FIU Nursing program


Hey guys I'm going to be tranferring to FIU and hopefully get into the nursing program there. I still haven't done the HESI yet but i need to get the study guide. If any of you guys have gotten the study guide book evolve reach admission review exam edition 2, ..... is it worth it? Does it actually help with the exam? And also those that are in the program what's it like. Like hows a typical week and the clinicals and any other info you can add would be muchhh appreciative!! thanks


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hello =)

i joined only recently, so now is when i saw this thread. this irs a comment i left on another thread:

"i took it on monday (jan. 30, 2012) ……………………….. and passed!

i was so happy..............

sooooo..... the test was made up of chem, grammar, vocab, reading, math, anatomy and phys. and two personality tests (you won't take the biology section). after you finish each section, you tell the proctor and she’ll tell you how much time you have for the next section.

first thing's first...... buy the book!!!!!!!!

at least at fiu, where they only look at your math and reading comp. scores, it told you everything you need to know. there was no math concept on the exam that i didn't see at least once in the book (whether it was ratios, adding/subtracting fractions, military time, percentages, rounding, reducing fractions, and whatnot). btw, know that to convert lbs. to kg is to multiply the number of pounds by 2.2!

so, i got there, and the lady gave me the option of doing reading or math first. i chose math. after that did reading. then moved onto the other sections (which don't really matter for fiu so i took like 15 min. for each section).

though most of the math questions were multiple choice, there were a few where i had to enter the answer. for these, be careful to read the directions. at least in mine, if i had to enter a percentage, it said to only enter the numeric value, not any signs (don't want a correct answer marked wrong because you put something extra!). if i recall correctly, they gave like an hour and 15 min. for the math section. i tried to double check all by problems (unless they were extremely easy) and finished 10 minutes before time was up.

i took chem a year ago and honestly don't remember much - so for sections like that, if i knew the answer, i knew it. if i didn't know it, i just quickly picked an answer and moved on. same with anatomy and physiology (i knew more of those because i’m taking anat. 2 right now). but if i didn’t know it, i just chose and answer and moved one).

one thing that i didn't like about the test was the calculator they let you use. they'll tell you when you take it where to press for it. but the thing is, it was sometimes difficult to click on the buttons. sometimes, i would press a number, but it wouldn't show up on the calculator. so definitely keep your eye on the calculator while using it (make sure what you clicked actually showed up).

they give you scrap paper and pencils (and the calculator on the computer).

for the reading: i always score well in reading. so i don’t want to make it sounds super easy and it turns out it’s just because that’s my strength. but, it did seem like, if you read the section carefully, you’ll do just fine!

you get the results as soon as you’re done with all the sections!

honestly, i can’t think of much more to say than that! if i think of anything else, i’ll post it. also, if you have a specific question, i can see if i can answer =)."

i know you probably already took it and this isn't very useful for you, but in case anyone else is asking the same thing =)

i applied to fiu's nursing program 2 weeks ago and will find out their decision mid-june, so i can't say what the program is like.


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Heyy yes i took it like at the end of april! I soo procrastinated and waited at the last moment to take it because i was scared/lazy to take it lol!! I passed thankfully too!! yay and applied hopefully get in, we shall hear the news in about three weeks or more good luck!! :)


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Awesome, I'm glad! Same here. Started looking through the review book like 48 hours before the test. Combined with the fact that I was taking 10 classes last term....... I was a little freaked out. :uhoh3: When I was waiting for the results to print out, I was shaking!!!! Anyways, good luck to you too!!!! Hope to see you there next term. btw, did you see Luis's post on his FB page? Apparently, several applications were reviewed today. :yeah:


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Yes i actually got called today from louis because my video wasn't in the right format even though i went to him directly and showed it to him the other day lol, and he was like yeahh sorry i didn't realize that.... but w/e i did it over the right way, but yes i saw that he was looking at the applications already!!