I go the jcc in the ADN program. Yes students must pass the med/surg hesi to graduate. in addition, students take the other hesi specialty tests like psych, ob/mother/baby, and peds.
Next year, i anticipate that jcc will require students in the last semester to purchase a hesi review class. this year they tried to add it on after the begining of the semester and it was not on the syllabus. after some protest by students, the adn administration reconsidered. student believed that this requirment was a breech of contract in that according to the syllabus, students performance was based on six tests. the admin could not require this hesi course according to the syllabus.
Still, the instructors are trying to bully the students into taking a proprietary course (hesi live review).