TCC Spring 2013 Applicants - page 5

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  1. by   L1zG
    Quote from KLP151
    Htaylor i've heard mixed answers but when you took your hesi were you able to choose what subject to start with? And were any of the math fill in the blank instead of multiple choice?
    some of the math answers were fill in the blank. Be careful when entering the answer!

    you can start on any section, take as long as you want on any section, but limited in total time to complete all sections. I was able to ask my preceptor how much time was remaining. In the end, it only took me 2 hours and I'm a slow reader.

    There were no surprises. Follow the study book, test is the same format.

    Good luck!
  2. by   KLP151
    Hey L1zg thanks for all the helpful info. Im mainly worried about the conversions since the book doesnt really give a break down of how to do them. Any suggestions for conversion study guides? Ive been searching internet & not getting much help there :-/
  3. by   L1zG
    Quote from KLP151
    Hey L1zg thanks for all the helpful info. Im mainly worried about the conversions since the book doesnt really give a break down of how to do them. Any suggestions for conversion study guides? Ive been searching internet & not getting much help there :-/
    KLP151, conversions are simply manipulating proportions. Think back to chemistry. We used proportions and conversions all the time in that class.

    Set the problem up so the units will cross out and the final unit you want is on top.

    Have you heard of Khan Academy on youtube? Here is one that may help.
    Converting pounds to ounces - YouTube
  4. by   PJE22
    Question about the Accuplacer.
    Does anyone know if the on-screen calculator you are allowed to use is scientific?
    Or is it just a plain calculator?
    Does it allow you to input negative numbers?
  5. by   KLP151
    Is anyone else taking their HESI this wk?
  6. by   JTP09
    Hello everyone! I am applying for TCC spring 2013 with a 3.75 science GPA and 90% on my HESI. I was accepted into UTA's AP BSN Program for fall 2012 but I didn't take the offer. The clinical site was in San Antonio and with my circumstances, I couldn't move there. My boyfriend is currently in TCC's nursing program (J1) and he really loves it! Anyway, good luck to everyone!
  7. by   TXranger_Chris
    I take my HESI Monday and I'm nervous!
  8. by   KLP151
    Good Luck Chris, i take mine Friday
  9. by   texas_gal
    let us know how it was!! good luck to all of you
  10. by   KLP151
    Really bummed..got an 89.5 in hesi. The subject i was least worried about is what i did the worst on, which was vocab. I think the study guide is worthless compared to the test. On top of that when i just spoke to nursing dept i was told most apps coming in are 4.0 gpa's. I have a 3.5 & now i completely feel like i dont have a chance. Feeling very discouraged right about now :-/
  11. by   beck2331
    Sorry! Try to keep your head up.....you never know what could happen. I take the hesi on the 21st and havent studied as much as much as I would of like. I am so nervous and get really bad test anxiety! How hard was the test? Any tips on studying?
  12. by   KLP151
    Beck i studied for almost 2 months & even took a prep course at UTA. When i initially started studying i was terrified of the math. But i got really comfortable & the math was easy. Grammar & reading are pretty much like book. The vocab not so much. I was really frustrated as i was going through it. I studied the book, from quizlet, & took some vocab practice tests online and did great. The hesi vocab was just not what i was expecting. Other than that just study the book and you will do fine. Good luck!
  13. by   TXranger_Chris
    @KLP151 89.5 is a great score! keep in mind some of these "4.0's" will be accepted into other nursing programs besides TCC or something happens where they can't fulfill all the requirements needed before Spring semester starts. TCC seems to be accepting more students then other programs and lets not forget about waitlisting, which i read in the past that many on the list go on to make it in the program!!

    One question about the vocab, was it more medical terms or a mix??

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