BRCC's Nursing Program - page 9

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. by   edelca3
    I know this thread hasn't been touched in a while... But I am applying for the fall of 2012 at BRCC. Could someone please explain to me how BRCC's point system is weighted? I have a 3.4 in the required prerequisites, but only 2 of those classes were taken at BRCC. In addition, I have already completed (at BRCC, with an A) the statistics course required towards the end of the program. I take the HESI in about a week. I know my chances probably aren't very good at this point. As far as taking the HESI, I was told that they don't look at your score on any of the Science portions of the test..Can anyone verify this? Hope to hear back from someone. Thanks!
  2. by   cinnabon08
    At the information sessions we were told that they put the 5 required grades and test scores into a spread sheet and it rank the students and they take the top 60 off the list. They give an extra point for completed all the courses there. You have to make a 75% on all parts of the HESI. I opted not to apply this semester A&P is a killer and a nurse I work with who just graduated from the program advised me to take A&P 2 before applying because its too much.
  3. by   rtcamp
    Hi Edelca,

    If things are the same as they were last year, they do not look at the science portion. My advice: get the study guide in the bookstore...its awesome, study proportions (remember cross multiply and divide?!), study all those words that seem to confuse people (affect v effect, its v it's, etc), and get a good nights sleep. Using the study guide for two days before and a couple prayers gave me a 94. They will ask you to do a section on nursing where you will be asked to make decisions about patient care. Do not freak out! They only do that for statistical data, it doesn't count toward the grade! The HESI grade is taken out of Math, Grammer, and Vocabulary.

    Don't be discouraged if people say that scores such as yours have been rejected in the past. It may be true but every year seems to be different and the bar is set at a different height each year. I've heard the staff say as much. I recommend cautious optimism! If you don't get in this year remember that you can retake a couple of those courses, and finish up all the rest of the co-reqs then get in for 2013.

    One more piece of advise: In the case that you do get in, be sure you are finished with AP 2 and Microbiology. Cinnabon is right...I have seen many of my classmates drop out because it is just too much to do those courses plus Nursing theory at the same time.

    Best of luck to you on the HESI and in the coming year!

  4. by   edelca3
    Thanks a lot for your replies so far, I really appreciate it, and especially the encouragement. I am currently enrolled in Micro and Nutrition this semester, and will definitely be taking a&p 2 next semester regardless of whether I am accepted. I have purchased the HESI book from the bookstore, and another book also. Seem to hear great things about the one from the bookstore, so I will probably stick with that one up until my test on the 8th. Once again, I appreciate your help so far, and any more suggestions are greatly welcomed!

  5. by   MsTunson
    Hello Everyone...

    I'm new to the site.. Love all the detailed information posted on allnurses.

    Anyone taking pre-reqs at BRCC? I'm starting June 4, 2012 for Summer school, taking Psyc 201 and Math 110 online.
  6. by   Stacey1
    Hello All!

    I know this topic is 11 pages, and I would like to thank everyone for their comments and input throughout the years. I have read them all probably 20 times. Thank you for your input and experiences. I have received my acceptance letter to BRCC's nursing program this past Saturday. 06/02/2012 (SO EXCITED!) I know there have been questions and concerns as to how the point system goes for BRCC and GPA and such and everything like that. I can honestly say: I don't know but I will tell you what I have done and what I have heard from a dear friend of mine..

    Ok, so I am a transfer student from LSU, came to BRCC with 101 credits, and these are the 5 prereqs brcc requires for entrance into their program and these are my grades and where I took them:

