I finished my LAST and official class needed before I apply to the BSN program at LSU this summer and I'm BEYOND relieved because I just found out today that I earned a B in the class. *Happy Dance!* So, I'm currently applying for the Spring 2014 program. I just took my HESI yesterday, and I didn't have a huge amount of time to study. Between my full time 9-5 schedule at work, and my summer class in between work hours, having to do homework, study for tests , and finals.... yeah. That didn't leave me much time AT ALL. My final was literally last week from today, and my HESI was scheduled yesterday like I said. So that was only 6 days to study. I bought the Admission Assessment Exam Review, 3e by Elsevier. It was helpful with the little time I had to study, so I strongly suggest you all buy that. Keep note: LSU does not require a composite score! Meaning, you don't need to meet a certain criteria or score. YAY!
Here's the disappointing portion of my comment. So I wasn't aware that you couldn't bring your own calculator to the HESI!!!! I took mine at Prometrics and I had to use their cheesy as$ calculator on the computer which STRONGLY messed me up. Reason being, I won't state my score.
Anyways, I completed 3/5 of the required materials needed for the application. I filled out my BSN Application, I took my HESI and had it sent to LSU, and today, I requested my transcript. BUT --- I just realized something about a hour ago... I forgot and told my school to mail it to them. LSU actually wants the transcript to be official and sealed to be included WITH the application. Also, LSU states "We are not responsible for guaranteeing the receipt of the transcripts sent directly to LSUHSC from another college or university". CRAP! I messed that up, so I'll have to go to my school on Monday and request a print out.
Next step I'm working on is the goal statement paper. Does anyone have any tips?!
PLEASE AND THANKS!!