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is anyone applying to brcc for fall 2008? i turned in all of my paperwork. i'm just waiting to take the hesi exam in april. i already took the hesi at another college a week ago, but brcc has a new rule that you have to take the hesi at their college.

where else can you take the hesi?

You can take at LSU, but there is Science on it. The science part is not required for BRCC.

You can take at LSU, but there is Science on it. The science part is not required for BRCC.

So how would BRCC know what to do if you took the science portion and didnt get a 75% composite with it versus if you hadn't taken the Science, you would have?

Also, have you taken any courses at BRCC? I will be transferring from another school with all of my pre req's without having taken any at BRCC and I heard that counts against you.

I guess if you took it somewhere else and had your score transferred they would just average the scores from the 4 parts that are required for their school. I have not taken any classes at BRCC, and I applied for the Fall 2010 semester. I am very nervous that I am not going to get in. I've heard from someone on this forum that they had a 3.6 GPA and a 95 on the HESI and did not get accepted b/c they had no classes at BRCC. Then I heard from someone else that they look at GPA and HESI first then the classes taken kind of like a tie breaker. I have a 3.75 and got a 90 on the HESI. I was confident, but now I don't have a good feeling about it. I finished all of my general ed. classes in 2006; that was before BRCC had a nursing program. Letters go out the second week in June, so we'll see. Good luck.

BRCC told me that they will take scores from another school that offered HESI..

I guess if you took it somewhere else and had your score transferred they would just average the scores from the 4 parts that are required for their school. I have not taken any classes at BRCC, and I applied for the Fall 2010 semester. I am very nervous that I am not going to get in. I've heard from someone on this forum that they had a 3.6 GPA and a 95 on the HESI and did not get accepted b/c they had no classes at BRCC. Then I heard from someone else that they look at GPA and HESI first then the classes taken kind of like a tie breaker. I have a 3.75 and got a 90 on the HESI. I was confident, but now I don't have a good feeling about it. I finished all of my general ed. classes in 2006; that was before BRCC had a nursing program. Letters go out the second week in June, so we'll see. Good luck.

Yes...goodluck and please keep me informed. I will be coming into their school with nothing of theirs. LOL! I'm trying to find a school now as we speak that offers the HESI other than BRCC so I can take it early. Was that LSU in New Orleans?, because the one in Baton Rouge says they don't offer HESI. I also wonder how many students does BRCC take every year. I will be applying Jan.12 for their Fall 2011 class.

I think they take 60, I know I said 40 in an earlier post, but I think it is 60. The HESI at BRCC is not hard, so I would suggest taking it there. When I took it I used this book Elsevier: HESI: Admission Assessment Exam Review, 2nd Edition - Elsevier. ISBN:9781416056355 and it helped a lot. Also, it really does help if you take your classes at BRCC. If you aren't planning on applying until 2011 then it probably wouldn't hurt to start taking some classes there now, even if it means retaking the prereqs you already have. If you made a B or a C in a prereq somewhere else, try taking it at BRCC, it really will benefit you. By taking your classes at BRCC you will also meet a lot of other students trying to get into the program and that is always nice.

Has anyone who applied for the Fall 2010 class received a letter yet?

Has anyone who applied for the Fall 2010 class received a letter yet?

The Fall 2009 class received their letters around the second or third weeks of June.

Good luck. I know how hard the wait was for us.

I got my denial letter today. I would suggest that everyone applying to BRCC take classes there first. I have a 3.75, got a 90 on the HESI (the average for my group was 79), and I've finished all of my general ed. classes. The letter stated the reason as limited space. I learned today that I don't handle rejection well, LOL. I'm excited about applying to LSU, but I'm bummed that it will take an extra year to graduate. Good luck to anyone else who applied.

I received my denial letter yesterday. I took every prereq i needed at BRCC. However, because of my ACT scores and high school, i had already tested out of my math and english before i even started college. Because of this, the only classes that were considered for me were AP1, psych, and a humanities. With these, i had a 3.5 (all of which were taken at brcc). I also scored a 97% on my HESI. And although they dont take into consideration other classes you've taken, its just disheartening since i've already taken ap2, nutrition, micro, etc. there as well. Needless to say, i'm completely discouraged. I guess i shouldve just retaken math and english to give me 5 prereq grades rather than just 3

good luck to everyone else

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I didn't realize the program was so competitive. I sent an email asking for the statistical information. I have a feeling the selection process wasn't completely fair. When I went to turn my application in (2 weeks before the deadline) I was told by the woman in the admissions office that there weren't any spots left in the program. When I told her the application deadline wasn't for another 2 weeks, she said "she's (the receptionist for the nursing department) been calling up here asking for specific applications by name." When I was told this it made me question the fairness of the selection process.

Hospice Nurse LPN, BSN, RN

Specializes in LTC, Psych, Hospice.

(((kit0209 and RN2b12)))

I didn't handle my rejection well either! There are other nsg programs close to here. I applied at SLU for the LPN Bridge. We started classes Monday. I'll be spending about the same time at SLU (5 semesters) as I would have at BRCC (4 semesters) and I'll have a BSN. Good luck to both of you!