    Engl 101 - A.. I took at McNeese State Univ.
    College Algebra -B ..I took at LSU
    Psyc 201 - A .. I took at Brcc
    Art/Humanity - A .. I took at Brcc
    A&P1 - B .. I took at Brcc

    and the I made a 93 on the Hesi entrance exam that brcc requires you to take. My dear friend told me that she called Ms. Connie and was told that they accepted the people who scored 88-95 on the Hesi exam this year. She said that weighed heavier than the classes taken at brcc. I know someone who made an 85 on the Hesi and did not get accepted. I know someone who made an 88, an 89, and me with the 93 who have gotten accepted. AND I DID NOT TAKE ALL MY PREREQS AT BRCC and my gpa from LSU was NOT good, AT ALL. So they do take the gpa of those five prereq courses and your Hesi score. I hope this helps. May God bless you all and GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE! I start with Nurs 110 Fundamentals this upcoming August. OH, and I'm in A&PII now this summer, started today 06/04/2012. Pray for me!
    Last edit by Stacey1 on Jun 4, '12 : Reason: needed to correct a few things
  7. by   emilyalana
    I got a denial letter and had attributed it to the fact that I did not take all of my courses at BRCC. I took 3 out of 5 courses at BRCC and I took English and my Humanities at SELU. I had 4 A's and 1 C and I got a 96.3 on the HESI. When i called on Monday I was told that I was number 67 on the list. Now, I'm really confused.
  8. by   pink_dancegirl
    Congrats Stacy1. I am a transfer from Southern and received my acceptance letter yesterday. I read the forums and didnt want to chance my credits, so I took my pre-reqs at BRCC and made sure I studied for the Hesi and it was a challenge b/c 75% is required on all parts. I wish everyone good luck with studies and I am soooo excited to meet my new classmates in Fundamentals.
  9. by   Stacey1
    Emily, I'm sorry you did not get accepted I really don't know what they go by or what they weigh the heaviest. I mentioned that and I said I posted what I have done and my grades and score and a lil background to give more insight or to further confuse us. I'm not sure Your grades are great and your score was excellent. I'm confused as well. I'm sorry and I wish you good luck and prayers for you to get into a program.

    Pink_dancer! Congrats! Hi, I'm Stacey. I'm enrolled in A&PII now, this summer. Are you in this class? If so, we'll see each other! If not, I'll meet you in Fundamentals in August. Good luck & best wishes to everyone
  10. by   lilREDthang
    Hello, I was wondering if I should retake my classes because I have B's and Im retaking my Psy 201 because I had a C and Im taking History so I can count it as my Humanity. What books did you guys use to study for the Hesi? And when do you take it because Im taking A&P I for Fall. Can I still apply or do I have to wait till next year??
  11. by   Stacey1
    Hey Lil Red,
    Yes, it's good that your are retaking those classes. Get good grades. And the study guide book for the Hesi entrance exam is in the BRCC bookstore. It's blue & white with a little yellow on it. It says Hesi Entrance Exam yadda yadda or something like that. Just ask an associate, they'll lead you to the pot of gold. And you have to wait til next year to apply. The application is due in March, and at that time you turn in your application and your receipt from paying for the Hesi test. And you schedule the test. So you turn in you app & your receipt for the Hesi prior to you actually taking the test.

    Good luck to you Lil Red!
  12. by   MsTunson
    Hey Stacey1.. I'm taking my pre-reqs now too, I am also a transfer student. I've already completed Math, Eng, Arts with my undergrad..This summer I am enrolled in A&P I and psyc 201. I'll be taking A&PII and psyc 202 for fall. I really want to apply for the spring...;-). How is the HESI? Do we have to pass all parts of the HESI for brcc?

    Congrats to you.....
  13. by   Stacey1
    Hi Ms. Tunson,
    Thank you! And I don't know if they're going to change it, but this year, we did not have to pass all parts of the Hesi. Only the Math, Reading, Grammar, and Vocabulary we had to past with 75% or better. And I was told that they accepted scores 88-95% Hesi scores this year. I don't know how true that is, but it's what I've heard. And the Hesi test has a biology part and a nursing part, it's not required but you can take those parts if you had time left on your test. They said they were throwing those in there to see if they'll be required for upcoming years and to see how students did on those components, etc etc. In my opinion, the Hesi was easy. I studied for about 3 days and made a 93. I know everyone is different, so get the study book from BRCC library, the people in there will know which book to give you. Study that, and you'll be fine. No procrastinating, really study.

    Good luck to everyone!

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