Hesi test at Macomb

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    I am taking the Hesi test in fall for the selective admissions into the RN program at Macomb Community College. After talking to some students that just took it, they said the study book did not help them much. For instance, they said there was alot of algebra on the test which they did not expect. I am wondering what is best way to study for it? If there are any tutors that could help me prepare for it? I have to do very good or I won't get in the program. Any advice would be appreciated.
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    hi, i was wondering how the adminssions works for the RN program there at macomb. i took some classes there last year, and heard that it was competitive, there is no wait list, but even students scoring high on the HESI, w/ a 3.9 gpa were still not getting accepted. do you know anything about this, or any other schools. i am currently trying to apply to all the schools in my area, so far- it is pretty difficult, with long waits or real competitiveness. however, i have a good chance to start at OCC in the fall of 07, do you think this is crazy? too long of a wait, or etc.?
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    Well, the way it works at Macomb is they factor 50% of your GPA for the last 12 credit hours; however, if that spreads out over 2 semesters they take all the credit hours during that time. Also they take 50% of your HESI score. They take the top 125 people. It is very competative because there is usually about 700 applicants. If you can get in at OCC in fall of '07 that would be great! I checked into Baker but quickly ruled it out. Good luck!
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    ashdun0324,

    i am a nursing student at macomb and i know first hand how competitive it is there, however, it is not true that people who have a 3.9 and do well on the hesi do not get accepted actually, one of my best girlfriends got accepted and she had a 3.5 gpa and got a 93% on the hesi.....

    macomb also just started an accelerated program that will go through the summer months and will graduate 30 additional students in 15 months. so that will help out with pulling more students in to the program!

    much respect!
    rsims
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    I just wanted to agree with the previous poster. I am also a nursing student at Macomb and I know a few people who had high HESI scores and okay GPAs and got in, as well as the other way around. As far as the HESI goes, it is not that bad. Don't waste your money on the study guide, the learning center has copies you can look at if you feel you need to, which is probably a good idea. It is a waste of money because it reviews a lot of science, and Macomb doesn't test you on the science portion. The math is also pretty basic - don't worry much about algebra. If I remember correctly, know how to multiply, divide, add and subtract fractions, know conversions (like ounces to cups...). I don't remember there being a whole lot of algebra on it. If you look through the study guide it will tell you what you need to know. The learning centers at both center and south campus have the study guides, so if you can't get one at center try south. Hope that helps.
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    so...once you apply to the program at macomb, how long are people waiting to get accepted. is the accelerated program in the summer for people who already hold bachelors degree?
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    Macomb takes applications once a year, I think that they are due every Feb. There is no waiting list. They accept 120 students every year. If you don't get in, you have to reapply the next year. As far as the new accelerated program, you do not have to have a bachelors. The only difference is that you attend school through the summer, instead of having summers off like with the regular program. They already have their first accelerated class set to go, but I don't know how often they are accepting students into that.
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    The Hesi test was really not that bad... As one of the posts said, the math portion is mostly fractions, decimals, conversions, etc. Honestly, I didn't study that much and did fairly well... Good Luck!

    On another note, can any of you Macomb nursing students give me a little heads up/advice on what to expect in the program. I start my first nursing classes this month there -- Yikes!
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    Quote from Nurse2bNicole
    Macomb takes applications once a year, I think that they are due every Feb. There is no waiting list. They accept 120 students every year. If you don't get in, you have to reapply the next year. As far as the new accelerated program, you do not have to have a bachelors. The only difference is that you attend school through the summer, instead of having summers off like with the regular program. They already have their first accelerated class set to go, but I don't know how often they are accepting students into that.

    I am starting the accelerated program tomorrow :spin: We were told at our orientation they will not be starting another accelerated program until we are through (most likely to see how well we do with plowing through with out the SS semesters off) The other difference is we are only attending classes Thurs-Sun and evening hours. (Works out MUCH better for me, which was why I jumped in that cohort)
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    It's a lot of work. Be prepared to do nothing but read and write papers for the first 8 weeks. Study hard and you'll do fine. If you want, you can PM me and I'll try to give you some help specific to the classes.


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