Thank you hospicenurselpn :). Kit: Did you letter come in a large brown envelope? I got kind of excited to see such a large envelope only to find bad news inside :( I am also a little concerned that the letter didn't even have a name on it; it just said Dear applicant. It seems like it would be easy for them to mix things up. Guess I'm just looking for a reason (other than "limited space")...

JackieBRCC

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I got accepted to BRCCs nursing program, for Fall 2010. It's a really great program, with a 100% first time passage rate on the NCLEX, from all graduating students so far! Good luck!

JackieBRCC

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I didn't realize the program was so competitive. I sent an email asking for the statistical information. I have a feeling the selection process wasn't completely fair. When I went to turn my application in (2 weeks before the deadline) I was told by the woman in the admissions office that there weren't any spots left in the program. When I told her the application deadline wasn't for another 2 weeks, she said "she's (the receptionist for the nursing department) been calling up here asking for specific applications by name." When I was told this it made me question the fairness of the selection process.

I'm sorry, but what you are saying doesn't jive with their application process. The applications, which are due in March every year, are turned in to enrollment services, not the nursing department. Also, they don't even look at them until after final grades for Spring are turned in by all professors. The program is 100% fair. It's a numbers game. 3 things are taken into consideration: 1.) GPA for 5 prereqs (college algebra, intro to psychology, and Art or Humanities, A&P I, and freshman English), 2.) your score on the HESI A2 exam, and 3.) whether or not you took those 5 prereqs at BRCC, or another school. All of that data is entered into a program, and the top 60 names to come up are the ones that get the acceptance letters. As people do not accept their positions (applied to other schools, too and decided to go there, etc.), they take numbers 61-_____. I'm sorry you didn't get in. Maybe you should try again next Spring. One extra year isn't a big deal, and BRCC has a really great program.

JackieBRCC

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I guess if you took it somewhere else and had your score transferred they would just average the scores from the 4 parts that are required for their school. I have not taken any classes at BRCC, and I applied for the Fall 2010 semester. I am very nervous that I am not going to get in. I've heard from someone on this forum that they had a 3.6 GPA and a 95 on the HESI and did not get accepted b/c they had no classes at BRCC. Then I heard from someone else that they look at GPA and HESI first then the classes taken kind of like a tie breaker. I have a 3.75 and got a 90 on the HESI. I was confident, but now I don't have a good feeling about it. I finished all of my general ed. classes in 2006; that was before BRCC had a nursing program. Letters go out the second week in June, so we'll see. Good luck.

I have several friends who had high GPAs and HESI scores, too and didn't not get accepted because their prereqs were not taken at BRCC. Seems they hold A LOT of weight to that.

JackieBRCC

Specializes in None.

I received my denial letter yesterday. I took every prereq i needed at BRCC. However, because of my ACT scores and high school, i had already tested out of my math and english before i even started college. Because of this, the only classes that were considered for me were AP1, psych, and a humanities. With these, i had a 3.5 (all of which were taken at brcc). I also scored a 97% on my HESI. And although they dont take into consideration other classes you've taken, its just disheartening since i've already taken ap2, nutrition, micro, etc. there as well. Needless to say, i'm completely discouraged. I guess i shouldve just retaken math and english to give me 5 prereq grades rather than just 3

good luck to everyone else

With what you are saying, it sounds like you should have gotten in. I know someone who had a 3.4, and a 94 on the HESI and she was number 37/60 to get in. There has to be something funky with that algebra and english that you tested out of. I would enquire with BRCC because you can probably just take those and easily get in with your GPA and HESI score.

JackieBRCC

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I would like to apply to the nursing program at brcc. However, I am a little confused after reading these posts. Is the nursing program accredited? If not, can I practice out of the state of Louisiana when I am finished?

BRCC's nursing program is NOT yet accredited. So if you were to graduate now, no, you wouldn't be able to practice out of state, unless you went on and got your RN to BSN from an accredited program. However, BRCC is in the last state of their accreditation process and will be fully accredited before any other classes graduate, so it's a non-issue for those of us who haven't even started the program yet. :)

Hospice Nurse LPN, BSN, RN

Specializes in LTC, Psych, Hospice.

I got accepted to BRCCs nursing program, for Fall 2010. It's a really great program, with a 100% first time passage rate on the NCLEX, from all graduating students so far! Good luck!

How many classes have they graduated? One or two? You sound like BRCC's PR person! I'm glad to see they changed their application process. When I applied a couple of years ago, you turned your app and copy of transcripts into the nsg dept. They pretty much told you upfront that if you don't take your pre reqs at BRCC you won't get in. I was told I could retake those 5 classess at BRCC....Bull shiipping! I'm happy you got your seat in the program. :yeah: SLU is working out much better for me. SLU actually EXCOURAGED me to finish their pre reqs @ BRCC r/t lower cost of classes.

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