Bergen Community College Nursing Program Question - page 2

Last Thursday I was at the college for the purpose of collecting my Chemistry grade with some classmates. Apparently, there was a graduation ceremony for RN's going on that night as well, and my... Read More

  1. by   xsmashBSN_RN
    Quote from fishermanIV
    hi..go to and you will find the links for all the info you need...if not call admissions and they will send you an application. I thought the hesi book was of no help..the accuplacer tests online helped me a lot more..know your biology and basic math, you are not required to take the a&p part of the hesi test. I started in the fall ( for the day program ) and the cut off date was march 15 but there is a waiting list and after that you have to be in the top 90 out of all who take the test. there were 1,189 students who took the test and only 90 seats available. then you have level 2 and the number of students starts to drop. some didn't think it was for them, some failed 1 class and now have to wait another year before they can start again. I wish a lot of luck. It's a fun program and you get out only what you put in....if you need any help, just ask and there are people to help you in every way..especially on
    so you really don't have to take the a&p portion of the HESI?? i really thought it was math, english, a&p, physics and chem portions we had to take. i'm not exactly sure, but it would be great to find out. i'm currently finishing up my pre reqs and will be applying in the fall for the Spring 2011 evening program.
  2. by   fishermanIV
    when you get your letter on when to take your hesi's, it will say what subjects to take on your hesi...A&P is not 1 of them. When you go to take the hesi , it will give you a list of all topics and A&P is on it, so I asked the proctor and he said only take whats in the letter...I did and I'm in.....
    Last edit by fishermanIV on Apr 12, '10 : Reason: mistake
  3. by   aspiring_nursing
    hi can someone direct me to the practice hesi exam? do i need an account?
  4. by   fishermanIV
    there are no practice hesi exams for students, only for teachers. There is a hesi book available in any library , DO NOT BUY IT..I don't think it was of any help.The 1 thing that helped me was taking the accuplacer tests online
  5. by   xsmashBSN_RN
    Yeah, i made the mistake of buying the HESI book. Haven't opened it since the first day i got it. Does anyone know how long does it take from the time you apply to the program to the time you have to take the test? I'm kind of torn between applying now and applying closer to the deadline (October 1st) because I'm not too sure on what to study and how long to study for.
  6. by   fishermanIV
    apply as soon as possible. I was on the waiting list to take the test for a while. it's been a while since i started the process, but you might have to jump thru some hoops, so get it done have to know basic math, common english & comprehension..and you MUST know biology..if you have the book..OPEN IT UP AND READ IT..get going
  7. by   MMR846
    Hi, i enjoyed reading your post. I am taking my hesi exam this coming Wednesday and I am either excited or nervous. I want to pass the exam because I know BCC is very competitive. Yes, in my letter from BCC, they told me A&P is not included in the exam. Should I still review on it? Is there a lot of Chemistry and Biology questions? Is the vocabulary similar to medical vocabulary or english dictionary words? The reading comprehension, are they related to medical issues. How about Metric conversions? Are you allowed to bring your own calculator or scrap paper? Please advice?
  8. by   fishermanIV
    HI, First off GOOD LUCK, 2nd, go there a day in advance so you know exactly where it is, arrive early and make sure you are not hungry, tired, or overstressed. Pick your strong subject first to build your confidence ( you can go in any order ) . You do not need or nor can you bring anything in with you. There is a drop down calculator when needed. You should know A&P, because everything in the nursing program is based on it, but you are not tested on anything on A&P. Nothing on the test is in medical terms. The math and the English are both general questions. The math is simple, but I think they ask about solutions ie. (10%solution ). The eng. part is ie. what is the main theme of the paragraph, what is the best way to finish this sentence, where should the comma go...I think they do ask you to convert a F. to a C. temp . They ask alot of bio questions, like what is the strongest acid in the body and more in detail things in bio. There is no med terms to know, but a word of advice when you do get into the nursing program- a medical terminology course is not required but it is helpful ( take eve slotkin..she is the best )oops, almost forgot know your acids and bases....and let me know how you'll find out when you start classes that you will meet other students in different levels...don't be afraid to ask us questions....I have a few things that might help, but i'd rather not say them online..u can email GOOD LUCK
  9. by   aspiring_nursing
    i took the hesi for another school. the math section had a caculator-so everyone better get a 100. biology and chem are really simple. study from the evolve test-if this was recommended like it was for the other school i toook the exam for. the words were both medical and english-so prepare....

    everyone else- how did u guys score in the sciences?
  10. by   aspiring_nursing

    this is also in the hesi-the use of i.e and i.g which u r not using properly above (i didnt get these in the exam, but i learned from the practice book and I am mentioning it here to help others in case it shows up) i.g is (for example) i.e (that is)

    certain animals, ig (for example) -cats and dogs

    i am sad, i.e- (that is) i am depressed

    see the difference?
  11. by   aspiring_nursing
    by the way. i dont mean to sound rude.. just want to much was the hesi for bmcc? and what scores were they looking for in each section?
  12. by   fishermanIV
    sorry aspiring nurse, I was trying to be helpful between doing my care plans, process recording reports and studying for 3 tests, so forgive me for making that mistake....btw, i do know the difference and if you want to get technical it's not ig ( which could stand for imspector general), but e.g. meaning exempli gratia and i.e. means id est ( in other words ) ..but i was preoccupied with more important things...i won't bother helping glad I didn't give out any of the good hints
    Last edit by fishermanIV on Apr 16, '10 : Reason: made a mistake
  13. by   moojie
    Hello everyone I know a ton of people are taking their tests this week, as it is the last week to do so for entrance into the Fall program. I have mine on Friday, and I am nervous to no end! I have a some questions for those Bergen students that got into the program after taking the HESI A2(it has only been given for the past year, right?)

    What was your score(if you don't mind me asking)?
    Any idea what the cutoff score was for your class?
    How specific are the questions in the Biology and Chemistry sections?
    For the chemistry questions, are they stated in such a way that you do NOT need a periodic table, or should I know the atomic numbers/charges/oxidation #s for basic elements?
    How did you do in the chem/bio sections (again, if you do not mind me asking)?
    What is the schedule like? How many days and hours are you in the school?

    I know these are a lot of questions, and I would greatly appreciate any feedback from you guys. You have all been so generous with your time I am not too worried about the English and Math parts, but I have not taken Biology in ten years and there is so much I have had to re-learn for this exam that some advice on what to focus on would be fantastic.