BRCC's Nursing Program - page 5

I am very interested in attending BRCC's nursing program, the only thing is I have heard that they only have 60 postions available and I am wondering how to Enusre that i have a spot. Anyone how has... Read More

  1. Visit  cinnabon08} profile page
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    I am currently at BRCC and this is off the website " BRCC has attained candidacy status from the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC).We are in the process of completing the requirements for accreditation. BRCC holds initial approval from the Louisiana State Board of Nursing." I know that they only accept 40 students once a year and there are about 300 students on campus trying to apply.
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  3. Visit  RN2B12} profile page
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    Does anyone know the average GPA and HESI score of previously accepted classes? I applied for the Fall 2010 class with a 3.75 GPA and 90% average on the HESI, but I have not taken any classes at BRCC. I finished all of the general education classes in 2006; before BRCC even had a nursing program. Thanks.
  4. Visit  Hospice Nurse LPN} profile page
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    Quote from RN2B12
    Does anyone know the average GPA and HESI score of previously accepted classes? I applied for the Fall 2010 class with a 3.75 GPA and 90% average on the HESI, but I have not taken any classes at BRCC. I finished all of the general education classes in 2006; before BRCC even had a nursing program. Thanks.

    I have a 3.6 GPA and got 95% HESI. Didn't get accepted. I was told that they look at how many general ed classes you took at BRCC. I hadn't taken any. Good luck!
  5. Visit  RN2B12} profile page
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    Hospice Nurse LPN:
    Did you appeal or apply anywhere else? What class did you apply for? I didn't apply anywhere else, and I don't have a good feeling about BRCC. When I went to turn in my application (2 weeks before the deadline) the person that took it told me that she didn't know if there were any spots left. When I told her the deadline wasn't until March 2nd she told me that the nursing program co-ordinator had been calling her and asking for specific applications by name. This worries me b/c I don't think the selection process is going to be fair. On the website it lists the criteria in order as 1. GPA, 2. HESI score, 3. classes taken at BRCC; it seems that they should look at classes taken at BRCC after they have looked at GPA and test scores. Thanks for the response.
  6. Visit  labr87} profile page
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    They accept applicants based on GPA, HESI, and how many of your pre-reqs you have taken at BRCC...in that order. If you and another person have the same GPA and HESI score but the other person has taken more classes at BRCC, the other person will have the upper hand. It is a pretty difficult program to get into, as someone said before, they only take 40 and over 300 apply. Also, I think they also hold spots for those needing to re-take the class, but that I am not sure about. If you have any questions, your best bet is to call and talk to the dean herself, she is the most reliable source.
  7. Visit  RN2B12} profile page
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    Thanks, I wanted to call but I didn't want to bug them. I've already called to see when decision letters go out, so I didn't want to call again (not that they would remember me or anything, LOL). I'm really hoping that I get in, but I don't have a good feeling about it. I've already done all I can, so now all I do is wait (and it's killing me). Thanks.
  8. Visit  Hospice Nurse LPN} profile page
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    Quote from RN2B12
    Hospice Nurse LPN:
    Did you appeal or apply anywhere else? What class did you apply for? I didn't apply anywhere else, and I don't have a good feeling about BRCC. When I went to turn in my application (2 weeks before the deadline) the person that took it told me that she didn't know if there were any spots left. When I told her the deadline wasn't until March 2nd she told me that the nursing program co-ordinator had been calling her and asking for specific applications by name. This worries me b/c I don't think the selection process is going to be fair. On the website it lists the criteria in order as 1. GPA, 2. HESI score, 3. classes taken at BRCC; it seems that they should look at classes taken at BRCC after they have looked at GPA and test scores. Thanks for the response.

    I went to BRCC and finished my pre-reqs, but didn't reapply for the nsg program. I've applied to SLU for the bridge program. I've got to test out of 3 classes, take pharm, and LPN to RN bridge this summer. If I pass them all, I will be able to join the Jr. class in the fall. Good luck to you!
  9. Visit  labr87} profile page
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    I wouldn't worry about bugging them, they are used to it! Haha
  10. Visit  Rynique} profile page
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    Quote from curlygirlie
    is anyone applying to brcc for fall 2008? i turned in all of my paperwork. i'm just waiting to take the hesi exam in april. i already took the hesi at another college a week ago, but brcc has a new rule that you have to take the hesi at their college.

    where else can you take the hesi?
  11. Visit  RN2B12} profile page
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    You can take at LSU, but there is Science on it. The science part is not required for BRCC.
  12. Visit  Rynique} profile page
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    Quote from RN2B12
    You can take at LSU, but there is Science on it. The science part is not required for BRCC.

    So how would BRCC know what to do if you took the science portion and didnt get a 75% composite with it versus if you hadn't taken the Science, you would have?

    Also, have you taken any courses at BRCC? I will be transferring from another school with all of my pre req's without having taken any at BRCC and I heard that counts against you.
  13. Visit  RN2B12} profile page
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    I guess if you took it somewhere else and had your score transferred they would just average the scores from the 4 parts that are required for their school. I have not taken any classes at BRCC, and I applied for the Fall 2010 semester. I am very nervous that I am not going to get in. I've heard from someone on this forum that they had a 3.6 GPA and a 95 on the HESI and did not get accepted b/c they had no classes at BRCC. Then I heard from someone else that they look at GPA and HESI first then the classes taken kind of like a tie breaker. I have a 3.75 and got a 90 on the HESI. I was confident, but now I don't have a good feeling about it. I finished all of my general ed. classes in 2006; that was before BRCC had a nursing program. Letters go out the second week in June, so we'll see. Good luck.
  14. Visit  Rynique} profile page
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    BRCC told me that they will take scores from another school that offered HESI..

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