 1 more time. I turned my app. in yesterday, and after talking to a few people, I have the feeling that this app. pool may be a little smaller because of the new requirements. Not everyone has had the required Math...I'm sure you will do well on the HESI!
    Thank you so much for responding. With school and this whole nursing process is just making me so nervous. It really sucks that they changed the exam requirement, but at the same time I can understand why. The reason why I put so much emphasis on the vocabulary, its due to the fact that I have read horror stories about it such as coming across words they never seen in their life (maybe exaggerating). I will take your word about it since you are more familiar with it then I am. Fingers cross...
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    Quote from dying2bRN
    FutureNurseS.Brown, Sorry I did not respond sooner, but I was on a cruise for Spring Break. To answer your question, if you are a B.C. student, and if they already have your transcripts on file, I do not believe you have to turn in more transcripts with the application. I turned my app. in yesterday, and all I had to do was attach a copy of my HESI scores & my HOSA certificate from high school. She immediately entered me on the computer under "limited application" where it said "application in review." So now I just sit & stew!!! Just to let you know, the advisor (at Central) said we will know the results June 14th...Hope I helped?
    @ dying2bnRN, that's okay, thanks for getting back to me when you did !!!! Now I don't have to worry about gathering all my transcripts.

    @ Juliansmom2011, I am in the same boat as you are. I am EXTREMELY NERVOUS about taking the HESI as well, I don't know what to do with myself . I wish I wouldn't have put it off for so long, because the new requirements wouldn't have applied. But what's done is done and now we just have to keep faith, that we'll do great on the first try. Good Luck !!!
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